The new update is a confusing mess

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The new update is a confusing mess

brendan2511
Newbie

This update, and the concept of the Liked Songs playlist is a mess. The most basic feature in any music player - shuffle all songs - seems to be impossible now. The concept of simply saving songs to your library? Out the window.  

 

The way things are set up now, what once was a unified library has been split into two: 

  1. Songs you've been saving and adding to your library for years are now just songs you've "liked", and shoved into a playlist (with no way of filtering by Arist or Album - try using a 6000 song playlist without these, it's not fun)
  2. Full albums you've been saving to your library are still there, but they're completely seperated from the individual songs you've been saving which are now hiding in that playlist

Also don't get me started on the destruction of the Artist page. Instead of simply being a list of Artists in my library, it's now a list of artists I "follow"? And we have to manually go through and follow every single artist we listen to? 

 

What problem is this update solving? What was broken about the library system that needed these changes? I don't think you're ready for the general public's reaction to this update... I have a feeling it's not going to be pretty.

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Re: The new update is a confusing mess

1210125935
Newbie

The lack of ability to see all the artists in my library makes my blood BOIL - how did the lack of a feautre so rudimetary that the iPod CLASSIC included it make it through the testing phase of this redesign???

Re: The new update is a confusing mess

6eorge
Newbie

Spotify is about to lose me as a customer if they think they can just pull basic features I use every single day. Like I'm actually going to cancel my subscription over this.

Shuffle All has been a standard feature of portable music players since the beginning. If Spotify has decided it's amature hour for a month until they finally buckle from support tickets, then I'm going back to Google Play.

Re: The new update is a confusing mess

Puppy69us
Casual Listener

I agree whole heartedly that these updates are a complete mess. I am not going to "FOLLOW" all these artists so you can SPAM my phone with artist updates and useless **bleep** no one wants to see. The follow button was nice because I could limit it to the ones that REALLY mattered to me. Spotify if you're listening or even care. FIX THIS NOW. I will cancel my subscription within the next month unless it's changed. Whoever you have BETA test your apps have no idea what everyone wants. Whoever decided this was a good idea should get suspended without pay until they can fix it.

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quote089
Casual Listener

Yes exactly! Not being able to remove songs from albums and filter song library is what will make me cancel my subscription. Luckily, there's tons of competition with these features intact!

Re: The new update is a confusing mess

Garbuhj1
Newbie

SERIOUSLY!

 

Stop making Spotify worse and worse with each update! There's now no way to add the songs from a playlist into another playlist. This is basic music organization functionality! Get your s**t together before you lose me as a premium customer.

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HereforMusic1
Music Fan

Count me in as another unhappy customer. I can't believe Spotify would remove such basic features. It has rendered this app basically useless. I work in an area with limited service, so even though this music is ON MY PHONE, the search function fails to work at least half the time due to connectivity issues. This forces me to put the phone in airplane mode, search for the music, play, then turn off airplane mode which is a complete hassle.

 

And why remove the alphabetical aspect of going through your music? Sometimes I like scrolling through my collection for something to listen to. Now I have to scroll through a seemingly random list? Completely bogus. 

 

I'm sure it's cliche at this point to threaten to leave over a crappy update, but I'm seriously considering it. These changes have fundamentally altered the way I use this app into something that is completely useless. Why bother paying for a useless product?

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Puppy69us
Casual Listener

I am with you. It's very annoying. I also love in limited reception and now I can't even find anything. Or I'm forced to create a playlist and download it first so I can listen to things. It's basically useless. Cliche maybe but I'm with you. I'm done. I won't use a useless app let alone pay for it.

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lcbrady80
Newbie

I don't even know what to say other than wth... I am ready to CANCEL and ask for my money back... ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS.

I can't even see radio stations anymore or recently played which infuriates me (and when I look at my computer I am following them).  And the worst part for me is now to play a station I have to go to my computer and start it on the desktop app, like WTH.  

SPOTIFY GET YOUR S*!T TOGETHER AND FIX THIS BEFORE YOU LOSE YOUR ENTIRE CUSTOMER BASE

 

 

Re: The new update is a confusing mess

Yuoaman
Casual Listener

Definitely agreed. I don't understand why Spotify feels the need to remove or tweak functionality that works perfectly fine when they could be working on new features instead.

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