Spotify Kills the App Finder…

Spotify has quietly discontinued Spotify Apps, the apps found inside the service’s desktop player.

The change is listed on the Spotify Developer information page. Future versions of Spotify Desktop won’t have an App Finder and all apps will be removed. A specific reason for the change wasn’t given, but it seems like Spotify would rather developers integrate Spotify into outside apps.Spotify’s mobile, tablet, and web applications are extremely popular. These platforms don’t have an App Finder, so its usefulness was pretty limited.

Popular Spotify Apps include BBC Playlister, Hype Machine, and Soundrop. These apps all have their own standalone apps and websites.


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6 Responses

  1. Graham

    But the Spotify API don’t allow outside apps or web pages to integrate Spotify streams so an outside concept does not work. That is wrong. The user needs to have the desktop cline running. It seems like Spotify regrets letting artist, labels and other services creating innovative music environments. Spotify probably want to have total control themselves. I liked apps like Tunewiki, which was great and Spundrop. Maybe they will soon be working with Youtube instead?

  2. stephlate

    What a pity for niche genres such as classical music. Currently, trying to find major recordings or even new releases by searching only via the album title brings hundred of bad results, not to speak about search on a composer that produces mainly generic and public domain compilations results (the ultimate best of Mozart, really ?).
    Will regret the harmonia mundi application, which enables search through their entire catalogue per instrument, musical period or composer.
    Or even DG and Decca’s ones to get a direct link to latest releases…

  3. Andy / Pitchify

    Really missing the apps, too, so I’m putting this together: Give it a try, and let me know if it’s up for the job or not.

  4. Lee

    Pissed off. I found “Any Decent Music” and Pitchfork really handy to browse peer-reviewed new releases.

  5. Bill

    Pity! That was the main thing I liked about Spotify, and I was just about to sign up for premium!