Summer Ideas Review 2021

Summer Ideas Review 2021



The Community Team reviews our Ideas Board and highlights the statuses we’ve updated in the past few months.


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





1. [iOS] Apple Watch: Spotify Streaming and Offline Listening

Тhis has been one of our most upvoted ideas and we've known it's something that our users would really like to see come true. We're happy to announce that this feature will now become available for the Apple Watch Series 3 or later. 


2. [Desktop][Podcasts] Eliminate Blue Dot on Desktop app - Use Progress Bar to Show If Played

This idea has now been implemented. Thanks for leaving your +Votes.


3. [Desktop][Other] Return the option to hide media keys overlay

We've spoken to the relevant teams and they've confirmed that this feature has already been implemented - this is why we're updating the idea's status to Implemented.


4. [Desktop][Podcasts] Add/remove podcast shows to your own playlists on the Desktop app

We're happy to announce that this feature is now available on Desktop.


5. [All Platforms] Album Art for each Track in a playlist 

It's great to confirm that this is now available on Android, iOS and Desktop. 


6. [Music] Stop Playback after a Track

We're happy to say that this function is now available on mobile devices via the Sleep Timer feature. It can be activated through the moon icon directly in the Now Playing View of podcasts, or through the three dot menu in the Now Playing view of songs.


7. [Desktop] Please bring back "Discovered by...." playlist list when looking at artist profiles.


8.  [Mobile][Connect] Enable Explicit Content Filter over Spotify Connect 

For this to work, make sure you have the filter already activated on your mobile or tablet before using Connect.


9. [PS4][Partnership] Bring PS4 Support in Israel.

Spotify is now available on PlayStation 4 in Israel. There's more info here.


10. [Partnership] Make Playstation Music available in Croatia

We have more info on this here.


11. [PlayStation][Connect] Play Station Spotify connect in Ukraine


12. [Other] Exact release date across all platforms

All you need to do is hover over the song's release year: this will show you the full song's release date


13. [All Platforms] See and play tracks I have liked from an artist's page


14. [Desktop][Playlists] Remove currently playing song from playlist

You can right click on the currently playing song in the lower left corner of the app and one of the options available will be Remove from this playlist.


15. [Desktop] Add "Playlists" as a tab in "Your Library"

Playlists are now a separate tab in Your Library on Desktop. This section provides a list of your playlists in grid view, with different sorting option accessible via the button in the upper right corner of the app. 


16. [Desktop][Your Library] Sort the list of playlists

You can change the sorting order by navigating to Your Library>Playlists and selecting the one you prefer via the button in the upper right corner of the app. There's more info here.


17. [Desktop][Your Library] Playlists in grid view with large covers

Viewing your list of playlists in grid view is now available on Desktop. This can be done by navigating to Your Library>Playlists.


18. (Podcasts) You should be able to share a specific time stamp when sharing pods

We're pleased to confirm that, using the mobile app, it's now possible to share podcast episodes beginning at a particular moment. There's more info here.













19. [Apple Watch] Remember Podcast positions for offline listening

We also think this is a great idea and are actively working on making this happen. Although we can't set an exact timeframe for when this will be implemented - stay tuned!


20. [Social] Friendship Playlists

This is an awesome idea and there's an opportunity to make it happen, so we're looking into it further.


21. [Desktop][Developer] Add support for Apple Silicon (ARM64 on Mac)

We have been working hard backstage on this and are happy to announce that we now have a Beta version of our app available.


22. [Social] Block Followers

We know there has been a lot of demand for this capability and we're changing the status to "under consideration."



23. [Subscription] Student Discount in Quebec

24. [Following] Separate Artists and Friends

25. [Chromecast] Support Backdrop Wallpapers (Screensaver) 

26. [Mobile] Bring back the ability to view albums for free users

27. [Subscription] Loyalty Program: Discount for Long Term Subscribers

28. Wish Box for missing Tracks & Artists

29. MQA--Master Quality Authenticated Lossless Streaming

30. [Profile] Reset or hide Recently Played Artists

31. [Hulu] Spotify Family Plan with Hulu

32. [Subscription] Pay with Bitcoin

33. [Subscription] Hulu ads free + Spotify

34. [Android] Disable full screen cover art in lock screen

35. [Subscription] Teacher Discount 

36. [Partnership] Steam Integration

37. [Playlists] Merge / Add a Playlist to another Playlist

38. [Connect] Don’t automatically sync what I am playing across Devices

39. [DJay] Use offline Playlists in the Djay App

40. [Social] Get notified when someone near you listens to the same song as you 

41. [Music] Import & Export Music

42. [Account] Personal Usage Statistics

43. [Playlists] Number of freshly added Tracks next to Playlist




We thrive on Ideas


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Casual Listener

Give us the choice to remove recently played. There was no reason t remove it and its an excellent feature 


Like if you agree

Casual Listener

Spotify got publically shamed by someone with enough clout to get the block function filed "under consideration"? Finally!


No update on bringing back the artist column despite the idea having over one thousand votes…

Casual Listener

Aand...swipe to queue still isn’t planned to be implemented on android!

The obvious negligence for Android users is astounding, QoL changes matter to many of us.

It's been an honor being a beta tester for quite a while, always hoping for this feature to be finally implemented.



It would be great that the spotify advertisements don't show up songs that you may not like, would be great like get a song from the current playlist and play a part of the song.

Casual Listener

Everyone wants personal usage statistics and there doesn't seem to be a reason for Spotify to give it a hard no..... why is it Case Closed? 


Please fix your queue system when rolling out HIFI. Even just include a play now, play next and play later. Competitor queuing up system is way better than Spotify IMO. 

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Lovely update, @Elena! 💫

Casual Listener

It would be nice to be able to search for playlists by the user name



This has 2299 votes and 52 pages of comments. 


Please implement this ASAP.

Casual Listener

Almost 8 thousand votes and we still haven't heard what's blocking Spotify from implementing this feature.



Casual Listener

So my mother, who has recovered from cancer a few years ago, now got this podcast suggestion on her home page: "The Tumor Tapes". Not funny!!!

The woman is 73 and has never and will never listen to podcasts.

Some other totally ridculous suggestions she's getting:

  • Spanish training (???!?!)
  • Is Life worth a 7? (yeah, nice to show to a cancer survivor)
  • Het Klokhuis (a show for 10-15 year olds)
  • The Psychologist (wth??!!)

I'll probably cancel her subscription and go back to Apple Music. Not as powerful as Spotify, but at least it is not offensive and it is actually about music and not about podcastst.

Please Spotify, just give us an option to disable podcasts! There are several topics about this, each with several thousands (!) of votes. For some reason, they don't show up in the list of popular/trending ideas, so it seems your "logic" is suppressing all suggestions which contain negative comments on your podcasts!

Casual Listener

I would like an update on friends activity on mobile. 


It has been 2 years since last update from spotify on this topic. It already exists on PC, so it can't be that hard to implement this on mobile app, seriously.



Casual Listener

Hi, we are a student group from the University of Southern California DSM520. Currently, we are conducting research on developing a new feature for Spotify. We’d love to hear from you about whether you would like to socialize within the Spotify app and what other features you want Spotify to offer. This will help us make improvements to our project and prioritize the new features. The survey should only take 3 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous.