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[All Platforms][Your Library] Refresh button/gesture for Podcasts and Playlists

Status: Case Closed

Please install a refresh button/gesture on your mobile and desktop app that allows us to refresh the content without relaunching the app. It would be useful to check the latest episodes from the podcasts I follow or daily Made For You playlists.

Updated on 2022-06-11

Hey @1260160 

Your Idea has been submitted a while ago, and unfortunately hasn't gathered enough votes (180 votes within 6 months) to keep it active in the Exchange. Be sure to know that this does not mean that your Idea has been declined by Spotify.

If you still feel strongly about your suggestion, we encourage you to keep sharing your Idea to give it a chance to gain more votes.

For more info on how the Ideas Board works, click here. 🙂


I want to switch over to Spotify for podcasts but won't until something regarding refreshing is implemented. 


I really don't comprehend how this isn't a thing. This is the single reason I use Apple podcasts instead of this. Like, just put it in — I have new podcasts and they simply don't show up. 


Previous day... I'm seeing some stupid podcast that I made the mistake of listening to a month ago (do NOT listen to your daily horoscope folks). Now my daily playlists never show up, instead the horoscopes I haven't listened to in a month crowd this out. 


Unbelievable that having to regularly close and reopen the desktop client is deemed a reasonable User Experience by Spotify. And they don't see the need to do anything about it until a bazillion people vote for this request. *smh* 😑


There shouldn't be even a need for a refresh button, it's not 2005 anymore. New podcast episodes should automatically appear in the application via a push mechanism (or regularly poll, if you must).


I'm a developer myself and frankly I would be ashamed to tell my paying customers "oh well, you have to restart the app if you want it to update". 🤡


Spotify in my experience is the worst customer service and user interface company I deal with regularly. Honestly, the only thing keeping me from switching to Amazon Prime Music is the time it will take to transfer my library over. This silly issue that drives us all nuts doesn't surprise me at all. 

Status changed to: Good Suggestion

Updated on 2021-06-24

Hey! Looks like that your idea is growing up fast and it's amazing! We are going to change its status to 'Good Suggestion' now and we hope it continues to be supported by more and more users.
Thanks again for your idea. We really appreciate it 🙂

More information about how the Spotify Idea Exchange works can be found here.

Status changed to: Closed - Not Enough Votes

Updated on 2021-06-25


Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos. In order to keep an overview of the active ideas in this forum, we will close this idea for now. However, this does not mean that your idea has been declined by Spotify.

If you still feel strongly about your request, we encourage you to post your idea in a little different form again! Maybe now is the right time to receive the support of our community for your suggestion!

Do you have any further questions on how the idea exchange is managed? Just click here.


Add a refresh button to the desktop app already! Why do I need to force close the app and reopen it?


Insert brain melting emoji.....this is a really frustrating issue.


Hi Spotify, 


The mobile app tells you when the podcasts you follow are updated (on the page that pops up after you click on "podcasts"), but the desktop app doesn't. 


I often try not to use my phone during the work day, so it would be nice to know which podcasts are most recently updated via my computer without having to individually click on all of them.