I have always been very frustrated with the fact that if I want to listen to a song or use it in a playlist (offline) within the Spotify app, I cannot do so with a song that is already on my device.
I use the Spotify app on my iPhone for most of my music listening. However, I have a handful of other apps that allow me to listen to my local music through them (like a game or workout app for example), but all these other apps can only see songs on my iPhone that were synced via iTunes. Say I want to listen to a certain playlist or album during my workout using my workout app, but I also want to listen to those same songs later in the Spotify app (offline, to save on data streaming). This would require me to have TWO copies of each song on my device (Which is rediculous! Who has the extra space for that?), one in the native music player library, and one synced using Spotify.
PLEASE find a way for the Spotify app to recognize the existing songs on a mobile device without having to sync them using desktop Spotify. No one should have to have duplicates of local songs on their device. Compatibility with the local native music on a device would be a godsend!
To avoid running up data charges for those of use without unlimited plans on our mobile devices:
It would be fantastic if spotify could detect the absence of the WiFi network and automatically switch to offline mode to avoid streaming on 3G/4G. Ideally, you could turn this option on or off depending on your preference. Even the ability to simply turn off 3G streaming would be an improvement (this option already exists for synching).
As it is, i have to remember to turn offline mode on and off everytime i leave a wifi network. This frequent toggling of the offline mode has resulted in the loss of my synched content on several occasions. Adding this feature to the settings menu would save me time and money, improve the overall experience of the app, and create another draw for the premium subscription.
First thank you for the joy of discovering new music everyday with your great application.
I'm a premium user who follow many of the country lists that spotify regularly updates. The main device I use this feature on is an iPhone. The thing is I have to memorize the order in which playlist is "listed" to know the music of which county I'm listening to, since the full name of the playlist cannot be displayed. I can only read "Top 100 track currently..." for the 9 countries I keep track.
It would be great if the name of the playlist owned by somebody else could be renamed.
As a second best, it would be less great but still really helpful if your country list names could be changed to something different than "Top 100 tracks currently in...", like beginning with the name of the country.
I would love to have the option to hide offline lists when I am offline.
I use folders for all it's worth, and I have so many playlists and while my playlists are awesomely organized, it would help so much to be able to not see the playlists I have chosen to keep offline from my phone. Basically, I wish the offline lists would load only when I was online with my app and clicked Offline playlists.
This would keep it all neat and clean. Folders in the app would also be awesome.
It would be great to be able to scan our Spotify collections through Tunewiki or musiXmatch or even click to access the lyrics like you can on the computer. As far as I can see, this is not possible on my iPhone 4S despite having Spotify Premium and both lyrics apps. Then the lyrics could be synced like they are on the computer. MusiXmatch seems to scan your music library but as I only use Spotify, this is no good. Please try to sort this out, Spotify! Then we'll love you even more than we already do! xxx
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Add a "upcoming songs" view to the menu. In this section you can see the songs that will be played next. And if you queue songs will they appear in the top of the list. There should also be an option to remove songs I do not want to hear right now from The list, not from The playlist, only the "upcoming songs" list.
An alternarive to Open the "upcoming songs" list could be to swipe your finger to the left.
I want to pluck the Browser-style Back/Forward buttons that are available on Desktop version and drop them smack somewhere into mobile version.
i.e. I want the ability to hop Back to the previous song played when it was on a previous playlist- not just back to previous song on current album or playlist- and by extension, the ability to hop Back to that previous playlist.
This modest improvement to functionality could be effected by:
Adding the ubiquitous left/right back/fwd triangle buttons to edges of current area containing REW |<< and >>| FFW
Adding said buttons as a transparent overlay that appears somewhere on top of the album cover
Adding Back/Forward functionality to the options that get called up in dark grey overlay that shows when small i button is activated
I prefer option 3. because it's least disruptive to current UI, the simplicity of which I really enjoy. If users howl for the function to be more front and center then someone on payroll can figure out a solution, I have no doubt.
Option 1. would have a crowding effect. One thing I love about Spotify mobile is the clean and simple feel of the design.
Option 2. would look clunky, and some users may regard that album cover area as inviolable.
'Back' is a great way to not lose track of songs and artists that I haven't yet starred or added to a playlist while I'm discovering new music on desktop version, or just handy for general navigation. Not having this functionality on mobile results in a few additional, frustrating clicks and swipes to go Back when I want to. (Changed my mind about Chief Keef playlist, let's go back to A Day to Remember!) This is exacerbated when playlists are mysteriously cloning themsleves at night like Gremlins.
P.S. If somehow this in there already and I'm just too daft to have noticed it... stellar! Point me in that direction and I'll gladly pipe down.
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