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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.

I have big playlists, and would like a built in way to prevent duplicates from occuring in my playlists.  This could be an option to prevent, or select/hide duplicates.

Status: Under Consideration


Hi folks.


We think this idea is one which is long overdue for an update. We'd also like to acknowledge the age of this idea, along with the popularity. As a result of the overwhelming popularity of this idea, especially in recent weeks, we're going to mark this idea as "under consideration."


Watch this space for updates while we consider the best potential implementation.


Update 2014-07-01

On our latest Android release (1.1.1) we'll ask you to confirm if you add a song to a playlist twice. Keep an eye here for more updates:



Ability to Delete Radio Stations

Status: Implemented
by Jon_R on ‎27-02-2012 08:28 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2012 04:49 PM by Spotify

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.


Status: Implemented

2014-04-25 Hey everyone. We're back again! And we're excited to announce this idea status is now "Implemented". Now you can delete radio stations on desktop, web, iPhone, and Android. Thanks for your feedback everyone! We're excited to give you this feature based on your support for this idea.


Discount Family Subscriptions!

Status: Under Consideration
by djbyron on ‎15-02-2012 04:06 PM

Before I made the switch from Rdio to Spotify they (Rdio) came up with a pricing model that allowed families to purchase a slightly discounted subscription.  


$9.99 for single unlimited user

$17.99 for 2 family members (20% discount)

$22.99 for 3 family members (50% discount)


Would love to see a similar pricing model so the rest of the family could get in on the action!

Status: Under Consideration

Hello there,


The team is considering it and thinking now on how to make it work.


Thanks for being patient, and thanks to everyone who has voted this up and made this a very big requested Spotify idea. 


We are hearing you all loud and clear!


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After your free 6 months, Sprint Framily Plan members will then get a discount on Premium:

  • Framily (1-5 people) - $7.99/month

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Playlist sorting options

Status: Under Consideration
by COCCIDIOIDES on ‎09-02-2012 01:04 PM - last edited on ‎07-05-2012 04:06 PM by Community Manager

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?

Status: Under Consideration


Hello folks!

We are going to mark this as "under consideration" since we have passed it internally and we are working on good ways to improve the playlist sorting options. Keep an eye on this thread, we will update you all as soon as we have news.

Thanks for your feedback and awesome ideas :)


Way to know if a song is in my playlists

Status: Under Consideration
by atzcapilla ‎05-11-2012 11:55 AM - edited ‎04-02-2013 10:23 PM

A common problem: How do you know if a song is already in your playlists?


Here's a simple solution:


   1 ) right-click any song

   2 ) show ✔ if that song is already stored in your playlists






Extra features:  Add how many times the song is repeated in a playlist:




This feature could also be a partial solution to the most popular "Way to prevent duplicates in playlists" request.


I am sure this might not be very difficult to implement, as this idea uses the existing right-click menu in Spotify.



More extra features:  Add an icon in any search results that show if that song is already stored in any of your playlists:





Do you like the idea? Give it some kudos so the Spotify team starts implementing it asap! =)



Status: Under Consideration
Hello folks! We have passed this internally since this ideas has become very popular in a very short period of time! So now this is being considered :) Thanks to all your votes! keep doing this if you want to see this built.

Spotify for Games Consoles

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by bdub on ‎10-02-2012 01:49 PM - last edited on ‎08-06-2012 03:01 PM by Spotify

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!


Heres to hopin!

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos


Hello folks! I just changed this idea status to "Good Idea". This is a very good one and we all would love to see Spotify for games consoles :)


Ideally, Spotify would be available on all platforms. Not just mobile or television devices, but games consoles. While we can't comment on any potential partnerships, we can say we think this is a great idea. Oftentimes, partnerships take a long time to sort out, even if both parties are interested. In the meantime, please watch this space for updates.


Thank you all for your contribution, you all make this place better :)


Show original year of album release

Status: Implemented
by incandenza on ‎16-02-2012 10:23 AM

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?

Status: Implemented
We're excited to announce that we've managed to implement this idea. Recently, our content team has made some improvements to the way we validate and interpret content from rights holders. We've updated nearly 50,000 albums already! You may notice some remaining content not showing accurate original release year and we're working on improving this content in the coming months. Thanks for the feedback and enjoy the music.

Make the library more functional

Status: Case Closed
by blau on ‎22-03-2012 09:11 AM - last edited on ‎31-07-2012 11:06 AM by Spotify

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.


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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.

Status: Case Closed

2014-04-09 Hey guys, we’re going to mark this Ideas as “Case closed”.


That’s because this week we introduced “Your Music”. Now you can save, organize and browse your favorite music. All in one place, across all platforms.


As users will now be able to view all their favorite artists, albums, and songs “Your Music” rather than a “Library” this idea is now closed. For a glimpse of “Your Music” and our new design changes click here.


These changes have rolled out to iPhone, desktop and web users this week, and will soon be available across all platforms. Thanks for your feedback everyone.

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.


Add Equalizer in Spotify

Status: Under Consideration
by spotifyfan on ‎19-02-2012 05:05 PM - last edited on ‎19-07-2012 07:24 AM by Spotify

For ipod touch there is a huge need for eq because Spotify bypasses the regular Apple Sound Settings.

I use high end headphones but need to be able to fintune the settings so I can enjoy my music and tech equally.

So please, please make an EQ for the spotify app


Airplay in the desktop version of Spotify

Status: Not right now
by ruccola on ‎09-02-2012 04:24 PM

I would love to have Airplay built in the app itself, so I don't need another program such as Airfoil.

Status: Not right now

Fair enough.


Perhaps we should have changed this idea to "Not right now" in the first place given the title. Although you can use AirPlay given the new Apple update, I don't think we'll be implementing a setting in the Preferences menu which will enable this.


It's a great idea and maybe we'll come back to it later but for now I'm inclined to mark this as such.


Repeat TRACK Mode!

Status: Implemented
by Label Star MattSuda on ‎14-02-2012 02:45 AM - last edited 2 weeks ago



Repeat track mode is now available




Matt Suda will forever be known as the guy who pushed Spotify to add repeat track mode and his legacy will live on for music lovers forever...

Thanks to everyone for your support helping me get Spotify to add this! =)



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:

2. Repeat TRACK

3. Repeat OFF


My mockup of what this would look like in the iPad app (similar for desktop and other mobile devices):



My Comments:


If Spotify wants to compete with the competition, they need to add this basic feature!


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.


Oh and look at all of these confused people:


News articles that agree:

Status: Implemented
This has just been implemented for everyone using Spotify (0.9.7 and up) on their desktop. Thanks to Matt for the suggestion and so many others who gave this idea their kudos!

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":


UPDATE 16/5/13:


Google Play Music All Access does this and more


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.


UPDATE 21/5/13:


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.


UPDATE 1/1/14:


Looks like Spotify took this suggestion seriously and have been beta testing Collections for quite a while (yes, they made me a beta tester ;) )  It works well and I'd imagine it'll be mainstream soon.    (Keep giving the idea Kudos to continue to support it)

Status: Implemented

2014-04-25 Hey everyone! We’re excited to say this Idea status is now “Implemented”.


This month we introduced “Your Music”. Now you can save, organize and browse your favorite music. All in one place, across all platforms. For a glimpse of these changes and our new design click here.


Your Music is now available to users on desktop, web, Android and iOS.

Currently Spotify defaults to using the default sound device under windows when launched, it would be neat if you could choose which sound device you want to use isntead in the options screen,



Status: Not right now
Hello everyone. Staff here with an update. In the recent past, our desktop team has been working hard on improving our looks, as well as the new Your Music feature. You can find more information about these improvements here. In the near future, we're going to focusing on the quality of the desktop app so we're going to have to mark this idea as "Not Right Now". We want to be sure we're continuing to offer a fast and stable desktop version of Spotify. We may come back to this in the future so please add your comments and votes. Thanks for the idea!

DLNA support in Spotify

Status: Under Consideration
by Apbo on ‎17-02-2012 05:15 PM

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!

Status: Under Consideration


Hello folks!


First at all, sorry for the late update, there are lot of ideas coming in every day. We want you to know that we are here and listening, and working on all of your ideas.


I´ve changed this idea status to "Under Consideration" since: "We’ve submitted the idea internally for consideration".


We will get back to you when we get our internal feedback on this matter.


Thanks a lot for your contribution and ideas, we really appreciate it :)




Windows 8 Metro App

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by sEbbo on ‎19-02-2012 03:12 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is going to be released in February 29th. Will you at Spotify have your app ready for download until then do we have to wait until Windows 8 is released?


Explicit button

Status: Under Consideration
by sekuether21 on ‎18-02-2012 04:32 PM

Add a button that controls whether Explicit songs are played or not.  When it is off and you're listening to an album or playlist, the explicit songs are skipped. That way you can still listen to your favorite album or playlist when more impressionable members of the family (kids / parents) are around.

Status: Under Consideration
2014-05-23 As it's been a while since we last posted, we want to let you know we're still here and taking note of the kudos/ comments here. Currently this idea is still "Under Consideration". Your feedback around this desired feature is being passed on internally and we'll update this thread as soon we get any news. Thanks again for all your feedback and contributions. We always want your thoughts on Spotify!

Wish box for missing records

Status: Under Consideration
by Listener on ‎16-10-2012 08:15 PM

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.


Subscribe to Artists

Status: Implemented
by chopztix ‎15-02-2012 04:04 PM - edited ‎15-02-2012 04:43 PM

I know for a fact that myself and a lot of people I know would love a feature that lets you subscribe to an artist or a group, immediately letting one know when a new album/track has been released.

Status: Implemented


We're happy to announce that you are able now to follow artists in Spotify!

Just go to an artist's page in Spotify and click "follow" under the artists name at the top of the page. You'll receive a notification update in Spotify when tracks are added to the artists profile.

Read more about it here:


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