I feel the social side of spotify is somewhat lacking at the moment. Firstly, I can't connect with my Twitter friends, who, let's be honest, have much better music taste than my facebook friends, who are mostly people from my high school that I never spoke to. Also there doesn't seem to be a way to find anybody that's not one of your Facebook friends. There should be a way to search for people who have Spotify accounts, regardless of what other networks they're on. I t seems like the only way to find people is to search ' spotify:user:usernamehere ' which isn't really the most intuitive, and requires trial and error to guess what their username is. I think the 'People' tab should show a list of people that you're subscribed to, with a stream of activity showing playlists they've made, albums they've listened to etc. and perhaps the ability to post statuses: recommending songs to your 'followers'. Which brings me to another point. There doesn't seem to be any way of knowing who is subscribed to you (as a user, not just a certain playlist). How many 'subscribers' do I have, and who are they? I guess some of these features may be in there already, but if they are, it's not obvious or easy to find. I think these features would really help make Spotify more engaging, which would be useful now that Rdio is a competitor in the UK, and does social things very well.
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end-user should be able to create TAGS for songs. include standard tags like "rock" and "soul", but allow the user to create their own tags, and use this as cross-referenced information to organize not only the user's own music collection, but also to match characteristics of other users' music or playlists. user-created tags would allow Spotify to recommend more musically accurate songs, as the characteristics and style of the songs have been peer-reviewed. it's no secret that Spotify radio is weak. Utilize the social network of Spotify by tapping into the users' knowledge and experience of music.
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I ask you to add your Kudos to my idea.
I want an buffering time setting to all Spotify platforms. The question is when I have for example slow internet or mobile network with 256 kbps limit and I still want to use Extreme quality 320 kbps, playback is very bad.
But if you add buffering time to settings, i would set buffer time to 30 seconds and playback would be nice... mOnly thing is first track you start to play buffer way too long, but then you listen your music without any trouble, even if your Internet is 256 kbps.
The buffering time should be 0-60 seconds by second and totally free to change by user. Or some automatical buffering system where Spotify try Internet connection and optimize playback by Internet connection speed / selected sound settings!
Please implement it!
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