[Connect] Spotify Connect: Normalization / Normalisation of playback volume

First of all: Spotify Connect is great.

We use a bunch of devices throughout the house and love it.

BUT, playback volume varies greatly on playlists, I seem to be constantly reaching for the remote or one of my Spotify applications to adjust the volume of the speakers. 

 

We really need a normalization playback for volumes to make the experience top notch (again)! 

Updated on 2019-11-10

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Rock Star 17
Rock Star 17
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2018-11-12

Marked as a new idea 🙂

Nicalada
Newbie

Verry annoying. I thought I mentioned it already a few years ago but i am not sure it was in this community.

Please fix this problem AND the shuffle problem.

 

cailae
Newbie

Trying to listen to a playlist or radio station featuring a mixture of older and newer songs, or songs from multiple genres, is an incredibly frustrating experience at present and leads to constant diving for the volume control.

 

It seems to me that this issue is causing a huge number of people grief, but is not being properly recognised because it is unclear whose responsibility it is (i.e. Spotify vs. hardware manufacturers), leading to reporting of the issue being spread over multiple tickets and multiple brands' forums. As the base of users reporting this issue has been so fragmented, many of these tickets have consequently been closed with no response from Spotify due to low activity.

 

I use Amazon Echo products and a PS4 at home, as well as a Sonos at work, and all of these display the same issue. A quick Google will reveal that the issue has been reported multiple times on both the Spotify and Sonos forums. I'm sure it has been reported elsewhere also.

 

Here is a not-exhaustive list of tickets relating to this specific issue on the Spotify forums, some of which date back 4 years or more:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/All-Platforms-Connect-Normalize-Playback-Audio-in-Conn...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Connect-Normalize-Playback-Volume-over-Spotify-Connect...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Connect-Spotify-Connect-Normalization-Normalisation-of-p...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Android-TV-Volume-Normalization/idi-p/4502759 (possibly a separate issue)

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Connect-Loudness-Volume-Normalization/idi-p/1279836

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Volume-normalization-to-Spotify-Connect-devices/idi-p/...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Chromecast-Volume-normalisation-for-Chromecast/idi-p/420...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Connect-Volume-Normalisation/idi-p/2673970

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Chromecast-quot-Normalize-Volume-quot-option-for-Chrom....

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Chromecast-Volume-normalisation-for-Chromecast/idc-p/443...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Chromecast-Volume-Normalization/idc-p/4620923

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Where-is-volume-normalization-for-Amazon-Alexa/idi-p...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Playstation-Volume-Normalization/idi-p/1909393

 

 

I have produced a similar list of tickets on the Sonos forums, but rather unhelpfully it appears that external links are not allowed here.

 

Regardless, this is clearly a widespread issue, and volume normalisation for Spotify Connect devices has obviously been a much-requested feature for a long time. Can we therefore please have some official indication that this issue has been recognised and is being addressed, either internally by Spotify or in partnership with the relevant hardware vendors as appropriate?

Zerock
Newbie

There are so many requests for this feature over the years, yet they don't implement it.

As soon as Apple has a similar solution, i switch to Apple Music.

Brassalui
Casual Listener

All, please ensure your friends and family also vote here. Spotify will only work on this if they see that this is really wanted. Unfortunately it seems that the topic has never had enough LIKEs before. So help get this rolling and we might be surprised (or move to a different vendor).

Rock Star 15
Rock Star 15
Status changed to: Inactive Idea

Updated on 2019-11-10

Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos (100 per year). In order to keep an overview of the active & recent ideas in this forum, we will have to close this idea for now. However, this does not mean that your idea has been rejected by Spotify.

 

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