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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

Music Video's

Status: Duplicate Idea
by BlueStahli 10 hours ago

Hi Spotify users!!!

I think spotify is nearly perfect, but sometimes i like to watch the video clips of the songs im listening. An option for the desktop spotify to view the music clips would be awesome! I could think of two options: either make an option to place the video instead of the album cover in the main screen, or develop an app wich does automatically load the youtube video in a screen in spotify.


Status: Duplicate Idea

This idea is a duplicate of Music Videos

Please add your kudos and comments there instead. :) 

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
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'm a Community Rock Star

New Releases Section for Artists I Follow

Status: New Idea
by Gold Streaming Artist 2 weeks ago - last edited Tuesday

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

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


Status: Case Closed
by no1funkydude yesterday

Something that spotify is MASSIVELY missing is a good visualiser, There is a hidden attempt at one butits seriously missing a good visualiser (or more than one, the album artwork should be a standard, even if it was a kind f fullscreen album artwork image option as opposed to the forced playlist screen) that reacts to the music, is HD quality and can be put of a big screen when everyone is just listening to music in their living room. There is a previous post about this but it's closed - i dont think the issue is resolved bpurely because there is a mediocre one hidden after typing coding into the appliction. It should be a standard function on the PC application under the tab View'


I now solely use Spotify and it's something that iTunes has that is greatly missing from Spotify.


Im sure there would be plenty of designers that will be willing to produce one with the sufficent algoritihims. 

Status: Case Closed

 Hi there,

I am going to mark this idea as "Case Closed" as this is already been implemented. You can add an visualizer to the app by typing "spotify:app:visualizer" in the search field and add it as favorite. You can learn more about this at this Blog Page.


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.


Add support for Android TV

Status: New Idea
by lajo a week ago - last edited a week ago

Android TV is Google's latest take on Android for the TV and is released with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The first device running Android TV is Google's own device Nexus Player.


For more information


The good thing with Android TV is that it runs regular Android apps with some modifications and it also has built in support for Google Cast.


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

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.  


Play Song From Search

Status: New Idea
by Vjatsheslav a month ago



I think that a nice feature should be a play button from the search menu, I've created a mockup so you can get the idea. I find myself frustrated at times that I have to go to the album and find the song and then click play, would be nice if you could play it straight from the search thingy.


Let me know what you think, thanks.

Status: New Idea

I just bought a pioneer receiver which supports spotify connect. I was really dissapointed  when i discovered that it does not stream local songs added to my playlists...


Will this be implemented in the future?

Status: New Idea

Create an iOS 8 widget for Notification Center

Status: New Idea
by ctm256 a month ago - last edited Monday by World Tour

Exactly as the title says. It would be real awesome if you could create a play-pause-forward-back and song info widget for Notification Center in iOS 8 using the new APIs. It might have a Thumbs-Up and Thumbs-Down for radio, or a save to playlist and save to Your Music when playing from anywhere else. It would be sort of similar to how the Android widget in notifications when you close the app.


(Edit: I didn't think of this myself (credit to @MattJamesTaylor), but it would be really cool if not only you could implement a widget but also be pretty neat if you could also implement the following new APIs: (I know some of the ideas are a little far out of reach, but they're still worth mentioning)

Handoff: Playing some music from a playlist or album on your iPad and need to leave the house? Grab your iPhone and pick up where you left off.

Share Extension: Share the music you're listening to via any app that supports iOS 8 extensions such as Flipboard, Day One, Instapaper etc.

Continuity - When you're playing Spotify on your iPad, you can just swipe up on the lockscreen to open Spotify and go right to the song/playlist/artist/page you're looking at.)

Status: New Idea

Hey guys!

Since the ideas exchange can only handle ideas with 1 feature request per topic, I've edited the title to let it focus solely on the request for a a widget in iOS 8.

If you want to see any of those new APIs that you've mentioned being implemented, please create separate ideas for them so it's easier to manage/update for the Spotify staff. Like the idea for the new "Handoff" feature right here. ;)


[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.

Hi everyone,


Everytime when i start up spotify there are several made up album covers in front of my face, that are clearly designed

to attract teenagers or kathy perry fans or whatever...

PLEASE allow me to change it in a way that it feels personal and suits my taste of music when i open the application.

These pictures represent everything i hate about the music industry and i dont like it to be reminded of it everytime i

actualy want listen to some "good" music. I can't belive im the only one who is sick of this?


Sorry for my bad english.

Kind regards - Dom

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Status: New Idea

Spotify Connect For Desktop App

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by dalevich on ‎18-02-2014 10:19 PM - last edited 2 weeks ago

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: Good Idea, give it some kudos
Hello everyone. We want to do this in the future but at the moment we are focusing on optimizing Connect for mobile devices. Please add your votes and watch this thread for updates.

Colloaborative playlists are great. Me and my roommates spend hours debating what songs should or should not be included on a shared playlist, which provides endless entertaimnent.


One way to up the ante a bit would be to allow all the collaborators to rate each song in the playlist and then have an average rating feature. That would be a great data point to help decide if we should keep or delete a controversial song.


Do you guys agree? Is there any way to do this currently that I am not aware of?

Status: New Idea

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