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Monthly Ideas Review - July 2016

Community Manager
Community Manager
‎2016-08-05 12:27 PM

July 2016 Ideas Review

Every month the Community Team reviews our Ideas Board and present the ones we’ve updated in the past 31 days.


We're here to take a look at the ideas we updated for you all in July. Curious what we implemented last year? Well check out our Yearly Ideas Review: 2015 here. 



1. Launch Spotify in Romania.

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 launch in Romania. We hope to see you soon!


2. Full screen playback info and visuals on Desktop.




3. Change log after each update.


Right now we don't have plans to implement a detailed change log with both changes and reasoning behind it for every app update. For news about updates we've made please keep an eye here on the Idea Exchange as well as on our News Blog


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. Thanks!


4. Statistics and analytics for playlists.


5. Redesign the Android app to fit the Material Design Guidelines























Update: We are aware that currently the latest Staff comment is no longer floated underneath statuses in the Ideas Exchange. We are aware of this issue and we are looking into further solutions for you all. Keeping you all up-to-date on these ideas is crucial for us and we're working to improve this experience.


We thrive on Ideas


Every week we update your ideas posted in the Idea Exchange. We're actively bringing your comments and feedback to the teams here so they know which features are important to you. 


To read more about what happens after you submit an Idea click here.


Want to help manage the Ideas Exchange as an Ideas Guardian? Read more about the Rock Star Program here. Thanks as always to @Marco and @blake for being outstanding Idea Guardians this month.


Community Legend

that material design one is amazing

Rock Star
Rock Star

@blogmixer yeah agreed! I understand Spotify might be saying no to the idea at the moment, focusing on their own UI to stand by, but hopefully they can find a compromise between Android's UI guidelines and Spotify's own UI guidelines.

Music Fan

Thank you for keeping a launch in Romania in mind! It would be great to finally have it here. Please make it available soon!

Music Lover

Bring back the lyrics tab on desktop! It was a great feature at the beginning and the idea was abandoned. It is currently under "Live Ideas" but deserves to be "Solved"

Music Fan

Bring back the ability to see who follows our playlists. It's absurd to have a feature where you can see how many people follow you but not who.

Garage Band

I'm sorry but I don't understand Spotify saying not right now and adhering to whatever design they have. If it were either appealing, as feature-rich as iOS, or easy-to-use I would understand. But it's none of those things. So why stick with a bad design?


Id really like to see the lyrics tab again! That was one of my favorite features of spotify. Now I have to go to some random website and look it up there. But with the lyric tab in spotify it was easy and I knew I could trust that it was the correct lyrics!

Music Lover

heck, lets get romania in on spotify


I need Spotify in Romania <3 


I understand that there is a lot of hype around material design going on...however, I have to tell developers that I find the current graphic design on Android really beautiful. I do not know too much about the material design guidelines, but please keep the current color scheme!

Garage Band

No one is asking the colors to be changed. Just the design. If you think the current design is beautiful then ... Wow.


What I want to know is: why is the custom album art, with more than 7,000 votes, being dismissed so carelessly? I believe it could drastically improve upon the amount of playlist customization in Spotify.

I understand there would have to be some sort of filter but maybe make and explicit symbol if it contains something graphic (for our younger or less graphically inclined users) or simply blur it out if mature is not enabled, as a simple trick to get around this.


It's just baffling to me, as a long time user, how everyone at Spotify has improved it so much, yet it still lacks something so simple.


Thank you all by the way for making it such a wonderful app/program. You've done wonders and changed the game.


"Every month", huh? I'm getting increasingly frustrated that things here just fall on deaf ears at Spotify. There are a lot of fantastic ideas floating around on this page, and it certainly doesnt seems like Spotify is listening, let alone keeping us in the loop


I want songs to start at preset timecode ....How do I do that?


Music Lover

Make it possible to change usernames and see who follows your playlist! you're not doing any huge changes

Music Fan


Concert Regular

10K limit on song playlist could be solved! also it would be nice to have a minimized version on desktop.

Festival Fanatic

I want Lyrics back (desktop). Thanks.


I really miss the lyrics feature!!!  Please bring it back.  


Desktop Equalizer--The Spotify equalizer on my mobile device makes a big difference on the quality of the playback sound.  Why would you take the equalizer out of the desktop version?  When I get serious with my music, I'm at home, on my desktop and good speakers.  Unfortunately, the music experience becomes mediocre, compromised by the absence of an equalizer function on Spotify Desktop.  Please allow listeners and musicians to tailor and shape the playback sound.  Ensure top notch, quality sound by including an equalizer function in Spotify Desktop.