Ref "Only testing, fixing soon, old version returning?", it sadly LOOKS LIKE NOT!
I think this is the new layout for Spotify users... only testing to see the reaction / how many quit.
Now designed for masses of casual users who (they THINK) just want background music.
If you like Sam Smith heres a millon songs that magically sound just like Sam Smith. Real music lovers want to curate a library of Best Artists / Best Songs of All Time that WE have compiled. Not this 'computer says...'. Because you love Iron Maiden it doesn't mean you love Bon Jovi! Look what happened when U2 songs appeared on phones without permission. Music is deeply personal.
Spotify have got it badly badly wrong and now won't admit to it. Time for real music lovers to move elsewhere.
I completely agree with what everyone is saying, I pay for this and this is what I get? Absolute BS. No longer being able to see the single songs I saved from one album is the worst change in my opinion, since it’s the main feature I used every day. I am discovering new music every day, so being able to go to albums and scroll through the covers knowing I can glance to see what new stuff I have, is essential. I’m very upset with this new update, because I don’t have time to sort through every album that’s “saved” trying to find the ONE SONG that I liked. I don’t care about the whole album just give me that one song! Other features that are gone now that make me furious is the fact you can’t “save” things anymore you just “like” things. The very reason I left pandora was to avoid this very thing! This also means you can’t download individual songs anymore, the only button to download is right at the top, so you have to either download the whole album and waste space on your phone, or use data to listen to that one song. I’m not sure I will be paying money anymore if they don’t fix this soon.
That's what I have now on a solo premium account... absolutely hate it! Can't even view your artists. That's how I create playlists, by scrolling through the artists, with it showing only the songs I've saved/liked by each one... it was perfect!
Agreed. This update is terrible. It also removes the capability to add songs without 'hearting' them. This makes it much more difficult to see which songs are downloaded to your device! This is important to me because I travel a lot and dont always have access to internet. Will be canceling my prime subscription if this is not fixed soon!
Not everyone has got this useless UI... YET. But will have soon. On another thread yesterday (about page 15 or 16) a fellow subscriber has had an official reply from Spotify. They are bascically saying this IS the NEW system... so get used to it!! The arrogance of the wording will probably surprise you (something like, "From now on you must loveheart, or you will lose your favourite tracks"). No explanation why or apology. Why are they so sheepish?
Well the actual reason is rumoured to be something slightly underhand. Some now believe Spotify have done a deal with the major record companies to encourage streaming of new unknown artists so to try and break them into the Charts, get radio plays, recognition and $$$. 'Payola' was the term when this was done with record shops in the 1980s. It was deemed highly unethical.
Subscribers with liberal adventurous playlists like us have now been given this UI as initial guinnea pigs so they can track the success Stats of new artist revenue generated by our new 'pushed' steaming habits. IE we are all being taken for a ride!!
They know the new UI is hard to use because it's meant to be! WE are now PAYING to be herded / MANIPULATED to what the multi national record companies want us to listen to!
I can understand you don’t like the new UI but you can choose to switch to another service...really...no reason to be so rude or say that Spotify is arrogant. They can do whatever they want with their product. It’s up to you to stay with Spotify or not 😊