Touch Preview on iOS removal

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caelan_w
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I find Spotify's claim that touch preview had low engagement to be rather curious seeing as the removal of the feature conveniently times almost perfectly with the announcement of a licensing deal with Warner. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/technology-41045279 The news article even states the spotify was forced to make "concessions" and the details of the agreement were not disclosed. I think it's a mistake to be disingenuous about the reasons for removing touch preview.

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Macatron
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I never thought of that, caelan_w. I think you may have something there.

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palad1ncz
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Interesting....

if this true, it means we never get this feature back.. I hate this attitude when companies PR pretend they care and at the same time they silently f*** with their users by removes all useful features.. At least we have this *amazing* and heartwarming kudos feature here on forums..... bleh.

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scalv3rt
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Yeah true, It's not worth the risk, although I was able to reinstall a really old version(3.9) of spotify onto my phone. So it can work, but I just can't manage to get the previous version even though I have it on another device. 

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Macatron
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I got mad and decided to delete the current version of Spotify, and install Spotify++ from TuTu. Unfortunately, it still doesn't have touch preview, but it has a lot of other nice features that the iTunes version had never had.

Podcasts are now an option under the Browse tab.

There's a downloads tab now in the Library tab.

Podcasts show up in searches now.

You can import music from iTunes right from the freakin app!!!

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Macatron
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Here's the rest of my screenshots.
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scalv3rt
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Do you know if there is a way to get one version of spotify to another device?  I have the touch preview version and want to get that version of the app onto my other phone.

 

Thanks

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Tunavi
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I'm so upset by this. I used this feature EVERY SINGLE SESSION. Why remove good UI? It's infuriating. There's no good reason why this would need to be moved. This is how you lose loyal users.

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thekarp
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Why? Of course it's not used when it's not even available on android. Would've liked to use it. I don't like how Spotify removes features just how they please like the lyrics feature which was replaced with a worse one that doesn't even show lyrics to songs.

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Tunavi
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"We got rid of this feature due to low engagement rate."

I used this feature! Do I not matter? Is my experience supposed to worsen because I rely a feature that has a "low engagement rate?" I will be looking for other options to spotify if the company does not reverse this, as it's a ridiculous decision that benefits no one.
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