Spotify has a limit on the number of tracks that can be added to a playlist which seems to be different for different people but comes close to 10,000 tracks. This is a very small number. Why can't significantly more tracks be added? Also Spotify does not notify the user when additional songs cannot be added and this means that some tracks can be added whilst others are not when adding more than one track. This becomes very confusing for the user.
Currently in Collaborative playlists, it is sometimes difficult to keep track of who is editing or making changes to a playlist. There are a whole heap of ideas already which deal with admin rights, and other editing controls.
However, I think it would also be very handy to be able to see the "Top Contributors" and "Last Updated by" list in the header of the playlist like below:
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.
Is it just me, or does Spotify not update playlists and local files from iTunes automatically as you add more tracks? This is so annoying. I use iTunes to add and organize my local files, which Spotify is not able to do. But the least Spotify could do was to do a check up once in a while to see if i added new local tracks or changed my playlists in iTunes.
As it is now i have to import playlists and local files everytime i add new music. So i first need to add it to iTunes and then again to Spotify. Toooo much work.
I often make genre-based playlists of my favorite songs, and I've been running into situations where I would love to 'reference' multiple existing playlists in a new playlist. As a basic example, I may make playlists for Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, and Grunge. There are often times where I don't want to listen to just one of these genres, so I propose the idea of "reference playlists" that are dynamically updating groups of existing playlists. Going on my example, I create a Rock playlist and tell it to include the above Psychedelic, Folk, and Grunge playlists. The reference playlist simply contains pointers to the playlists that make it up.
Currently the only means of doing this that I know is to copy and paste all the songs from each playlist to the new playlist, but this will not keep them current, causing a lot of work on the user's end to keep them up to date.
Of course the genre example above is a simple, obvious one, but I can see many creative ways this feature could be used in organizing one's music. You could even have playlists containing multiple reference playlists.
(Let me know if this is a duplicate - I didn't see anything similar when I searched)
Edit: I just discovered playlist folders. This is a great feature, but I can still see cases where this idea would be useful. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can only put a playlist in single folder. Example case - I would like to reference my Psychedelic Rock playlist in both my Rock playlist and my Psychedelic playlist, both of which may include pointers to other subtypes of their respective genres.
Many of us have a playlist like "Rock" or "Acoustic/Chilled", and we're all looking for a way to make it the best possible playlist for ourselves by discovering music.
If I have an acoustic playlist with 80 songs, and some random person (Bob) has an acoustic playlist with 49 songs, but 36 of these are in both of our playlists, then I'd love to know what Bob has in his playlist and he'd likewise like to know what's in mine.
I suggest a feature in settings "show suggestions for your playlists" which show up at the bottom of your playlist as greyed out - purely to make you aware of the songs, deleting them shouldn't be a problem, and if you like one or two, then add it to the playlist and more greyed out songs will then appear.
I know it will require a large amount of querying, and a heavy amount of hardware, but the results would be a fluid music discovery service which complements the information from spotify radio.
Sharing playlists is one thing, but music discovery is the most exciting thing about spotify in my opinion. iTunes has Genius - so get ahead of the game.
Imagine you've just added a great new song to your favourite playlist. The trouble is, every time you start that playlist, you have to listen through all your old stuff before you get to those fresh tracks you just added?
Wouldn't it be great if Spotify gave you the option to automatically add new music to the top of your playlists? Keeping your music fresh and current.
If you've ever had to drag songs up from the bottom of your playlists, give this idea some Kudos and let's hope Spotify makes it happen!
For me, Spotify would improve a lot if playlists would get a album or artist view, in which all the songs in the playlist get groupedby album or artist respectively. Just like iTunes does it. Spotify seems to be very song based rather than album based (which might reflect the modern way of thinking about music) but I still have plenty of playlists that rather are album based, e.g., a list of my favorite new albums at the moments. It would be great if there was a view option where songs would be clustered per album so that I, or one of the people who I share the playlist with, could listen to one album out of this playlist.
Alternatively, a different approach to playlists could also work for me, where you have one type of collection (let's keep calling these 'playlists') that contains single songs, and another type of collection (with a different name, e.g., 'crates') that are use to organise and share a collection of albums.
I have a lot of long playlists that I like to listen to on random. However, playing a playlist on random adds the songs to the queue in a non-editable manner. There are times when I would like to move a song, like when it is a two part song, and times when I would just like to delete a song from the queue but not necessarily the playlist.
The two main solutions in my mind would be
1) making the non-manually-queued queue items moveable
2) being able to manually queue a selection in a random order
Great product, yet I can't understand why the albums on my iPhone are only presented in the order they were downloaded. This makes it extremely difficult to search for music- especially when you have a large collection. Why can't albums be listed alphabetically? Or even by artist or genre. Seems like a simple change which would make a great impact?
I discovered Spotify somewhat recently and ever since I have been enjoying using it as my primary music player. I signed up with a Facebook account as was required. I can appreciate the sharing features that Spotify provides with this Facebook integration. I also appreciate the options it gives me for my playlists.
But I had a thought: What if you could choose what Spotify does when you open it?
This idea is currently for Windows, Mac, Linux. Many people shut down their computers every night. Others find themselves having to quit Spotify a few times a day. Why not be given the option to choose what Spotify does when you open it so that you can get straight to listening to the music you love?
Examples: Default > Private Session (When Spotify is opened, it is automatically a Private Session (can be easily turned off to share if necessary)
Default > Open a Playlist (Go to a playlist of your choosing when you open Spotify. Great for those who have numerous, large playlists and want to get back to the ones they choose when the open Spotify.
This is what I mean by "default settings on startup".
I apologize if these ideas were already implemented, posted about, or declined. Just an idea I had. If you could add to it or give your feedback on it, this thread would be more useful and insightful and the feedback would personally be appreciated.
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 have 2 concerns regarding Spotify that in my opinion qualifies as privacy breaches, and I therefore have some suggestions.
1. When I press "Delete" playlist on one of the playlists created and composed by myself in my left column the playlist is NOT in reality deleted.
The playlist lives on by itself in the cloud for anyone who subscribed to that list or knows the url even after I have "deleted" it. I think the concept and the wording is really misleading and it takes away my control of my own data: Either the wording in the right-click menu should be changed to "Unlink" OR the "Delete" option should have an additional tickbox named "Flush Playlist content before deletion".
2. If I share one of the playlists created by myself with one of my friends and that playlist is NOT set to "Published" in my profile it still becomes a "Published" playlist in the profile of my friend (if he/she has the autopublish preference turned on I believe and maybe regardless of the option as well). I think I myself should be in control of my own data and therefore decide if my playlist should be a "Published" playlist or not, even when my playlist is available to others via my friends. It is still MY playlist.
Is this a conscious blurring of privacy concerns because ultimately Spotify only cares about increasing clicks and not so much about respecting the privacy of its users?
end-user should be able to create TAGS for songs. include standard tags like "rock" and "soul", but allow the user to create their own tags, and use this as cross-referenced information to organize not only the user's own music collection, but also to match characteristics of other users' music or playlists. user-created tags would allow Spotify to recommend more musically accurate songs, as the characteristics and style of the songs have been peer-reviewed. it's no secret that Spotify radio is weak. Utilize the social network of Spotify by tapping into the users' knowledge and experience of music.
Having only just replaced my iPod (80GB classic) with my phone (Galaxy S), I was hoping to receive similar functionality via Spotify. However, I find offline listening to be incredibly clumsy! I find that having one playlist full of music I wish to sync just does not work. In the mean-time, I have resorted to creating one playlist per album. This still isn't great, but is a marked improvement.
I think that there's a better solution to this problem.
I propose that browsing your offline files becomes a little more succinct, and similar to the functionality of other music players on the market. The simple ability to browse your offline artists/albums/genres would improve the usability of this app to a huge extent.
I'd like to have a separate feature for keeping whole albums that I like. My only option right now is to make playlists for them but then I get too many playlists, plus they mix with my other playlists (which are more like mix tapes). The way I see it these are two very different uses and it would be better to have a sort of "record shelf" for albums I like to listen to often
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