I have noticed an increase in posts recently relating to people who wish to deactivate their Facebook accounts, but if they do so they will also loose access to their Spotify account, since it was created using their Facebook details.
There should be an easy way to change your Spotify account, from a Spotify account which is tied to Facebook, to a Spotify (email only) account without the need to go through the quite long process outlined in my tutorial here.
This relates quite closely to being able to change your username idea, but I think this is different issue!
on 26-02-201301:04 PM - last edited on 27-02-201309:17 AM by David
Please note: This idea only applies to Spotify client version 0.8.8+
I will admit this is partly my idea, but it has also been pointed out many times on the "Horrible Update" summarized nicely by Premify here.
In the new release, it is no longer possible to mark People as "Favourites" and have them pinned to the top of your Activity Feed. This was not only handy to see what your favourite people where listening to, but also made sharing tracks to those people much easier since you could just drag and drop!
Old Design (image stolen from an another website, since I don't have access to the old client!):
New Layout (you might recognise the people in this one!):
My suggestion is simply this (forgetting about all of the other social features):
Can we please have a "Favourites" section at the top of the activity feed for the reasons mentioned above!!??
on 17-03-201308:44 PM - last edited on 25-03-201304:18 PM by Rocio
Just updated Spotify and it now says in the corner that I have 0 followers...
Here's an idea. Let's stop all the craving to feel like people are interested in us and just listen to the music that we like.
I'm listening to Demonaz and I get something popup asking if I want to follow Katy Perry. There's numerous things I want to do to her but following her Isn't one of them.
Give me a break. I just want to listen to the music that I like. I don't give a crap about telling my friends about what I'm listening to, I don't care what they are listening to. I'm not interested in pretending I'm a virtual DJ creating the bestest of all bestest playlists. All of these features are catered for when I'm in the same room as other people.
Stop giving a stuff about sad morons who are too busy tweeting what they're listening to that they aren't even listening to the song.
I'd like to be able to see the date an album was originally released, even if the current version is a re-release. So many albums are re-released that for some artists it looks like all of their albums came out in the last few years, even though some of them may actually be a decade old or older.
When this happens, I wind up just having to go to Wikipedia or Allmusic to find out the real info. But why drive me away from the Spotify experience?
on 27-02-201208:28 PM - last edited on 06-09-201204:49 PM by David
Why are you guys starting us out with Radio stations that you pick for us. Why can't we have no stations and then decide on genre or artists ourselves. Now I'm stuck with a David Guetta station and I don't even know who he is. Also why can't we get a like or dislike button for the songs that come up in the radio station. Skipping a song doesn't mean we don't like it, maybe we are just not in the mood to listen to it at that time.
A member of spotify team said to separate the FLAC idea post, into FLAC local playback and FLAC streaming. Someone else can create a FLAC streaming post, as I'm only after local playback. The original post with the 2 ideas in one post is here.
WHO THIS POST IS FOR: This post is for people who listen to spotify using a hifi, or people that listen with half decent cans (headphones) on the move.
Vote for this post if you want LOCAL PLAYBACK OF FLAC FILES ONLY. You will need to create another post if you're after lossless streaming or anything else. I have created the following other post for full ReplayGain for MP3 and our FLAC files here (when flacs supported). Please read and vote for the following if you agree.
WHY WE NEED SPOTIFY TO PLAY OUR FLAC COLLECTION Spotify already plays ALAC (if QuickTime is installed), but what we really want is local FLAC playback, as FLAC is the defacto standard for lossless audio encoding. 7digital has recently started selling flac yet spotify can't play them. Why not???
I made this a few days ago while brushing up on my UI/Photoshop skills. I wasn't going to post it anywhere until a friend mentioned it might be of interest to other Spotify users.
The idea came about, after I kept maximising and minimising Spotify just to see my play queue and sometimes jump down a few . This is my solution making it a less obtrusive way of seeing what's coming up and track jumping.
I'm sure there are lots of limitations as to why this can't be made into a real working taskbar item, but any feedback is still much appreciated.
The image is still awaiting approval so it might not be showing up for some. You can view it online here: http://forr.st/~UMb
byblurk14-04-201205:09 PM - edited 03-07-201208:24 AM
How about a function that when turned on, only allows the queing of music (i.e instead of dubblevclicking to play the next song, it will just be que'd)? This would be great if u have a party and don't peolple changing midtrack all the time.
[Wow! Great to see that my idea has gained support, seems like I wasn't the only one that thought that this would be a great idea. As requested; I'll edit my post to better explain the idea]
# Main Goal # The main purpose of this feature is to be able to set Spotify in a partymode preventing people from randomly changing tracks in the middle of a song. Partymode will be easy to customize with several options making it suitable for all types of parties. This feature will only be accessible with Spotify Premium.
Partymode will also decrease the number of fist fights dramaticly and therefore lead to a much better party-experience.
# Options #
* Enable/Disable partymode. (If partymode is enabled when logging out, it will be enabled on logon).
* Password protection. (If you want to set a partymode password. Default is Spotify password.) * Allow skipping to next song? (Yes/no). * Volume lock. (Prevent volume from being changed).
# Queuing # * Queuing: - Only allow queuing new tracks. (Prevents people from changing tracks in the middle of a song). - Only allow queuing X songs within Y second (Spam protection). - Only allow queuing X songs from same artist. (Spam protection). - If no songs in queue, play music from this playlist: <playlist>. - Time limit (Not allowed to queue songs longer that X minutes). * Exclude genres, artists and songs. * Store partymode to playlist: <playlist> (prevents clearing the queue on logout/login).
# Defaults # * Lock existing playlists so that they can't be modified or deleted. * Partymode will not scrobble to last.fm. * Partymode will prevent access to social networks. * Purchases will not be allowed in partymode. * Disable access to Inbox and other personal information.
Though I must say the way to controll the volume while you'r having a party is to use a spotify remote app instead. Way too easy to just crank up the speaker volume even if you have a volume lock.]
byjoaadl25-11-201211:28 AM - edited 29-11-201205:37 PM
To all Spotify desktop users out there:
There should be collapse buttons on main/apps and collection just like on the playlists. This would make it easier to choose what you want higlighted. It is also a problem on laptop and other monitors with a 16/9 ratio where there is limited vertical resolution.
From a die-hard Spotify user with at least 3 years premium account.
Android, Desktop (Windows 7 and 8), Squezzebox, XBMC all connected.
So according to the @SpotifyCares Twitter account, there's no way at all to turn off desktop notifications. None. Which seems insane to me! Spotify is the only app that sees fit to blow up my OSX dock with notifications multiple times every week, yet there's no functionality to let me control which notifications I see - or even if I see them at all!
So, obviously:I'm proposing that Spotify let users control this! I, like most people, do not have a deep personal relationship with 100% of my Facebook friends, so I don't need to know whenever some random person I went to high school with gets Spotify. I have zero interest in sending them anything or interacting with them on Spotify in any way, so it benefits neither me nor Spotify to pop up that red notification and nag me to view it before it goes away.
Anyways, yeah! This all feels super obvious, but since the @SpotifyCares Twitter account told me to post this here, that's what I'm doing. "New idea:" STOP BUGGING ME WHEN PEOPLE I DON'T CARE ABOUT JOIN SPOTIFY. USE THE OSX DOCK NOTIFICATIONS SYSTEM RESPONSIBLY. Thank you.
Any news on an update to support the super-higher resolutiions for the Retina MacBook Pro? Everything is currently pixel doubled and looks awful in the new resolution, would be great to see an update? :smileyhappy:
The built-in mp3 download store has been removed from the service. I would like to request it be brought back as soon as possible!
Anyone attempting to buy downloads is now redirected to this page which offers no explaination to why this part of the service has been removed.
Technically, the downloads store was always seperate from subscriptions however this is a massive loss for many people who use Spotify to discover new tracks but also want to own them. DJs in particular have expressed this is a massive issue on the main topic here. Anyone with a non-smart iPod who uses Spotify to sync content now has to go to the hassle of getting music from another source, importing it into Spotify and then transferring.
The ease of use that came from 1 click downloads and the ability to easily download our carefully created playlists can't be recreated using other services, this used to make Spotify unique! Even if Spotify don't want to do the downloads, can we at least get proper integration to other download service built into the client?
on 14-03-201208:10 PM - last edited on 10-08-201205:36 PM by David
The Star feature should be complemented with a way to mark tracks as excluded. Those tracks would then be skipped even when included in the current playlist. This way the enjoyment of a good album wouldn't be disrupted by tracks you don't like, while the album in its entirety can still be kept in the playlist. The Anti-star can easily be implemented as a flipside to the regular star as they are mutually exclusive. Click the star once, the track becomes a favorite. Click again, the star icon changes to the anti-star and click a third time and either flag is gone.
on 25-02-201208:30 PM - last edited on 14-08-201203:01 PM by Rocio
On the old spotify forum there where many highly debated posts about flac and lossless audio in general.
This debate has 2 sides:
Lossless streaming - this is the way into the future, but I estimate that it will take some time.
Playback of your own flac that is on you computer. This is the point I'm suggesting, asking for today.
Playback of your own flac is a must for me, and everyone else that has a sound system, either speakers or headphones, that playback the sound at high end quality. Flac has become the industry standard for the High End Music market, and is miles ahead of nr 2, the apple lossless format.
I'm always looking for a the best playback program on PC's and Mac's. So far I havent found one that is worth recommending to others, so I use spotify for streaming, and foobar2000 for flac. The kicker is that Spotify has become a Very GOOD playback program, all though only for MP3 standard formats.
If Spotify where able to playback my own flac, it would become my number one and only playback program, and I'm sure that there is many others that feal the sameway.
You might say that there isn't any market in lossless, but I quaranty you that if lossless format playback, ia flac, was a part of the premium package, the number premium vs unlimited and freewold increase alot.
Spotify is already on its way to becoming the nr 1 playback program in the world for low quality formats, and it would be nice if the high end music lovers like my self could use it for our music and high end systems with lossless format.
For the "you can't hear the difference between mp3 360 and flac" debate, I've listed a few points below...in random order.
yes, it's true you can't hear the difference on a cheaps #"¤ low quality system.
yes, on a high end system you CAN hear the difference on most songs.
yes, it's true that there is a few songs that either is too "noisy" or is recorded too poorly where you can't here the difference
the above facts is something that is commenly agreed upon in the high end world(either you belive that a digital cable gives better sound if it's goldplated or not)
If YOU cant hear the difference on a high end system, then staticly..there is something wrong with you hearing.
PS: A good high end system requier that the whole route in the system is high end..a good usb dac, quality cables(not insanely expensive though), a good preamp/amplifier(headphoneamp) and good speakers(headphones). the cost of a system like this Usaly start at these estimated prices.
USB-dac around 1200€ Hegel HD20 is best value for money these days
Cables around 5-700€ (complete for a stereo speaker system) should get you far
F.ex Micromega PA 20 around 13-1400€ pre amp - has processer through for line AND subwoofer (Excellent to connect to your surround reciver, as it gives you subwoofer for you surround system, as well as for your hifi system).
Skipping the amp and going for a set of active speakers would save you money Adam Audio Classic Mk3 Compact around 3400€ And a tight subwoofer would give you a floorstanding sound for alot less Euros. Adam Audio Classic Mk3 SW 260 around 1200€
There is cheaper systems out there, but this is a midrange High End system with outstanding sound. It will playback the sound as it's made/sounds.. that is, if you don't like violins or trumpets live..you don't like them on this system either.
Summary is short: Please make it possible to use spotify for listing to lossless music ia, flac!
Well, that is my take on this..please debate and or comment on this topic, so we can get some preasure on Spotify.
Please bear in mind that the Community is not an official Spotify support service. It's a place where we all help each other, whether we work for Spotify or not. So please use your discretion when using the forum.