When the Popular App Just Doesn't Click for You

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Om Malik: Goodbye Spotify:

After being a Spotify member from its very genesis, I have quit using the service. I got tired of the dealing with an app (and a platform) that shoved podcasts and audio books in my face, despite having no interest in them. Spotify to me was about music, and ability to interact with music and artists, and then personalize that experience. I loved their recommendation engine, but that is not enough for me to put up with a decidedly dowdy app that exists not to delight its customers but instead meet the growth objectives of its stock market masters.

I know people love Spotify, but it continues to be an app that simply does not click with me, and their recent moves to push podcasts and audiobooks alongside your music just sounds like a hell experience I want no part in.