No More Spotify

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dronecatcher, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Whilst I can still listen to playlists, I haven't been able to conduct searches or load the What's New page for a few days now - does everyone have the same issue?
    It was a long time coming but I guess PPC support is now over.
     
  2. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Same thing for me... I recently imported all of my music from my MBP to my quad and cube so it's not a huge issue. I didn't have the searching issue though. Radio stopped working, top charts, and so did my feed
     
  3. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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  4. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You can create new playlists from searches on other devices though - they still work on PPC. I don't care for the interface on other platforms - too much clutter.
     
  5. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Oh no please don't kill it Spotify :'( The web player requires flash.
     
  6. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Huh, did I jinx it? Just a few days ago I wondered if any time soon Spotify was going to change APIs and thus make older versions of Spotify incompatible. Guess they did. I'll check it out in a bit. There was a recent downtime, I think it might have been the moment they switched over to new APIs.
     
  7. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    I wonder if it's as simple as Skype with faking version numbers
     
  8. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Can confirm it's not searching anymore. It can only play lists now. It seems that the overlay advertisements are also broken, ain't that a shame :p
    Guess you could still use it as a jukebox by just making lists on a different device and playing them back on the PPC Mac you use. That said, I didn't use Spotify that much, and probably won't miss it much either. Playing my FLACs is something my iMac G4 will continue to be able to do, even at 192KHz/24-Bit, so I am not in the slightest worried about continuing to use it as a jukebox.
    But, seeing another PPC app (partly) bite the dust, is a bit heart-wrenching, to be honest.
     
  9. Lud DiLettante macrumors regular

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    I've lost the searchability(?) before, but it came back... Can't remember if it returned by itself or if I did something, but I remember as if I might have done some cache thing or something... It's not working now for me either, though, but I haven't tried anything yet (got enough of other problems going on this G5 at present...)
     
  10. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    I've tweeted the support, asking if they changed the search API recently. I don't expect much of a detailed answer, if at all, but worth a shot.
     
  11. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried it last night, playlists work, but searching and top charts don't. I was just starting to use it on my old Macs...

     
  12. hellothere231 macrumors regular

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    I just noticed this on my PowerBook G4! I actually sent an email to Spotify, because this wasn't working; I thought I was the only one that had this problem. This sucks. Maybe someone will release a hacked version of it that'll work on PPC macs again.
     
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  14. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    As expected, I got an useless answer from the Spotify Cares Twitter, first they asked me for my specs and then just gave me a link to the FAQ with system requirements. While I was very clear that I knew my version is unsupported and I was just curious what they changed recently. Talk about automated answers.
     
  15. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've been with Spotify since it started and most of that time was a paying premium user, I wonder whether perhaps like Dropbox, they simply look at the stats and say 'we've got X amount of paying legacy OS users and it's not enough to cover development costs of a compatible app/API' ?
     
  16. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    I think they do. We are a niche market after all. It was a matter of time until they changed some API and break old versions. I am rather surprised it took them nearly 5 years to do so, and even then have the main feature, playing music, still work in a way.
     
  17. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Sent my message. Go here then click Contact Form (#3) > Technical Issues > Other > I still need help then you get the form like my picture below.


    SpotifyMessage.PNG
     
  18. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted to do that, but nothing would happen after clicking the "I still need help" button. Trust me, I pounded the hell out of it, on two different machines.
     
  19. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Maybe your browser thinks it's a popup, try turning block popups off
     
  20. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Both browsers do have warning notices when popups occur, which didn't show up when I attempted to hit that button.
     
  21. Lud DiLettante macrumors regular

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    Dunno about others but for me the search feature works again... :)
     
  22. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, it does! Whatever they did, they fixed it again.
     
  23. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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  24. Daniël Oosterhuis macrumors 6502a

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    Here's my iMac G4 happily searching and playing music again. I do wonder if they undid a change which fixed this, or added an old API for compatibility sake.
    P_20160219_173737.jpg
     
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