January 2021 Ideas Review

Elena
Moderator
Moderator

 

 

 

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: How does my feedback reach Spotify?

 

 

IMPLEMENTED:

 

1. [Partnership] Add Sign-in with Google 

You should now be able to sign up for an account using Google Sign-in so we'll mark this idea as Implemented.

 

2. [Connect] Show Chromecast on Desktop's Device List

We're pleased to confirm that this feature should now be available to all Desktop users, as pointed out by @MattSuda here.

 

3. [Web Player] Change Playlist Covers

You'll be happy to know that you can now edit your playlist covers and descriptions in the web player.

 

4. [Web Player][Discover] Possibility to block artist/songs so they do'nt appear on e.g. release radar

We're eager to confirm that feedback buttons on Discover Weekly and Release Radar have now been added in the web player and you should see the option to “dislike” tracks or artists in those playlists.

 

5. [Web Player][Other] Add option to Change profile picture on spotify browser (open.spotify.com)

You can now update your profile picture and name in the web player 

 

6. [All Platforms][Subscription] Share playlist with Spotify Kids

Along the lines of what you'll find here, this should now be implemented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASE CLOSED:

 

7. [Subscription] Pay yearly for Family & Student

 

8. [Android] Swipe to Queue a Track

 

The status Case Closed doesn't mean the door is completely closed for implementing the idea. Even in a Closed state we'll still be tracking this idea and its votes.

If anything changes we'll be sure to check back in.

 

 

We thrive on Ideas

 

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.

 

If you'd also like to see some changes before other users you can sign-up to join our thousands of Beta testers here.

 

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28 Comments
Peter
Moderator
Moderator

@MattSuda woohoo!

MrTripleB
Newbie

Hi Peter

 

Look at that, still ignoring us or is the link to this thread just unluckily and magically broken every time you click on it ?

 

I totally get that a 2,750+ votes „new idea“ isn‘t showing up on this site as it hasn‘t been updated for more than half a year now.

 

Yet, a lot of folks desperately trying to contribute to „the Spotify experience“ would very much appreciate an official update from you, the moderator of the show, whatever shape it may take :o).

 

Thx and cheers...again

vkza
Newbie

"We're actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you."  mmm

...

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/iOS-Implement-Native-HomePod-Support/idi-p/4985214

Ethe
Newbie

Make podcasts available in Egypt already.
i swear to god it has been 2 years since Spotfiy was released here.

Scotty7
Casual Listener

Stop ignoring Spotify support for HomePod. It's aggravating that so many people want this and you're pretending we don't. You're making it difficult for me to justify continuing to pay premium when I'd get this feature immediately if I switched to Apple Music.

 

While we're at it, make your shuffle truly random instead of evidently-not-random like it it is right now.

WadeA10
Newbie

Please comment on when we can expect you to support HomePod.

kenron
Regular

I would also love to know when Airplay 2/HomePod support is coming please!

Jamez-patrik-nz
Newbie

Considering Spotify's popularity with both artists and listeners, one would think that the collective quality of their playlist radio selection is up too par. This is not the case.

    I sincerely wish Spotify would come together and hire people to make playlists out of certain genre and BPM. The "variety" of playlists i get is trule depressing when I know there is more then a plethera of music to choose from.

     What I am asking, is to provide a more in depth variety of music when creating a playlist from various songs. The same songs should not pop up for each radio playlist created by the same artist. Im on the verge of just finding another source for music because i hear the same tracks over and over across the HUGE GAPS of genre... idk guys. Give me a job or something to make playlists idk

blooperluigi
Newbie

I've been a Spotify user for more than four years now. I'm going to be leaving for Apple Music soon if Spotify continues to ignore requests for HomePod integration, and I suspect quite a few people I know are planning to do the same.

 

It's been a good run, but I can't see the sense in paying a subscription to a service which just ignores the will of it's users.

imJeans
Newbie

Removing my comment is cute peter, but how about you acknowledge the 50+ page homepod intergration idea. 50+ pages of people begging for it and 3k upvotes and u go dead silent. comon peter. Homepod intergration when? answer us peter .

urlocalsimp
Newbie

when can we see who follows our playlists? id really like that feature added

ClaireMac
Newbie

Why can't users rate and review podcasts? I find the Spotify recommendations, charts and browsing categories really stagnant. User ratings and reviews would really help to find podcasts.

Merisu
Newbie

There should be a feature that shows how many times we listen to a song.

Dalibor
Regular

"[Partnership] Add Sign-in with Google" is implemented with 56 votes. Much older [Desktop][Podcasts] Sort by Unplayed/Recently Added  with 683 votes is NOT? This whole "Community Ideas" thing is one big joke. Spotify is not able to develop decent app UI, that's no new thing.  But looks like they're not even able to sort the ideas by age and votes.

batibuti
Casual Listener

Including the filter and the ability to sort a playlist by songs that I like (marked heart) or that I don't like (unmarked heart) is a fantastic idea.
Including this idea is useful since when they pass us a new playlist it is easier to detect which songs we already have in our favorite songs list and go directly to listen to the new songs and see if we want to add them to our playlist.

aktheslay
Music Fan

It has been EIGHT YEARS since the ability to block other users and prevent them from following you or seeing your content was suggested. It took FIVE YEARS for you all to acknowledge it was a good idea and asked us to vote on it. WE DID!!! It is currently the eighth highest voted idea. Your users are crying out for your help them avoid being harassed from malicious abusive people from their past, but for some reason you have prioritized changing profile pictures over protecting your users from users with ill intentions that are ruining their experience with your product. I am a software engineer and I have worked on several projects in the past where we sourced work from our user base, and if we had ignored our user base's desperate pleas the way you have FOR YEARS we would have all been fired long ago. This is absolutely unacceptable!!! I have had to create a new account and manually copy over playlists in order to avoid my ex who has been stalking me who I had to move across the country to escape from.

IT IS NOT A DIFFICULT FEATURE AND WE ARE BEGGING YOU FOR THE ABILITY TO BLOCK USERS FROM FOLLOWING SO WE CAN FEEL SAFE TO USE YOUR PLATFORM AND NOT BE STALKED AND HARASSED BY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS PEOPLE!!!! Please **bleep**ing help us and**bleep** done

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Social-Block-Followers/idi-p/310496

avaaaaaaaaaaa
Newbie

Please add a feature in which users can block other accounts from seeing their profile, similar to one that is available on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. I would like to be able to have public playlists and allow most of my followers to see what I am listening to, but there are certain followers of mine that I would not like to be following me. A block button would allow me to control who has access to seeing my music and make me feel a lot more comfortable with using this platform.

user1356
Newbie

Hey spotify, 

You know what would be a really good idea? Implementing the 'good idea' from eight years ago. Yes that's right, I am referring to the block feature that countless users have pleaded for and you continuously ignore. 

 

Your anti-consumerist behaviours are psychologically damaging and threatening the safety of your users. It's only a matter of time before this blows up and the reputation of spotify is permanently tainted. It takes one large content creator, a viral tiktok, youtube video, etc. for these things to switch over night. Spotify needs to WAKE UP and start respecting its users before it is too late for this company.

 

To anyone reading this, please comment and engage with this https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Social-Block-Followers/idi-p/310496 to support the cause. We need this feature as soon as possible. Its already been insultingly long. Please do not idly ignore spotifies toxic culture any longer people. We need to make this happen.

or2vas
Newbie

We NEED to be able to block other profiles. You can't say it's a "good idea" and do nothing for more than 5 years. This is very important. I don't want some people to follow me. Please at least consider the idea. I want to have public playlist but I don't want all my followers to have them. It's very uncomfortable to see certain names in your follower list...

surrealdelirium
Newbie

(Content warning for comment readers: mentions of s*xual ass*ult)
Hi! That's cool, but when will you add a block feature for followers, so I can block the man who tried to sexually assault me from following my playlists, and what I'm listening to, but still be able to share what I'm listening to with people I actually like? I've been able to block the man who tried to sexually assault me *everywhere* else, even his phone number, just not on Spotify. I see his name whenever I check my follower list to follow a new friend back. I don't know how he found me.
This suggestion has existed on your community forums for 8 years, with pages and pages and pages of supporters; people who feel just as unsafe and uncomfortable about this as I do, and it's been years since you acknowledged it was a good idea. So what gives? Would be really cool if you cared about the safety of your users. Even just some communication about what's taking so long would be nice, so I know if I need to take my £10/month elsewhere. I have thousands of songs saved, I like the Spotify UI otherwise, I just don't want people who scare me to be following me - and I'm sure you understand, it's not the kind of situation where you can message the person and politely request they unfollow.

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