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

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 2021-06-25

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Comments
jeffdunbar
Visitor

Yup, very annoying needing to exit out of spotify to get the newest episode for a podcast. Seems like this should be a basic feature for any application that plays podcasts.

Luan
Rock Star 14
Rock Star 14
Status changed to: Inactive Idea

Edit: The idea has been reposted here

 

Updated on 2020-11-05

Hello!

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!

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Raphscatdad
Visitor

Please include a working pull to refresh on the podcast feed on the iOS app. For us daily listeners, it’s kind of a dealbreaker to have to shut down the app and relaunch it (sometimes several times) for the feed to update. Spotify has some great features regarding podcasts and this one is the final missing link for me. Looking forward to the day when I can confidently switch over from Apple Music.

Mario
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-11-22

Hey there,

 

Thanks for submitting this to the Idea Exchange!

 

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skyler17
Newbie

This should not be a customer idea that requires votes. This is basic UX that should not have passed QA. Why should I need to force close my Spotify app and reopen it just so I can see my new podcasts each morning?

1. pull to refresh OR 2. just refresh the feed each time I visit the podcast page. Better yet, how about both.

Xenia
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-12-24

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange! We’ve gone ahead and marked this as a new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

 

Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes. More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

BugsB
Visitor

As Spotify positions itself as a player in the Podcast market with constantly evolving content, this is an absolutely necessary enhancement.  To have to fully close and reopen an application to update the content was commonplace 20 years ago and IMO, embarrassing in a modern application. 

coderman123
Visitor

I don't normally post on boards like this, but I felt compelled to this time. 

 

This is simply ridiculous that (1) the refresh issue exists in the first place and (2) the issue persists. Every time I close the app and restart it, I literally shake my head and sigh with upmost annoyance. Yep - first world problem, but how big of a company is Spotify?

 

Great, Spotify signed Joe Rogan to (theoretically) bring in a ton of new traffic, but simple issues like this (and a non-intuitive User Interface on top of everything) simply bring Spotify's ineptitude and lack of care to a massive audience, making them almost despise Spotify - many of whom have resorted to just watching YouTube clips or YouTube uploads of full episodes. Is this the first, lasting impression you want to have on your audience?

 

Get your **bleep** together. Don't distance Joe Rogan's (and in general the podcast market's) massive audience. We have alternatives.

DrBobM
Casual Listener

Please. This should be ridiculously simple. Who were the applications folks that did not put this in from the beginning?

roydavisonline
Newbie

Right?!?!? For Spotify to say "look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes." is BS. If you want us to use your app, add this feature!