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Super distracting moving/animated playlist icon

Super distracting moving/animated playlist icon


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It looks like Spotify decided to add animated green bars instead of track number. This is very annoying as animated things keep drawing my attention away from my work, I would like to turn that off.


It's not even a valid visualization of the current song, its just a looping image. Way annoying, any chance Spotify will let us disable that?

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Hi there @hjyz5y2_-e58,


Thanks for reaching out to the Community!


We're afraid it isn't possible to remove or disable that animation. However, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we'll make sure to pass it on the right teams.


Also, if you think other users would find this helpful too, we recommend adding that idea to our Ideas board. Others can then vote for it or add to the conversation to show their support. You can find the steps to submit a new idea in this article.


You can also read more about how feedback on ideas reaches Spotify here.


Hope this helps. If you need anything else, the Community is here for you.


Take care!

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I have the opposite problem. My daughter really likes the animated equalizer bars icon but they don't work on her iPod anymore. We tried re-installing the application but it didn't fix the problem. She is using version My wife has the same version on her iPhone and the animated icon works correctly. Any thoughts how to fix the animated icon in the playlist?

Hey @dmusiclistener77,


Thanks for joining the thread!

In order for us to take a further look into this, we also need the iPod model and its iOS version.
Much appreciated!

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It is an iPad Touch 7th Generation running 15.5. Thanks for looking into this. She's very distraught. 🙂

Hey @dmusiclistener77,


Thanks for the reply.


Could you update the iPod to the most recent iOS version? At the time of writing this reply 15.6 should be it.


We can't promise this'll return the animation back, but it's worth a try.


Are there any options on the iPod to enable background refresh for Spotify like on an iPhone? More on that here.


Keep us posted,



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