I love spotify. It finds music, plays music and organizes music. Connects me easily to my friends and makes it a better experience listening to music.
Recently, however, I've become a bit disheartened to find that it lacks the option to select which audio output device to use.
Say I'm playing a game, and I really need to have that audio playing in my headphones (audio device 1). Now I really want to play some music out loud for the other people in the room via my speakers (audio device 2) . Neither Spotify or my game supports specifying which output device to use, so they'll use the default one in windows, effectively mixing the audio streams and ruining the experience for everyone involved.
Solution? Game bound to output device 1, and Spotify bound to output device 2. Now I'm hearing the lightsaber sounds in my headphones and my guests are listening to a beatiful symphony via the speakers. Simple!
To some extent I can understand that the game doesn't have this feature, because, well, it's a game. Spotify, however, is an application DESIGNED to deliver a music experience, and thus it really confuses me that a feature this fundamental is missing. VLC has it, WinAmp has it, foobar2000 has it and, hell, even WMP has it... And I've been using those applications the way I need for ages. Now, adopting Spotify and the exciting features it brings, it feels like one step back.
I really hope you'll consider adding this feature. I'm no programmer, but it does seem rather simple to implement.
Atm in Windows 7 (maybe some other OS's use this too), if you drag and drop Spotify title bar on top of screen, it doesn't maximize the window like other windows and applications do. Same with drag and drop into side of the screen, moving the title bar whilst the window is maximized nor windows+right/left/down arrow keys (or any other window layout manipulation hotkeys (for multiple screens)).
Please fix this, it's pain in the ass when trying to do it fast in the middle of the raid event in WoW, or any other multiplayer gaming event when you have 3 sec time to do: activate Spotify, doubleclick title, drag it to secondary screen, doubleclick title, and click "play" and back to game, when you could do all that with: activate Spotify, drag and drop to top of secondary screen, click "play" and back to game.
Saves seconds and nerves of nerds, and you wouldn't lose users for such tiny mistakes.
PS. Also add that output selection option, it's not hard to implement and even Billy, the lightest mp3 player out there, has that option. Y U NO HAVE THT??
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