Spotify recently released the latest update, and since then it’s been crashing a lot. Many Android users are facing this problem while opening it.
This issue is mostly affecting those who are part of the “beta” testing group for Spotify. A “beta” is like a test version of the app that some users try out before it’s officially released to everyone.
This issue is only affecting beta testers who installed Spotify on their smartphones. This beta version is different than the stable version.
This is the app version that is causing this issue: “8.8.60,” which is being tested. It’s happening with devices like the Pixel Fold and the Galaxy Z Fold 5. But if you are using the 8.8.58 version, you might see no problem at all.
To fix this issue, you can simply go to the Play Store on your phone and go to the Spotify page, then look for the beta program. Just tap on the leave beta program button for Spotify, and after some time, you must uninstall the existing Spotify app. Then you will be able to download the stable Spotify app without any crashing problems.
However, this app crashing problem seems to work fine if you are connected to Android Auto. To be sure, Spotify’s team might fix this issue as soon as possible.
Netflix Co-CEO Rules Out App for Apple Vision Pro for Now
Recently, pre-orders for the Apple Vision Pro were started. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst has reported sales of around 160,000 to 180,000 units of the Vision Pro. In context to the sales of Apple Vision Pro, Netflix Co-CEO Greg Peters revealed in an interview that there is no need for the Netflix app in Apple’s VR headset.
In that interview, Peters also defined that the number of subscribers can’t justify the attempts to port an app for a platform. In the future, there may be a Netflix app for Apple’s VR headset, but currently, Netflix is adopting a wait-and-see approach. For now, YouTube and Spotify have no plans for dedicated apps.
As we also mentioned in the recent post of the Apple Vision Pro, you can use the apps via the browser in the Vision Pro. Apple’s own Apple TV+ streaming services are available on the Apple Vision Pro, which features “Apple Immersive Video” with Spatial Audio and 180° 3D footage in 8K resolution.
Similarly, Netflix has also a VR app which was launched in back 2015, that also offers VR Content and includes a 360° video for the Stranger Things Series, but for now, it’s not available in Apple Vision Pro. Netflix has a ton of VR movies that you can also check out.
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New Sharing Feature in WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Android
WhatsApp has undergone notable changes, introducing new colors and status updates for both its website and app. Whatsapp is currently in the process of rolling out a fresh update through the TestFlight beta program, named version 126.96.36.199. Within the app’s settings, the version is identified as 188.8.131.52, while the TestFlight build stands at 24.1.10(555067882).
WhatsApp beta for Android, in its 184.108.40.206 version, is rolling out a significant feature. Users can now create and share polls within their channels, fostering interactive engagement by collecting feedback, opinions, and preferences directly from their followers. The latest WhatsApp beta test for iOS, marked as version 220.127.116.11, is also geared up to incorporate this polling feature.
WhatsApp ensures that the choices made by channel followers during voting remain secure and anonymous. Currently available to beta testers, the feature to share polls in channels can be accessed by installing the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS and other Android phones via the TestFlight app. It will be available to everyone in the coming days.
While polls on various platforms often disappear within 24 hours, it remains to be seen whether WhatsApp will adopt a similar approach or introduce its own unique twist.
X (Twitter) Rolls Out Audio and Video Calling for Android Platform
X (formerly Twitter) is going to introduce voice and video calls on Android. The Audio and Video Calls feature has already been available for iOS users since October last year, and now the feature is going to be available for Android users. But you need X premium subscription to make calls. You can receive calls for free.
You can see the Audio and Video Calls option in the settings tab of DM. Users can also control privacy settings from the settings page by selecting from the three options of who can call them: accounts they follow, people in their contact book, verified users, etc. If you want to know more about audio and video calls on X, then you can read more by clicking here.
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