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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
"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.