Mobile App Sort and Search

Due to having a conservative bent about mobile bandwidth, I do all my music discovery, starring and playlist editing at the computer, then sync to mobile everything starred and a subset of playlists. Once truly mobile (i.e. away from WiFi, away from PC) I don't download any music. None. Zilch. The offline play is a HUGE feature to me.


So - why so hard to search for a song that's already on the iPhone?  If all I wanted was blind random shuffle, guess what I'd buy? An iPod shuffle (and I don't want one).


No sort-by-artist. No sort-by-title. I need to the ability to search within what's already on the iPhone, NOT what's on the internet.


You've made it rather difficult to find and play what I've already decided to sync-to-mobile. Please make it easy.

Hey guys. We've implemented this on Android but please feel free to pop over to this idea and vote on the search filtering for iOS.

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Of course, this is also missing on android.

Im using Spotify on a wp7 device and it bothers me alot that i cant sort my tracks alphabetically, it can be really hard to find a specific song. 

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Right now, music on the mobile app for premium users is sorted by date the song was added into that playlist. Its a pain to find the music I want in the thousands of songs I have in each playlist and end up having to scroll through the entire list to find one song. This is a really easy fix and the app seems broken without it. Simply allow the music to be sorted in alphabetical order by album name, artist name, or song name.


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - Implement this in your next update

If nothing else please implement an offline search of "synched songs"


Definetly the most important thing that currently prevents me from fully dropping itunes and other streaming services, I am desperately waiting for this feature and am really wondering how this did not make it to the basic set of features in the first place.


Thank you in advance for quick implementation...


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I agree and would like to add being able to sort by date added, very often I want to listen to the newly added songs in a playlist and when they are way down in the list it's just hard to use.


I really don't understand how you could possibly overlook this as a necessary basic feature when first releasing the app.


Sorting by artist, album, or song title alphabetically is completely standard, and I basically have no choice but to have my playlist permanently on shuffle without it.


Please add my support fora mobile app including Iphone and IPad (when available) where you can sort your playlists into Album/artists lists, especially on the go playlist. It is a real pain trying to find songs/artists or albums on mobile devices such as the Iphone and Ipad at present using the current iphone app. Spotify has come on in leaps and bounds over the last 12 months, Spotify needs to concerntrate on fine tuning their mobile device apps such as that on the Iphone and IPad (when introduced) to beat off the competition


I'd like to be able to search through my extensive playlists in offline mode by typing the name of the song or artist in the search bar. At the moment in offline mode nothing happens when you try to search and you have to scroll through every single playlist to find a song. It makes it really hard to dj at parties. 

On the iPhone, there's still no searching for playlists (as it's possible in the windows version). Just WITHIN a specific playlist! And there is no alphabetical sorting, which is really a HUGE downside to me! If at least we could sort alphabetically by author or album name *on the computer* in order to sync the easily sorted list to mobile devices... But this BASIC feature is just not there... after how long? How long has Spotify offered software on several platforms without any possibility to organize albums/playlists alphabetically, which is just basic and available with most music players (hard and software) ? I don't get it why this hasn't been thought of right at the beginning. Given how many users have been asking for it for quite some time now, I wonder even more about what their priorities really are. On the iPad, there's no sorting, no searching at all. And within a playlist, the album titles of tracks don't get displayed (they get displayed on the iPhone, though), which can be annoying too. But I guess and hope that the iPad build is still work in progress. I've been Spotify member for less than a week and overall, I really love it. It's just a tough decision for me whether I'll become and stay a paying customer or not, given that there's some quite basic but important features missing and staff doesn't seem to be very responsive when it comes to the implementation of a "sorting" option, for instance. To me, Spotify Premium (which mostly is about the advantage of using Spotify on mobile devices, right?) is not ready yet. It's heading in the right direction and it could become BIG, but as long as I can't sort my playlists by name nor search for a playlist by name and as long as the loudly acclaimed iPad version doesn't even show which album a track in my playlist belongs to, Spotify mobile is still in BETA imho. I will *probably* continue using the premium features because overall, I love the idea of having all the music with me on my iPod/iPad, but I'd expect Spotify to pay a little more attention to feature requests such as the sorting feature that have been around for a long time and to implement this sooner rather than later.