[Mobile] Main Menu as Sidebar and not at the Bottom

Why is it now at the bottom below the song that's now playing? It's taking up 1cm of the screen. Now it's harder to have an overview over all the song in Playlists. Please add at least an option to remove it from there! Or at least to only show this bar with a swipe from the bottom up, I think that would be great.
I know I have a big device where it doesn't really matter, but there are a lot small devices out there.
And the new menu is really annoying to use if you are used to other apps.
Please also read the comments below, there are a lot of great ideas 🙂

Updated on 2019-08-29



Your idea was submitted a while ago and unfortunately didn't receive the amount of kudos needed to stay active in the ideas board (100 Kudos per year). 

In order to keep the Ideas Exchange clearer I'll close this idea for now, but this doesn't mean Spotify rejected this idea.

If you think this is an idea which needs to be implemented, you're welcome to post it in a slightly different form 🙂


There's more info on how the Ideas Exchange works here.


Please just make it work like an Android app instead of unifying the iOS and Android UI's.


Come on, guys. iOS and Android are different. If you're going to do anything, please make the iOS version work like the Android version. It's a much better interface.

Music Fan

Vote up from me.

iOS is iOS.

Android is Android.


You did something horrible to design and user experience. Period.

Community Legend
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2016-11-23

Marked as new idea.


Agreed. Forcing Android users to function in iOS interfacing just equates to a whole lot of confusion, frustration and consequent irritation. I've found myself sadly reverting back to Google Play as my frustration mounts with the new Spotify interface. Heck, I'm irritated but passionate enough aboutnSpotify that I bothered to make a forum account for the sole purpose of commenting on this.


I much prefer Spotify, but they need to respect Android Material Design if they are going to have an Android App.

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Now is very comfortable...

Casual Listener

Glad I'm not the only one bothered by this. I don't want an app obviously designed for iOS which does nothing but take up too much screen space. Bring back the android navigation drawer please.


My Android tablet's controls menu conceals the new menu perfectly, both in landscape and portrait mode. So unless OK Google commands become more intelligent all I can do is play stuff from Spotify's home screen. 


This is terrible, its persistent and the hamburger menu worked fine.


Whats with the new icons?  Wireframe is Microsoft's standard, not Android or iOS.  Should be filled.


I'm using Spotify on iOS and this is annoying me too. Think about all the devices you still support, and the iP5 and iP5S just can't deal with one 1cm less.