Searching for an artist in liked songs and shuffling worked on mobile for a while, and now it's broken again...? But shuffling an artist's page still doesn't work? I have a hard time believing this was completely intentional...
I actually learned to prefer the ability to filter liked songs over the earlier system because of songs with feats etc. Earlier if I liked a song by artist A with artist B as a feat because I like artist B, artist A would appear in my artist list. And then I wouldn't even be able to play the song by shuffling B's songs and would essentially have a song I never listen to in my liked songs.
I agree, this is a TERRIBLE update and a huge pain in the **bleep**. Why would you think it's a good idea to remove a feature like this? One that has been a standard among all music apps since DAY ONE. Saving my music library by artist? A NO BRAINER. And, not to mention, force all of your PREMIUM SUBSCRIBERS to go back through ALL OF SPOTIFY just to "Follow" an Artist? This is INFURIATINGLY stupid and not at all more "streamlined." I'm more inclined, like I'm sure many others are, to switch to a completely different service provider than to change the way I use your application because you tell me I have to.
This really should have never been taken away in the first place. As a developer myself, this is very poor design. If you've added half of an artists songs and want to listen to ONLY those songs, you now have to make a playlist of ONLY those songs, which clutters up your playlists. I am constantly switching between which artists I'm listening to as well, and this really restricts what I was able to do before. This should be brought back. If you want to maintain the "feature" you have now, where it takes you to the artist page, make it a configuration option that people can turn on if they want that.
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Yea, sadly we're aware of your "fix," but it's not a fix. You should have just left our Artists lists as they were. How is it making the user experience better or "easier" by completely wiping clean the Artists we ALREADY HAD in our lists? This is stupid. The only fix that's acceptable is for me to open up my Spotify and see my Artists back in my library. This was SUCH a boneheaded update. And your refusal to either accept or acknowledge this is frustrating and disappointing. JUST GIVE US OUR ARTIST LIST BACK. It's not that diffcult to understand. It's likely not even that difficult to reverse. Seeing how that was the standard for years.
Terrible update. You may have fixed something, but you completely destroyed a critical user experience. Previous artist view was far better. Now you've put the burden on me to manually follow every artist in my song library... more work, more difficultly, more pain...
Time to have a talk with your design team and re-evaluate this decision.
This system is awful. I used to simply press the "Save" button on an album, and then it'd add it to my songs and add the artist to my "Artists" section. After saving a few albums, I would simply either play all songs, or go to the "Artists" section and press play there. All this from one click of a button. Now I have to go follow artists, and save songs individually.
I mainly Like a song and after that go to My Library/Artists to find the songs again, with the new update it seperates artists that I follow and the ones I don't, instead showing them I don't follow under "Recommended Artists" and it's a jumbled mess. I don't want to have them seperated and I don't want to follow every artist of which I like a couple of songs just so it won't be seperated and jumbled. I was made aware of this change yesterday when I was going for a walk and I couldn't find the artist I was looking for when looking in alphabetical order, then I scroll down and find a huge list of Recommended Artists that's not in alphabetical order. I had to stand there for a minute or two just to find the artist/songs I wanted to play. If there are people who like this new system then make it an option to NOT seperate artists that you follow and the ones you don't follow in My Library/Artists.
It's just SO ANNOYING. A standard feature on digital music devices for 20 YEARS! The arrogance and conceit of Spotify to assume to just change it. It's an absolutely standard way for accessing the saved songs on your device (Artists/Albums/Songs or Artists/Songs).
This topic came up at the pub over the weekend and all of the people who had updated (admittedly only 4!) all said how irratating and illogical the change was. I for one have resisted Apple Music despite it being a mild incoveniance to do so on an iPhone but if this isn't sorted ASAP , it's grounds for divorce!! SO ANNOYING
P.S. please don't bother replying with your irratating standardised responses, I just wanted to vent, I'm aware Spotify doesn't give a ****