There are really very little options to pay for my premium. I don't wanne go back to free; but sadly my stupid bank (Creland) has stopped supporting debet cards at paypal; So I can't use paypal anymore; I don't own a credit card and I don't like it, i prefer to pay in advance, not 2-3 weeks later.
I really like Spotify but please add more options to pay; Its possible since kpnonline does it w/o problems.
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 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 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.
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)
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.
byMagenta21-03-201307:15 AM - edited 21-03-201308:25 PM
I've been on Spotify for under two months now, and was truly impressed with its native player.
Not only was its black/grey skin easy on the eyes(and easy on my tired mind late at night, at a time when I and many others don't want the white "light bulb one foot in front of the eyes" display now used on the current build,) but the artist pages were fast to load, mostly due to their not being web-based at the time. Even including apps NOT meant for streaming, Spotify's app was the best music player I've ever dealt with. Better than iTunes, and, yes, easier for me to use than WinAmp as well. It didn't hurt that the selection on here impresses even the pickiest, most indie-obsessed music lovers like me, and still lets us seek out the 60s/70s stuff we sometimes would like to hear as well, all in one streaming service.
It's inconceivable to me that anyone at Spotify, dev or not, would think making the pages web-based would be a step forward. What used to run STREAMING music faster than iTunes runs music on my local hard drive is now like trying to use Pandora or Last.fm's website to play a full album, and that's on a *good* day. I'm using FiOS on a computer that's not even two years old yet and it takes usually more than five seconds to load an artist page or album when the old app STILL takes less than even one second--not to mention that it's a bigger drain on system resources now, and I like using Spotify while doing other things, such as reading or working. I know the white background has been addressed in a separate "idea" page, but I want to be absolutely sure that many people's hatred of the new web-based artist pages is taken into account in a stand-alone thread.
Now, if Spotify wants to have the *option* for a web-based app for users that want it for some reason(none of which I have currently learned of,) I'd be fine with that. I just want a way to use the old native app(or a slightly updated, but basically identical version of it) without having to go to some other site, download it, and add .txt files to a folder just so it won't auto-update to the apparently much-hated 0.8.8 client.
For now, I am using the old native app exclusively, as many users on these forums have already begun to do. I will be using it until an option to use it without the hassle of reinstalling it every time I have to close Spotify is presented to us by the company.
I'm really impressed by Spotify on the whole, including the fact that they fixed the "tracks keep playing even after an album is over" issue a few days ago. Using the native app is a joy(in fact, the new UI is so bad that I can't even bring myself to use the new client at all because it's that depressing to see what's happened in the new "update") and I find it to be a real shame that Spotify has yet to allow us to keep using a superior app that ran faster and with fewer crashes when that is so clearly what a large percentage of us would like. Surely it can't be too hard to allow a native app in addition to the one being developed.
I'll continue using the beloved native app for now, and will keep my account for as long as such an option remains for Spotify users, but PLEASE give us this as a more "official" option. So many of us love it and don't want to be deprived of this choice!
For those of you who like this idea: PLEASE spread the word to your friends and family, and link to this idea on forums if you see someone expressing hatred of the web-based pages and/or love for the native app!
As soon as I click on a song it gets posted to my friend's activity bar and shows in my history tab of the play queue.
This is annoying because when I find a new playlist I like to quickly click through and sample the songs to see if any interest me, 5-10 secs at max usually. Or sometimes I might click the wrong song and all of these clicks clog up the feed and aren't a true representation of what I'm listening to.
Last.fm for example doesn't scrobble songs until they've at least half of the length of the song has been played. If that's too long I'd suggest using at least a minimum of 15 seconds.
Please, I accidentally clicked that One Direction song, don't allow my friends to judge me for that!!!
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.
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.
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!
on 19-01-201304:40 PM - last edited
Before Spotify I had (well still have, but mostly untouched these days) large MP3 collection organized into Artist/Album/Tracks folder structure. This worked well for me and combined with Playlists meant that I maintained my personal "collection" of "Albums" as well as favourite tracks and Playlists for particular occasions / moods.
What I find these days is that I'm losing track of Albums, I have Spotify Playlists (although the flat Playlist structure tires me), but it's just not the same as having a personalized "Collection" of music.
Spotify needs to add the ability to build your own "Collection" (not Library, which is still track based), this should be organized however you like, but at least providing Artist / Album / Year drill-down structure (folders or not). It'd be nice to match this against existing MP3 collections and Libraries. The ability to tag playlists and collections (and/or albums) would also be a bonus.
What I'm getting at here is the missing part (for me) in Spotify is the ability to "virtualize" (cloudize?) my mental image of a music collection, which is shelves of albums sorted into some logical order (years, artists, genre, whatever), but mostly Albums, not just Tracks.
My 2 cents.
UPDATE 21/4/13: I don't seem to be "allowed" to embed images in my posts (sad). I've recently been using Google Music on a Nexus 10 and I have to say it has almost the perfect Album / Genre / Artist interface. I particularly love the way that in Artist view you see Albums stacked and they move subtly in 3D as you scroll. The only thing missing here would be Year and latest-added sort/views. Anyway here are the screenshots, this is DEFINITELY a better way to "visualize my collection":
Sorry Spotify but looks like you were too slow. Google just ate your lunch, dinner and breakfast for the next 10 years. Google Play Music All Access has the above functionality (add any album to "my collection") and more, including a MUCH better visualization of your collection, album based browsing and a considerably better radio implementation.
Spotify ignore albums, again
It's pretty obvious now that Spotify have no interest in the albums or the art of constructing an album, don't they realize that most artists work for years to create a "piece of work" known as an album, not just a bunch of random tracks? Today Spotify launched their "Charts", which once again completely ignore albums... What with Google Play Music All Access and Rdio I think Spotify are going down the slippery fail slope to irrelevance.
byperiodic13-03-201309:27 PM - edited 15-03-201301:09 AM
I would like the search results to show up as in the old UI-design. The new UI-design is horrible, beside the point that Spotify is starting to look more and more like iTunes for no good reason.
It all comes down to wasted screen real estate. First of all the new search is wasting space on the sides while simultaneously truncating Artist name and album name. The new search also wastes roughly half of my screen before the search results come. This leads to unnecessary scrolling and I am using an 1920x1200 display!, this must be even more irritating on smaller resolution displays.
So I guess my idea is that Spotify needs to think in terms of screen real estate. The primary goal needs to be to present as much information as possible in one screen. The old UI did a perfect job for this. There where clear lists and still album art to see what was going on. It also had its own distinct look and feel it felt genuine in some seance. Copying the look and feel of iTunes feels second class somehow, like Spotify desperately tries to be something else. But there is so much other aspects the needs to be fixed with Spotify then the look and feel of its UI.
I'd very much like to be able to mark an artist as "Never play songs from this artist".
It really subtracts from the radio feature that i get some artists over and over again, no matter how much i thumb them down. Some artists i just NEVER!!! want to appear on my radios, i mean every damned thing that artist has ever done and ever will do, solo, in a band or whatever else thinkable way they could could possibly create music.
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