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.
When I sit down and listen to spotify I like to take time off from everything. However, it feels like spotify is just getting more and more connected to things! Now we have the facebook connect and recently it has started with a side tab that says "This is what your friends are listening to - updated in real time" . This tab got activated without my permission. I would like to have control over my account and would therefore request that you implement an option that turns of all sort of connection with social media networks. I know there's a similar function "private session" but this is automatically turned on and off when I have been inactive for a while. A simple button in preferences that turns all sort of connection not only the sharing of what I listen to but also what other people listen to would be great and ensure that I stick with spotify.
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