Spotify drops Windows Phone 8 active development

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Spotify has been one of the more forgiving developers in supporting Windows Phone for this long. And while Windows 10 Mobile is well on its way to a “healthy” lifespan (whatever that means for the phone OS with nearly no market share), it’s about time that we let the “8” releases go.

In status updates posted to all Spotify support threads that have to do with Windows Phone 8, it was made known that the music streaming app has entered into maintenance mode, only to receive the most “critical security updates” and no feature changes. The app’s still on the Windows Store and will continue to be supported by phones currently running everything from 8 to 10.

Oh, right, we mentioned that there’s no universal Windows 10 app for Spotify, right? It’s not rubbing forum users the right way.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.