New update deleted most useful feature of Android app - browsing saved tracks by Artists

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@jodabu I have it as well! I see that if you like a song by an artist, all you have to do is like AND follow them and it will add them to your ARTIST tab with ONLY the song you liked. This is annoying, but at the very least it's closer to how it was before. The only issue is I just spent like 10 minutes clicking FOLLOW on over 200 artist that I had not previously followed. Thank you for pointing this out! You've been exponentially more helpfull than the actual support team!

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@jodabu I feel you. I was JUST about to downgrade the app to the last version before this atrocious update and turn off auto-updates. But I saw the post above and decided to see if my app had the same functionality, lo and behold it did. I don't know why they didn't have something like a "would you like to use the old style" option like with most websites and apps that allow before a major update/UI change.

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Change it back or I quit!

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Yeah, maybe I didn't noticed some of these issued because I had already liked a good number of artists and albums already. I mainly did that as part of a comprehensive approach (including making playlists, liking, and saving songs, as we as playing certain playlists nonstop overnight) in an attempt to teach Spotify that I don't like the songs my daughter was playing (I don't let her touch my Spotify any more).

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It's awful - Not not intuitive at all.

- List of artists in my Library gone unless I follow every one (increased hassle, and don't want the notifications that go with it)

- List of songs in Library has gone so I can no longer randomly play my entire library which makes me sad.

 -Replaced by Liked Songs playlist, but that doesn't seem to add/remove songs when I add/remove the albums they're in (increased hassle, removing a downloaded album doesn't remove each downloaded song, so I need to go through them individually to prevent my phone storage being full).

- The relationship between "Like" and being in my Library is unclear to me.

- Overall, I don't want "Like" or "Follow". Makes sense the context of social media, but not a music Library. When I go from Home to Library, I just want everything in my Library. Simple as. Like every music player I have used before in my life!

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Hello everyone, me again!
I have already had plenty to say on this topic, but it's great to hear what everyone else has to say too. So far, I haven't seen a single positive comment in support of the new UI and Library. What does that tell you?
The question is, is Spotify listening? This is now a 9 page thread of moans and groans on their own community site and I still haven't seen a single comment from them, not even an acknowledgement that we are unhappy about this. Spotiy, if you are reading this, we are your paying PREMIUM customers. At least have the courtesy to respond! We have a saying in the UK: The customer is always right! I may start bombarding the CEO with emails.
For the last month or so I have also been subscribing to another provider. Yes I am paying more than I do for Spotify but the UI is well presented and easy to use, much like Spotify’s was before the horrid updates. Also, the music is a minimum CD quality (ie 706kbps compared to Spotify’s max 320kbps) if not full 24 bit FLAC. It is a joy to the ears! I have hearing bass lines and percussion like never before. This is another bugbear of mine, that Spotify are not yet offering a HiRes option.
But there are features of Spotify that I love, such as the Daily Mixes, which I would miss. I used to adore Spotify but, in the words of BB King, the thrill has gone.
Time is running out and if this isn't fixed (or if Spotify continue to ignore us completely) then I’ll have no choice but to cancel my subscription.

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My update came today and the interface is the same as yours. Still exploring it and wondering about some of the issues others are having. I can filter by downloaded songs from the albums tab but the only way to play these songs is by filtering the 'Liked' playlist by downloads. Highly annoyed I can't download individual songs anymore without first creating a playlist of the songs I want to download. This feature needs to come back.

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I got half a response from them-

 

Me: Hey Spotify, 


Your new feature sucks beyond comprehension. Don't think that your brilliant idea of removing the "songs" feature from library is a smart idea. 

It is the only feature to set you apart from the "playlist" streaming services such as Pandora and iHeartRadio etc.

Don't be so ambitious that you lose your base.

You're welcome for the feedback! 🙂

Saul 

Spotify: Hey Saul,
We're sorry to hear you're unhappy with the changes in the recent Spotify update.

We're always testing things by adding or removing features to make Spotify better overall. We’re sorry that this means you’re not able to use the app like you could before.

We can't say if or when any specific features will be back. But as soon as we’ve got anything to announce, we’ll let everyone know via the Spotify Community.

Let us know if you’ve got any other feedback.

Regards,

Irish

 

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And another thing - sometimes I use the "follow artist" function as a bookmark for artists I'm unfamiliar with so I can go back and check them out. Now these artists are front and center, and I literally know nothing by or about them, while other artists that I've liked 10, 20, 30 or more songs by are nowhere to be found. 

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This is nonsense! Why would you want to save the song but not the Artist? no one's mind works that way! it makes the algorithm incredibly complex and messy (at least in my mind, and starting to see everyone in this tread agrees).

Is it a strategy to sell and get me to listen what spotify wants me to listen and not the music I enjoy? It makes it easy for users to abandon spotify and use another streaming plataform. 

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