Spotify ... when???

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  1. mjt2810 macrumors newbie

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    Ok, so it's been nearly a week since the announcement it was approved and that it would be on the App Store very soon (or soon) ... but when exactly?

    What is the big delay? When has this sort of delay between approval and availability happened before?

    All seems a bit odd to me .... or, am I just impatient and waiting to get my hands on it with my premium account!!
     
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    The developer can set a release date once approved. Spotify is probably waiting for some big announcement or event to make the app available (US availability maybe?)
     
  4. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    Some speculation around that its going to be announced/released at apples big event coming up (next week I think).
     
  5. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    From the Spotify site

    "Spotify is not available in the US right now so we won’t releasing the app there at all. It will be available in our current launch countries"
     
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    From @spotify at 8:29 AM Sep 1st:

     
  7. Marky macrumors regular

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    Spotify are working on their 'back end' servers (I presume to ensure demand can be coped with) before releasing it into the App Store.

    According to one of their guys who posted elsewhere just after the announcement that the App had been approved.

    Don't have a link I'm afraid - just going from memory.
     
  8. *GG* macrumors regular

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    I keep checking. I plan to get the Premium for a month to try it the moment it is released.
     
  9. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    I have never seen an app that has taken this long to show up on the app store after it got approved. Which leads me to believe that we wont see it in the app store. I think that Apple is just trying to buy time and trying to find a way that it some how is a breach of the Developer contract.

    For me its very simple, if it dosnt come on the app store, I wont use a iPhone anymore and will go out and get an Android device. Spotify is an amazing service and its well worth the £10 P/M.
     
  10. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know, when an app is approved its up to the developer to set a release date. All the things I've read around the net points to Spotify sorting out things their end such as servers. Theres also a fair few rumours about it being announced at apples big music related event on Wednesday. Or if you're a jailbreaker, just use Spot for now!
     
  11. anjinha macrumors 604

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    The app has been approved by Apple. But the developers can, and apparently the Spotify developers did, delay it's release.
     
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  15. *GG* macrumors regular

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    It's here and is working well on my iPhone yaaaaay.

    I love the offline mode - it will make it worthwhile and save buying albums. The only thing is it could do with a browser in it, so I could surf the web whilst listening.
     
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    Anyone thinking apple might do a similar service with iTunes? Or should I just sign up to spotify now?
     
  17. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    no, yes
     
  18. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah thought so, just signed up. Looking forward to using it.
     
  19. *GG* macrumors regular

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    The advantage is you can cancel whenever you want very easily - so try it for a month. (That's my plan anyway).
     
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  22. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    What country are you in?
     
  23. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    It'd be nice if I could choose a Genre to listen to or something non-specific. I don't always have an artist or album in mind when I want to listen to something.
     
  24. gerdav macrumors newbie

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    You can on the desktop app, I haven't tried the iPhone app as I am not a premium subscriber, but on your mac for example type in genre:whateveryouwant in the search, it also works for year or a specific record label just type in label:universal etc.

    For anyone that has the app can you actually do anything else while listening yo the music, like use Safari, play games, check scores or news app etc as without this I don't think I will bother subscribing yet.
     
  25. rendez2k macrumors 6502

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    Good tip! From the Spotify faq

    Just tested in the tracks search and it works!
     

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