Spotify ceases active development of its Windows Phone app
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.
As spotted by the folks at MSPU, Spotify made the low-key announcement on the feature request section of its Community site, stating:
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 (opens in new tab), remains a potential alternative as well.
- Download Spotify from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
- Download Groove Music from the Windows Store (opens in new tab)
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What we should do is a big class Action to ms
And prosecuting nadella by law for frauding consumers
Each day more empty...
Is Microsoft that is a totally unaffordable company under nadella
Microsoft Money software stopped development years and years ago and is still available and works. We just installed it on Windows 10 computers.
- Cool, i never use apps anyway
- They are losers!
- No problem , there are so many other unknows 3rd party streaming services. I'll show them!!!!
- Surface Phone will come out and save the day. They will be begging to come back I go for one not in the list: hahahaha :)