A smart playlist consists of other playlists, as one big joined playlist - it can be played in sequence or shuffled.
I believe this could be a game changer for the Spotify (playlist) eco-system.
In playlist creation, allow the user to add "sub" playlists
Also let them add other smart playlists
Playlists can be shared/reused in multiple smart playlists
Regular songs can still be added alongside playlists.
NOTE: This is not accomplished by playlist folders!See below.
Benefits over playlist folders
Playlist Reuse: Any number of smart playlists can share a playlist! whereas only onefolder can contain a the same playlist. This will allow having smaller, "atomic" playlists as building blocks of larger ones.
Example: Below "Oldies" is shared / reused by different smart playlists: Easy morning [smart] = (Oldies ->Chill) Nostalgia [smart] = (Oldies -> 90's -> Specific songs)
Sharing (A) - This could encourage playlist creators to make more nuanced playlists, as they will have a tool to compose more of them out of parts, instead of investing in a single large one, or copy-pasting like crazy.
Sharing (B) - This could also open up an entire new content eco-system for compiling other creator's playlists, and re-sharing them as a new whole.
Easy "temp" playlists - Currently, to combinine playlists for a party, drive, etc- you must break your organizational hierarchy to create a folder. This causes a mess to be cleaned later. Having a single "temp" smart playlist would allow you to change it's contents on the fly, without messing up your playlist organization.
I have more ideas, but I'll add them as a reply so this is more readable 🙂
I realize this is not a small feature - but for a few years I've felt It's absence, and I really believe this could be a game changer - if done properly.
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