Spotify stops feature updates for Windows phone; Switching to maintenance mode


The popular online music streaming service Spotify has announced a big news and it is not a good one for the Windows phone users. Spotify announces that they will not release feature updates to the Windows phone app anymore. According to the statement, they are now shifting to the maintenance mode and will continue to update the app with improvements.

This means Windows phone users won’t get “new” features like Spotify Discover, Spotify Running and Release Radar. But don’t worry, you have plenty of other services like Saavn, Groove Music etc, for the same purpose.

Official statement:

Spotify for Windows Phone has been placed into maintenance mode. Thus, we will only be making critical security updates to the current Spotify app and not releasing any new features nor improving support for old devices going forward. Users can continue to use Spotify on previously supported Windows Phones and Spotify will remain on the Windows Store.

We will continue to work closely with Microsoft to ensure the best experience on Windows platforms and are constantly evaluating the most effective path going forward.