April 2021 Ideas Review

April 2021 Ideas Review





Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board and highlights the statuses we’ve updated in the past 30 days.


Below you can find the statuses changed last month. For more information read: Idea Exchange Guidelines: How does my feedback reach Spotify?




1. [Mobile] Listening History On Mobile

Happy to confirm you should now have the option to access your listening history on mobile too.

Take a look here if you'd like to know more.


2. [All Platforms] Mono option for hearing impaired

Writing to share some great news and confirm this feature should now be available!


3. Spotify Video on Apple TV

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.

We're happy to announce that podcast video is now available on Apple TV.


4. [FireTV] Podcasts Video on Amazon Firestick and FireTV devices

We're happy to announce that Podcast video playback is now available on FireTV devices. There's some more info here.


5. [XBOX ONE][Podcasts] Video for Podcasts on XBOX ONE

We appreciate your patience and we're happy to announce that podcast video is now available on Xbox. 

Happy watching and listening!





6. [Desktop] Full Discography Reinstatement

7. [Desktop] Please bring back "Discovered by...." playlist list when looking at artist profiles.




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We're actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you. If you've got a good idea, you can submit it here.


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spotify is a social platform, and as such it is simply irresponsible that there is no "block user" feature.

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Awesome @Xenia! 🙂 Glad to see these great ideas making it to the app!


please add a “block user” feature for the safety of your users.




I'm agreed with the user Kxtiene That Spotify must add the Block user feature it is the need of time. AutomaticChina

Music Fan

Maybe a yearly reward so it keeps people on Spotify and attracts more people 

As addition to my idea. Maybe having every year give higher value rewards 


please how do i undo the new desktop update i genuinely cant stand it 😐 i cannot stand to use spotify on desktop anymore, **bleep** on earth

Music Fan

How about protecting your users privacy and allowing them to block and remove followers. Your “service” has enabled violent predators and stalkers for over 10 years now. There are requests in the forums dating back ten years. 10 YEARS! 

And despite having a restraining order myself, your company has done NOTHING. You collect countless dollars daily. Don’t you think it’s time you actually start listening and caring about your users privacy and safety? 

oh by the way, stalking and harassment are still illegal in all 50 states, in case you forgot. 


You still haven't brought back the liked songs by artist??


Since the last update it's been one of the things that people are asking for, and you are still not listening to your customers. 

So sad, might as well cancel the subscription 

Music Fan

Who is planning your sprints?


Out of all these complaints and asks (https://community.spotify.com/t5/Community-Blog/The-New-Desktop-App/bc-p/5200120#M20073) you're "CONSIDERING" only one of them?


My app updated this week and looks....bad. I'm hoping that it'll revert back to normal soon. Especially my profile. Like.....??? What happened?? Why list my top artists like that?? Just change it back to normal!Screen Shot 2021-05-07 at 3.30.38 PM.png Screen Shot 2021-05-07 at 3.17.54 PM.png


When playing podcast video and rotating to landscape mode, the bars on either side are not matching the phones capabilities to display the color black. What I am seeing is a very distracting gradient shift (poorly blenned together) this is much less pronounced in portrait mode due to the lighter tones under the play-pause button and slight blur efffect. That's fine. In Landscape mode. Let it go all the way black.


Can't seem to be able to submit an idea, so I'll post it here.

Please bring back the 'Sort By' options for Podcasts on the Desktop app. There's no reason to not have it. I listen to a ton of podcasts and I'm not caught up on all of them. Sorting by either 'oldest to newest' or 'newest to oldest' is really useful for podcast listeners. It's essential to have the 'Sort By' feature to have a pleasant podcast listening UX. 

Casual Listener

I don't know if this is the right place to request a change to the API but please for the love of god add a request in the API that allows access to the number of plays instead of the popularity rating for songs. I don't give a rats ass how popular the song is right now, especially with older songs. 


Adding this feature would allow me to move forward with a playlist project I've been trying to implement for years now. It would be so amazing to see it come to fruition instead of having to look in the application for the number of plays (which takes absolutely forever when you're looking up 200 albums in a day for example)


how stupid to be to remove sucha basic feature like sorting by the newest added songs in the playlist TOP or BOTTOM. This is not an idea is a necessity, specially when you have a 400+ song playlist. If this is not going to be brought back in the next update i will def switch to APPLE MUSIC


The feature that is not required to be brought, but I think it will be useful for many people if it is brought:

If another application plays audio while the song is playing, the volume of the song is automatically muted. Of course, it is not done for every application, but at least it can be valid for the applications we choose and can be turned on and off from the settings.

Example: If there is another sound that I need to listen to while listening to music from Spotify, instead of manually pausing and restarting the song for a short time, Spotify can automatically stop/mute the song and resume it automatically later.


You can ruin the desktop UI so badly that its lost functionality for some users (completely unasked for and something no one wanted) but can't add a simple block feature... okay..


Here's an idea: allow us to disable automatic updates so we aren't forced to use your garbage UI on desktop.


Stop ignoring the requests to customize the home screen and completely disable podcasts.  It makes you look kinda evil.


You've decided to ignore more than 1500 complains on how bad the new UI is, good job and fuсk you.

Casual Listener

Podcast categories should include Religion & Spirituality.