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.
I would love to be able to sort my playlists by Artists, then drill down by album so as not to clutter my Spotify. It's pretty hard to organize my playlists the current way. Any ideas on a future iteration that will enable this capability?
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 22-03-201209:11 AM - last edited on 31-07-201211:06 AM by Rocio
The Library is a really confusing and endless list of songs, especaly on the mobile apps. You can't just click around and just listen to music without knowing what you want to hear.
It would be awesome if there was a possibility to Split the Screen when you're in the library an show a list with Artists, Album and Genre. Like we all know it from iTunes, Winamp, WMP. So you could click on an artist an all titles, albums and genres that aren't realated to him disappear. Just like a predefined Filters for all the artists, genres and albums in your library.
So it would be much easier to search to search for music in your library without knowing exactly what you are searching for.
This is also why a search function can't replace such filters.
There should also be a possibility to edit which details are shown in the library. Things like "year of release", "track number on the album" or just "number on the playlist" are hardly missing.
on 10-02-201201:49 PM - last edited on 08-06-201203:01 PM by David
This of course could be referenced to PS3 and Wii as well, but as a primarily 360 user I'm biased ;) I'm hoping that something is in the works to bring Spotify to 360. Being that so many people have their gaming consoles setup through their home audio, it would really up the ante on the sound experience. As a premium user I use Spotify all the time but my living room is begging for it!
byMattSuda14-02-201202:45 AM - edited 02-03-201309:15 PM
Why isn't there an option to just repeat a track? I hate having to place a song in a playlist of its own, and then put it on repeat which just repeats the playlist. People have been suggesting you add this feature for years now! EVERY music app should have this feature! This feature should be on all the Spotify apps across all platforms.
Add it to the same button as now with a 3-step repeat mode:
1. Repeat ALL/PLAYLIST 2. Repeat TRACK
3. Repeat OFF
This idea is also "Under Consideration" on GetSatisfaction.
My mockup of what this would look like in the iPad app (similar for desktop and other mobile devices):
If Spotify wants to compete with Rdio, they need to add this feature! They could limit the function to unlimited and premium users if that's the current worry limiting the release of this feature. Rdio is PAY ONLY, and Spotify has a FREE option.
It worries me that Spotify hasn't implemented this popular simple idea from 4 years ago, but instead they implement more complex newer ideas.
If you ask some people -- this has been a request since the launch of Spotify.
I love Spotify, but it hurts that a simple feature like this gets passed up every time new features are rolled out.
I feel like I'm living in the 1990s with no repeat track mode anywhere to be found within Spotify.
This is a basic feature and it's being looked at like a grain of salt.
I comb through Twitter search every day and a lot of people are very confused on how the repeat mode works so I link them to this idea.
I've referred 50+ people now to the link... some didn't know that it only repeated the playlist.
This is very confusing for a lot of people, especially newcomers.
Remember... this has been a request dating back to 2009 and even to the launch of Spotify is some cases.
byphilask19-01-201304:40 PM - edited 21-05-201309:44 AM
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.
Could it be good idea to add a wish box or a button somewhere in Spotify so every time I don't find some record from Spotify I could easily add it to the wish box. Maybe a button next to the search box so after a failed search just clicking the wish box button. Afterwards the Spotify staff and record companies (and users) could see which records are most wanted and use that information for getting the records to the Spotify.
I would be so great to have DLNA support in Spotify, both in the desktop and mobile versions.
There should be a simple "Play To" feature so music can be played on the living room stereo and controlled from a mobile device without the use of a combination of desktop computer, JamCast, 2Player, WD TV live box ect.
It could be combined with AirPlay support, but I'm using a Windows/Android setup myself.
Hope people (and Spotify) will support this feature soon - it would really take Spotify to the next level at home!
Please add release notes when Spotify for desktop is updated. How can we know which features are added, removed or fixed when Spotify tells us we need to restart? The iOS version provides release notes for each release, hopefully this can be added to the desktop version as well.
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