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Spotify Updated in Google Play, Notification Bar Controls as Well as Improved Radio Playback

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For those who continue to use Spotify over Google’s All Access, the Android app received an update today, bringing a nice list of features with it. Inside, users can now control their tunes from within the notification area (a huge deal for most people), as well as much improved radio playback. There are some bug fixes, plus, users can now use telepathy to control the app. Wow! Oh, wait, they were joking? Rude, Spotify. 

What’s New:

  • Now you can control playback from the notification area. Skip and be happy. Android version 4.1 and above.
  • Fixed: Some troublesome Facebook login issues.
  • Fixed: A bug that could cause a white screen just when you least expected it.
  • Improved: Radio performance.
  • Fictitious: This app can be controlled using telepathy.

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Cheers Chris!

  • kronikings

    Tried GAA and now I use Spotify. Maybe someday I’ll go back to GAA. Today is not the day. Spotify all the way. Plus: Replay Music+Spotify = Win AND Spotify works well with Parrot Asteroid Smart.

  • Willard Potter

    That clears up pretty much my last gripe with Spotify. I’ve been bitching about the lack of landscape since the android app’s release. That was cleared up recently. Anything else is just extra at this point! Although, I may give GAA another try since they added bandwidth options. I went over last month… =

  • mnjongerius

    Am I the only one seeing this?

    • mnjongerius

      In my Gmail (web) inbox

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Keep all the updates until YOU GIVE ME CACHE TO SD CARD DAMN IT! . . . . You too Google!

  • Omar McFarlane

    Google all access is not available in my region :( can someone upload the apk for this update pleasee ;)

  • rjbx

    I gave GAA a chance, but it kept crashing on my Razr, and takes too long to play when it doesn’t crash…

  • rjbx

    I tried to give GAA a chance, but it kept crashing on my Razr, and taking too long to play music, when it doesn’t crash…

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    And yet they still can’t add a ‘%’ to the beginning and end of your music search query. Example: search “Sara Bare” you get no results. Search “Sara Bareilles” And you get results… why you ask? Because they literally refuse to add a ‘%’ wildcard for one or more characters at the end of your search query. /FACEPALM /FACEPALM

    • teleclimber

      yeah their search technology is really poor. Same thing on the Mac native client. Some band names are hard to spell out or remember but if you’re off by one letter fuggedaboutit

  • proVOCAL

    Been waiting for this feature, and it works great. Finally, I can ditch the widget.

  • Dorian Brooks

    Too little. Too late. Google All Access!!!

    • Paul Hansen

      I’ve been messing with GAA for over a month now and I’ve got to say that I like spotify better. It’s a young service though and I expect it to improve. The big thing they’re missing is the pre-selected genre based radio stations. At least they finally made searching easier :P

      • Dorian Brooks

        I respect your opinion as it’s valid. Maybe it was those darn e-mail notifications that (insert random friend) updated their playlist. I know I could turn it off, but still.

      • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

        I miss Slacker for the same reason

    • Silver Veloz

      Decided to stick with Google All Access also.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      More like over a year too late. I got a bunch of my friends to use it but I hated the app. When they revamped it was good but it was missing so many little things. And it’s not like we weren’t paying. Too late, now Google is getting mah moneyz

  • Dan

    Way off topic: Where the heck is android 4.3

    • Dorian Brooks

      I knooooooooooooooooooooooooow

  • chris420o

    lol ooooh spotify…u make me want to use u