Search inside the playlist is gone

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Bias towards Apple

Mattpugh__
Newbie

Yet again we have another app that is bias towards Apple. Recently I think Spotify have changed the Spotify app in Adroid, you have to now click on the 3 dots at the top right corner to change the order you want the songs in and to find a song in the playlist and other stuff. Why have they done this? I pay for premium, they haven't done this for Apple iPhones so why for android? There was no need for this change, its lengthy and annoying. I'm not happy. 

 

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Re: Search inside the playlist is gone

Chenasty
Newbie

In all my years of having Spotify and searching these board and adapting to updates this is the only thing to make me upset enough to post. This feature change is absolutely ridiculous and I can't see how they though this would be an improvement in any way. 

Re: Search inside the playlist is gone

DannyReyna
Casual Listener

It's one of my biggest complaints. It might make the layout look cleaner, but it's decreases the ease of usability so much. No other website makes you click 2-3 extra links just to search something, it's ridiculous. 

Re: Bring back search within playlists

Moderator
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Hey @culhakaan.

 

Thanks for providing your feedback on this!

 

Could you give us a bit more information about this? How did you used to be able to search for playlists, and when/how did that change for you exactly? Also, could you tell us which device you are using?

 

Thanks! We'll be looking out for your reply :)

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Re: Bring back search within playlists

Animent
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For me this change happened within the last few updates, at most a week ago. I actually had to make a spotify community account just to ask what on earth is up. Spotify is the only app that actively removes its own features.

 

Before I could swipe down inside a playlist and search within it. Now that feature is mysteriously gone and the search is under the (---) menu.
Before this change happened one was also able to play through all the hits of a playlist search, that too has been removed.

 

I understand that functionalties are sometimes moved and the way to reach them are different from version to version, but this app has a tendency to remove them all together and leave nothing convenient behind.

Re: Bring back search within playlists

Biggus_Dickus
Casual Listener

Yeah the search menu along with the filter options use to be at the top of each playlist, so it was really easy to search and sort songs.

Now you have to go into the triple dot menu, which is just needlessly adding steps.

 

When searching for songs, it adds the search menu at the top of the playlist anyway when you select the option, so I don't know why it was taken away.

 

When sorting a playlist, it's frustrating because everytime you click a sort option, the tab goes away. If you want to sort by most recently added, you have to go into the triple dot menu twice.

Re: Search inside the playlist is gone

Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

If you would like the Search function to be reimplemented within playlists, make sure to head on over here and add your vote to the idea. The more votes that the idea garners, the more likely it is that Spotify will consider reimplementing it!

 

In the meantime, you can check out this post (which includes screenshots) to see how to access the Search function for playlists.

 

Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions regarding this.

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Re: Search inside the playlist is gone

berkaykaan1
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I hope the voting is going to make a difference. And that this is not just an Apple privilege. Thanks for helping, and downvote to Spotify team for removing such convenient feature.

Re: Bring back search within playlists

culhakaan
Casual Listener

Hello, 

It was implemented within the playlist on top of songs. I don't have old screenshots but as far as i see on community there are some people complaining about the change. As some other users said now you need to tap on three dot menu on upper right corner of the screen and choose find in playlist or sort the playlist, which adds unnecesary steps in my opinion, considering how straightforward it was prior to the update. I guess the change happened 1 week ago or so.

I'm a premium user and my device is HTC 10.

  • Thank you. 

Re: Search inside the playlist is gone

Cesaredu13
Newbie

This is a basic function  that shouldn't  have been taken away to begin with. Please fix ASAP.

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