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Freebox is a really famous settop box in France.

Free (the internet operator) has just announced a new SDK to develop applications for its Freebox Player. 

As many frenchies, I would enjoy a Spotify app on my Freebox Player !


Sorry the announcement is actualy only in french :

The library documentation is in english :


Spotify, thanks for your great jobs !

This is more like a bug to me:


when i really like a song and decide to want to play a Radio based on it, of coures i want to listen to the full track first!


Currently the instant that i hit "Start Radio" the rest of the currently playing track is skipped and the radio is immediately started.


Expected would be that the selected song for the Radio finishes and that the radio starts then.


That would be the single most desired improvement :) since else the recommendation option works great!

It would be nice if all songs that were the exact same were linked so that you couldn't add duplicate songs to a playlist.


Also if the explicit and clean songs were linked, you could have a button on a playlist when you are listening to be able change between explicit and clean listening modes. That way you could have awesome playlists that have a lot of explicit songs, but if you want to play the playlist on the speakers at a BBQ with family, you could switch to clean mode and it would be the same playlist except it would have the clean versions.

Okay, it took me forever to get even get to this point which I highly doubt if Spotify will read this. 


For one, there is no easy way to contact or give new advice or ideas. I spent 20 mins trying to figure it out. Make it easier to contact you!


2nd, the radio sucks. They keep play the exact smae songs over and over again just like the real radio. Even when I base the radio on different songs and geners. You have EDM music playing on Alternative. Now how does that make sesne?  Pandora was so much better with their radio. You would always find new music and be able to explore new geners with no problem. 


Spotify should make it easier to find songs, they should suggest songs, improve the freaking cell phone app already. The cell phone app is also terrible. (I'm a computer major, I should know) They haven't changed a thing. You can't put the songs in any kind of order whihc makes it really difficult to find any songs. It is slow and just a waste. Spotify should really make their program more simliar to itunes since they did such a good job and model their radio after Pandora. 


I am so close to canceling my subscription since they haven't done a thing to improve spotify at all. I rather go with aother comany or back to downloading more music. I am a frustrated customer and I would recomend anything else besides Spotify since they don't even make it worth buying the subcription each month. 



I think we can all safely say that the time for Spotify to make their own native BB10 app has come and gone. Now that BB10 is getting ever increasing Android app support, it may just not be worth it for Spotify as a company. For us users it is unfortunately not the best option, as Android ports just aren't as responsive as a natively developed app.


However there have been a few independant developers that have expressed their interest in creating a native client for BB10. The only thing apparently stopping them is the lack of the appropriate tools. Such tools have been made available on the other platforms, and that has resulted in a list of nice independant apps.

I hope Spotify can reconsider at least making those available on BB10 natively, so a client like that would become possible. I think it would require only a fraction of the effort and the resulting client may be just the thing that regular BlackBerry and Spotify users have been waiting for. I know I have.


I am not sure on the technical aspects, but I just wish to let you know the demand for such a client still exists, and there are people ready to step in!

Status: New Idea

Integrate Soundwave

Status: New Idea
by Label Star Merik Monday - last edited Monday

Soundwave Logo

Spotify has integrated and Songkick into their clients. What's next? Soundwave.


Soundwave is the latest music sharing and discovery app. It's like Instagram and WhatsApp has a music love child. Soundwave captures all the songs you listen to on Spotify (see next paragraph), YouTube, and everywhere else and instantly adds them to your Soundwave profile, like magic. You can follow friends and with the tap of a button instantly see the songs they listen to, as they play them. You can even create private groups to chat with friends and share songs. If the song shared is on Spotify, you bet it's linked and ready for users to listen!


Currently, Soundwave can only track your listening through the web player (with a Google Chrome extension) and the iOS and Android app (Soundwave has to be installed and "device broadcast" has to be enabled in the Spotify app), leaving out the desktop client. How can Spotify help? Just like how they've implemented into their clients - the ability to login and scrobble to


So what's in it for Spotify?

  • - More users.
  • - More traffic.
  • - More happy customers


Soundwave has an API that Spotify can use. So what are you waiting for Spotify? 





Status: New Idea

How about a function where you have a "DONATE TO THE ARTIST" button for each artist? So if you like what you hear you can donate a couple of dollars directly to the artist? I think Spotify would be seen as a music industry hero if you were to do this as it would be a way for artists to make money directly from the fans. Plus there would suddenly be a billion or so artists out there promoting Spotify. "Check out our stuff on Spotify!"


Please please do this. Improve the world. 

Thanks for listening. 

Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, this idea has already been submitted before but sadly has been declined. You can read the official reply as to why it's not possible here:

I would really like to be able to go the playlist i am currently playing from. In the Android app it is possible by tapping in the top area shown here as a red rectangle. I think it should be this way on iOS too.


Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, this idea has already been suggested here:

Kudos have been transferred, please add your comments there. ;)

When using the Discover page, I often scroll several page lengths before I find an entry that interests me. If I click on the entry and return to Discover using the back button, it returns me to the top of Discover, forcing me to reload and scroll all the way down to where I had left off. It would be useful to implement a function that saves your page position when you return to the Discover page, so to save some scrolling and loading time. 

Status: Duplicate Idea

A similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)


Bring Back Starred Playlists System

Status: Not right now
by matthewmspace on ‎02-04-2014 05:20 PM - last edited on ‎03-04-2014 01:53 AM 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


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.  

It's so hard to talk with the team from Spotify almost gave up. Make it easier!


Other thing is... sometimes I don't want to make choices, I just wanto to "go with the flow". A "Surprise me" button could create an instant playlist based on what I use to listen, with musics I like and suggesting some tracks that I could like too. But it needs to be easy and fast to find, like opening the program, this button would be there on top of page, as a section, whatever... 


Its just a suggestion from a brazilian user. Thanks!

This app needs a wake up and sleep alarm like Pandora.
Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here: and

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

Please make this real: The "Spotify Box".


A hardware player without any display and touchscreen f**kup, with wooden case und not more than three buttons.

Nice concept, please bring it to life.


More details here.


Image: Jordi Parra, license: CC BY NC ND 2.0


Add support for Google ChromeCast

Status: Not right now
by Arjen82 ‎24-07-2013 09:51 PM - edited ‎24-03-2014 07:55 AM

Will you be adding support to the ChromeCast that Google announced today? Would be great to be able to easily stream music from all my devices to my receiver and tv.


Please see the Api information here:


Update: implementing ChromeCast is superior to using the Chrome browser plugin to move a tab with the Spotify web interface to your TV for multiple reasons. Most importantly:

 - You can stream higher fidelity

 - You can stream from every device, not only from a computer/laptop

 - You can control from multiple devices (so if I leave the room my wife can control Spotify with her phone)


If implemented correctly this would match the functionality of Sonos for a much lower price.


Update February 4th 2014: Okay, so Google has released the SDK now. Please start working on the functionality or at the very minimum give an update to the status...


Update February 19th 2014: 2,000 kudos, hundreds of replies (with more than a handful of cancelations). Apparently Spotify Germany has confirmed Chromecast support is coming. An update would be nice


Update March 24th 2014: 2,500 kudos and still no update. Cancelled my subscription today. Sorry, but if you don't listen to your paying customers we will have to speak with our wallets.

Status: Not right now
Hello everyone. The request for ChromeCast has become uncommonly popular since the product was launched so we're currently having discussions about how best to implement this. However, due to several prevailing priorities we're going to have to say "not right now" to this idea. Please subscribe to this thread for updates since the status will likely change when we're ready to implement ChromeCast support. [Update - March 27th, 2014] Thanks for the votes and comments! We're listening but don't have an update just yet. Please continue to show your support and stay updated in this thread.

Student discount in Sweden

Status: New Idea
by frias 2 weeks ago


After seeing that you recently added a generous student discount for US college students, I wanted in!


I think that being able to subscribe to Spotify for half the price (49 SEK) would convert a lot of free subscribing students to paying customers. This would be a popular discount!


I have contacted the Swedish student discount organizations(Studentkortet and Mecenat), but I recommend students to contact your own students' union and link to this idea. Maybe we can actually make this happen!


Showing this kind of love for students is great! Horray for US students and kudos to Spotify! <3

Status: New Idea
Android and iPhone app should have a separate quality setting for wifi, where data is not an issue
Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)


Add new artists

Status: Case Closed
by Ig0116 Wednesday
RBD they got a lot of good music it's a Latin group
Status: Case Closed

Spotify is always trying to add as much music content as possible - please have a read at point 5 of the official FAQs respecting additional music requests here.

I have an idea...thats not an original, but has been requested for the ability to reorder playlists alphabetically. I just don't understand why this isn't embedded yet. I love the addition of the equalizer, that was a great update. But it's been requested...over...over...over...over...and...over again that we should be allowed to sort our playlists (the actual tracks within the playlists). Please!

Status: Duplicate Idea

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

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

Status: Watch this space

2014-05-07 Hey everyone. This idea is now "Watch this space".


We're excited to announce Spotify Free for mobile will also be arriving on Windows Phone. You can read more about Window Phone updates this spring right here. Keep an eye on the Community for timeline/ news updates.

For when you want to listen a music until you sleep
Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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