Another big name in the app game has announced it is ending active development for its Windows Phone app: Spotify. According to Spotify, it is shifting its Windows Phone app to "maintenance mode," meaning it will only receive critical security updates going forward.
The mobile portion of the Windows app ecosystem has seen an unfortunate number of departures recently, and Spotify is one of the bigger names to be added to that list. And while the app will still be available, the lack of consistent feature updates is sure to place it far behind its counterparts on other platforms in a hurry. The app's last big update was a design overhaul that took place in mid-2016.
Fortunately, Groove Music remains a solid alternative for Windows Phone users left in the lurch by this move. Third-party Spotify app, Spoticast, remains a potential alternative as well.
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