Monthly Ideas Review - January 2019

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January 2019 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!


Want to know what's been going on in the Ideas Board in the last 30 days? Let's take a look...



1.  View all Playlist Followers

We're keeping this idea as 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.


2. Play multiple selected Playlists

3. Opt out of Live Songs

4. Sorting Options for List of Playlists

5. Make Spotify Connect a Choice

6. Warning when a Track is removed from Spotify



7. Global HotKeys for Pause/Play, Skip, etc.

After discussing with the right teams we've decided not to implement global hotkeys on Spotify. 






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This is super cool!! 

Casual Listener



The filter bar in playlists used to be on both Android and Apple versions on spotify but due to an update, the filter bar in playlists has been put in a 3 dot menu bar only for androids which is impractical as the old filter bar was very easy to access and quick to use. Where as the 3 dot menu compresses everything into it so u have to keep on clicking on the icon, scroll down to the search function and type the song in and if you accidentally exit then you have to repeat all the steps again. I would like to see a change in this to bring the filter bar in android playlists again.


Hey @Pranav18,


Thanks for your feedback on this.


There is an existing idea for this in the Community here. Make sure to head on over and to add your vote there.


Take care 🙂


Hoping that in the future, those who do not have a debit/credit card can also avail an upgrade to Family Premium through post paid phone billing instead. Just a thought. Thank you!


Hi Spotify,


As I'm new here, and can't find out how to post an idea somewhere, I hope this message will be heard:


Before the latest recent update for mobile devices, when you enter the Artists selection, (the artists you follow) you could see; the artist, how many song you've saved from the artist, following status. When you entered the artist, you could from here, start listening to all the songs you've saved from the artist.

After the update, you just see the artist name, and when you enter the artist, you get directed to artist main page. You can't see what songs from the artist you've saved anymore. Of course, you can access your "Saved songs" and search for the artist, but that takes a lot of time to do, and you can't just listen to the specific songs from the artist.

I was really using this function. For an example, i could find "Kygo" in the artist selection and start playing all my favourite songs I've saved.


I really hope you would reconcider to reimplementere this function


Kind regards, a happy Spotify user 🙂


Hello all. New to the community, but thought I'd do throw out an idea I've been sitting on. I thought it would be cool to have a "local trending" list or something of the sort. In essence, it just takes the most popular music in your area, and throws it into a playlist! It would be a cool addition and give you a chance to listen to popular artists that your friends are listening to as well! Cheers


Hi - this post only seems to focus on the negative.  Were there any ideas accepted/agreed on?


Bring back the old Radio! I hate the Radio Playlist that has replaced it! Now there is no ability to build a Radio station based on a song either!  A Radio station should be what the listener wants to hear with the ability to thumbs up/thumbs down songs to better enhance the station. It makes it a Genre station instead of artist or song based Radio Station. Also, you should check out the competition...Pandora allows you to make a station based on several artists, songs, etc. Making it truly "Your Station". Major step backwards for Spotify!

Hi Spotify, I had the same issue as one of your previous users where I was unable to find where to post this idea. (could be improved 🙂 ) One of the features I personally feel that would improve Spotify is the ability to be able to play a set of playlists. It would function as one merging all the songs and still offering all the features (shuffle, replay, etc..). This would enable users to be able to play multiple genre/playlist while driving alone, yet removing one of the genres/playlist s when driving with others that dislike this genre/playlist. Cheers!

can someone help as I dont know where to post ?

I am new and finding that certain songs I love are not on here even though they are not exactly unknown , compared with some of the **bleep** I am seeing . for example the album no assembly required by pieces of a dream is possibly their best known and no where to be seen on here !!!


Hi all,

Perhaps these suggestions have been made in the past already, but I would like to share mine with you.


Concerning playlists:

  • per playlist shuffle & repeat options would be most welcome, I have a 1339 songs playlist (94hrs) isn't shuffled by default, eg all artists are listed alfabetical and played thus. For shorter playlists it's quite often nice to pin it to repeat.
  • how about some visualisation styles? ... that would make spotify rock when displayed on wide screen televisions/monitors. I know VLC, WMP and notably iTunes are capable of displaying nice effects.
  • I often forget time ... and the volume of playing songs later in the evening or even night can be too loud for neighbours. How about an option to automaticly tune down the volume at a certain hour? Just like the night light option in windows display settings.


Thank you for reading my post.


Every month you review the ideas from the spoitfy community that you are not implimenting? this post laughable.

Casual Listener

Hello together

I'm new here and not shure to put the idea on the right place.

Anyway, what I'm looking for is a way to share a playlist in different playlist folder.

I have got the playlist "Rock 70 English". Now I create the following playlist folders "All Rock", "Rock 70" and "All English". It will be great if we could add the playlist to the new created folders.




It would be nice when you have a song you want to appear in more than one playlist to be able to select multiple playlists instead of having to select one at a time.

Casual Listener

Make it so that podcasts can be played old to new in the webplayer!!!


About your issue

  • Topic Offline Mode
  • Description Wear OS, I just purchased a new fossil watch with the latest snapdragon os. I tried to get the store sales man to show me how to download off line music to the watch. Therefor I don't have to carry around a phone and a watch. Im a premium customer and after reading some spotify blogs i see that spotify really doesn't support the new android wear os operating system. in regards to listening to music in a offline mode. Is this correct? If it is please make it available for wear os or i will return this new watch that is in the case still for a full refund then also i will have to cancel my acct with spotify for something like google music. I do like spotify but if your company cant support the newest technology then i will have to go to a company that can support the new wear os platform that is currently the best as far as wearable s devices are today

Hey Spotify, love this list of ideas. How can I submit one (or five) of my own?


Okay, well I've been searching for 30 minutes now and can't locate where to go or how to submit a suggestion. I've tried all the things, so I'll just throw it here and hope someone sees it. Please, please consider putting together a "Happy Focus" group in the Focus category. I need the focus music (instrumental) but can't find a single station that gives me that and doesn't put me in a sad funk at the same time. Thanks for listening!


Hey folks,


Thank you all for your valuable feedback - we really appreciate it.


If you do have some feedback, the best thing to do is to head over here, where you can create a new idea, if it doesn't exist already (make sure to search the Community beforehand to check if it does). That way, other people in the Community can vote for and support the idea.


Hope that helps!