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Listening History On Mobile Devices

Status: New Idea
by International Sensation ‎27-12-2013 12:14 PM - edited ‎27-12-2013 12:14 PM

On the Desktop client it is possible to view your listening history (Play Queue > History), this functionality should be added to the mobile applications too.


It could be added very nicely into the new "Me" tab on iOS:


Status: New Idea
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Add Shuffle Play Button to Artist Pages on Premium Accounts

Status: Implemented
by International Sensation ‎27-12-2013 01:01 PM - edited ‎06-01-2014 08:05 PM

Sometimes (even with Premium) I just want to listen to an artist on shuffle. Why can't my premium account have the Shuffle Play button like my test free account does? 


The Shuffle Play button on premium account should simply shuffle play all of the artists content on Spotify (so no suggested tracks like you sometimes get on the free version). 







Status: Implemented


Hey guys! As you've noticed Premium users can now hit "Shuffle Play" on an artist page to hear all tracks.


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Free users can also shuffle artists on their mobile devices but will receive some suggested tracks. For more info on using Spotify Free on your mobile click here.

The three-dotted control on the mobile app to bring up the pop-up menu for a list item is far too small to use.

  • If you're off just a touch to the right, it causes the list to jump by a page.
  • If you're off to the left, it plays the track - which is extremely frustrating if you were just trying to add to a playlist or get more information.

It's hard to use even when sitting down, but on the move it's almost impossible - the control is just too thin. A larger target, a little away from the edge of the screen would be much better in my opinion.

Status: New Idea
Posted by user jayafink on the support side of things:

[quote] Can you shuffle all of the playlists and tracks within on the Ipod Touch?  I made lots of playlists by artist name, with hundreds of tracks in all of them.  In spotify itself you can click on "library" under "collection" to shuffle all of it, but there is no "collection" or "library" buttons on the Ipod app.  It seems you can only shuffle within a particular playlist and not all of them on the Ipod.  Is that true or am I missing something? [/quote]

I wholeheartedly concur. I am an album guy so I am alway creating offline available playlists for individual albums. But sometimes it's good to put all music in play randomly. Doesn't seem to be supported on the mobile version currently.

Can we see this feature at some point?
Status: Under Consideration


Hello folks. We want to let you know this hasn't been forogtten and it's still "Under Consideration". 

If we have any more updates on the status of this we will post here first. Thanks for your contribution and feedback, we really appreciate it!


Gapless playback on mobile devices

Status: Implemented
by dbfreedom on ‎23-02-2012 01:40 PM

Good news that the desktop Spotify no longer has artificial gaps between songs, but could this also be implemented on mobile, please?

Status: Implemented


Since we first launched the gapless playback feature in desktop, we've been planning to implement this for mobile devices. Due to the feedback from everyone, our Android team has worked hard to ensure this feature was built into the release in Google Play this week. You can find the feature in your device Settings. Enjoy :)

I wrote an email about this a while ago and got a response back that it's something they would like to maybe do but they needed more interest in the idea before they devote time to it.


I'm not sure if this is for the other mobile apps too but I know my adroid app doesn't have this.  Basically, there are a few music apps (not sure if I can mention the name but one I used to use a lot with the initials W.A.) out there that have check box in settings that lets the app use the headset/headphones to control play, pause, skip, etc. instead of controlling the phone.


Right now, if I try to use the controls on my headphones to play, pause, or skip while in the Spotify app it will simultaneously dial the last incoming or out going number in my phone.


It's just handy, especially in the winter so I don't have to haul my phone out of my pocket or dig in my bag for it, I don't have to haul off my gloves, mittens, or go buy special ones to use the touchscreen (I would imagine it would be a pain if your exercising or something like that too)...only have to click one of the buttons on my headphones.



Status: New Idea

Changed back to "new idea" status - once this idea reaches 100+ kudos the Spotify staff will review it again and decide on a new status. ~ Peter


Use Existing Song Files on Mobile Devices

Status: New Idea
by jaidedwings on ‎20-10-2012 11:38 PM

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!


Bring back car controls

Status: New Idea
by Prankstar on ‎30-01-2013 10:54 AM

I would like for Spotify bring back support for car stereos. I have read multiple threads under the IOS forum section, and it seems to be a general problem:

  • Cannot change track/songs via the controls on the radio/steeringwheel.
  • Cannot see song informations on the radio screens.

Though i have found out that people USED to have the support for all of this, but when updating to a newer version of Spotify it stopped working. Last known working version of Spotify was Version

I would very much appreciate of Spotify to look into this, and bring back propper car controls. It wont only make for a great feature, but also save lifes (from people beeing busy changing songs directly on the phones).


Reference threads:


"Starred" Tab on Artist Page.

Status: New Idea
by jag_ceter on ‎06-11-2012 09:49 PM

I have a good deal of artists who have quite a few songs I enjoy besides their top hits. I don't want to have to make a playlist for all of these, there would be too many, and take too much effort to find while driving.


I want to be able to voice search an artist like normal, and then quickly see all the songs i have starred by them.


As a side note, this feature could totally replace the biography page, or just be it's own new tab. I've only sparsly ever used the biography tab.


There should be an inline mockup that i made below.




Thanks Spotify team for adding folders to the playlist section of the Android App, but when I go to playlists and want to open a Folder I have to scroll down all the way to all playlist. This is because there is this really annoying section of only downoalded playlists.


And when I have moved inside of a folder and want to go back, i have to scroll back, because the App doesn't remember the place in the list, where  I was...


We don't need a section with only the downloaded playlist. It just makes it much more impractical to use this section of the app.

Just let the not downloaded Playlists disappear when I go to offline mode or something like this. But this is just so annying.


I have 63 playlist downoaded. I have to scroll down all of this playlists to go the the folders. Why?


If you so badly want this feature, please make a own section with just dowloaded playlists or folder. But don't just inundate the playlistsection.


Messages on mobile!

Status: New Idea
by OmnipotentPilot on ‎30-10-2013 07:39 PM

I love how "inbox" is now "messages" on my desktop, but I really miss having it when I'm using my android. It'd be awesome if the new "messages" was implemented in mobile apps!!! :D

Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea although I think this should only be a matter of time when the new Message view is rolled out to every platform. ;)

Easier "Star" Button for Mobile

Status: Inactive Idea
by EsCaRgOt on ‎22-04-2013 10:39 PM

I primarily use Spotify daily while in my car because I am a Marketing Rep which requires my 9-5 is strictly behind the wheel. I've completely replaced my iPod with Spotify but I find it's hard to "Star" a song while on the road. I use my Star folder as a way to eventually organize those songs into my subfolders. 


I'm sure you know the way to Star a song already so I won't delve into those details but there is definite room to add a "Star" button by moving the "Last Song - Play - Next Song" buttons more to the left/right and placing the button there.

Status: Inactive Idea

This idea has been submitted more than 1 year ago but unfortunately hasn't gained enough kudos during that time (10 kudos/year). In order to keep an overview of the active ideas in this forum, this idea will be closed for now. Note that this does not mean the idea has been declined by Spotify.

Please feel free to re-post this idea if you still feel you want this implemented. With a little change in presentation, maybe this time it will gain the necessary support from the community.

The idea here is to to be able to be able to move or copy all songs from within a playlist to a new or existing playlist via the android mobile app.


As it stands, I have to click the shortcut button for each song and then press "+ Add to"


...bringing us one step closer to a mobile app that does it all!

Status: Inactive Idea


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If you still feel strongly about your request, we encourage you to post your idea in a little different form again!

Maybe now is the right time to receive the support of our community for your suggestion! ;)

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On the android mobile app, the "Playlists" screen shows the # of songs within each playlist. In my case, the number of songs in this particular playlist was 9. When I viewed the playlist itself, there was only 8 songs! What is going on here, what is this mystery song?! :smileyfrustrated:


Come to find out, when I went on Spotify via desktop, there was 1 song on this playlist that has become unplayable. via mobile, I wanted to move all tracks from this playlist to another (which will be my next "New Idea"), but I didnt want to lose whatever this invisible song was; maybe it was a really good one?


Long story short, there's no option on the android mobile app to show, or hide, unplayable songs as there is on the desktop version. I no longer want to be left in the dark!

Status: Inactive Idea


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~Será que seria possível adicionar aos sistemas do spotify a opção de organizar a playlist nos aplicativos mobile/Desktop? Seria muito útil e é algo que eu sinto falta, simplesmente organizar/atualizar minha playlist sempre que quiser com essa funcionalidade que trás com um toque e arraste muito mais facilidade para deixar a playlist com a sequência perfeita.



-I wonder if it would be possible to add to the systems of spotify the option to organize the playlist in mobile/Desktop applications? It would be very useful and is something that I miss,simply arrange/update my playlist whenever you want with this functionality it back with a tap and drag much easier to leave the playlist with the perfect sequence.



Espero que gostem da minha ideia e inclementem nos sistemas!

~Obrigado pela atenção ;)


-Thanks for attention ;)

Status: Duplicate Idea

Hi, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

While it's been marked 'Not Right Now', Spotify staff periodically reviews these ideas and may choose to implement it in the future. Add your kudos and comments there please!

I like to listen to spotify while I'm working around my room, but anytime I want to skip a song, play a certain song, or change a playlist I have to go back to the computer.


A feature that would allow users to control the desktop player using their cell phones (similar to the apple "Radio" app) would be awesome!


Thank you!

Status: Duplicate Idea

Spotify Connect for Desktop has been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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I think that making a cheap subscription for who just wants to play music on demand on mobile devices would be a good idea. (even though I don't understand why this feature is free for tablets and computers but not for smartphones.)


I'm not interested in downloading music, I already pay an internet subscription to have an internet connection always available and paing a further 10€ a month for premium seems excessive especially whan I want only on demand music without downloading so I wouldn't be  using the subscription to the full.

Furthermore you can make an agreement with mobile companies so that they include the spotify service (without downloading) as part of an internet mobile contract.


I think that I'm not the only person with this problem so I thought to share this idea.

Status: New Idea
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Here's the deal: on my Android, somestimes I save all the tracks from a favorite album under de Your Music section, but don't wanna sync all of its tracks offline.

Unfortunately, you have no option but to download the album on its entirety even if you just wanted to sync a few of its songs.


I would like to be able to download only a few tracks for offline play despite saving the whole album on the Your Music section. Could that be made possible? 

Status: Duplicate Idea

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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Mobile Message Conversations or "Chat"

Status: Duplicate Idea
by catchenre ‎03-06-2014 03:44 AM - edited ‎03-06-2014 04:44 AM

On the mobile app their needs to be a conversation/chat style messaging interface with Spotify friends like on the desktop version of Spotify. One where you see a list of all the friends you have been sending and recieving messages/songs with and you can tap on someone and see all of the exchanges between you and them and have a place to type text and send to them.  Pretty much a more chat oriented setup rather than just an in/outbox.   In addition to this would be the ability to send Spotify friends plain text messages with no song attached to start a conversation/chat.  By bringing these features of the desktop version, these features that allow you to connect with your friends and followers more actively and easily, over to the mobile app, the social experience will be much more enjoyable, versatile, and make you feel more linked with your companions.  After all music is much more enjoyable with others.

Status: Duplicate Idea

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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Playlists monitored and edited by a select group of people (Playlist permissions)

Status: Duplicate Idea
by Foldager ‎18-04-2014 10:06 PM - edited ‎18-04-2014 10:06 PM


Recently I submitted a question, asking if it was possible for me and my brother to create a playlist that only we could manage, but one that all our friends (and possibly everyone else) could listen to. I was told that this was not possible, and that made me a tad sad, and so I decided to submit an idea instead.


It is really simple.. When you have created a playlist, you should be able to add playlist staff members.. You should be able to manage permissions for them, and let them help you create awesome playlists. This would strongly encourage people to interact more with each other through the social part of Spotify (Facebook integration etc), and help build an awesome community around playlists.


Suggestions to what permissions could be given:

  • Change playlist settings (Name, publicity, description, avatar etc)
  • Manage staff members (Modify permissions for them, add new and so on)
  • Add tracks
  • Remove tracks

Thank you for considering this! If you like this idea, please click the little "KUDOS" button!

Status: Duplicate Idea

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

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