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When I search in Spotify it searches the whole wide world and I only want to search my own music. How can I tell Spotify to search only in my own library?
By "own music", do you mean music you've uploaded as an artist onto Spotify or music you've hearted?
Let me know.
Not browse. Search. I might be able to get by if the liked songs list is alphabetized, but I can't figure out how to do that either. Thanks for the quick reply though.
I mean music in my library. And I've not hearted all the music in my library so that's not a solution either.
Hey again @abcdefg.
Gotcha. The Liked Songs list lets you filter artist, song and album names just as any other playlist. More on that here. If you want to sort the Liked Songs list (or any other playlist) alphabetically, you'll find how to do that here as well.
Let me know if I could answer your question properly!
Just to clarify, do you mean music you've listened to in the past but haven't playlisted nor hearted?
Kind of but not necessarily all songs I've listened to in the past. I mean any song that's listed in "My Library". When I go to my library, I can group by playlist, artists or albums. Not every song I have in my library is in a playlist or liked, but I do want to be able to Shuffle Play my entire music library without having Spotify play songs that I've never heard before nor requested.
Maybe I'm confused because I'm coming from the Groove Music world (which is now dead, unfortunately) and all my songs from my Groove Library were automatically ported over to Spotify when Microsoft surrendered. So now I have all my songs in my Spotify library, but Spotify doesn't seem to work the same way as what I'm used to.
On the Groove Music app I used to be able to find a song in their catalogue and "Add to my library", without adding it to a playlist or liking it. It doesn't look like Spotify has that same option, which might be the reason for all this confusion, and which might explain why I have songs in my library that are not in a playlist or liked. Do you guys not have such songs in your library?
When I do a search for a song, I want to be able to choose to search only within my library or to search Spotify's entire catalogue. Also, I want to be able to "Shuffle Play" my entire library without having to choose a playlist, and without having to first "like" every single song in my library. Is this even possible with Spotify?
Thanks a lot for the clarification.
I haven't heard of a feature called "My Library" before, could you send over a screenshot? That should help me understand what you're talking about.
And I'm afraid Spotify doesn't have such a feature as Groove Music did. You can either put music in playlists and sort it that way, or you go to "Your Library", where you'll have different tabs, e.g. Artists, Albums or Liked Songs.
However, feel free to create an Idea on that, if you deeply care about it. Perhaps it becomes a feature someday. More on that here.
When I say "My Library" I'm referring to what you referred to as the link labelled "Your Library".
Ah, okay! Yeah, unfortunately you aren't able to play all music from your whole library without switching to the different tabs and clicking on the playlists/songs.
I'm sorry I couldn't help you to find the solution you wish to have. However, if you still have any questions, don't hesitate to come to the Community.
Have a good weekend,
If you go to Your Library > Albums > you can filter out the albums of that composer by writing his name in the Filter search bar.
Then you'd only get the albums you've followed from that artist.
You can do the same for playlists.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for getting back to us.
Currently, there's no option to filter by the composer in the app/web player.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and will make sure to pass it onto the right team, as we always strive to improve your experience.
You can also have a look in our Idea Exchange to see if someone else has already made a similar suggestion. If there isn't one, you can give these steps a go and submit your idea so that other users can also support it. The higher the number of votes an idea gets, the more likely it is for it to be implemented.
We'll be right here, if you have any other questions.
Have a good one!
For a use case and the problems with this:
It makes no sense to have search but specifically not one that allows users to search through things they've collected in their library.
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