I love the "Choice as current playlist" option as well as the queue as they allow you to choice songs to play without waiting for the current song (or queue) to finish or cancelling it.
BUT I feel that the radio (something I use all the time) is missing out on this feature. So I would like to recommend a similar system as the "Choice as current playlist" but for radio so you could right click on a song or artist and click "Choice as current radio" or something like that and it will just start playing the radio once the current queue (or track if no songs in queue) has finished.
If I'm listening to Spotify on my phone while traveling (on the train for example) chances are I'm gonna go through areas with better 3G signal than others, inevitably there will be periods with no signal.
It would be great if Spotify could buffer the next few tunes in the play queue when its able to, that way I won't have to tolerate silence when I'm out of signal. I know I can make offline playlists but I don't have a huge amount of space and my playlists are pretty big.
Ideally this would work when Spotify is playing in shuffle mode aswell as normal.
I fully understand the overall 10,000 song limit for offline use in Spotify across up to 3 devices, but I don't see why the limit must be divided amongst 3. It may seem like your providing a convenience for people with multiple devices, but it actually does the contrast. I would rather the 10,000 song limit not be divided to 3,333 for three devices, and instead have an overall 10,000 offline song limit for the entire account. This would make it much easier for people, such as myself, who only use one device.
I have seen two other similar Ideas, one flagged as duplicate. Hopefully mine does not fall under that category as it supports the opposite idea/control at the same time.
I would appreciate it Spotify would allow users to turn off edited content OR turn off explicit. I listen to a lot of Hip Hop and by Murphy's Law, seem to always pick the edited album. While other people have children and do not want to hear the F word around them. I believe we both can agree that it is very frustrating to play the version we don't want.
I think both Explicit On and Explicit Off could be solved simply.
Settings > Explicit Content
(bullet option) Turn Off Explicit Content
(bullet option) Turn Off Edited Content
Both bullets cannot be highlighted at same time and of course in the background it would have to work like:
When Explicit Content is turned off, it would never be played
When Edited is turned off, Explicit would be played unless Edited is the only option.
Again, sorry if the moderators view this Idea as a duplicate, but I believe this would solve the problem for both parties.
As a swing dancer, I'd really like to be able to easily sort songs by speed, or just to pick a song of an appropriate speed. Particularly when I'm in the middle of praciticing dancing with somebody, and we don't want to stop just to spend ages listening to each song in turn, and flipping through until finding a suitable one. That really breaks the flow!
Currently the best way I can do this is listen to everything, and group them into seperate playlists. But that takes forever! And it means I end up with millions of playlists.
I suggesting adding a column for BPM. This would also make DJs happy, I'm sure. Then you could sort by it, just like sorting by the other columns. It could be optionally hidden, if some people don't want to see it.
The BPM data could either come from beat-matching software server-side (I'm a computer programer; don't give me any excuses!), or you could let users enter it themselves and use the median value. Either way would work!
After the last update, I notcied the search function has really suffered. I'm not a great speller, so band names like Calexico often get spelled Colexico or maybe Regina Spektor when it should be Ragina Spektor.
These used to return the right results, now they don't return anything, unless you spell the band name EXACTLY right. It used to give suggestions ("Did you mean..."). Anyway we can go back to the old search? I'll promise to work on my spelling....
Edit: Changed the title of the idea so it can be easier found (Premify)
I often just glance over my activity feed when I am doing work, and see my friends listening to a whole variety of tracks. I think it would be a great idea, if you could go directly from the Activity Feed, to the location your friend is listening from so you can see what else they are listening to, or listen to the same thing.
Obviously, there is privacy concerns with this, so the "arrow" shown below should only be displayed when the person is listening to a public playlist or from an album/artist page (and they share their activity). It would be similar to the "Listen with" functionality when signed into Facebook, but would not be synchronized or require you to go to Facebook!
I would suggest something like a small arrow (this is as small as I could make it in pain) in each entry in the activity feed which would take you to the playlist/page the track is being played from:
I am and have been an avid user of Spotify for the past several months. After the automatic charge today overdrafted my debit card, I am being forced to go on a spotify hiatus for a while due to the overdraft fee.
I'm not at all blaming Spotify subscription services for the overdraft (obviously that's my fault :p), but I would like to suggest an option to verify payment each month. So 3 days before the end of a subscription month, an email is sent to the user asking them to press a button that verifies they want to renew subscription. If they don't renew within those 3 days, the service is cut off until they respond to the email.
This way, people like me (e.g. college students whose bank account can fluctuate pretty heavily) can enjoy Spotify Premium with more peace of mind.
Please note: Discovery is only in the rollout phase, so if you don't have it yet don't panic! It will come your way at some point in the future.
This idea leads on from the inital discussion on this idea.
As it currently stands, discovery will recommend content to you that is already in your library (as well as new content). That is not discovery, since you have already "discovered" that content.
Discovery should scan your library, and not recommend anything which you have already "discovered". This could be taken one further, and scan your listening history too, just like last.fm does. When you got to the "Recommended for you" section of the Last.fm app, you don't get any content you have listened to before. That is discovery!
I love the new discovery tab. I'll love it even more if other ideas like deleting recommendations are implemented.
Another feature that I'd appreciate seeing is a filter option. Filtering so you see ONLY new releases, artist recommendations, song recommendations, album recommendations, pitchfork reviews, etc. All you can do right now is... just... keep... scrolling. Forever.
The new release filter would be especially useful. I miss what's new and its new release list.
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.
Was looking to get a friend a spotifuggle Premium Subscription that uses Spotify a lot a premium subscription for their birthday but wasn't sure if they were already a Premium user or not and didn't want to ask or that would ruin the surprise. You can also include how long someone's been a Premium user for as a badge of honor as well to encourage people to get subscriptions as well as staying subscribers.
Wikipedia is now almost the defacto standard in web encyclopedias. They have a page for nearly every music artist that ever gained any fame, together with discographys and song listings. You need to be there with hot links to Spotify's deep catalog and an invitation to get Spotify for those without the player/browser.
There is a huge amount of growth leverage in this assumption. Go for it! This is a freebee from me.
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