Recently I have found that Spotify is doing away with the add/remove function (+ and check mark to add songs to or remove them from your library). To my understanding, these worked the same as the save/unsave button: add one whole album to or remove from your library, respectively.
Now, there is a little green heart, which means like or dislike, which will add things to your library, but somehow doesn't remove them the same way + and check mark did. It seems to be an unnecessary change and causes more complications.
I used to have specific songs from albums saved in my library. Now, I have ALL songs from every single album saved to my library, and my library is full because of this, so nothing else can be added. All the time and energy I spent making my library exactly what I wanted it to be, while being careful not to fill it up is now wasted.
If I only liked a couple songs I might save them, or put them in a playlist, OR I would save the whole album, listen to it, and remove the songs I didn't particularly like--this worked before the newest update. But now, if you enjoy the album except for a couple songs you chose to remove--too bad, you must listen to every single song because the whole album is still saved in your library, even though every song isn't liked. So what exactly is the purpose of liking and unliking?
The inconsistency is in the like/unlike function versus the older add/remove or save/unsave function. EVERYTHING gets added to your library--filling it up.
This creates an issue when downloading songs offline, too. Only specifically, individually liked songs will get downloaded. This means that if you're trying to save data while driving, etc, basically you can't. You have to play all songs from the album, not just the ones you want to listen to, or what you downloaded for that purpose.
It used to be add/remove or save/unsave songs and albums and now it is like/unlike songs and albums which is more ambiguous and doesn't function properly with a music library containing only the songs you want it to. This is extremely frustating to me because it has effectively--I hope only temporarily--added back all the hundreds of songs I have removed from my library and eleminated all my work at making my library specifically curated for me.
I'm a music listener who builds a library and then actually listens through all of it. This new update has made my library listening system and downloading offline obsolete.
Updated on 2019-07-11
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