Yearly Ideas Review: 2016

Community Manager
Community Manager

2016 Ideas Review

 

This year we've continued to implement the ideas you've voted for here in the Spotify Idea Exchange. This year we implemented some of your biggest requests (customizable playlists, profile photos) for a total of 19,527 votes. 

 

Your votes and feedback are essential to the Spotify process. Thanks for your feedback. We're looking forward to 2017 but for now let's reflect on what we built for you in 2016.

 

 

WE IMPROVED YOUR MUSIC

 

Customization of playlists (cover and description).

 

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Picture on profile. 

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Go to Album from Artist Top Tracks.

 

Follow Charts Playlists.

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Your Music: Offline tab to show only synced content (Mobile Apps).

 

Shuffle should not repeat a song until X% of the rest of the playlist played.

 

WE WORKED WITH THIRD PARTIES

 

Support for Android TV.

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Using Spotify UI to stream to Sonos.

 

We’ve teamed up with Sonos to make it easier than ever to keep the music going strong. Now Spotify Premium users can control their Sonos straight from the Spotify app using Spotify Connect.

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Manage Third Party Access Permissions

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Amazon Echo Native Support

 

 

Spotify for Samsung TV - Tizen OS.

 

Enjoying music on your Samsung Smart TV has never been better. Now Spotify Free and Premium users can easily play, skip, browse and search through a catalogue of more than 30 million songs directly on their TVs with a brand new experience beautifully optimized for the big screen. For more details please click here.

 

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WE IMPROVED YOUR MOBILE EXPERIENCE 

 

Better landscape layout on Android.

 

Save playlist sorting order settings on mobile apps.

 

Previous/ Back button for Android lock screen.

 

 

WE GAVE YOU MORE DESKTOP FEATURES

 

Windows 10 - change volume UI.

 

[Desktop] Which playlist am I listening to?

 

Zoom option to change the size of all elements.

 

Option to disable new desktop overlay.

 

Support for iOS8 and OS X Yosemite's Continuity feature (Handoff).

 

 

WE CHANGED SPOTIFY.COM OFFERS

  

Gender neutral option for profile sign-up

 

Cheaper Family Plan offer.

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You Vote. We Build.

 

As you can see, we're listening! We spend time looking at your comments, reporting to internal teams, noting which features you want more than others, and take care to note your concerns.

 

Every week we update your ideas posted in the Idea Exchange. 

 

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

 

THANK YOU ROCK STARS

Our Rock Stars in the Idea Guardian team help make this part of the Community a success.

 

We want to say a massive thank you to @blake & @Marco. Without your help this implementations wouldn't be possible. 

 

11 Comments
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

What a year!

musiccornercv
Roadie

That's loads of added awesomeness this year. :D

Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28

Awesome review!

So many good ideas implemented this year. :)

Wojonatior
Newbie

 I'm bummed to hear that this year's spotify year in review is more limited than last year's and that I won't be receiving mine because I wasn't signed up for email notifications 2 weeks ago. 

musiccornercv
Roadie

@Wojonatior I also missed my email. Don't worry, you can still get your playlist!

  1. Go to Browse
  2. Click the Genres and Moods tab (the 3rd one)
  3. Go to 2016 wrapped

Tada! There's your year with Spotify playlist. Have fun! ;)

AfroDucky
Newbie

I'm pretty happy with a lot of the change this year, especially the family subscription. Here's hoping 2017 is as good!

bremarie205
Newbie

Changing the Year In Review to just a playlist is the most disappointing thing about this year's Spotify.  Why take away one of my favorite spotify features??

aston-vega
Casual Listener

Sorry but I found that your list of improvment is quite poor !!!

 

Only 4 third party integration !!! (mainly on tv) among the hundred's of networked audio streamer/reader avalaible on the market

 

No Hi Res Streaming (CD quality or 24bit/96Khz quality) ...

sammlynch
Newbie

Donate button on artists pages

 

I wanna support music I like

LionDEV
Newbie

This is hillarious. How many developers does Spotify have? Probably one ... half-time employed. Seriously this is all you got done in one entire year, aka 365 days, aka 8760 hours, aka more than half a million minutes? "We're listening" ? No you guys are just chilling in your office thinking about how you can spend your customers money. This probably could've been done by a single person. Pretty disappointing!

redddawg23
Newbie

I dont know where to leave this comment so im gonna leave it here...keep politics out of my music please...or i will move on.....thanks

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