Spotify isn't ending support for Windows Phone afterall, but is this damage control?

After news spread that Spotify was ending support for Windows Phone platform, the outrage from Windows Phone users was enormous, loud, so loud that I think Spotify had to do some damage control.
Here was that statement from a Spotify rep when asked about Spotify app for Windows Phone:

“We can confirm Windows Phone 8.x is no longer supported. You can still use our Spotify application on the associated devices but it will no longer receive any further updates and download the application. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

After the uproar, Spotify then put out a statement declaring their commitment to the Windows Phone platform, essentially denying the claim made by its rep that Windows Phone app was dead, stating that he was misinformed...

“Our main goal at Spotify is to offer the best music experience on the market, covering all platforms. To clarify our recent information regarding the Windows Phone experience, we will continue supporting the Windows Phone 8.1 experience moving forward and we are actually improving our support for Windows 10 in our coming update 5.2, which will be available starting today.”

Though the update has since rolled out, it brought now new features, neither is it the universal app  users are clamoring for. But some users have said the latest v5.2 update makes the app seem faster!

Spotify didn't have any good news to give about developing a universal Windows 10 app, instead they provided a link to their Spotify community thread, advising Windows Phone users to tell the devs they need to make a universal app. this has led me to believe that one isn't even in the works yet and even sadder news is that they haven't decided yet if they want to make one.

Here is what they had to say about Windows 10 and a universal app:

“Regarding Windows 10, we can’t say at the moment if or when any specific release will be out, but as soon as there is something new, you will receive a notification on your device that an update is available and prompted to download it.”

In the meantime, there are alternatives to Spotify, universal music apps like Microsoft's Groove Music (installed by default on all Windows 10 Mobile devices) and Deezer Music can sufficiently replace Spotify for you

Source: MSPowerUser

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