Jukestar uses the Mobile Streaming SDK to take control of the music queue in real-time enabling a live social jukebox at house parties. It doesn't manipulate, alter, cross-fade or change the music sound in any way, so I don't believe it will impact Spotify's music broadcast licenses.
Over the years I have experimented with multiple versions of the newer "App Remote SDKs" however since the Jukestar app is no longer actually playing the music, I have not found a reliable way to keep the app from being killed in the background by the Android/iOS operating systems. The new App Remote SDK also has had a range of issues reported by other developers on GitHub that unfortunately have received very limited attention to date.
If you could please reconsider shutting down the Mobile Streaming SDK. Even if possible, reaching out to us developers to provide us some more context on the operating costs and challenges of keeping this older Mobile Streaming SDK alive in its existing deprecated state, like it has been for the last 3 years.
What is Jukestar?
The Jukestar social jukebox app will automatically distribute the playlist based on who requested what, when they requested it and what other guests think of the songs. This way, everyone gets a fair go. No one can hog the playlist. The good stuff gets played. The bad stuff gets skipped. Accessible by everyone.
As others have mentioned, jukestar is the only reason i keep a Spotify paid account. It's fantastic for any kind of gathering including just a casual work group where people assemble their musical preferences over the course of their time together. Brilliant app and i would severely miss it!
C’mon Spotify! Remember how you came into being, providing an alternative listening experience. Please help other for the same. Show your support to innovate by allowing your service to be the platform which promotes creativity.
Please reconsider access to streaming Spotify content in a way that works for slowing down audio, specifically Amazing Slow Downer. Your elimination of these services will, in time, eliminate your customers.
I use the outdoor amp for parties and gatherings to do music for all of our neighbors when we gather together and I miss the SDK to tie it all together and now I have to go manually into Spotify and create playlists while I'm busy hosting a party.
Imagine my surprise New Years Eve and I could not launch my Outloud Jukebox app and all my neighbors could not pick their music for the party. So my drunk **bleep** was taking manual requests on my own phone to add songs to the queue. It made my evening not so enjoyable. Thanks Spotify for ruining my party. By the way your "Social options" are not very good. If you are killing this service off, you had better come up with a better social song queuing that does not include all of my guests owning a premium Spotify account. Most of my neighbors are cheap and getting the Pandora accounts.