Is Spotify actually giving up on Windows Phone?
Spotify has shut down rumours that it’s scrapping support for Windows Phone.
Several recent reports (1,2) online claimed Spotify would soon give up on Microsoft’s mobile platform, but that’s turned out to be a falsehood.
In a statement sent to TrustedReviews, Spotify said:
“Our main goal at Spotify is to offer the best music experience on the market, covering all platforms. To clarify our recent information regarding the Windows Phone experience, we will continue supporting the Windows Phone 8.1 experience moving forward and we are actually improving our support for Windows 10 in our coming update 5.2, which will be available starting today.”
Support for Windows apps has always been controversial, and many developers have abstained from the platform due to its low user figures.
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Just last month, WhatsApp announced plans to end support for a number of ailing operating systems, one of which was Windows Phone 7.1 The axing also included BlackBerry and Android 2.1 and 2.2.
But it seems that Spotify will live on in Windows, for now at least.
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