Ive had spotify for half a year now due to my parents refusing to pay my apple music. They had changed to amazon but i found it no good so i tried spotify. The first week i had premium it was like a trial thing for a new account im guessing. After the week was up i was like oh ok whats this about.
First of all i cannot fault spotify for having a wide range of music, they have playlists already made for Indie fans, rock fans and pretty much any other type of music. Which is brilliant. But let’s talk about this ‘6 skips an hour’ nonsense. From reading reviews spotify didn't have this 6 skips an hour before if you didn't have premium and an new update changed that. In my opinion 6 is not enough. spotify should maybe try at least 12 skips. I’m a teenage girl and have a lot of things going on and things to do, i like to listen to music for when am at the gym and when im sad. they are two different types of music. Sad is slow and depressing almost and the gym music should he motivational and have a beat to keep you going. Theres might be something in your own playlist that you may not want to listen to somedays and if its a playlist another has made you might not like some of the songs. So i think the ‘6 skips an hour’ thing need to be changed to either way more skips, a shorter time for the skips to regenerate or have unlimited skips.
Second of all is constant same ads that happen like every 5 to 10 minutes for like 1 min 30 secs. I get ads are there to promote you to buy something or do something and get spotify more money but if anything spotifys ads make me annoyed and not want to buy the product or do what ever its saying. The ads are always the same throughout the day, heck sometimes for the week too! Todays date (when i wrote this) is 31st July 2020 and I've heard the same advert about Brexit and how people need to make room for change or whatever it is all week. I wouldn't mind if the ads weren't every 5 mins. i literally this to 3 songs and another comes on. Another thing i dong agree with to do with ads is the daily mixes. i use the daily mixes sometimes just for the songs i like in it so i can choose but i dont think ads should go on while listening to the daily mixes.
And finally i want to leave on a good note. Although all these things i have mentioned about spotify, the app does have updates regularly. I think i get an update like once every 2 or 3 weeks to fix bugs and help protect against hackers and whatnot. I have had my spotify connected to my facebook i used my facebook details to sign up and ive seen reviews that people have been hacked but i have never been hacked in the 6 months ive had it. Ive had instagram accounts hacked, youtube accounts and other social media and other platforms hacked into but i have never ever been hacked into on spotify. i feel safe on spotify and would feel 110% safe if i were to use my bank details to buy spotify premium.
Overall, I have mixed opinions on spotify as it is safe and has a variety of songs, artist and already made playlists but it does have some things like the ‘6 skips an hour’ and the adverts every 5 minutes.
I’ve had Spotify for a long time but recently offline mode hasn’t been working at all. Firstly it keeps saying “Spotify is offline” even when my phone is connected to 4G, and when this happens it also doesn’t even let me play songs I’ve downloaded already. So what am I paying for? I’ve tried logging out and back in, deleting and re-installing the app and nothing works. From looking at forums it seems this has been a huge issue for years and nothing has been done about it.
It’s currently useless to me when I go for a run because as soon as I’m out of range of my home WiFi it goes offline and won’t play anything. I paid for premium to be able to download playlists mainly for running, and if that doesn’t work then what’s the point?
Spotify is the only app I use to listen to music. But it is quite annoying when I see other people who have it without premium being able to choose the songs they want to listen to when I have to shuffle play songs to hear the full versions. It is also annoying how when u search for an artist and want to add their songs to your playlist and add 1 song it then takes u back to search so u have to look up the artist all over again to add more of their songs. 1 more thing that annoys me is how when I search for a song and want to listen to it it only lets me listen to about 6secs of the song and then says I need premium to listen to the full song. These problems are all the reason I only gave 4/5 stars
It could maybe be a 4 star simply because not enough goes to the artists we listen to. From a consumer point of view, it’s great! Really good. I listen a lot to bbc 6 music and often listen to relatively unknown artists which always seem available on spot as opposed to other streamers. Playlists, sound quality and ease of use are 5 star for me. £10 a month is good value as a relatively avid, active music listener but please Spot, give more to artists! Especially now! It’s about more than money. Come on, music is life, emotion and part of the essence of humanity. ❤️ not
This was an amazing app I used it everyday. But then the update came out and this ruined this app now it takes about an hour to listen to a playlist until u can hear the piece you want. It’s near impossible to listen to recently added pieces. This has gone from best music app ever to total garbage. I just wanted to listen to my favourite song I have to listen to about an hour of over songs and don’t even get me started on six skip thing you should have infinite skips. I was gonna get premium but due to the upadate you can forget it.
DO NOT GET THIS.
Starts crashing every minute and I have to restart the app every time
Logs me out sometimes so I have log back in and sometimes this happens right before I go outside so I can’t play my music as I have to redownload. Random songs get taken off Spotify for ages. Now it won’t even let me log back in after I tried to delete and reinstall the application to stop it crashing every minute and making me want to destroy my phone.
This app is unfair because I can’t listen to music here in Africa. At least just allow this app to work here. It’s upsetting because this app was so amazing when i was in England but I need this app to work here cuz there is no other app to use that’s good like this. I’ll put a five star rating when it works hope the best for the improvements. THANKS. And why does there need to be premium please
At first I loved this app but then when I went back on it I was on a different song in my playlist. It was a song that I already passed, I couldn’t press on the song that I was on or I couldn’t skip to the song I was on because I only have 6 skips a hour (like it said). It also didnt show songs on my playlist only the names. If you could fix this please I would be thankfull.
I hate this new update! I’m ok with not being able to skip songs without paying for premium, but now I have to pay premium just to select a song ??? Kinda defeats the whole point of the app. How do you want me to listen to music if I can’t even open up an artist song / album to add to my playlist, stupid ! Spotify also keeps randomly taking songs of my playlist please look into this !
Would really appreciate an option to clear your queue without having to click the last track in the queue (change the song playing). An up next feature would be really useful as well :) the app is fast usually but suffers when skipping through tracks and has crashed on me twice now. I made the transition from Apple Music to Spotify the other day and AM does not have this problem.