Spotify is no longer supporting Windows Phone [Update]

Spotify is no longer supporting Windows Phone [Update]

Spotify has announced that it’s no longer supporting Windows Phone. The new announcement emerges amid the growth of Groove Music.

In a statement, as spotted by Twitter user S_Alessandro, Spotify confirmed that its Windows Phone app will not receive any future updates. The app will, however, provide access to the music streaming service on the associated devices.

“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 apologise for the inconvenience,” the company said in the statement.

The Spotify for Windows Phone is competing against apps like Pandora and SoundHound. But it didn’t receive any major update since February 2015.

Spotify Windows Phone app

Spotify for Windows Phone

Apart from its Windows Phone app, Spotify has its existence on Windows 10 through a similar interface. However, the company isn’t apparently looking to drop Windows 10 app.

“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,” the company stated.

Update: Spotify rubbishes the discontinuation of its Windows Phone app and in a separate statement to TechOne3 announced the arrival of an improved Windows 10 support.

“To clarify our recent information regarding the Windows Phone experience, we will continue supporting the Windows Phone 8.1 experience moving forward, and we actually improving our support Windows 10 in our coming update 5.2, which will be available starting today,” the company noted in the statement.

Microsoft is already offering Groove Music service to integrate music streaming within Windows 10 platform. But still, Spotify would maintain its Windows 10 app to deliver a distinctive and proprietary experience.

Groove Music isn’t alone making things difficult for Spotify; it’s also facing heat from Apple Music that has over 11 million subscribers. Therefore, the new development suggests that the Stockholm, Sweden-based company is streamlining its lineup to focus only on popular mobile platforms, including Android and iOS.

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