[All Platforms][Your Library] Make a "Shuffle Library" button

With all of the anger over the new "Liked Songs" playlist replacing the Songs list in Your Library, combined with the annoying 10k song limit, I think I have a solution:

 

Make a Shuffle Library button. Or maybe a view called "My whole library" or something.

 

The idea is that you have the "Liked Songs" list be truly just the individual songs that have been "liked." Things like entire albums or artists go into their repsective lists. This helps keep the number of tracks in the Liked Songs list lower since you can just like an entire album or artist.

 

The magic comes with the new "Whole Library" view or "Shuffle Library" button (or better, both!). The Shuffle Library button would take all tracks from all lists (liked songs, albums, and artists) and put them into the queue all shuffled up where the "Whole Library" view would just list all of the tracks in all of the lists.

Updated on 2019-09-03

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A similar idea has also been suggested here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/General-Main-Shuffle-Button-Shuffle-all-songs-in-Your-Li...
 
We have also merged the votes from this idea to that original one. More information about how the Spotify Idea Exchange works can be found: here

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pseudospaceman
Visitor

Agreed, having to individually "Like" each song after alreadying "Like"-ing and downloading an album is completely unnecessary. Same applies for removing an album. What was the reasoning for this?

smashedapples
Casual Listener

I've been thinking more about this. I'm a software engineer, so I was thinking through the legitimate reasons they say there's a hard cap of 10k songs per list for usability for everyone by supporting longer lists.

 

Originally I thought it was a storage/retrieval problem with their database tables. But then I started to think about all of the sorting options and how long it would take to sort super long lists. I still don't see how that negatively impacts people with fewer songs in their lists. If people with huge lists want to sort their lists, they just need to realize it's going to take a while.

 

So now I'm back to thinking it's some sort of server-side impact. That's why I called the "Whole Library" thing a view. If you have a View on the database setup to pull all tracks from all albums of the Albums list and all of the tracks from the Songs list, you don't have to store entries for each song when a whole album is liked.

 

The toughest problem to solve with this solution would be de-duplicating songs that have been liked and songs already included in liked albums. But using the "distinct" keyword should solve that problem...

Beanypluscecil
Casual Listener

I also started a similar petiton to  be able to access and shuffle all songs in tha library. Hopefully we'll be able to delete my folder of 1230 some "liked songs" in a playlist, and back into the crate of all crates. Lets work together here! Also another similar one keep compiling! https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/All-Platforms-Your-Library-Acces-to-shuffle-play-a...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/All-Platforms-Your-Library-Make-a-quot-Shuffle-Lib...

 

ware4me
Casual Listener

Now that I want to shuffle play all my downloaded music while driving it is not possible?

Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Duplicate

Updated on 2019-09-03

Hello and thanks for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange.

A similar idea has also been suggested here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/General-Main-Shuffle-Button-Shuffle-all-songs-in-Your-Li...
 
We have also merged the votes from this idea to that original one. More information about how the Spotify Idea Exchange works can be found: here