Spotify Ideas

New Idea

Integrate Soundwave

Status: New Idea
by Label Star Merik 4 hours ago - last edited 4 hours ago

Soundwave Logo

Spotify has integrated and Songkick into their clients. What's next? Soundwave.


Soundwave is the latest music sharing and discovery app. It's like Instagram and WhatsApp has a music love child. Soundwave captures all the songs you listen to on Spotify (see next paragraph), YouTube, and everywhere else and instantly adds them to your Soundwave profile, like magic. You can follow friends and with the tap of a button instantly see the songs they listen to, as they play them. You can even create private groups to chat with friends and share songs. If the song shared is on Spotify, you bet it's linked and ready for users to listen!


Currently, Soundwave can only track your listening through the web player (with a Google Chrome extension) and the iOS and Android app (Soundwave has to be installed and "device broadcast" has to be enabled in the Spotify app), leaving out the desktop client. How can Spotify help? Just like how they've implemented into their clients - the ability to login and scrobble to


So what's in it for Spotify?

  • - More users.
  • - More traffic.
  • - More happy customers


Soundwave has an API that Spotify can use. So what are you waiting for Spotify? 





Status: New Idea

Exclude albums like 100 best ... from Discover

Status: New Idea
by bjamri 5 hours ago - last edited 5 hours ago

When I frequently listen to classical music Doscover fills itself (among others) with albums like 100 best something and and 50 something masterpieces. Since albums like these have many compositions in common, I would like to exclude them from my Discover-page.

Status: New Idea

I would be great to display the "genre" of the music everywhere in the apps. I mean like in the album view of the latest album out or in the list of the TOP50 songs of a country. There are some genre that I like or not and sometimes I'm really disappointed by not knowing the genre before listening to a song.


I'm sure we are many with the same request but I did not find a similar ideas on the web site. There are many about genre but not one about displaying it everywhere.


Thanks in advance for your suport!

For when you want to listen a music until you sleep
Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)


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.  


Student discount in Sweden

Status: New Idea
by frias 2 weeks ago


After seeing that you recently added a generous student discount for US college students, I wanted in!


I think that being able to subscribe to Spotify for half the price (49 SEK) would convert a lot of free subscribing students to paying customers. This would be a popular discount!


I have contacted the Swedish student discount organizations(Studentkortet and Mecenat), but I recommend students to contact your own students' union and link to this idea. Maybe we can actually make this happen!


Showing this kind of love for students is great! Horray for US students and kudos to Spotify! <3

Status: New Idea
I've noticed a few issues with songs that I listen to that are either wrongly labeled or have the wrong artist down as the singer of a song. I think it would be great if we had a way we could flag a song for them to check on and fix it so that it's right.
Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)


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.

Spotify we NEED this! For having all the music in the world, the Radio function seems a bit limited. I constantly get repeats when I listen to the radio, it just feels like there are 20 song on a repeat, playing over and over and over and over... I pay my subscription mainly because of the Radio function, I like the radio because I like to stumble upon new artists and songs which I would otherwise never find. Please do something about this as I'm starting to have doubts over my Spotify subscription (and I'm not the only one! Just read you bloody forums.).

Status: Duplicate Idea

Thanks for the feedback - any news regarding this request will be announced in the original idea topic here:

Please add your kudos and comments there, if you haven't already. ;)

Right now the biggest issue I have with using spotify on my Phone is that due to limited storage when I am going somewhere that I know is not going to have cell/wifi I need to spend time syncing some of my items down for offline play.  The primary issue is that I can't reliably know what is going to put me over the current storage limit of my phone, or any idea how much space any specific song/playlist would take up.


If we were able to see this information, based off the currently selected quality setting, then it would become massively easier for me to choose what I want and don't want to sync to my phone.


Even a simple start such as the ability to see the size of a specific playlist would be great.

Status: New Idea

Can you offer the feature to listen to audio in mono sound. The problem is most music nowadays utilize 2-speaker audio to add the surround sound effect, so you are forced to listen to two speakers simultaneously to comfortable enjoy the music.


Sometimes you want to work with one earphone on while leaving the other unused so you can participate with ongoing discussions in the workplace. The listener should have the option to control audio listening via Stereo or Mono. Thanks. 

Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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.

Start supporting your clients. I'm a long-time paying custom of Spotify and have supported you. Return the favor. I may be more inclined to find an alternative to spotify should I have to wait for my music to play catch-up with my tech for too much longer....

Status: Duplicate Idea
Hi, and welcome to the community! As @FredJ has mentioned, this idea has already been submitted here: Feel free to add Kudos and comment to show your support! Anthony :) >>>I'm aware. It will continue to be brought up until Spotify adds Chromecast support. I hate to break it to you, but to be brutally honest no it really won't, they'll get closed and directed to the original idea. Furthermore, if you actually want it to be implemented this is a very naive thing to do, because it spits the Kudos count between ideas so it's impossible to keep track of the exact amount of support an idea has received.

Bring Back Sorting in Search Results

Status: Not right now
by doughertyp on ‎17-04-2014 02:18 PM

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: Not right now
2014-05-22 Thanks for your kudos everyone--we appreciate your feedback and comments around the search function. However at the moment we need to mark this as "Not Right Now". We can assure you we're passing on your votes and comments on this subject internally here at Spotify. Keep your feedback coming and we will notify you right here the moment we have any updates on searching in Spotify.

Is it really necessary to advertise G Eazy's album with the song lyrics, "If I ever said I f*$ked your **bleep**
Just know I mean it", on the audio adverts in Spotify Free?


Explit lyrics adverts in the middle of the day when young children can be exposed to them should be banned outright unless you can give us control over them on an opt in or opt out user basis.

Status: Duplicate Idea

An ads filter for visual and audio ads has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)



why is it still not possible yet just to search or filter oder even sort a search-result?!


Normally I search for a song - list all hits - and then want for search for something within the search-result.

I can't even sort the result-list.


P.S.: The early versions of that "now so stylish designed" GUI had at least a search-function.

To work with a resultset - a simple list - is standard!


I know such idea has already been proposed, and got many kudos, and I know that even though it was first proposed in 2012 the clear queue feature is not there yet, since according to Spotify it can be implemented through ugly workarounds (e.g. playing an empty playlist). 


I'm publishing a new idea for underlying that any proposed workaround simply won't work in some cases (especially, in my case, on Android client, and probably even on iOS and Web player),  and therefore a solution would be needed in order to prevent unpleasant usage scenarios. 


Imagine you are browsing your playlists on your mobile device, and clicking on the contextual menu of one of them you accidentally click on "Queue" instead of, for instance, "Radio" or "Share". Also imagine that playlist contains 400 tracks or more. You would be quite screwed then, since:


1. You have no "Clear queue" button


2. Playing any other playlist, album or artist won't clear the queue, since those tracks were explicitly added to it


3. Forcing the app to stop and restarting it, or even rebooting the device, won't clear the queue 


4. Any valid workaround for desktop clients (e.g. Select all -> right click -> delete) won't apply to mobile clients 


It sounds like the only solutions would either be to listen to all of the queue (!!!), or clicking "next - next - next" again and again until the queue empties, or clicking on the contextual menu of each of the tracks and then remove. Of course, all of these solutions are quite unacceptable, and developing a "Clear Queue" button doesn't technically sound as rocket science (and it's been asked for 2 years). 

Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea. This idea requests to have a clear queue button on all platforms, also for the manually queued songs.



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. :(




Status: Not right now


Hey everyone! Thanks for your feedback surrounding Spotify's new look. For now this idea is being marked as "Not Right Now".


Please know we're continuing to bring your feedback on the new design and your desire for a UI color toggle to the right people at Spotify. If we have an update for this idea we will post here first. Thanks!

Spotify's playlist YMCMB is a prime example of why there needs to be a universal On/Off switch for Explicit content. That playlist has a mixture of explicit and clean songs, which is anoying. Honestly, very anoying. -It would be cool to opt out a single song or playlist if I'd ever prefer to be clean... it happens some times.

Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

Obviously my idea is not new but it does seem to fall on deaf ears. Everywhere I go I am forced or unknowingly linking to Facebook and it is super annoying.  I got Spotify for the opposite reason of why I have Facebook.  Spotify is my oasis for relaxation, Facebook is the opposite of relaxation for me.  Why even have the picture option at all?  Is Spotify Facebook or is Spotify Spotify.  I thought this was going to be a shenanigan free space.  Not cool. Give us our picture option already.  Think outside of the FaceBox.

Status: Duplicate Idea

As mentioned, a similar idea has also been suggested here:

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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