My Question or Issue
My experience is similar to the issue described here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Your-Library-Artist-Slow-loading-time-when-scrollin...
Note that changing networks, changing accounts, reinstalling the app and whatever else did not solve the issue. I believe this is not a "bug" but rather an issue with your UX design after the new update (which I really dislike, sorry).
My issue is: when you scroll the album list, the albums (or artists) are displayed in portions or batches. You enter your album list, scroll down till you reach the bottom of the batch, then it stops scrolling and takes about 0,5-1 seconds to download a new portion of albums, and so on. Seems like it does it in increments of 50 albums. App won't start loading the new portion unless you reach the bottom of the batch. I'm attaching a video to explain it better: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LMEsm0q8Uc2cS_GF9x1hYmnLgwVYfSfX/view?usp=sharing
With that in mind, reaching to the bottom of your album list takes much, much longer than it took before the UI update and it feels janky. To make it worse, if you leave the album list for any other page including one of the albums, when you return to the list you will start at the beginning, and have to scroll again.
To solve it the app should either download the albums before you reach the end of the "batch" or cache the entire album list locally so it can be displayed without re-downloading it each time in small portions. Plus, it should remember your location in album list when you leave it instead of returning to the beginning. Again, this is not the issue of network speed because the app won't start loading the new batch until you reach the bottom of the current one.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Hi there @potatoes23,
Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community.
We appreciate you taking the time to report this and sharing that video. We've gone ahead and forwarded it to the teams in charge to be looked into. We can't commit to a timeframe for when or if this will be fixed, but make sure to keep the app updated.
If you need a hand with anything else, we're always a post away.