May 2020 Ideas Review

May 2020 Ideas Review


Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board and highlights the statuses we’ve updated recently.


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




1. [All Platforms][Playlists] Skipping songs in a playlist that you are not the creator of

It's now possible to hide tracks within any playlist on mobile.

Just head to the context menu (three dots), and tap "Hide song". The song will be marked as "Hidden", meaning it'll no longer play in that playlist. This can be undone at any time too.


2. [Music] Block / Hide / Blacklist Tracks or Artists

The option 'Don't play this artist' is now available on iOS and Android.

If we have any information about this on other platforms in the future, we'll report back!


3. [Browse] Hide song in Premium

We're marking this as implemented, as this feature is now available on mobile.

If we have any info regarding this on desktop in the future, we'll head back here with an update.


4. [All Platforms] Sleep Timer

We can confirm this is available on both iOS & Android!

You can check out this idea, if you'd like to vote for a sleep timer on desktop too.


5. Increase maximum Songs allowed in Your Music

We're excited to be marking this idea as implemented!

We've now removed the limit on saved items in Your Library, making it possible to save songs, and albums on Spotify to your heart's content.

As the app has changed quite a bit since this idea was submitted, please be aware that some functionality is now different. This change does not impact the limit on the number of songs in a playlist other than your Liked Songs.

For more info, check out this blog post.




6. [All Platforms][Your Library] Delete Songs from Account History

7. [All Platforms] "Don't Like Button" should be added to all sections

8. [Podcasts] Push Notification for new Episodes

9. [Social] Real Time "Listen with Friend(s)"



10[Running] Bring back Running



11. [Mobile] Listening History On Mobile




12. [iOS][Other] Spotify Alarm on iOS



We thrive on Ideas


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I would like to see a audio equalizer and live lyrics system on the desktop version please 


Boa tarde,

Sou do Brasil.


Ao acessar o app por esse caminho:

Abrir o app> Sua biblioteca> Musicas Curtidas> Procurar entre as musicas curtidas> (Nome do artista).


Ao selecionar uma musica, o Spotify criava uma "mini lista" apenas com as musicas desse artista. Esse recurso foi retirado. Minha sugestão era adicionar no menu de Configurações, uma opção para filtrar da maneira antiga se o usuário desejar. 


Hey **bleep**heads. Ever thought of allowing collaborative playlists to be editable only by allowed users, so that these playlists can be shared freely instead of hidden away?


Or maybe even a "queue next" button like Grooveshark had more than a decade ago?


Or how about you fix the hundreds and hundreds of frequent bugs and glitches that every part of your service has been dogged with; some for years on end?




The gall of you people standing there like the Almighty paragons of community feedback, while everybody is screaming at you to put in the same work as every other two-bit anti-user company out there.


Oh yeah! I should mention; it's 2020, and after years of complaints and fixes and more complaints and more fixes, your generated playlists STILL ALL PLAY THE SAME **bleep**ING SONGS.



If I hear Strawberry Letter 23 one more time, I'm going**bleep** a brick.


Why am I even responding to this?


The mods clearly made a token effort to answer the first few questions, and are ignoring the rest.


Human turds.

Casual Listener

I wish this idea would be implemented:


Playlist edit history. I don't honestly know why it isn't in spotify but I would love to see it. A lot of my playlists are collaborative and to be able to see what has been added, deleted, etc. would be a great idea. For those with collaborative playlists, it would be nice to see what people have done to those playlists. Please make this happen I know it was an idea from two years ago but hopefully sometime soon it will work out


Spotify was great project for me for long years. Than one day I checked magic button "queue". Songs I add here, play from everywhere now. No chance to erase.  Not even reinstall the app will helps. If you log next time, they're there again. I manually checked and moved all songs one by one but they shoot from other devices! Same songs again.
My idea to improve is to mark this button as "Spotify Reward" or at least use some dark emo - to mark it as a special choice for BDSMs.
And the real Show, of course, starts when you try to try "Spotifyhelp" here I recommend add the note: "only for Heart stables!"

... with smile, of course 🙂

Casual Listener

1. Add an actual radio section, basically pandora spotify up with custom artist stations and the ability to shuffle stations. Sometimes I don't know what I want to hear and just want to shuffle it all. 


3. Siri Shortcuts... You complain about apple, then they open up and you still don't support it??



Any plans to add Play Next? I just jumped ship from Youtube Music after being a long time GPM subscriber, and I really miss being able to play next.


How about paying artists directly and not splitting the royalties with their record company?


I don't know where to drop my idea's but this is my idea.

Make the option to make maps so you can sort out your playlists.

For example, I have 50 electronic music playlists, 20 Mood playlists, 30 albums that I like to listen, 20 playlists I follow and 30 playlists/albums that I want to check out.


Most of the time I listen to the same playlists. The other +/- 140 playlists I don't use a lot but I don't want them to throw away because sometimes I still use them.

That makes my Spotify a incredible mess and I can't clean it.

Do you have ideas to fix this?

Casual Listener

Why doesn't your "Ideas Board" link actually link to the ideas board?  It just loops back to this article. 


It will be very useful to have a button/tag at the start of the albums section to go directly to the singles section instead to have to scroll the entire album list before to see the singles section.


Thank you

Casual Listener

Could you mark audiobooks in a similar way as podcasts? Currently audio books are handeled the same way as normal songs. So after listening to one book similar books occur in my automatically created playlists...


I have the Student bundle and I have noticed that I only have access to only certain shows on Hulu and I think it would be a good idea to be able to and upgrade option in order to access more shows or all shows on Hulu. 


I’ve been testing the new IOS 14. And I would love to use spotify as one of the home screen widgets. I would love it if spotify implemented that. I really hope it will be possible when the final IOS 14 release comes out


PLEASE fix the chromebooks webplayer since it STILL autopauses for 1-2 seconds at 9 seconds


Would love a feature for picture in picture for the video podcasts. 


Also if you're taking on a video playing component, surely a similar YouTube interface & feature set needs to be implemented for podcasts menu?


Olá sou brasileiro, acho q seria muito útil botões na tela para adicionar rapidamente uma musica a uma playlist, tipo 5 cores, a gente atribui cada cor a uma playlist e adiciona a musica nela só de clicar, tal como funciona o "CURTIR", porém ao invés de ir pra biblioteca vai direto pra playlist. Não sei se é aqui que se posta ideias, mas para não esquecer resolvi deixar registrado. 😄