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May 29, 2014

Spotify disables current android app and directs users to a updated play store listing

SpotifyWe told you how Spotify informed users of the Data breach It seems that just about every major organization or service is being targeted these days. Spotify was the latest service to be attacked, and yesterday the music streaming company specifically told Android users to upgrade their apps soon to protect themselves. The update is available now, but Spotify isn’t just leaving it there: it’s created an entirely separate entry in the Play Store to make sure users get the point.

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Gone is the “Spotify” on the Play Store, and in comes a completely new app called “Spotify Music.” Once the new version is installed, it will direct users to uninstall the older one, probably just to save confusion. A similar new app has been published on the Amazon Appstore. Offline playlists will need to be re-downloaded in the new version of the app.

The way Spotify have gone about  informing all users to delete the old app and install the new one is, a credit to them. No faffing about like eBay. Just get it done. Top marks Spotify.BT_get_it_on_play_logo

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini