Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

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Windows RT App Store Spotlite Removed

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Windows App store stopped 'Spotlite - listen to Spotify'. I uninstalled Spotlite yesterday from our Surface RT assuming I could re-install it but then found it not available! Spotlite support page message, dated early March 2015, from moderator 'hsalps' advised;  "...Spotlite will no longer be offered in the store because Spotify does not want us to continue. If you already have the app installed on your system you will be able to use it as long as you do not uninstall the app. Once you uninstall there is no way to get Spotlite...".

If that has been done because Spotify is at last going to provide an App for Surface RT/Windows 8.1 that will be great. If not I'm rueful that I'd not been made aware of this since Spotlite did permit me to listen to my Spotify playlists whilst creating documents, emailing or browsing - despite its limitations. 

 

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Same here, I had te reinstall my Surface Pro 3, and as a consequence I lost Spotlite 😞 ... So dear Spotify, as a long time Spotiy user I would like to know whether you are considering developing a W8/W10 touch version of the Spotify client. If not, then please reinstate access for Spotlite as it makes absolutely no sense to prevent one client application from accessing the APIs and not provide anything in return.

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Many thanks for your response!
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Incidentally, as long as Spotify does not offer hi-res streaming I also keep a (temporary) account with Qobuz, to ensure that I get the most out of my NAD M50 streamer. And Qobuz in fact does have a windows 8/10 Touch (Metro) version of their application that works relatively well ...

 

So dear Spotify ... Please please ensure that we ..

 

- get a touch enabled Spotify Windows 8/10 client (regardless of whether that is native or 3rd party)

- while you're at it, also please start offering hi-res streaming 🙂

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I agree with you that Spotify should provide or permit access for Windows 8/10 users.
Qobuz wouldn't be for us since we're involved in Spotify Premium Family, with different accounts/playlists and different devices. Other family member devices (Windows and Apple) are OK - but our Surface isn't!
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Roadie

the app removal wouldn't be such a problem if spotify would just make a freaking metro app already

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You're so right! Until Spotify does something themselves why don't they allow Spotlite back into the store?

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Newbie

Oh darn! a topic that was recently made involving Spotlite! Have been looking for this since the day it got removed, which is actually about 3 months ago.

 

So yeah, I'd also like Spotlite to return. Using the regular Windows version right now, not really useful at all. Texts too small and when I want to dim the screen spotify turns off.

 

Bring it back please.

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Casual Listener

I'm really angry that there is no good spotify app available yet. I used spotlite on my win RT-tablet, but now I can't listen to spotify while reading facebook or typing in a word document. There's a saying in dutch: "don't sell your shoes before buying new ones", exactly what has happened. Spotify removed a working app before another one is placed. It's a very bad way to treat your customers.

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I agree with you completely Jeroenvtol. I think it is rather sad that Spotify apparently isn't aware that they are showing very poor customer service by their actions.

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