1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    The most important app I have on my phone is Spotify. I use it during workouts, in the car, and at home. However, I find it to be a terribly frustrating app to use. It takes more than 30 seconds to initially load up, is slow to navigate from various screens (not quite as long as the initial load up, but still very frustrating), the music (which is downloaded to my SD card) will occasionally skip, and worse of all, crashes at least once a day.

    The Spotify app for Windows Phone has been notorious for its poor design, and so I was hoping that the latest update would significantly fix the issues. This - at least for me - hasn't happened.

    But I'm not sure that it's actually the app itself. I have a Lumia 520, which, in phone years, is ancient. So I have to ask: Is it the app, the phone, or a combination of both?

    Does the 4-inch BLU Windows phone handle Spotify well enough? Is there a phone that one might recommend to me to get better performance out of Spotify?

    I've actually been considering buying an iPod Touch for the sole purpose of Spotify...

    Thanks in advance for you help.
    03-15-2015 02:42 PM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    Reinstall the app. Also if you have a bad connection the initial start up could take longer.
    03-15-2015 02:44 PM
  3. jamvng's Avatar
    Is Spotify the only slow app? Try reinstalling as stated above. It runs fine on my 830.
    03-15-2015 02:53 PM
  4. josephgerth's Avatar
    I forgot to mention in my post that I just reset my phone entirely. I deleted all unnecessary bundled-in apps, and have one or two other downloaded apps besides Spotify (which I obviously would have had to reinstall). This improved the situation - but only to what I reported in my question.
    03-15-2015 02:54 PM
  5. lcw731's Avatar
    Spotify takes 7 seconds to load on my 920. The last few updates have put the WP version on par with spybot and 🐑phone.
    03-16-2015 01:08 PM
  6. luisfarelo's Avatar
    Deleted Spotify. Subscribed to a Premium Account, canceled it, and they still charged my Paypal account. Turns out it's impossible to delete the account.
    03-16-2015 01:37 PM
  7. tgp's Avatar
    Spotify takes 7 seconds to load on my 920.
    That seems like an awfully long time. It takes 1 second to open on my Nexus 6.
    03-16-2015 02:19 PM
  8. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    The most important app I have on my phone is Spotify. I use it during workouts, in the car, and at home. However, I find it to be a terribly frustrating app to use. It takes more than 30 seconds to initially load up, is slow to navigate from various screens (not quite as long as the initial load up, but still very frustrating), the music (which is downloaded to my SD card) will occasionally skip, and worse of all, crashes at least once a day.

    The Spotify app for Windows Phone has been notorious for its poor design, and so I was hoping that the latest update would significantly fix the issues. This - at least for me - hasn't happened.

    But I'm not sure that it's actually the app itself. I have a Lumia 520, which, in phone years, is ancient. So I have to ask: Is it the app, the phone, or a combination of both?

    Does the 4-inch BLU Windows phone handle Spotify well enough? Is there a phone that one might recommend to me to get better performance out of Spotify?

    I've actually been considering buying an iPod Touch for the sole purpose of Spotify...

    Thanks in advance for you help.

    I don't use Spotify at all so can't answer your question but I don't think the Blu phone would run it any better. As Snapdragon 200 is fairly inferior to the Spnadragon plus in your phone.
    03-16-2015 02:30 PM
  9. josephgerth's Avatar
    Thanks for this bit of information white_Shadoww, that's mainly what I was looking for. Is there anyone else who can help answer this question? Does Xbox music run any better, do you think?
    03-17-2015 06:39 PM
  10. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Thanks for this bit of information white_Shadoww, that's mainly what I was looking for. Is there anyone else who can help answer this question? Does Xbox music run any better, do you think?

    You are welcome! I was just saving you from buying a wrong phone. :)
    03-18-2015 01:38 AM
  11. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    Yes, app is bad. But I don't have any problems with it, except that it takes a few seconds to load it up. I only wish there was a scroll bar to easily go trough the playlist.
    But my lack of problems could be because I have L930. So I guess you'll have to get an answer from someone else.
    I seriously hope they will update it soon enough.
    03-18-2015 08:59 PM
  12. bichaels's Avatar
    I have found Spotify very frustrating since the latest big update. Now feels very slow and unresponsive on my L1020. I thought it may be due to having slow internet connection but it still seems slow in offline mode. The user interface design makes it worse as it seems to take loads of clicks to get to my music now.

    It worked well for me on the earlier more 'windows phone' style version and I would gladly role back even though that was missing loads of features.
    04-16-2015 05:47 AM
  13. Koen C's Avatar
    It worked really badly on my Lumia 620. Now I have a Lumia 640 and it works faster. First days I noticed no bugs but after a few days it still has problems starting up now and then. I hope the get this fixed for Windows 10 Mobile (or now would be good also).
    05-18-2015 08:58 AM
  14. Martsicky's Avatar
    It's okay on 930, however the app itself is far from being perfect.
    05-18-2015 09:02 AM
  15. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    Have L930, Spotify runs really bad on Windows phone. I mean it runs "fine", but when you take a look at how it runs on an iPhone or an Android with ok specs it should run great on Windows phone too. It needs to be greatly improved.
    05-18-2015 12:16 PM
  16. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    I use it ALL the time in with a free account. It's slow to load, I can load games faster. But once open it plays fine with no issues, but slow to change radio stations or playlists, but nothing I can't live with. (L928)
    05-18-2015 04:49 PM
  17. Vlada Nehez's Avatar
    I use it ALL the time in with a free account. It's slow to load, I can load games faster. But once open it plays fine with no issues, but slow to change radio stations or playlists, but nothing I can't live with. (L928)
    It's true for the most part. But why should we be okay with that? My last phone was Samsung galaxy nexus and even on those specs it runs smoothly. And I'm not okay with that.
    05-18-2015 05:32 PM
  18. Nicholas Maguire's Avatar
    Spotify runs perfectly fine on my Lumia 820...
    05-18-2015 07:05 PM
  19. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    why do I put up with it? my wife's LG (smaller and older, lucid 2 I think) is also at the end of 2 year contract, her phone barely works, mine works the same as it did 2 years ago, that is why I put up with it. I never had to dink around, or ROM my phone for it to work. I charge it every night and use it every day and I don't have to think about it, it's just there doing it's job.
    05-20-2015 02:53 PM
  20. bichaels's Avatar
    Spotify runs perfectly fine on my Lumia 820...
    Do you have many playlists?

    It's really slow on my L1020, eg 8 seconds to go from 'my music' to 'playlists' which gets frustrating very quickly as it's similar for almost any page I go to in the App. Sometimes it takes even longer and just gives up and crashes. I tried reinstalling but didn't help. I thought the app maybe struggled on the older dual core phones (not that that is an excuse!) but the L820 has the same chip as the L1020 I think.
    07-05-2015 05:12 AM
  21. bichaels's Avatar
    To answer my own question I think too many playlists was my problem. After cutting down the number it is much more useable and doesn't crash like it did. Though I would hardly call it snappy at least I can use it without getting super annoyed now. I never reorganised after 'collections' were introduced but that seems to be how it's meant to be used now.

    Now if they would just move that hard to reach button in the top left corner... hey, how about putting things you need near the bottom where you can reach, now there's an idea!
    07-06-2015 09:20 AM
  22. bichaels's Avatar
    So I made a new test account and it was much quicker, if not exactly snappy... So I think my problem was too many playlists. I never reorganised after they added 'collections' which seems to be how it has to be used. So at least bearable to use now. Not sure why I didn't try earlier (or why it wasn't made clearer that too many playlists would make things crawl).

    Now if they would only move that annoyingly difficult to reach button in the top left corner... hey, how about near the bottom, there's an idea!
    07-06-2015 09:26 AM

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