Spotify pauses adverts while the speakers are muted, but won't pause music while muted. What I'm requesting is:
A) Music pauses on speaker mute- So I'm not wasting time or missing anything.
B) A notification of some sort reminding me that the music is paused and speakers muted.; In the browser version, this could be making the tab title blink like Facebook when you've received a message. While the desktop version could have a small tasbar notification instead.
There I am, sitting in my office, enjoying a beautiful rendition of Brahms Intermezzo in B-flat minor. It's peaceful. It's serene. Suddenly, "AT ADVANCE AUTO PARTS WE DON'T JUST ... " Oh my God, everyone is staring! " ... WE GO FULL THROTTLE!!!" The same way the volume goes to full throttle at commercial?
I am aware that advertisements have been louder than the base medium for decades, but the problem is we aren't as stupid as our parents. Sorry, mom and dad, but you had the opportunity to do something about loud commercials when you first heard them 500 years ago. The point is we don't have to put up with them and we know it. We have many more alternatives now than ever in history including vast stores of personal music as well as competing broadcasters.
I can already hear the responses: "If you don't like the commercials then you should buy a subscription." I actually don't mind commercials. I mind the increase in volume. The ads are so loud that I feel harassed. They are jarring, grating, and at best disrespectful of the user. The image that comes to mind is Spotify putting a gun to my head and saying, "You know we wouldn't be in this situation if you would just hand over the money." I refuse to financially support a company that tries bully its customers into subscriptions. That is not a user-friendly practice. On the contrary it's user-hostile. I should emphasize that my refusal of support includes exiting Spotify which causes Spotify to lose out on an entire afternoon of visual and auditory ads.
Some users support Spotify by purchasing a subscription. Other users support Spotify by allowing themselves to be subject to advertisements. Both should be viable listening options.
The remedy is simple. Be courteous to your customers. Respect your users' environments by respecting the volume levels they set. Commercials should be no louder than the median volume of the last song played. If that were the case, I would listen to Spotify all day. I can also guarantee that I would feel much more inclined to purchase a subscription if I thought I was was doing business with a company that treated it's users with empathy and consideration.
Having said this, I have to say that I doubt this issue will be taken seriously. Businesses don't do things just for the sake of being nice to their customers anymore. We don't expect for-profit companies to set good examples.
I feel like this is something very basic and sorry if someone else has posted it already but on the mobile devices (specifically android operating systems for myself) there should be a way to sort the songs in a playlist by artist or another field rather than just when they were added to the playlist. it would make finding a specific song sooo much easier.
on 27-12-201210:43 PM - last edited on 28-12-201212:31 PM by David
Really Spotify? REALLY??!
I know theres another post on these Spotify ideas for filtering spotify ads. Its been on there for quite a while and people are having the same issue as I am. I really am concerned with Spotify. Last year I downloaded Spotify and loved it. I had absolutely no problem with the content of the ads. I deleted it because my computer was too full. I downloaded it again this year and Ive been having this horrible issue with the Trojan condom ads. They run back to back and its very disturbing. I use this to do homework and also I use this in the photography lab at school. I really dont want to turn on spotify in front of my family or friends because this AWKWARD trojan condom ad comes on. And it has these annoying mans voices screaming stupid things about the trojan condoms. I want to be able to share my music with my family, but I think I may have to go back to Pandora. The ads they have arent as disturbing as what I have encountered today. I love Spotify and thats why Im taking the time out of my winter break of homework and Psychology homework to write this. PLEASE consider this idea.I really dont want to have to uninstall Spotify. Spotify please fix this. You may lose many other people because of this ONE AD!!!!
Frustrated 18 year old girl
UPDATE: Duplicate Idea.
I've marked this as a duplicate as the idea suggested here seems more related to filtering certain advertisements, although if you intended to suggest that they are stopped entirely, I can adjust the idea here to reflect that.
The idea related to filtering of adverts can be found right here.
Many people are asking for a better way to organize and maintain their music collections. This request is a multi-faceted request that many have ask for with various ideas contained in this section. I may highlight a few of those in discussing this one, but this solves for one problem we all have.
Spotify allows us to do so much with the organization of our music collection. For myself, I took 500 GB collection and reduced it to 200 GB, essentially keeping favorites and albums not found on Spotify. This is where I started having a small Spotify problem...
As I started working with Spotify I realized there was something missing. With my favorite albums imported from my local files, I started adding CDs that I had in my iTunes, but didn't necessarily want taking up disc space. To do this I started adding albums as playlists, that way they were included in my Library along side my local files. This started getting out of control as you could imagine. So I created some folders, but even then I would, depending on how I wanted to organize, still be left with a whole slew of folders with even more playlists inside.
That's when I realized, I needed an Album Bookmark. An Album Bookmark would allow me to add an album to my Library without having to create a playlist for it. This allows my playlist bar to stay neat and trim and still allow for the albums I want quick access to in my Library. All it would take is a right click and I'd see my options to Add To Queue, Share to ...(Playlist) and Bookmark Album. This would also apply to songs, helping to get rid of having that one playlist with 1000 songs in it just so they songs show in your Library.
Couple this with a true Album View, where you see album covers that you can resize yourself, and you have a perfect way to organize your collection, filling your library with albums both locally and from the Spotify Servers, leaviing your playlists for creating that perfect on-the-go or collaborative mix to share.
In a nutshell, I love shuffling playlists BUT there are certain songs which can only be listened to in a certain order.
eg. 'System...' and '...Meltdown' by Enter Shikari. They're practically one song split into two tracks, and when shuffling I'd always like Meltdown to follow System, and for the shuffle to never just jump straight into Meltdown. Giving us a way to glue tracks together in a certain order so that only the first track in a glued set were sorted or recognised by the shuffle that'd be sweet.
This would be the iTunes-killer for me personally. I mostly listen to Spotify to/from work, 60 minutes/day. My Starred playlist is approaching 500 songs, but I seem to hear the same 40-50 songs each week. The Smart Playlist option in iTunes allows you to set up a rule to play the Least Recently Played tracks, so I would never hear the same song twice in a week.
on 30-09-201212:41 AM - last edited on 06-02-201311:48 AM by Rocio
The database in Spotify is SO poorly managed. It's just a mess. There should be some way of distinguishing between John Williams the film composer, and John Williams the classical guitarist - however, despite REPEATED requests by me for this to be corrected, it still remains that John Williams' artist page is littered with albums by John Williams the classical guitarist... No-one seems to give a toss about this. The team are now ignoring error notifications by me. It's a total **bleep**fest
Hi! Not always I find the music I'm looking for at Spotify. Therefore I would like to upload some of my private mp3' to a Spotify cload (f.x 5 gb storage), and use the Spotify application to play my private mp3 as well. I can't see this has been a suggestion at this forum before. So Spotify, could this be a good idea? Regards, Trond
Up until the newest update, as of writing this post the current version is 0.8.8, there was a list located in the right hand corner of the desktop application that allowed quick access to your favorite people that you follow. With the newest update that whole space is replaced by the Activity bar which intitially sat below the Favorite People list. This was the feature I used the most when sharing music with my group of friends. Now I must go through several extra steps just to get to their profile when before all it required was a simple mouse click. Instead of removing it entirely could you give the option to show or hide it?
I just upgraded to Spotify Linux (preview?) 0.8.8.323 and I really don't like the new white/gray layout! I liked the old (dark) layout. The new one has poor visibility and navigation. It's not very natural and it's hard to get around.
I don't know how much my vote counts here, but I liked the older library/tracklist layout much more.
I am not the type to write concerned letters to companies, but I have noticed something very disturbing about your ads.
I am referencing to the ads that promote music, concerts, products, ect. in the form of banners, radio ads and popups, ect.
Such disturbing ads include, but are not limited to:
-Victoria's Secret Ads -Condom Ads -Topless Music Artists -Popups with partially shown breasts -Full frontal nudity -Groping, licking, assorted sexual acts ...and so many more things.
I understand that this is a free internet radio site, so what I would love to see happen would be to add a "safe" button for users to press, to hide NSFW ads, popups, banners, and radio ads, and also explicit music.
It is very rude to users to show such explicit content with the only option being to pay for ads to reduce the perversity being shown on the computer screens of our offices, homes and even to our youth.
Since Windows 8 has been officially released, why not make an app to be available in the Windows Store? I can imagine one of Microsoft's Surfaces on its kickstand and rocking a player interface like on the iPad app. Or maybe have a Windows 8 mode for the normal desktop app. Google Chrome has a similar option that relaunches the app into the Windows 8 interface style. This might just mimic the app on the Windows Phone though...
While I'm a huge spotify fan, your search results are often questionable or inaccurate. For example, two bands with the same name are routinely lumped together with no distinction. At other times, search results that have nothing to do with the search string are included.
Spotify should include a feature within the app - not linked to a message board - where a registered user can alert Spotify Central to errors in search results so that you can address the problem on a case-by-case basis. The feature should automatically cut/paste the search string into the message so users don't have to cobble together how they arrived at the particular set of results.
It should be possible to view the whole album art in full screen when playing a full album. Let's say that I am playing the album, Steely dan-Aja, and I want to see where it was recorded, name of musicians, who wrote the songs, who produced it, and so on. Hope that it will be possible in future releases, in both desktop and and android app :-)
Please add a column with the composer to the listing for classical albums. It is very annoying to have to google a piece to find the composer of a piece, and for classical music the composer is more important than the performers. Thanks.
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