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SE07

New Spotify Design

Status: New Suggestion
by SE07 yesterday

I understand you want to improve your product, but why break a good thing?

 

It worked... perfectly.

 

Now... It doesn't.

 

Its way to dark, I can't star anymore. Whats up Spotify? I don't even want to pay for this anymore.

matthewmspace

Bring Back Starred Playlists System

Status: Not right now
by matthewmspace 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago by World Tour

I loved using my starred playlists. It was an easy way for me to favorite songs and cache them for offline use without having to search for them or go through album after album. Removing this in 1.0 is annoying and a poor idea. Bring them back!

Status: Not right now

2014-04-11

Hey everyone! We appreciate your feedback around the new Your Music feature. For now we’re going to mark this idea as “Not right now”.

 

Your Music helps you save, organize and browse your music all in one place—songs, artists, and albums. Now you can click on the “+” sign beside a song to add to Songs within Your Music.

 

Rest assured your Starred Playlist hasn’t disappeared. You can still add to/ edit it like any other playlist.

 

Update: We've outlined what we're currently looking into implementing in Your Music right here.  

I know font sizes have been suggested before, but I'd like to press on it a bit more. I like the new user-friendly design, but I'm not a big fan of the default font size being bigger with no alternatives. I would very much like to see a button in the top right corner for alternative view modes and font sizes, similar to how the Windows 7 explorer handles view modes.

 

Attached an illustrated example.

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Status: New Idea
I like the idea behind "your music" but for me it's useless/no better than the previous system.

It would be great if under the artist tab the tracks where separated Into albums with coverart allowing me to browse my collection properly.

At the moment I'm greeted with a long useless list if tracks.

Status: New Idea

I like the new lay out and design but it is simply waaay too dark. There needs to be more contast and more defined borders. Everything blends together into a deep dark abyss.

thrasbarg

Star and Save coexisting?

Status: New Idea
by thrasbarg Friday - last edited Monday

I used to star songs as a way to be able to, at a quick glance, see what were my favourite tracks on an album or in a playlist while scrolling through or just browsing around my playlists or artists profile pages. It used to be a fun and easy way to help myself remeber what tracks I liked. It used to be a great aid in remebering and (re)discover great music.

I used to. It used to.

Why can't Star and Save coexist next to each other?

Although the starred playlist is still there, it really doesn't do anything anymore now does it? I've longed for the Your Music feature for so long because I want to be able to save albums and actually have them sorted by artist in an easy and attractive way. But I think it was a big mistake removing the starring feature and thinking Your Music would replace it rather than compliment each other.

Status: New Idea

 

Marked as new idea. This idea requests to see the "+" icon for saving to Your Music and the star icon at the same time, to have an easy way to save your songs to both functions.

I, and a lot of other people really dislikes the choise to remove the Star-button. The reasons are many, "Your music" doesn't have the functions I used in Star, and other people used it in many different ways. But there's an extremly easy way to fix this:

Make an option where you can choose if you want the Star- or the Save-button!

 

This is such an obvious choise, that I can't understand why you havent already implemented it. My first reaction when I found out that the Star-button was removed, was to go looking for this option. In my head it was obvious that when you remove a feature/system, you make it optional to bring it back. You could have done the same with the look, and avoided people from being angry with your new look. I'm not to fond of that either, but that I can live with.

 

If you are smart, you can even let it be a multiple choise option; where you can choose if you want a Star-button, Save-button, neither or both.

Status: New Idea


Marked as new idea. This idea requests to have a choice between the "+" sign for Your Music or the old Star sign and its functionality. You might also want to add your kudos to a similar idea about bringing the starred playlist system back here. ;)

Hello Community,

 

I am using Spotify for years now and i find the desktop client for windows has been going in the wrong direction.

 

With the latest update it has really become kind of annoying. My problem is that on my 21' Diplay with a resolution of 1680 by 1050 i am forced to constantly scroll through the menu on the left and also, with the enormous spaces between the lines, on the main view of titles in my playlists.

 

So i suggest that you let the user choose if he wants the new look for let's say his touchscreen enabled device (where it would make very much sense) and a much more narrow lined desktop version.

An while i m at it: it would be very nice if i could change the colors of the text an the background to my liking.

Status: New Idea


Marked as new idea. This idea will focus solely on an option to decrease the spacing - you might also want to add your kudos to a similar idea about changing the size of all elements here. ;)

I've never made a complaint forum post before, but this new spotify update is so painful, I had to. I've read a lot of posts and seen all my complaints mentioned multiple times, so I'm just going to stress these points again. The whole thing is terrible. The font is enormous and physically hurts to look at. I got a headache within minutes. I use windows and a desktop, so I can't comment on any of the apps, but this is ridiculous. My monitor is large, 27 inches, and I always minimize my spotify screen. With this new update, the font is huge, it takes forever scrolling because the screen only fits a few songs, and I even have to scroll in all the side bars. It almost looks like spotify is screaming at me, it's so huge and painful.

 

But the worse thing is just the white text on black. I don't know why anyone thought this was a good idea. It makes me sick scrolling for songs.

 

And I really miss the stars. I always listen to my starred list and it's great that that's still available, but it's kinda pointless now, isn't it? You can't call it a starred list without having stars. That was something I really liked about spotify. I knew immediately which song I had selected and liked. I don't know why that was phased out. It was a simple, easy thing that I doubt anyone has ever complained about.

 

I honestly don't understand why the look of spotify was changed. It was readable and easy to use. Just  because something has the same look for a long time doesn't mean it's time to go crazy. Instead of updating the look, why didn't you add features for customization? I saw some comments that the old look wasn't that readable for others. So, instead of this monstrosity, why now add in some customization features for background color, font, size, and even where we put our side bars? I think that would of been a much better investment.

 

I pay for spotify and I listen to it almost seven hours a day. It's frustrating to know that now, when I scroll through it, I'm going to feel car sick. My music player shouldn't make me feel that way. It should just play my music. It doesn't need any other features and it doesn't need a ridiculous update for a 'sleek new look'. Please, change it back, and ask your customers what THEY would like to see. I'm sure they have some great ideas for features they would like.

Status: Duplicate Idea

Hello!


First of all, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately this idea here contains more than 1 request and/or general feedback which makes it impossible for the Spotify staff to manage the received kudos / give it a proper ideas status. The ideas exchange is here to request a single feature per topic that people can vote on via kudos. If you want to start a general discussion, that's cool! But then please create a topic in the respective help section for that. ;)

 

Also, please have a read at the ideas submission guidelines on what to consider when posting an idea. The most important things are to post only 1 idea per topic and to use the SEARCH function, since most ideas are already out there in the ideas forum.

 

You might want to check out some popular idea examples of the new "Your Music" feature and the new dark UI.

More information and a place for feedback about those 2 new aspects of Spotify can be found here. ;)

 

Your Music:

- Bringing Back Starred Playlist System

- Bring back the library

- Ability to make Your Music offline

- many more using the Search function

 

New Black UI:

- Add an option to switch to the old UI

- Less Space between Lines

- Zoom options to change the size of all elements

- again, more to find via search

 

Thanks again!

I am completely lost in my playlists now because the drop of the stars. I'm even considering switching to another system. I mean if I have to start my spotify lists over I might as well try something new. Cus now its just a big mess.

Any news if the star function will come back?

Status: Duplicate Idea


Thanks for the feedback - any news regarding this request will be announced in the original idea topic here:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Bring-Back-Starred-Playlists-System/idi-p/729851


Please add your kudos and comments there, if you haven't already. ;)

Hi,

 

The new white text on black design physically hurts my eyes and gives very bad ghosting (i.e. persistent image like those in optical illusions that make you stare at particular color combinations and then look away). I know I'm not the only one with this issue because I've researched it in the past. Without an option to switch back to the old design (White background/black text), I'll need to delete my Spotify account and find another service. Please add an option to switch between the two (because I know many prefer black backgrounds). Myself and a host of others, however, cannot use these color combinations. Please let me know if there is a work-around; it would be much appreciated. It's basically unusable to me in it's current state. :(

 

~V

 

Beret

Radio based on "Your Music"

Status: New Idea
by Beret yesterday - last edited yesterday

Hi, 

I mostly use radio in spotify. I used to listen radio based on my starred songs, it was nice, because i can listen different song, but based on ones i like. 

 

So idea is that: Let me make radio based on "Your Music" - all songs i like, not only specyfic playlist

Status: New Idea
EdLetts

Bring back the library

Status: New Idea
by EdLetts a week ago - last edited Thursday by World Tour

First off I hate when you are paying for a product and an "upgrade" removes functionality. I use the library function all the time and I'm not happy it's gone. Yes I've read all the work arounds but why should I? If My Songs is supposed to be the replacement why did you start it out empty? I dumped Rhapsody 2012 and came here when they started screwing with a product I liked and I guess it's time to move again.

Status: New Idea


Marked as new idea and edited the title from "No Library?" to rephrase it as an idea/request and not a question.

This idea requests to bring back the library function where you can view all your songs, including local files. It has been replaced by Your Music.

I'd like to be able to drap and drop my albums into my own custom sort order, similar to the way I would organise my CDs in the rack.

I'm not opposed to progress.

I'm not opposed to innovation.

I'm not against radical updates.

I find it best to always go with the new-software-flow.

 

BUT: this new Spotify interface, it's just too much!

  1. The fonts are too large and frustratingly unadjustable.
  2. The black interface IS NOT classy, it makes Spotify look *and feel* cheaper. Get back to a normal windows look and feel.
  3. Forced updates are a drag.
  4. The song-list panel has become a desaster area!
  • Normally it would display 10 most popular songs in a comfortable 2-column layout. The current concept is terrible.
  • I cannot click the "popular" heading, to see a huge list of songs with popularity details.
  • The properties of an album, including the clickable artists name, would be on the top area of that album playlist. Now, you have to click the artists name next to a song, or there is no other way to get to the artists page.
  • The album list is now a complete frustration, particularly in the "list view", but also in the "tile view". I WANT MORE STUFF IN ONE VIEW!!!!

 

Status: Duplicate Idea

Hello!


First of all, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately this idea here contains more than 1 request and/or general feedback which makes it impossible for the Spotify staff to manage the received kudos / give it a proper ideas status. The ideas exchange is here to request a single feature per topic that people can vote on via kudos. If you want to start a general discussion, that's cool! But then please create a topic in the respective help section for that. ;)

 

Also, please have a read at the ideas submission guidelines on what to consider when posting an idea. The most important things are to post only 1 idea per topic and to use the SEARCH function, since most ideas are already out there in the ideas forum.

 

You might want to check out some popular idea examples of the new "Your Music" feature and the new dark UI.

More information and a place for feedback about those 2 new aspects of Spotify can be found here. ;)

 

Your Music:

- Bringing Back Starred Playlist System

- Bring back the library

- Ability to make Your Music offline

- many more using the Search function

 

New Black UI:

- Add an option to switch to the old UI

- Less Space between Lines

- Zoom options to change the size of all elements

- again, more to find via search

 

Thanks again!

I've been a Premium Spotify user since the US Beta. Changes have finally reached the point where I decided to become vocal about my dislikes. 

 

FACEBOOK INTEGRATION
I DON'T HAVE A FACEBOOK. When I signed up for Spotify, I signed up for a streaming music service, not a Facebook add-on. As time progressed, Spotify made the HORRIBLE decision to get rid of usernames, forcing us to link to Spotify to Facebook. As a result, it became harder and harder to add my friends and share music. With the latest iOS update I CAN'T SHARE MUSIC AT ALL unless I link my Facebook. I have spent hundreds of dollars over the years on this service and I expect to be able to share music using Spotify's own username system - you know, like it was when I joined.

 

iPhone - SORT BY DATE ADDED

It is freaking IMPOSSIBLE to manage playlists using the app, on iPhone you can't sort by recently added. This means that if I want to listen to any music I've added to a playlist, I have to scroll down to the VERY BOTTOM of the list to see, or manually drag every individual song to the top of the list. This is possible on the iPad and PC app, but iPhone has gotten the shaft. The only way I can listen to new music on iPhone is by utilizing the Starred list. Which brings me to...

 

 

STARRED LIST
Seriously. Who thought phasing this out would be a good idea? Does the Spotify team actually use Spotify? Until this comes back, I'm not sure how I'll be managing new tracks while listening on the go. I think there's enough negative feedback about this to get it brought back, but if not I guess I'll have to start comparing Spotify features to that of other streaming services. Ease of use is a very big priority, especially when I'm behind the wheel of a car when I use the app on the go.

Status: Duplicate Idea

Hello!


First of all, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately this idea here contains more than 1 request and/or general feedback which makes it impossible for the Spotify staff to manage the received kudos / give it a proper ideas status. The ideas exchange is here to request a single feature per topic that people can vote on via kudos. If you want to start a general discussion, that's cool! But then please create a topic in the respective help section for that. ;)

 

Also, please have a read at the ideas submission guidelines on what to consider when posting an idea. The most important things are to post only 1 idea per topic and to use the SEARCH function, since most ideas are already out there in the ideas forum.

 

You might want to check out some popular idea examples of the new "Your Music" feature and the new dark UI.

More information and a place for feedback about those 2 new aspects of Spotify can be found here. ;)

 

Your Music:

- Bringing Back Starred Playlist System

- Bring back the library

- Ability to make Your Music offline

- many more using the Search function...

 

New Black UI:

- Add an option to switch to the old UI

- Less Space between Lines

- Zoom options to change the size of all elements

- again, more to find via search

 

Thanks again!

I've just got the new Spotify layout which I can't say I'm liking. Main issues:


1. It is way too black, it all looks really drab (I much prefer the grey and black of the previous version - it helped differentiate between song lines and was just generally more professional looking). I don't have the best vision and this new version has left me squinting!

2. Everything is too big. I'm using a 15.6" monitor but I feel I want to zoom out 50%! Wheras previously I could see about 21 songs in a playlist, I can now only see 13!  Which means more scrolling, yay!
3, The scroll bar is too small and doesn't stand out enough. Given everything is more crammed on this version and reaching for the scrollbar is now a more frequent occurance, at least make it easy to find and grab!
4. What happened to the Stars? Why change them for the plus icon? There isn't much point having a Starred section if there are no stars ;p

Please, please, please create an option to revert back to the old skin, particularly for those of us with poor eyesight. Or at the least make the font on the new version half the size and add some alternating shading to playlists so it is clearer to see each line. 

Status: Duplicate Idea

Hello!


First of all, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately this idea here contains more than 1 request and/or general feedback which makes it impossible for the Spotify staff to manage the received kudos / give it a proper ideas status. The ideas exchange is here to request a single feature per topic that people can vote on via kudos. If you want to start a general discussion, that's cool! But then please create a topic in the respective help section for that. ;)

 

Also, please have a read at the ideas submission guidelines on what to consider when posting an idea. The most important things are to post only 1 idea per topic and to use the SEARCH function, since most ideas are already out there in the ideas forum.

 

You might want to check out some popular idea examples of the new "Your Music" feature and the new dark UI.

More information and a place for feedback about those 2 new aspects of Spotify can be found here. ;)

 

Your Music:

- Bringing Back Starred Playlist System

- Bring back the library

- Ability to make Your Music offline

- many more using the Search function

 

New Black UI:

- Add an option to switch to the old UI

- Less Space between Lines

- Zoom options to change the size of all elements

- again, more to find via search

 

Thanks again!

jimeh

Fix the Your Music catastrophe

by jimeh Wednesday - last edited Thursday

Update 2: I found the root cause of the issues I've been having, and reported it properly here: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Bug-Report-Your-Music-doesn-t-sync-correc...

 

Update: I have dug further and found primarly one specific bug (#1 below) that's behind most of the issues with Your Music. So here's a new a revised request list of issues/fixes:

 

  1. Adding songs/albums to Your Music does not correctly update SongsAlbums, and Artists sections. The intended purpose behind Your Music seems to be that adding a single song to Your Music makes it show in Songs, it's album showing in Albums, and it's artist showing in Artists. That is currently not true 90-95% of the time.
  2. It is not possible to add songs/albums from local files that are not in Spotify's database, like this one for example: Time's End: Majora's Mask Remixed by Theophany
  3. Replace the + button next to each song with the old Star icon and add a "Add to My Music" contextual menu item for songs. The "Save" button on albums can stay as it's quite useful. A music library is not the same thing as your few specific favorite songs. 

 

To get technical about #1: There seems to be two internal lists that make up Your Music, one for songs, and one for albums. The Artists section is derived from the albums list, as saving an Album always adds the artist too. The idea would be that these two lists are always kept in sync when a song/album is added to your library, but this currently fails. Hence adding an album doesn't always add it's songs to the Songs section, and adding a song rarely adds it's album and artist to the Albums and Artists sections.

 

In my testing, saving in album adds all songs from the album to Songs about 90% of the time. While adding a song adds the album and artist to the Albums and Artists sections about 2% of time when clicking on the + button next to songs. If you drag-n-drop the song(s) onto the Songs section, it never updates the Albums/Artists sections.

 

Fixing the above bullet points will in my opinion solve 95% of the issues with Your Music. As it ensures Your Music is a singular storage of your actual music, including songs/albums from local files that Spotify aren't aware of.

 

Personally I had until now simply created playlists from albums and playlist folders to try to build a "Library".

 


Origianl idea submission:

 

This is a summery of my suggestions from this post: Thoughts/complaints about new Your Music feature and Stars (and Spotify overall)

 

Please read or at least skim through the above linked post to get an idea of why Your Music is a catastrophe and needs fixing.

 

Without further ado, here's my list of suggestions to fix it:

 

  • Revert the Star feature to working just like it did, complete with the star next to each song, everywhere.
  • Replace SongsAlbums, and Artists lists with a single list/item called "Library" or something similar. Within the Library view there are "Songs", "Albums", and "Artists" tabs as alternative ways to view your "Library".
  • Add a contextual/right-click menu item called "Add to my Library" to all songs, and as a button for Albums.
  • Adding a song to the Library, will make it show under the Songs view, and it's album and artist show under their respective views too within the Library.
  • All local files should be part of the Library.
  • And potentially, enable making the whole Library available offline.

 

Bonus Features:

 

Not vital to fixing the mess that is Your Music, but they will add to the above suggestions and make Spotify overall better and more consisten to use.

 

  • Add a artist/album browser/list/sidebar/something that can be shown/hidden within each playlist. Potentially do it in a similar way to the above mentioned Library view. Potentially do something similar to what iTunes does (example).
  • Add back the Album Cover view for playlists, which was removed about a year ago.
  • Add a "Show Duplicates" feature for playlists, showing all non-unique songs. Preferably basing song uniqness on "[ARTIST_NAME]:[SONG_NAME]".
  • Show a OK/Cancel warning dialog when attempting to add a song that's already in the target playlist. Include a "don't show this warning again checkbox" to make the masses happy.
Grapescakes

Zoom options to change the size of all elements

Status: New Idea
by Grapescakes 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago by World Tour

Zoom options to change all elements, including text size, spacing, etc.

It would be nice to have some zoom options to change the text size in the desktop application. It could be separate options for the sidebar and the main screen.

Status: New Idea


Marked as new idea and edited the idea a bit according to the comments to apply the zoom also on the other elements. Since we already have an idea for only adjustable text-size here. ;)

 

So the new Spotify has gone for the oh-so-trendy web fashion of mid-2013, of sticking photographs of things inside circles.

 

A circle is completely the wrong shape to put a photo in. The photographer who took those band shots back in the 70s / 80s / 90s that you're now cropping to a circle never planned on the photo being composed for a circular crop, because, y'know - it's a totally inefficient shape. 

 

This 'feature' is chopping off people's heads, cutting out important details of photos and generally looking bad, all because you want to be trendy. 

 

Here are a couple of examples of bad crops I found after just a minute's searching;

 

   

 

You are quite literally banging a square peg into a round hole.

 

Just present the photos uncropped, the way the artist and the photographer wanted them to be seen. There's no way a designer for a music magazine would screw with an artist's photos like this, so why do you?

Status: New Idea
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