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



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I would love if you could make it so when one is shuffling a playlist and then switches between devices with Spotify connect the same queue will remain so that one would not have to skip through songs that they had just heard on one device when they switch to another.


TLDR; stop re-shuffling my queue every time I connect to my speaker from my phone or vice-versa


I want the old UI back.  The new one is HORRIBLE!  I can't find anything.  If you don't bring it back, I'm going to another service.


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 1080 × 416 pixels for nothing... and why that color?

Casual Listener

Please for the love of god listen to the literally hundreds of comments in this thread and get rid of dynamic filter/ new library. In that whole thread I found maybe 3 positive comments. It is almost universally hated and making many people consider switching to other services, myself included, and I have been using Spotify exclusively for 5+ years. Don’t make me move, I really can’t stand this.


I've heard people praise the Spotify algorithm... personally I think it works like a Microsoft macro. If it was smart it would let me remove items from "Recent" and would not add items played for less than 3 seconds by mistake (when the so-called smart Alexa misinterprets my request). In fact, it would let me stop its recommendations altogether. I don't need recommendations based on Spotify's commercial interests. These are offensive spam in what I wish truly was "my library." Recommendations from a corporation are not something I will ever trust or like.

Casual Listener

The new search bar is hidden behind the search button, so to search you now have to click on search first. I can clearly see there is available space for the search field on the home page, and i want it back there! I also wanna see, when i go into an artists page, the newest release (that has been showing at the top), and the whole discography showing as i scroll down, with all the songs listed for each album. Actually, the changes i want are already in the old UI, so i guess what i really want is just the old UI back. If not, i think im gonna have to find a different and better service for my music, because the new UI is useless and a HUGE step backwards. Also, let people chose if they wanna use new UI or old UI until you have fixed the new UI to be good enough, don't just force the new UI on everyone.


Idea to solve the new desktop release issue:


In the industry i work in, a lot of the software companies when they make major changes release what they call either a classic or legacy version which doesn't get any new features but continues to be updated to work with the newest operating systems.  This would be something cheap and easy Spotify could do to make a lot of people happy. 


Please bring back the dates songs were added to playlists! I like using my playlists as a way of tracking and documenting my life, as I'm sure many others do as well, and it's really sad to see this feature go : (




Esta claro que debería de arreglarlo la plataforma revisando la aplicación y poniendo solución, pero mientras tanto... una cosa que a mi me a funcionado es:


Tener la app en el móvil y en el PC. Ordeno las carpetas como quiero, y dentro pongo las listas que quiero...


Las listas que quiero tener en el móvil descargadas, las duplico desde el PC... por ej:

  • Música 06/2021 (en el PC)
  • Música 06/2021 (para el móvil)

Voy al movil... le doy a descargar a "Musica 06/2021 (para el movil)" y la otra lista me sigue apareciendo, y con las canciones descargadas... (el truco es no darle a descargar a esta).


Y cuando las quieras borrar, como no salen en el móvil, te vas al Pc y eliminas esa lista.


Stop adding things and revert desktop spotify to the previous UI versions. Everything worked better and was actually a usable experience. This latest update has done nothing but ruin the desktop client. Mobile and desktop are completely different platforms with vastly different user operation/functions. STOP MAKING DESKTOP CLIENTS MORE LIKE THE MOBILE ONES.


Guys! How the heck do you reorder the songs in a collaborative playlist if you’re not the one who made it? I’ve tried reordering in on all three platforms iOS, Android and the PC versions and it doesn’t work on anything... 🙁


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i've been with Spotify for years but i've had enough of this nonsense where you fill my screen with Facebook-like messages.. recently you even filled the whole screen of my phone with a yellow message to tell me the kind of music i like... that's a Pop-up!!! the most hated form of advertising.. to tell me the music i like... are you serious?? i obviously know what i like... so that's it for me.. hello Apple Music yearly subscription for less cost and a UI that looks like a music library instead of a social media blog that adds "suggestions" into a library i pay for..

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One of the latest updates to the client took away a feature, the artist bio, not sure which update but it was a great way to find out about the artist.  I think it was something that was a plus for Spotify.


After all these years you didn't realize that spotify is trying to remove as much good features as possible? They can't even make their web app work as intended - it doesn't scale as it should scale, it doesn't load more than 10 songs at once, it doesn't do many things and yet they decided to replace a desktop app which was OK for everyone with this broken piece of code.



Music Fan
  • My account was hacked. Spotify allowed my billing address to be changed (to another state) & 3 people added themselves to my 'family' account. Nearly all of my 100+ playlists had really bad songs (all same group) added. When brought to Spotify's attention they put my address back in system & removed the 3 thieves from my paid account. That was over 2 years ago. The lesson I've learned is to periodically check my account for hacking.  If Spotify isn't going to increase their app security, it's on you to be proactive.

Create a new account?

That's your solution???

I'm having this issue too, and NO WAY am I starting over! 

I have extensive playlists that I cannot, and will not reacquire.

There HAS to be a better option than this.

Spotify should definitely NOT be logging out on Playstation every time you put the console into sleep mode.

Sleep mode is supposed to retain logins. That's kind-of the whole point of resting your PS, rather than shutting it down completely.


Come up with something better please.

Sheesh! 🤦‍♂️ 🙄