I came home after a long day of working, and wanted to kick back with some music. I went to my search history to listen to some songs that I like, but which I do not want to add to any of my lists. I do this all the time and my search history was long. Now, they have changed the design of the Spotify software for Windows 10, and now you must go to your HOME tab on the left side, and they find RECENTLY PLAYED, and you know what, FINE, I do not mind doing that. But when I go to the recently played section, it does not show me the songs I have listened to previously as icons which I can play direclty. Instead it shows me the artist or album or playlist of that song as an icon, and now I must click to go to that page and find the song I want. What in Sam Hill are Spotify thinking??!!
They keep changing the design of their software (on phones as well) to make it less user friendly, and instead make it more cleverly designed to their liking so one is pulled to new artists and songs (songs which SPOTIFY think listeners should be listening to, remember the Drake thing on the start page? haha). So it is not updated to be more appealing to the user, but instead to trick the user to listen to crappy music whose careers Spotify aim to help. I want to listen to whatever I want as easy as possible. Spotify is just making it harder and harder, and they keep pushing me towards their competitors. I have been a paying Spotify customer for over 10 years, but when they make their software less user-friendly then I might have to change services. Let me listen to what I want, and not what Spotify wants!
Update: I noticed that in the SEARCH section it shows you recent searches, now that I had searched and played a song after the update. But just like I wrote above, it shows me the artist's icon only and that directs me to their page, and now I have to scroll and find the song again.
ANOTHER UPDATE: I noticed now that if I search for a song, and I choose the first result that comes up under TOP RESULT, then I can find the song in search history and play that song directly instead of having to go to the page of the artist/album/playlist. But if the song in question is not the top result, and it should happen to be second or third under the SONGS category, then it will not be shown when I press search and see other songs I have searched and played for. I have attached an image to clarify. I hope Spotify fixes this. It is not always that your search result is the first song on the list of results.