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Spotify For Android - Big Update On the Way

Andrew Williams


Spotify Android
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Android owners don't always get treated that well by app developers. Spotify for iPhone tends to get an update every month, keeping it in tip-top condition. Android? It hasn't been updated since November and has more issues than a 40-year-old former child actor.

However, Spotify is working on releasing a big update that will solve many of the current Android app's problems. Talking to The Verge, sources "close to Spotify" say that a "major" new version of the Android app is on the way. Top of the to-do list is making the app work much better with devices running Android Ice Cream Sandwich. At present, the app does not officially support this latest version of the Android OS, and crashes frequently with any ICS phone, according to many an irate Spotify forum poster.

Spotify Android

So much green, but they don't get on all that well, apparently

The poor performance of the current Android app is made all the more annoying by the unfortunate truth that those using the mobile app are the most loyal Spotify customers of them all. To use Spotify on a mobile phone, you need to subscribe to the £10 a month Premium service. Those tied to a computer can get away with paying nowt, or £4.99 for unlimited streaming access.

Spotify currently has more than three million Premium subscribers - many of them Android owners. Have you had trouble with the Spotify Android app? Drop us a comment below.

via The Verge


April 4, 2012, 6:56 pm

HTC Desire Z owner, Gingerbread 2.3.3

Constant crashes with spotify, can not wait for the update!


April 4, 2012, 11:48 pm

On the Transformer Prime it just goes into offline mode and won't work.

I uninstalled it and downloaded the version from m.spotify.com; that worked.

Tim 11

April 5, 2012, 4:42 pm

The spotify android app is terrible, it crashes constantly.

I have been trying out Deezer recently which I really like, it costs the same and has a far superior android app. The only problem is moving all my starred music over to the new service is a lot of hassle...

If Spotify release an update soon I will stick with them, if not I'm moving as they obviously don't care about their android users!

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