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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 a week 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

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



When you search an artist, you get the albums from newest album and the further you scroll down, the older the album releases reveal.

The problem is if you want to hear the oldest album, then proceed to the next oldest etc, you have to do it manually. But if you listen to the newest album, you will automatically go to the second newest.


How about installing a feature that switches the acend/decend from newest first to oldest first?

Status: Duplicate Idea

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

Add your kudos and comments there please! ;)

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

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

Add support for Android TV

Status: New Idea
by lajo Friday - last edited Friday

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

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.


Play Song From Search

Status: New Idea
by Vjatsheslav 4 weeks 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

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

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.  

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

Create an iOS 8 widget for Notification Center

Status: New Idea
by ctm256 4 weeks 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.


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.

In Britain Denmark and Norway we pay roughly 35% more for the service due to Spotifys pricing scheme of keeping the prices 4.99 or 9.99 regardless of currency. This is clearly VERY unfair. As a sweetner these users should recieve extra features, for Unlimited users a sound quality upgrade would certainly make us feel more appreciated than we are currently. I'm not sure what could be done for Premium users (aside from the obvious price reduction) but it's only a matter of time before people grow tired of being treated like this. Maybe premium users could get extra competitions or exclusives.

Status: Duplicate Idea
Hi there,

A similar has already been suggested. Please add your kudos and support there.

Kudos System Update for User Ideas

Status: Case Closed
by Andrews32 ‎21-08-2014 01:33 AM - edited ‎16-09-2014 10:43 PM


Final edit: I can't see the kudos box anymore for my idea. This didn't happen immediately after it was declared "closed," as several kudos came in afterward. Either way, I hope that you all take Spotify's advice and tweet their handle below and let them know: You're sick of Spotify's poor customer service and unwillingness to actually change it. 



Mod edit: Removed links/suggestions to contact a personal account. The best way to contact Spotify on this, or any other issue/question, is right here on the Community, through our contact form, or over Twitter by contacting If you receive an automated response directing you to the Community, please respond directly to that email.


[RESPONSE TO MOD EDIT] I wanted to update people regarding the message above, so it doesn't look like I was doing something creepy/unwarranted as the message suggests.


Frustrated at this being declared closed without anything being resolved, I included the Twitter handle to the Spotify executive responsible for customer service, suggesting to people that the company line of the forum being the best place to contact Spotify is clearly not true. This wasn't, as the guidelines state "racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive language that could be considered detrimental to other users, or Spotify employees or moderators," it was merely a summation of the repeated frustrations mentioned below by thousands of subscribers.


The link to her account was removed, even though it was not, as stated above, a personal account (i.e., using her name, but not identifying her with Spotify and/or set to private). She clearly noted her Spotify employment and tweeted almost exclusively about the company. When the moderators first removed it, they left in her name and information. 


I edited the post again, this time including a link to Google, which would show her Twitter account as the top result. This was something anyone could have done with the information the previous mod left in the post, I just saved them a click. The result was the edit above, and also the threat of a temporary ban for breaking the community guidelines. 


I responded to Spotify how I had clearly not broken the guidelines, and that the person in charge of Spotify's customer service has a profile on the Spotify page and has allowed business websites to do numerous profiles of her, all containing far more information about her than I included in my post. She even puts her Spotify email and phone number on press releases (that is, her company information. No personal information whatsoever).


Spotify has told me that if I post any of that information on the forums (which is publicly available and released by the company itself), I would be banned. I've asked them to explain how that makes even the slightest amount of sense and have yet to hear back. 


But I think one thing is clear, the more kudos and attention we can get to this thread, the more likely Spotify will be to act and finally be responsive to subscribers who are asking for the most basic customer service. 


[UPDATE] In response to Spotify's response at the bottom:


"Case Closed"? Seriously? I guess the risk we run asking for the community managers to do more work in a forum run by the community managers sets the bar high for actually seeing results. Instead of actually being held accountable for responding (albeit only for the biggest outliers of ideas, meaning very little actual work), you think this case is closed because you've explained your vague idea categories in more detail? Let's look at what you've written:


"The Community team talks with various other Spotify teams several times a month about the ideas that have over 100 kudos. It’s from these meetings that we apply one of the following statuses to each idea: 


Good Idea, Give It Some Kudos - We like this idea. A decision has not been made but we want to see how much the Community continues to vote on it.

Not Right Now - We talked about this internally and it’s not on our timeline for the next few months or more.

Under Consideration - We are now talking about this internally. It’s in the pipeline.

Watch This Space - This feature is coming. We have a rough timeline for its release.

Implemented - This feature has rolled out."


So, you think it's OK that Chromecast has had the idea of "not right now" for over a year? Do you realize how much wiggle room these categories give you? So we can't expect updates for the next few months...or more. That's great. One day I'm going to go to be a millionaire. It won't be now, but in the next few months, or more, I'm sure I will, with a rock solid timeline like that!


"Under consideration" means it's been discussed. Wow! I can't believe you haven't actually moved on to discussing Chromecast internally, when every competitor has managed to implement it or announce a timeline for it. Even companies with very few devs and resources have managed to do it, plus all the real companies out there. Which is Spotify? Apparently not even on the level of the upstarts, let alone the "real" companies.


"For a variety of reasons, we can't always implement everything suggested by the community. However, the main topic on everyone's minds seems to be Chromecast. We're investigating possibilities regarding the Chromecast topic and we hope to have an update as early as next week."


Did you actually read this idea? I didn't once say we wanted to implement everything in the community, that'd be ludicrous and asinine. I very specifically laid out guidelines for how a real company might try to respond to the most extreme outliers of customer enthusiasm with minimal work for Spotify. Apparently that was way too much to ask. 


And I know I used Chromecast as an example, but my main point is that Spotify is horrible at communicating anything at all to paying subscribers, and that sentiment has turned many people to actively dislike the company. We're talking in the thousands, and I'd think the company would be embarrassed it's gone on this long and might want to actually spend resources to figure it out. 


Remember when you deleted search history for months and couldn't even acknowledge whether it was a bug or would ever be replaced?


Remember when Spotify suffered a hack and still hasn't explained exactly what happened or why it would take an entirely new app to patch the programmers' mistakes?


This is a long-standing problem with Spotify, with an embarrassing lack of customer service, and a complete disconnent between developers and community managers. The fact that Spotify considers this case "closed" without any real action only shows the company isn't ready to acknowledge something that thousands of customers have already realized. 


Please continue to comment and kudos this thread if you want Spotify to act like a real company and treat customers with respect. Do you think once they go through an IPO, the original team becomes millionaires, and they're beholden to explaining finances to shareholders they're going to start caring about customers? It's only going to get worse.


Hi Spotify,


Here's my idea: stop ignoring paying customers. You might think this is a vague, unforceable idea to suggest, so let's make it actionable (unless you choose to ignore this, as well)! Here we go: 


You post a monthly ideas review. Good idea! Let's check out the latest version: 


You implemented two ideas from the forums. Great! Let's take a closer look. 


"Add an entire album to an exisiting playlist [Android]."


This was posted 4/4/13. It got 58 kudos. So, from posting to implementation, it got less than 4 kudos a month. Frankly, people didn't care much about this. Let's check the other implemented idea...


"Only show available playlists whilst offline."


This was posted 2/22/12. It got 121 kudos. That's about 4 kudos a month over the lifetime of the post. Once again, people really didn't care that much about it. 


Now, this wouldn't be a bad system if most other ideas had similar kudos levels! But a quick look shows something far different (and you'll find a similar trend if you comb through implemented ideas in previous monthly reviews).


I know you're waiting for it, so let's take a peek at the Chromecast thread...


"Add support for Google ChromeCast"


It was posted 13 months ago. It has, as of this writing 5,424 kudos. That's around 417 kudos per month. That's about 14 kudos per day over the course of more than a year. So it's roughly 100 times more popular than the two ideas you proudly highlighted in your ideas review. What kind of feedback has Spotify given on Chromecast?


"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."


OK, this was a pretty quick reply, noting how "uncommonly popular" the idea was. But telling us to continue to kudos seemed like a good idea at the time, if you're implementing ideas with only 58 kudos, surely you're work quickly to update us on an idea with thousands! 


Then Spotify went dark for months, continuing to be silent while kudos accrued. Finally, the person who started the idea quit Spotify in March, disgusted that a paying customer would be treated so poorly (along with his thousands of like-minded compadres). That prompted Spotify to respond!


"[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."


You're welcome, Spotify! Are you really listening? Because that post came nearly a year after the post was started and you haven't told us if you're even planning on implementing it! 


Since that update five months ago, we haven't heard anything from Spotify. Dozens of people have quit Spotify, appalled a company that values itself in the BILLIONS doesn't even have proper customer support staff (but hey, if you're willing to work for free months of service, they'd love to have you!). 


We see Spotify tout ideas that no one cares about, and ignore ones people care about a bunch, but just HOW "uncommonly popular" is the Chromecast request? Well, it seems the next highest kudos for an idea that hasn't been implemented in some way goes to "Spotify for game consoles," which has gotten about 86 kudos per month since it was started in February 2012. 


That's right, the next most requested feature is less than a quarter as popular, per month, as Chromecast. Obviously, every single other idea in this forum is demonstrably less requested than Chromecast by a VAST margin.


I know this was a long-winded set up, but a lot can happen in a year, huh? So here's an idea so simple a Spotify developer could implement it (I kid, I kid): 


Use the kudos system like it actually means something. 


Once an idea goes above 2,000 kudos, or reaches 1,000 kudos in less than a year, it's updated monthly by Spotify staff. This might be a token response to encourage continued kudos, but it will show the community you haven't forgotten about us. 


Once an idea goes above 3,000 kudos, it's highlighted in the monthly ideas review in a "Top Ideas" section. Additional explanations are given for what the current status of the project is and a TIMELINE is given for implementation, or difficulties that preclude implementation. This would not be burdensome, there are basically no current ideas at this level that aren't implemented in some fashion.


Once an idea goes above 5,000 kudos, it gets WEEKLY updates from the staff. It gets a CLEAR explanation for when and if the idea can be implemented, such as technical or contractual considerations. I know weekly updates would take minutes of work, but I think it would be warranted for such outliers. I doubt your customer would disagree. 


There you go: this is not a lot to ask. At most, there are a dozen total ideas that fit this criteria. I know, it would actually mean paid staff would have to interact with us commoners and developers might have to come up with a timeline more specific than "the future," but I challenge any Spotify executive to read the Chromecast thread and not feel absolutely ashamed at the (well-deserved!) attitude hundreds, if not thousands, of customers have toward the company. 


So let's make this a top idea and force Spotify to actually use this kudos system, or stop pretending the actual paying customers have any impact.


Status: Case Closed

Hello everyone.


We've drafted a more detailed description of how feedback reaches Spotify over here. Previously, we've outlined how we review ideas internally over here but we felt that some clarification was obviously needed.


For a variety of reasons, we can't always implement everything suggested by the community. However, the main topic on everyone's minds seems to be Chromecast. We're investigating possibilities regarding the Chromecast topic and we hope to have an update as early as next week. Stay tuned.


The Spotify Community Team

I'm currently a Master's student continuing on with a PhD program starting next fall, so I currently am able to take advantage of the 50% student discount. Unfortunately, I won't be able to add on the new Family Sharing plans to my account for my wife and two children unless I give up my discount. While it seems negligent, an extra $60/year in addition to the extra $180/year for the new 3 separate Family Sharing accounts in addition to the $60/year I'm already paying seems like a little overkill. I understand Spotify would like to increase their revenue, but throwing a bone to those working professional students and allowing Family Sharing additions on discounted accounts would be great.

Status: New Idea

Marked as new idea.

This idea requests that when you want to use the new Spotify Family plan, you're able to keep your student discount for Spotify (half price for Spotify Premium in certain countries).


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.

Ideas monthly review: September

Remember!: use SEARCH before posting. Your idea may have already been requested

Please have a look at the Community Guidelines in the welcome board.

Before posting a new idea, check out our idea submission guidelines

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