Normally, when you import your playlists from iTunes, Spotify creates a playlist folder called iTunes, with all of the imported playlists underneath. If this is the case for you, you should be able to right-click (or command+click) the iTunes folder in the left column of Spotify, and then select "Delete." If your playlists were not imported into a folder like this, there is unfortunately no way to select multiple playlists and delete them.
thanks for this tip, it helps! but i am so turned off to spotify right now. i deleted the itunes folder but i've got double and triples of over 500 playlists. really spotify? you can't figure out a way to select and delete multiple playlists???
I agree that Playlist management (other than creating them) is terrible. I understand this is more of a problem for long-time users, which there were few until now. But just multi-select and delete is just following the Human Interface guidelines on Apple systems at least. And an option to turn off the confirm would satisfy me between release of more advanced features (like delete duplicate playlists).
Now, more like three and a half years. OP was in like May of 2012, it looks like (can't see it now), and it's nearing the end of October of 2015.
It's a setting of NSTableView, and comes FOR FREE when you use AppKit instead of trying to recreate the darn wheel every time. I swear, some programmers are just so stupid. Make the playlist view conform to NSTableView, and set var allowMultipleSelection = true ... really, this is so simple it's not even funny anymore.
So what u can do is click on a playlist click delete on the keyboard then click enter then click on a new playlist and repeat hoped it helped
No, that doesn't help. In fact, that's exactly the behavior we're all just mystified is still the only way to delete multiple playlists: click on each one individually, delete it, then click on the next one, and delete it. It is mind-numbingly tedious, especially if you have dozens of playlists to wade through—many people do, since Spotify appears to have tried to import iTunes and other playlists multiple times. In fact, my Spotify has forty-eight playlists in it, because Spotify's logic for playlist import is fundamentally flawed; a problem I could rectify myself, if only there were a reasonable way to select and delete multiple playlists—which there's not. Hence, the current problem.
So, while your attempt to help resolve this vexing issue is well-intentioned, it does not help even a little bit.