Some Spotify Users Frustrated With Recent Update, Moving to Apple Music Instead Some Spotify Customers Pissed off With Current Replace, Transferring to Apple Music As an alternative

One week in the past in the present day Spotify launched a revamped “Your Library” tab that the corporate stated was “designed to get you to the content material you need quicker.” Based on Spotify subscribers on r/Spotify, this replace has finished the exact opposite and made navigating giant music libraries almost not possible, with the principle goal apparently made to advertise Spotify’s burgeoning curiosity in podcasts.

On r/Spotify this week, over a thousand customers have gotten behind a publish asking for the “previous” Spotify to return again, with a couple of hundred feedback discussing the varied issues with the replace. Individuals have numerous completely different ideas on the replace, however the consensus on what went improper seems to be that Spotify stripped options in Your Library to make room for the brand new Podcasts tab.

Within the course of, the Songs tab was eliminated and the not too long ago performed part has been moved and downgraded, displaying fewer artists and songs and eradicating a few of its customization options. We have linked a number of the Reddit customers who supplied particular complaints concerning the replace under:

u/TehCrag: “Mainly they eliminated the Songs tab and the Just lately performed part. And the albums tab solely exhibits full albums that you’ve got saved, so when you have three songs from the identical album, they’d be within the ‘favored songs’ playlist as an alternative… which doesn’t have an alphabet scroll bar.

Additionally there’s a large podcast tab subsequent to music. They’re pushing them onerous.”

u/Skippin101: “There is no such thing as a alphabetical “scroll bar” on the best aspect of the favored songs, artists, or albums pages. If I wish to play a tune that begins with “Z”, I’ve to manually scroll all the way in which to the underside as an alternative of tapping the “Z” letter on the best aspect like earlier than.

The not too long ago performed tab is a large downgrade. It is now on the homepage, options far much less artists/playlists, is not customizable (i.e. you possibly can’t take away an artist or playlist from it or re-arrange it), cannot be utilized in offline mode, and, worst of all by a rustic mile, once you click on on a not too long ago performed artist it takes you to their artist web page as an alternative of displaying you which ones songs you’ve got saved by that artist.”

As a consequence of these adjustments, a thread not too long ago started on r/AppleMusic welcoming Spotify customers who’re transferring over to Apple’s streaming service as an alternative, which seems to be quite a bit. Some Spotify customers identified that they moved from Apple Music to Spotify for options just like the not too long ago performed part in Your Library, which allow them to shortly leap again into the albums that they had simply listened to.

Now that this and different options have been eliminated, discuss of canceling Spotify and transferring to Apple Music has elevated. Even on Twitter, searches for “Spotify replace” result in quite a few tweets about customers pissed off with the UI adjustments and asking Spotify to revert the replace.

There have been a handful of controversial app updates over the previous few years, together with platforms like Snapchat. That app’s November 2017 replace, which was aimed toward getting customers to extra clearly see the excellence between buddies and celebrities, was so disliked that Snapchat ended up reverting a number of the adjustments. The corporate nonetheless misplaced tens of millions of customers within the course of.

Spotify has but to touch upon the response to the brand new replace.

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