Spoticast for Spotify nabs new discography view and improved Xbox layout

Spoticast users are in for a treat with the latest update to the third-party Spotify app for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Coming along in version 2.1 is a new discography view that makes it easy to get a look at all of the albums from any given artist. There are also a handful of Xbox tweaks, including improved scaling for the big screen.

Here's a look at all of what's new in Spoticast version 2.1:

  • Discography (Semantic) view on artist view (click on one album cover, it shows all the covers)
  • Album duration on the covers
  • DLNA Audio only fix
  • XBOX : Layout scaling disabled by default to have 1920x1080 instead of 960x540 by default (Go in Settings to go back to the 960x540 behavior)
  • XBOX : Gamepad instructions are on the Settings page and popup "Tips"
  • XBOX : use the View button on XBOX Gamepad to toggle discography (semantic) view
  • (Reinstall the app if you experience no music after update)

And there you have it. If you already use Spoticast, you can grab the latest update to check out all of these features now. And if you're new to the app, be sure to check out our review for more, or just give the app a shot from the Windows Store.

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  • Almost $5? Wow. Is this app that much better than the official app?
  • No, all it does is grab your playlists from Spotify and then streams them from YouTube. It's terrible, it just does a search on YouTube for the exact title name in the song and plays the first video so you tend to get low quality, wrong version or not even the song at all.
  • I absolutely agree with you. On the first song I tried, I got the wrong version. This is so disappointing...
  • After reading the review, I would say its definitely worth a one time fee of $5 instead of paying 10 a month for a streaming service like Groove
  • I have recently bought the app, it is worth the money spent for the app. Universal No monthly subscription No advertisement Listening offline Unlimited skip In short, you will feel like you are using a Spotify Premium account on the official Windows 10 Universal Spotify app(I know it is not happening)       
  • I would not pay monthly subscription fee for music. Using Spoticast is like having a Spotify Premium account on the official Spotify app in Win10. I would say yes, it is better than any other music streaming apps(with monthly subscription) like Deezer, groove, kkbox.etc
  • It's absolutely not worth the money, I used it a couple of times but always encountered bugs like wrong numbers playing. Also, this is just a YouTube player disguised as Spotify. There are plenty of free YouTube apps, just go and make your playlists there if you dont use Spotify Premium. There's absolutely no need to use this app, I wish I could get a refund but unfortunately that's impossible with the Store. As for those with a Spotify Premium account, just use the official app. At least you'll get quality audio (not YouTube rips) and it'll actually play the song you want.
  • Has performance improved on the official Spotify app? I tried using it over the summer & it was sluggish and would at times force close (it was on a Lumia 640 w/ the lastest W10M release, at the time).
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