Another one bites the dust: Spotify ends support for its Windows Phone app

Another Windows Phone application has bitten the dust. This time it's Spotify, the popular music streaming service; however, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.

The web site WishAppList is a site that's dedicated to Windows phone users who want to vote for apps that they'd like to see on the platform. An update to the Spotify app was suggested, and this was the response:

Hi there,
Thank you for dropping us a message. We are happy to hear that you found the Spotify Community helpful. Let us try and shed some light on our possible upcoming updates.
We can confirm Windows Phone 8.x is no longer supported. You can still use our Spotify application on the associated devices but it will no longer receive any further updates and download the application. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Regarding Windows 10, we can’t say at the moment if or when any specific release will be out, but as soon as there is something new, you will receive a notification on your device that an update is available and prompted to download it.
Hope this information has been helpful. If you have something else on your mind, just drop us a line.
Have a great day,


Spotify Customer Support

As we can see, the Windows Phone app is clearly no longer supported; however, Tsvetan does hint at the possibility of a Windows 10 app. It also notes that if Spotify does release a UWP app, it will be available as an update to the existing Windows Phone app, rather than releasing a separate app.

Spotify joins a growing list of Windows Phone apps that are no longer supported. The good news is that while many apps have actually shut down the service, at least users can still use Spotify.

Source: WishAppList via WinBeta

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