June Monthly Ideas Review

Community Manager
Community Manager

Monthly Ideas Review


Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board. In this blog we'll present some of the ones we’ve updated in the past month!

 

IMPLEMENTED:

1.  Sorting Options for List of Playlists

With the recent update to Your Library on mobile, it's now possible to sort and filter your Playlists, Artists and Albums in more ways. 

 

To find the filters, just pull down on the tab you're on, select filters and then choose the one you'd like. The 'Custom Order' filter on the Playlist section will mirror the order you have on Desktop - which means it's now possible to maintain the way your organise your tunes on Desktop across to Mobile. 

 

2. Bring Back Albums' Length

3. Add & Remove Content separately (Artist, Album, Songs)

4. Car View

5. Bring back the old Web Player

 

GOOD IDEA:

6. Spotify in Ukraine

Spotify is launching regularly in countries around the world. Please keep an eye on the Spotify blog or signup here to be first to hear if we reach Ukraine.

 

NOT RIGHT NOW:

7. Add complete Playlists to the Queue

 

We just wanted to update this to say it's possible to add all tracks from a playlist to your queue on Desktop. To do so, just head to your playlist > select all tracks using 'Ctrl/Cmd + A' > right click and select 'Add to Queue'. 

 

There aren't currently plans to implement this on Mobile,  but if anything changes we'll update you here. 

 

 

 

CASE CLOSED:

8. Bring back Recently Played to Your Library

 

With the new update you can now find your Recently Played tunes section on the home screen. Additionally, it's also possible to sort your Albums, Artists and Playlist by Recently Added. To do so, pull down to reveal the search bar, click the 'filters' options and then select 'Recently Played'. You'll also spot some other filter options too, like 'Name' so you can sort your playlists alphabetically.

 

9. Bring Spotify's old UI back

10. Option to show Lyrics only

 

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.

 

Want to help manage the Ideas Exchange as an Ideas Guardian? Read more about the Rock Star Program here

 

If you'd also like to see some changes before other users, as well as talk directly with developers, you can sign-up to join our thousands of Beta testers here.

 

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55 Comments
GrawlixL
Regular

Hey, it looks like we're overdo for another ideas review! They're supposed to be monthly, but it's been about a month and a half since you told us all to go **bleep** ourselves.

len1010
Regular

What sharp mind thought that the list used to add a song to a playlist would be easier to use if it was not alphabetical just random? To add insult to injury, just when I’m trying to get use to the the kaotic order of the list, the playlists move around. So each time is like the first time. As far as I can tell this only affects iOS. My android phone shows the lists in alphabetical order or most recently added just like iOS use to. 

Xteban
Newbie

Never once signed in to comment but now feel compelled to, even if late. For me, the biggest issue is no longer being able to save partial albums to my library. Spotify worked perfectly before. A new skin would have been nice alone but you seem to have overstepped and fixed something that did not need fixing at all. Already looking into different streaming services.

GrawlixL
Regular

@Xteban I had the exact same problem, and have brought it up for a while now. Spotify never gives a meaningful response. They don't care. It's like they never even considered that bonus tracks are a thing that exists, and the listeners may not want to listen to them when playing the album.

 

I know it's a hassle, but I really think everyone's better off just taking their business elsewhere.

buterasmuffin
Newbie

Notice how the one for changing pictures on mobile has 4,000 votes, but yet you still choose the ones that aren't important at all. :/ 
You thoroughly disappointed me in every single way POSSIBLE

 

amurth
Visitor

I get if spotify though this was a good idea, but the overall responce has been so negative. Spotify needs to listen to the complaints and actually address them. I was so happy when I switched from apple music, but traversing my music became so much harder with this update, and I am actually thinking of going back if this is not fixed soon. 

-rmh8n_u3bz9e
Newbie

Hey! I want to tell the community and idea but I don't know where, so here it's. I use to listen podcast every morning, but when I'm walking I love to continue with my normal playlist, so I would love to have two queue, and switch one to another easily

Rock Star 2
Rock Star 2

Hi @-rmh8n_u3bz9e,

 

There's a special section to submit new ideas:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/idb-p/ideas_submissions

 

At the bottom there is an option to submit a new idea. First check if the idea is not already submitted by somebody else. If so give it your vote.

 

Regards,

René

Eterno86
Casual Listener

Please improve the new music section in every genres. 

Albums inside every genres are not updated every friday, often you find old albums. 

This is the only thing that is better in Apple Music and Tidal. 

Bye 

 

fbank
Visitor

Adding to the new UI. 

Despite the little changes, I still found the new UI confusing and not user-friendly. I would like to be able to differentiate downloaded and not downloadedsongs/albums/artists, but I can not do this anywhere.  Before, I was able to filter for the downloaded music, and hide the liked-only. Now, It's all mixed. People don't always have WiFi and would like to listen to music on the way, without using cellular data. 

Also, Spotify UI updates time by time remove the alphabet column from the right of the screen, which helps scroll much faster, to reach from A to Z. This also happened to the new UI, but later it showed up again - luckily. 

Still, what I really miss: I would like to scroll amongst all my music (scroll amongst liked artists, amongst liked albums, liked songs) in an artist-alphabetic order, with the option to show only the downloaded songs/artists/albums. 

The current way of having two separate lists in "Artists" is without reason for me. When browsing, I would not care if I liked the Artist itself or just a few songs, but would like to browse in alphabetic order. Now my previously known "list of authors" is completely gone, and dissected into two compartments... Without knowing what is downloaded and what is not. 

 

 

 

Katmcdonald
Visitor

I would love for spotify to bring in a system that makes your playlists have subcatagories so that you could easily find the songs youre looking for. Would be lovely aswell to have lyrics in the app to the songs youre listening to. Lastly i'd like more custimizing, like colours or text.

Rock Star 2
Rock Star 2

Hi all,

Just a note. This is not the place to submit new ideas. If you do it here they will not be processed.

There is a special corner in the community for idea submissions.

Use this link to submit ideas:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/idb-p/ideas_submissions

 

Regards,

René

 

Pedunculate
Newbie

"Case Closed: Bring Back Recently Played" - **bleep** you guys. The new UI is trash and the new Recently Played is only like 1/4th of the length of the old one, plus you have to scroll it horizontally. The home screen is a useless mess. I'm switching back to Tidal. 

yoad2k
Visitor

Hi there,

 

I don't know what is the reason behind this, but the UI is getting far worse than it was before. If I just want to cycle through my own curated playlists there is no easy access to do that at all.

 

Do you really expect me to click my own username and go to public playlists. That is unacceptable. Please mend this as soon as you can.

 

Thanks

Rock Star 2
Rock Star 2

Hi @yoad2k,

 

What do mean? Just go to library and then playlists. You can also swipe down, an additional menu will be shown to sort and filter.

 

Regards,

René

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