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The Android Dev blog just announced a way to easily add voice commands to any app.

It would be great if I could ask spotify to skip a song or open a playlist using just my voice while driving. 


Link to the relevant post here

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


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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

Hey there,


after adding some playlists based on Wikipedia articles (like all MTV Unplugged albums that are available on Spotify and Top Hits of Vegan Artists) I was wondering if you couldn't add this automatically – and keep them in sync with new editions of the articles they are based upon (in this case the list of MTV Unplugged concerts and the list of Vegan Artists).


Ideas for future playlists would be music from different eras like Neue Deutsche Welle or Krautrock or all the winning songs of the Eurovision Song ContestOne-Hit Wonders of the United Kingdom or any other list of musicians, albums or songs and other articles about music historical topics that are part of the great database of Wikipedia.


I think it would be great to be able to browse the Wikipedia and have a big play button next to each article that features music, so you can easily listen to music of the era or topic you are reading about.


Thank you and best regards


Either automatically or by allowing us to assign values to songs within playlists indicating how often we want to hear the particular song or how many times we want the song to be replayed before it is removed from the shuffle queue for a user specified amount of time.


It doesn't have to be that complicated. It would be nice to have "Play this song less often" and "Play this song more often" options.


I would really like to see what other users have to think about this.

Status: New Idea



can you please make a partial offline icon for playlists, so i can see that there are one or more albums avilable offline

this this is also a issue with the Artist tab, no one in their right mind browse for albums, they first browse for Artist then albums.

but i have no idea if i have an album offline or not (folders/artist tab) this is really starting to limit what i listen to, maybe its something wrong with me, but i dont remember 15GB+ of offline albums


and in addition, you must like scrolling, a lot. i dont.. please add alphabet selection on everything.


this post is for iOS version of Spotify

Status: New Idea
I'm a Community Rock Star

New Releases Section for Artists I Follow

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

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

It would be really great to incorporate Apple's Continuity (Handoff) API into you Mac and iOS apps.


Imagine the ability to be listening to a playlist/song/album on my Mac, and then, as I leave my desk, swipe up from the lockscreen on my iPhone to continue listening on my phone from where I left off on my computer. The same could work the other way around, or between iPad and Mac/iPhone and even Apple TV!



Status: New Idea
Please add offline music support to the wearable without need to be connected to the main phone /tablet.

Eg Bluetooth headphones connected to my smartwatch listening to music while I'm running.

This is now supported by the watch OS
Status: New Idea

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.

With this new Mac OS update enabling widgets from other apps (besides the system apps) it will be really helpfull to have a widget for Spotify.

Many times as I am working and listening to music (coding for example) I find myself searching for the song name on the screen somewhere, and I dont want to pull up spotify for this, or stop coding to see it.

So if it's in the notification section, as a widget, I could just swipe the bar over and quickly see the song name e retract it again, taking less than a second.


Anyways, I think it would be a nice feature.




Status: New Idea
Spotify should have a listening near you... So like you can scan through what people near you are listening to. Like a tinder version of music... Not hooking up. No profiles. Just songs that people around you are listening to. Traveling would be so much more fun trying to figure out who you think is listening to which song...
Status: New Idea
I want a button you can press so spotify automaticly stops playing after X songs. This is wery usefull when you go to bed, and just want to listen to 3 more songs before sleep (as an example). Then you do not need to stress before hitting the "pause" button before the next song begins.
Status: New Idea

This idea suggests a modified sleep timer, based on number of songs desired instead of a specified time.

I have the greatest idea in the world.  Y can't u put a scanner on your app? So when we r in like a music shop and u find an interesting album u can just scan the cover or barcode and b able to listen to the music. It would also help u guys grow your music library due to the fact that if u don't have the album u still have record of the cover/barcode.
Please email me back on the process of this idea. I think that u might agree with me.
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.  


Paste and search

Status: New Idea
by BladeStorm Thursday - last edited Thursday by Rising Star Jordi

Google has the feature and it's really handy -



Status: New Idea
I'm a Community Rock Star

Please bring back the preview button to the discover page. It helped me a lot when going through tracks on the discover page to see which ones I liked. :(

Status: New Idea

New Icon

Status: New Suggestion
by gavincmurphy Thursday - last edited Thursday

Now with Yosemite/iOS 8 out, Spotify's logo/icon is looking a little out of place. What about a little different color set? Below is a picture of something I created. Thoughts?

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Every morning when I open Spotify I have to see the picture and the name of a guy that I really hate and dismiss the suggestion of following him for the 100th time. I love spotify but having to see that guy's face first thing in the morning every day single day is really annoying.


He is not following me on Spotify, we are not friends on facebook (we used to be) and we have some friends in common on Facebook and maybe on Spotify. 


I understand why spotify would suggest that I follow him, but how hard is it to 'remember' that I already said NO hundreds of times? I work with software development so I am going to say it: not hard at all.



user has rejeceted suggestion of follow more than 10 times


do not suggest it again


It's that simple. Please do something about it.



Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea and edited the title from "Stop asking me to follow a person that I am not friends with" to make it easier to find via search. ;)



Upon arriving at work in care work Spotify to listen to albums, playlists, and radio stations etc, at the end of the day when I'm coming home I take my smartphone to hear more songs on the way, but Spotify still not the music that I was listening Desktop, not remains to radio, it just stopped this last song I heard on my smartphone but not the last song, playlist or radio that my user was listening.


I own several dispositos connected to Spotify but I'm a single user, I want a continuation of exepriência.


This is a feature that really bothers me on Spotify and one that I liked at Rdio.


Thank you


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Status: Duplicate Idea

As @johannesdr mentioned, you can already do that with Spotify Connect (premium feature). Please follow the links in his comment for more information about it.

Also any news when it roles out to the desktop officially will be announced here: and

I would like to be able to mix together and shuffle a couple of playlists together on the fly. I can see that as being possible if I could start  one playlist and then add another to the queue which already contains the first playlist. Alternatively, create the ability  add entire playlists to a new playlist in order  to accomplish the same thing. I am mainly mainly intending this idea be implemented for mobile.

Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, you could just used Playlist folders or add all songs of a playlist to another one.

If you want a way to queue an entire playlist, please add your kudos and comments to this idea:

Thanks! ;)


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