Spotify

The latest version fixes getting stuck in offline mode and adds an option to clear local data

Now pushing to devices through the Play Store, the newest update to Spotify should fix problems users have been having with previous versions. Getting stuck in offline mode -- which rendered streaming useless -- has been fixed, along with crashes associated with running low on memory and loading artists in the radio.

The way Spotify stores data on your device has changed, with the app claiming to now "store your data in the most efficient location on your phone/device," which only applies to first-time installations. A little more control is also given over stored data via an option in settings, which allows the clearing of temporary data and downloaded songs.

Get the update now through Google's Play Store. A handy link is waiting for you at the top of the post.

 

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Spotify updated with improved data handling and stability fixes

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I wish more music apps implemented this. Probably the main reason that I use Poweramp for music playback.

Lockscreen controls ARE in the Spotify app since a long time ago... However, not all lockscreens seem to work with it.

Thanks for the tip, I'll try it out. I was using Rotation Locker and it sometimes reverted Spotify to portrait during songs.

If it's a first-time installation (or if you uninstall the app and re-install it with this new version) it will 'pick' the best location for your offline data. If you have an SD card, it's the usual place it will pick. But according to them, if you have a 1GB SD card and 64GB of internal storage with 50GB of free space, it will pick the internal memory instead.

Terrific. Thanks, Spotify, for "better file management" that isn't in my control and wiped my whole local library. Good thing I didn't have sync over 3G/4G turned on or I'd have sucked down a ton of wasted data.

Oh, yeah, and that pesky little thing like being able to sort my darned music.