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Spotify Ideas

New Idea

Bring Back Starred Playlists System

Status: Not right now
by matthewmspace 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 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


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.  

This is bad, guys!  


Once was the day (last week) you could sort all of your search results by artist, album, length OR popularity simply by clicking on the name of that column in the full search results view.  


It's even mentioned in a "Solution" from last week.


Now, the column headings are unresponsive and there is now way to group the results of your search, like when you want to see different versions of the same song by one artist:


New Search Results


There seems to be some problems w/ the search function in other aspects of the redesign so perhaps a fix is in the works?


Spotify's greatest strength is the diversity of music accessible but people enjoy it in different ways, not just by popularity.


Please bring back sorting in search results!  This is big hole!

Status: New Idea

How can a company annoy so many loyal paying customers with UI silliness. I used to love spotify, over the years the app UI changes have been one of my biggest pain points. now this new colour scheme makes it nearly unusable for me on my big screen tv (connected to my amp) where I use it most.


I've been a loyal customer and even moved to unlimited when spotify dropped the free version as I loved the service. I've now started looking else where, google play, and have had success using Amazon cloud player (even the xbox music has better colours!) and to be honest there are now more offers out there every month and I can actually own my music to boot with services like Amazon cloud player.


Bottom line is the app should get out of the way of my music listening experience, the sooner spotify realizes that customers are paying for the music experience, stop trying to be facebook, i don't want to fiddle with your app for hours, I want to listen to the sound. The old app was pretty much there now the new white text, no star, main section (I don't care about) is expanded again what pushes my playlists (the bit I care about) nearly off my screen for f*** sake.  


I'm giving spotify 6 months to fix their act while i try other services and then I'm gone. Sad thing is I'd have no problem staying with the old app, but it forces you to update - sigh.  


do spotify actually care about real customers?

Status: Duplicate Idea

A similar idea has also been suggested here:


Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)


View mode (& font size)

Status: New Idea
by joppiz 2 weeks ago

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.

Status: New Idea

In Radio the buttons for Thumbs Down/Thumbs Up is in the reverse of what's normally seen in pretty much everything else. The Thumbs Up button is usually on the left and Thumbs Down is on the right, but it's the opposite here.


It currently looks like this:


It should look like this:


Here's some examples of this order in other applications.

Google Music:


Steam Community:

Status: New Idea

As a daily user of spotify, I find myself creating several playlists, soo many infact its starting to get cluttered.  It would be great to be able to create "Playlist Folders" that way i could sort different playlists and group them in a more manageable/organised manner.

Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, you can already create playlist folders by going to the top left menu => File => New playlist folder.

If you want the same for the Web Player check out this idea here:


Its so clumpy. I am seriously considering switching to Rdio because I cant deal with the layout anymore. Why did they change it? The font is far too big and the background is too dark. Spotify was great, I dont get the change!


Also can spotify songs/playlists go 'available online' automatically? My ipad, laptop and phone spend their lives 'syncing' to go offline and for some reason they go back to not being able to be used offline, Its a nightmare.


Needs to go back to normal otherwise Im off. Its the same with facebook, why keep changing the layout?





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. :(




Right-clicking on a track and selecting "Add to..." playlist should indicate if a song is already in a playlist.   There should be an asterisk or something next to the playlist name if the track is already in the playlist.



Status: Duplicate Idea

A similar idea has also been suggested here:


Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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. ;)

The recent UI revamp did a good job of improving Spotify Desktop UI but there is still opportunity. Here's my first go at it:

Spotify Mockup.png


Star and Save coexisting?

Status: New Idea
by thrasbarg 2 weeks ago - last edited a week ago

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. ;)

It would be great to see what playlist a song is from (if public) in the right pane of the desktop version. Eg:


Sven Svensson listened to



from the Playlist Swedish

Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea. This idea requests being able to see the playlist name a song is from in the activity feed. You might also want to add your kudos to a similar idea about an easy way to go to that playlist here. ;)

Right now even if many songs are highlighted the plus button only adds them one-at-a-time.


I used to star all my favorite music (I'm very happy the "Your Music" feature has replaced that need). Now I want to send all of my starred and playlisted music into "Your Music" but it seems like I have to add the songs one by one. I want to just highlight them all using the shift key or "ctrl (or cmd) + A" and click the plus button and have them all go over. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Status: New Idea

Bring back the library

Status: New Idea
by EdLetts 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago 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'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


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!


Zoom options to change the size of all elements

Status: New Idea
by Deleted 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 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. ;)

I have seen a LOT of good comments posted in the community section, and if the author makes reference to even 2 issues, then your standard response is some version of:


Hi!  thank you for your idea.  Unfortunately this contains more than 1 idea, so please post only 1 idea per comment or add to someone else's idea.  Thank you!


REALLY???!!!!   is this your way of saying "If we need ANY reason to dismiss your idea, this is how we do it without sounding like we coudn't care less"?   How about simply auo-linking them to any of the other topic ideas you already see listed in there?  if you can find how the idea may address several topics, simply link it to those topics!  We (your PAYING customers) are taking time from OUR busy lives to carefully explain what se notice and what we would like, often with screenshots and background explanations to make our case for a feature, bug, idea, or concern.  How about working WITH us rather than looking for ways to dismiss our comments?   Geez..


Common, Spotify...  don't be evil!


Your Music: Artist tab - separate by albums (Desktop)

Status: New Idea
by Smitch a week ago - last edited Friday by World Tour

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 of tracks.

Status: New Idea


Marked as new idea and added "Desktop" in the title to make it clear on which platform and let it differ from a similar idea for iOS here.


This idea requests that when you click on an artist in Your Music, you should not just see an endless list of the saved songs. It should be organised by albums into blocks, to get a better overview.

I follow people on Spotify because..

Top Choice: ..they have good music taste and I want new recommendations. (65%)

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