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In the android app's Your Music-view there is the extremely useful feature of sorting by most played (playlist, album). Please add it to the iOS app as well!

Status: New Idea

In many programs, the version number can be selected and copied from Help->About, because it's in text mode.

This is very convenient for developers and whoever needs to report a bug.

Especially, as Spotify version numbers are pretty long and complex.

Right now Spotify Connect works like this: I build my queue in the desktop client, listen to it, then want to go out and open my phone. The queue will be transfered to my phone and is gone on the computer. According to this thread: Connect suddenly changes current playlist other users are complaining about this and don't want their queue to be transfered / overwritten with another current playlist. So please implement a feature that lets my queue stay as it is and don't transfer it to a different connected device.

Status: New Idea

Periodically, Spotify suggests music to me.  I'm pretty sure this is because Spotify wants me to listen to their suggestions.


But they send it via email. Think about how ridiculous this is.

  1. Spotify makes a list of what I might want to listen to
  2. Spotify converts that list to email form and sends it to me.
  3. I read the email, titled something like "8 music suggestions for you"
  4. I click on an artist or song in the email
  5. Spotify opens and takes me to that artist
  6. If I like what I hear, I save it in a playlist somewhere.  In other words, I turn the email list back into a playlist.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 for a while

Why don't you just make me a playlist?

like, wasn't Spotify designed to create and share playlists? Why am I doing all the work?


Here's what I want to have happen:

  1. I choose a playlist folder (in advance) where I want to receive suggestions.  Or Spotify picks one for me.
  2. Spotify creates playlists in that folder, using a title that has the date in it (e.g. "Suggested music for 11/21/2014")
  3. Spotify emails me the link to the new playlist to let me know it's there.
  4. I click the link to open the playlist.  ONE STEP PROCESS FOR ME.


Status: New Idea

Marked as "New Idea" because this idea requests a feature to automatically create a playlist from the mail suggestions.


Add support for Google ChromeCast

Status: Under Consideration
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: Under Consideration

Hello everyone. Spotify here. We wanted to address a request many of you have made for Chromecast support. In order to keep improving Spotify, we are always testing new things on our different platforms. While we don’t have any plans to launch this in the immediate future, we are looking into it, and will let you know as soon as we have any more information to share.

This was brought up in support here:


With the new Android Lollipop update, the lock screen controls are completely unavailable. This should be listed as a bug rather than a new idea, but Spotify recommended posting here.So here it is. 


Fix the lock screen controls for Android Lollipop.

Status: New Idea

[Spotify Connect] Less pop-ups when I change devices

Status: New Idea
by Rising Star Carina a week ago - last edited a week ago by Community Manager

Since the implementation of Spotify Connect I get lots of pop-ups on my phone when I change the device. It always asks me to control the music of another device and in fact those pop-ups are just annoying. So please reduce the number of pop-ups on my phone or give me the option to disable them.



Status: New Idea

I woke up this morning, went to my Spotify Discover page looking for some new music, and found this... 


Spotify Screenshot 10-23-2014.png


Wiz Khalifa, Paramore, Rascal Flatts, My Chemical Romance, Metallica, Queen, Haim. Britney Spears, Brad Paisley, Naughty Boy, Lady Antebellum, Florence and the Machine, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, T.I. The Lumineers. 


Top 40 hits from today, and my adolescence. Hip hop. Twang pop. Current pop-alternative. Generic classic rock. 


At the risk of sounding like a hipster, my musical taste is varried, and almost never dips into any of those piedgon holes, save for classic rock. Spotify used to be fantastic at showing me artists based on the artists I enjoy. They seemed not to pander to the most popular or succesful either. I got results from artists with a range of followers, from millions, down to dozens. Most new music I've listened to in the past year, including many of my new favorites stemmed from that page. 


At first I thought this was a bug, something temporarily wrong with my page. Then I found this...


Some seem to have been affected by this a few months ago. I suppose it's just caught up with me. On the tenth page of that thread, someone recommends we voice our concerns here. So I am. 


Please Spotify, aside from having a very comprehensive library of music, the Discover page was what I loved most about you. Bring it back. Leave the pop on the Top Lists page where it belongs. 


PS: Yes, that's μTorrent I have open. Look what you're making me do! 

Status: New Idea

I think that right now it just picks the next show that is happening in your country. This makes a could-be-awesome feature pretty much useless in Canada. Instead of getting a message for the concert happening next week in my home town, it tells me about an upcoming concert on the other side of the country, 3000 miles away.




Status: New Idea

Spotify has announced on its developer blog lately that they will abandon the old app framework in the desktop software completely. This means that popular and well-known apps like musiXmatch, TuneWiki or for Spotify will no longer be available in the App Finder. Here is an excerpt from the announcement:


"Spotify Apps (Discontinued)

This feature is no longer available.


Please note: Future releases of the Spotify Desktop client will no longer feature an App Finder tab and will no longer support the presentation of Spotify Apps, therefore this feature has been discontinued.


As Spotify evolves and priorities change, we sometimes have to remove APIs from active development and shift focus to the relevant platforms. With the new APIs and SDKs now available we are phasing out Spotify Apps support from the desktop client. In the upcoming version you will no longer be able to run third-party applications within the desktop client. This means the App Finder and apps inside the desktop client will no longer be available and we are terminating our Application Distribution Agreement.

The update will gradually roll out from today, starting with a smaller percentage of new and existing users, with the majority of our existing users receiving the update early in 2015."


No longer supporting these apps means that e.g. personalised recommendations for new music are even harder to find in Spotify, as they are also testing what to do with the Discover tab which might get replaced with a general Top Hits Highlights section or even be abandoned completely.

Status: New Idea
my idea is to be able to view the back of the album. Perhaps by double clicking the album art it would flip round to show the back cover including the trck listings etc.
Status: New Idea

New Releases Section for Artists I Follow

Status: New Idea
by Festival Headliner ‎15-10-2014 10:04 AM - edited ‎21-10-2014 11:08 PM

Please add a section to "New Releases" in Browse on desktop and mobile where we can see all the new releases from the artists we follow.




Right now you can follow artists and get notifications when a new album comes out, but these notifications can be very unreliable and easily missed if you get lots of notifications.


This new section would update daily or "automatically" when a new album from an artist you follow is available on Spotify. Please make the feed have a high display limit so we for sure won't miss any releases if we follow a lot of artists.


It would work in addition to new release notifications. (you can always turn off new release notifications in your account settings and just use this new section)


The "New Releases" section in browse right now ONLY shows off new hot/popular stuff.

Make it so we can toggle back and forth between the hot/popular stuff and new releases from the artists we follow. 

Status: New Idea

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.  


Restore Discover

Status: Duplicate Idea
by bbth-us Wednesday

Removing the Discover option and replacing it with Highlights is one of the worst interface ideas possible. Highlights is essentially useless since it is basically advertising artists and albums that have no connection to the user's actual listening history.  That fact that Discover was removed from a subset of users with no notice shows considerable disregard for paying customers. I don't appreciate being a test subject for a service that I pay for. Bring back Discover.

Status: Duplicate Idea

Hey there,
As mentioned, a similar idea has already been suggested here: Bring back the Discover page's functionality!
Please leave your comments/kudos there to support the idea! :)

Dear Spotify,


The "inbox" feature in the mobile apps makes me grind my teeth. It's bad enough that you still haven't upgraded it to the "messages" feature present in the desktop and web versions (which is nothing to write home about, but is something at least).


But in the few places where you have implemented full messaging, you forgot about sync. One would expect that such things as the "read/unread" status of messages, or the "played/not yet played" status of songs would sync among all devices. Not so. It's still stubbornly and embarrassingly limited to the status in the local device.


My suggestion in short is: Keep all messages in sync among all devices!. All meaning ALL: iphone, ipad, desktop, web... That means syncing the incoming messages, their "read" status, the outgoing messages, and the "played" status of any songs received OR sent.


Of course that also means get rid of the basic "inbox" in the mobile apps and implementing full messaging. The feature fragmentation is Spotify is bad enough as it is, le'ts do away with this at least!


A multidevice web based service with no sync... in 2014... come on guys! wake up!


Thanks for reading this. Please kudos me guys, you know you hate this as much as I do!

Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea: you may also want to support this idea, which suggests syncing the 'played/unplayed' status across devices.

According to this article on BBC news, artists are being payed per stream. IMO this is unfair and might kill music. Allow me to elaborate. 


This pay-per-stream model is obviously built on the idea that the length of a song usually is between 3 - 4 minutes. This might be true for songs that are written especially to target radio stations, but that's not the music I am listening to. 


Lots of bands and artists don't care much about the length of their songs. The songs gets its length automatically. To them length is subordinate to the quality of a song.


As streaming music is gaining much more popularity among music listeners, and more and more artists earn their entire living out of it, they might think one day: `hey, this new full length concept album that only has 2 songs on it, and is way more popular than our previous recording with 12 tracks. Still the income from this previous album is six times higher. Never a concept album again, our next album will have 25 short songs on it. We're not dumb!`


Would the classic cult album Dopesmoker by Sleep (that has a 60 minute long track)  ever been made if they knew that majority of their income was yielded from streaming music sevices, such as Spotify? I don't think so. Their record company would never allow that. Is this also the reason why just this release isn't on Spotify? Hmmmm...


So, this pay-per-stream concept might force artists into changing the way they are writing songs.


Thus, why not paying per minute of streamed music. Problem solved. Each artist would get an equal share. No matter if they are writing songs for radio audience or not. 

Status: New Idea

Control volume from Android to Android with Spotify Connect

Status: New Idea
by michel123 2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

Spotify Connect is great! Since some days ago we can control the Desktop App from our mobile phone or tablet, including volume control. What's still missing is volume control from Android to Android. 


In this thread it is stated that this function already works, but I have several Android devices at home, and on none of these devices does volume control with Spotify Connect work. More people have this problem, see this thread. It does work from Android to PC, which is already great. 


I've contacted Spotify Support, and they confirmed that volume control from mobile to mobile doesn't work at the moment. 


So, the idea is:

Please implement volume control with Spotify Connect from Android to Android!

Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea.

If you like to see this feature on iOS, too - please add your kudos to this idea. ;)


[WP8] Bring Spotify Free to Windows Phone

Status: Implemented
by philk on ‎11-12-2013 04:40 PM
Status: Implemented

Hello everyone,


As of yesterday, Windows Phone owners can enjoy access to millions of songs across their smartphones for free. Listen to all your playlists, discover new music, or simply sit back and dig into your favourite artist’s entire back catalogue.


We’re also introducing a series of additional improvements throughout the app. Search results look better than ever before, and we’ve made it easier to browse the artists you love and discover related artists you might grow to love.



Spotify is available to Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users right now, and can be downloaded in the Windows Phone Store.  Also, you can find more information on our blog.


Spotify Connect For Desktop App

Status: Implemented
by dalevich ‎18-02-2014 10:19 PM - edited ‎08-10-2014 12:01 PM

To add the Spotify Connect feature to the desktop application, so it's possible to remote control desktop Spotify from a phone.



[Mod edit - clarified idea and removed second idea in post. If you'd like DLNA support in Spotify, please head here.]



 Hi guys,


I think the next update will have connect feature.

Meanwhile you can download the beta version here:



You can find in the web MAC-VERSION.


Thank you all.
I love you all.



Status: Implemented


We are thrilled to say this very popular idea is now implemented!

We’ve just released a great new Premium feature, which lets you play Spotify through your computer, using your phone or tablet as a remote. You can read more about Connect for computers here or check out the video below:



On the queue page of the Android app, if you long press/tap the three dots on a track you "Saved" (stored on Your Music), you get a menu with both "Remove" and "Delete" AND with the exact same icon!


Queue Menu


This is really confusing, since there's no way to tell which button does what I want to do. In my opinion, the best solution would be showing only the "Save" button on the queue screen. After the track is stored on Your Music, the app should behave the same way the iOS one does: only display the "Remove from Your Music" button if I bring the "Track Options" menu from the Artist, Album or Your Music screens.



Status: New Idea

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