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[All Platforms] Album Art for each Track in a playlist

Status: Implemented

View as Album List was a great feature. Based on comments I have seen on other forums, I am not the only one who thinks so. Please restore this feature.

 

Reasons:

1) Images are much easier to see than text. I have reached the age of reading glasses. Before this feature was removed, I could easily find songs / albums in playlists. Now I have to find my glasses beforehand!

 

2) Images are much more compelling and attractive than text. A picture tells a thousand words etc. The whole look and feel of Spotify is enhanced through the use of album images. Removing them seems like going against good user experience practice.

 

3) Nostalgia. Although I love Spotify and I firmly believe that subscription is the future of music, I still feel some nostalgia for "possessing" a collection of albums. Displaying album covers reinforces the feeling of having a collection of albums in a playlist.

 

Note that all three arguments apply equally to desktop and iPad versions of Spotify.

 

November 2013: Response to the comments from Spotify...

- There is no need for a cmd+G control. All playlists should always display the album cover.

- The Collections product was announced almost a year ago but there is no sign of it.

- A Collections product that simply displays the thousands of albums that I have ever listened to is not a viable solution in my opinion. I would need multiple collections (i.e.. playlists).

 

May-2014

I have created a new idea http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Display-Album-Cover-on-Your-Music-Songs/idi-p/791029 requesting cover art on your music (and playlists). Please give it your kudos.

 

July 2015

I note that Apple Music displays album art on playlists on all platforms.

 

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Updated on 2021-06-24

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.

 

We're happy to announce that this is now available on Android, iOS and Desktop. 

 

Once again, thanks for helping us make Spotify better, by participating here on the Community.

Comments
jamesbond2198

I cant find my songs anymore

30214

This was one of my favorite features on Spotitfy!  Please bring it back!!

DucksD

I'm a visual person, this is the way I was identifying my songs!
I have dyslexia and it sucks to read through hundreds of song titles to find a song..
Before with the album covers I found songs instantly.
Please bring the album cover view back!!

ruccola

Again - We shouldn't have to vote about stuff like this. Of course there should be an album list. And it should also be obvious how to enable it, not just with a keyboard command or obscure menu option.

 

Also - please consider an album view in the mobile apps as well. I have a lot of playlists with just albums, and they are a pain in the ass to use on the Iphone / Ipad.

Esikiel

I agree, this feature was the best! Bring it back please. When I pressed ctrl+g on my favorite playlist and it didn't work after the new update I got really dissapointed.

xolifer

Please restore this feature. The feature made spotify easy on the eyes and a lot more organized. It is the difference between reading a text only book and a magazine. This is not cool. I pay for premium. Was there a legal issue or something? Were there too many bugs associated with it?

phoenix409

yes!!! please restore!!!! when you have 10K songs, it's vey hard to mange 😞

 

DonLuigi

I don´t know why they do what???? I cant find my songs anymore. Please bring it back!!

fufuge

I did revert to an older version because of this. Most of my playlists are made up of entire albums.

Actually it would be good to have a larger cover, I have quite some space on my screen for that.

r00dyraym00re

I'm a heavy user of Spotify - probably an average of 4-5 hours a day.

 

I too rely on this feature to properly navigate my playiists, which are largely populated with albums - not songs. Its removal has adversely affected my experience with the service.

 

Frankly, it's a step backwards and I'll absolutely be reconsidering my premium subscription if it's not replaced.