Honestly, it’s a great app and service. I’ve gone back and forth paying and not paying for Spotify. Sure, ads are annoying, but what do you expect when the way Spotify makes their money is through a subscription.
In my opinion, the greatest weakness this app has is the inconsistency between the phone app and the desktop app. For some reason, Spotify has decided to not allow non-premium users to select individual songs whether in a created playlist or when searching for a song. However, if you use their desktop app, you can individually play songs left and right with no issues.
Spotify, please be consistent. Either allow non-premium users to individually play songs across all app platforms or don’t. Why would I pay for premium to have access to play individual songs on my phone when I could have that ability for free on my desktop? Bring back that ability and stop being so greedy. It actually makes me NOT want to pay for premium. Ads are one thing, but having certain features unavailable for one platform and available on others communicates to me that you care less about your users and more about adding to your already multi-million dollar business.
Slick, intuitive design. That’s it. Every time I see an update for this app in the App Store I get excited that it’s myriad issues will finally be resolved and every time I’m let down. The app is so unstable. When the ads try to come up half the time the app just stops. Or the buttons stop working. Or the song looks like it’s playing, buy no sound. Or literally ceases functioning. Sometimes I have to reboot my phone to zap it back to life. I’ve had this app for over a year now and it seems more unstable then ever. How can this be? How can a software company with this much money and this much ‘cool’ be so terrible at software design for iPhones. I just don’t get it. On top of that they want me to pay them monthly to upgrade to premium! No way. I feel bad for their advertisers that are paying them to have their ads not get played b/c the app constantly craps the bed. I only write this b/c I believe these messages can lead to better design. So stop posting 4.8 stars people. Don’t be so nice or the app won’t get better.
I preferSpotify over all the music apps, but I cannot stand how much I get ads. Not only are the ads so consistent, but there’s five in a row. It’s a little aggravating because all I want to do is listen to my favorite tunes without there being SO MUCH ads. I completely understand if there are one or two here or there but it’s constant. I also understand that Spotify is trying to promote their new feature (Spotify Premium) but it’s just too much! Me, being a regular user, understands what Spotify offers & if I would like Spotify Premium, I would get it. But the fact of the matter is, it’s incessant & im tired of it.
When adding songs to a kid’s playlist, the recommendations start out related to what’s already in the list. Kid friendly. As you add those songs, they’re replaced with explicit suggestions, generally in the hip hop category. Not that I have anything against the genre, but these are songs I’ve never listened to and don’t have even tangentially related music in any of my other playlists. It’s really weird, unhelpful, and potentially disastrous if I accidentally clicked “add” on an XXXTENTACION song and it played after “Ol McDonald” or “Wheels on the Bus.”
I originally started using Spotify on my PS4 since then, I have tried using it on my other devices (tablet from Samsung, iPhone XR, Computer). On the tablet, computer, and PS4, you are allowed to choose any song you want at any time on the free version but on iPhone you can only shuffle play most playlists and there are a select few (maybe 1-4) that you can listen to normally. Why is this? Why is a function that’s on everything else not on iPhone? It does make sense and it needs to be fixed.
This music app is awesome and by far my favorite. Love all the features and even how it has an EQ. It’s a great app but I have the problem where I’ll get an add saying that if I watch the short video I’ll get 30 minutes on add free music. Those used to work but now every time I get one I watch the video and it’ll just end and not give me the 30 minutes free, or it’ll play more ads and still not let me have it. If you see this devs, my username is TheWarriorAK. Plz fix. Thanks
Spotify will not allow me to access any episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience. I receive a message stating ‘Playback Failed. We’re not able to play this video in your current location.’ Multiple attempts at requesting help through their terrible help chat and still no answers. Not sure if this is related to the cry-baby SJWs at Spotify trying to censor what subscribers can listen to or not. Either way. I’m about to can my subscription. Go woke, go broke.
I got this app because I thought you could download the songs so you can listen to them when you don't have wifi but you can’t. I have a iPod so i don’t get cell service. I have another music app that works better but you can’t download music either. I am going to go back to the other music app. Also I don’t like how you can’t stop people from following your profile. I am deleting this app right now.
Spotify is the absolute worst when it comes to major companies updating their apps. Constantly whining about Apple not playing fair, but then doesn’t support features once they’re made available. Still can’t stream music from the Apple watch or download to play offline. No support for HomePod. No widgets. How long will those take? Apple added the Watch ability over a year ago.
Downloaded it again for the joe rogan experience. App seems ok.
Review update: you guys are sitting on a gold mind with the joe rogan experience. Didn’t take long to put this in jeopardy. I will be paying close attention in the near future to determine wether or not I will be keeping your app. Can’t pull this over reaching pc stuff....to be continued