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

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 2018-11-16

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks.

Comments
danieljsummers
Regular

Just saw this after posting about it myselft.

 

please bring it back !!!

Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28
Status changed to: New Idea
 
user-removed
Not applicable

Yes! Restore this function. PLEASE!!

 

Akuphon
Newbie

It is pure stupidity that Spotify deleted such a great feature. Is this the way Spotify is going to handle bugs for now on? Just delete the feature and everything's fine again. About four latest updates have all made the software worse.

themorningwolf
Newbie

Please Bring back "View as album" playlist feature... it was a great feature and very disappointed that it was taken away... i have a lot of full albums in my playlists, and it's nice to easily identiy them in that way, plus it looked nice... Now it's just a long boring list

Jalemth
Newbie

Yes, please restore this feature!!

Renato777
Newbie

C'mon Spotify! Instead of adding new features and fixing bugs, you remove great features instead??!

user-removed
Not applicable

Why did you guys remove the great feature? Couldn't fix the bug? Please restore it. 

user-removed
Not applicable

Totally agree! Bring this feature back. I have full albums in all of my playlists. Not being able to see them in album list view is totally pointless. I may just delete my Spotify-account because of this.

Michaelkmd2
Music Fan

This feature should be re-enabled asap. It contributes to a much better user experience and usability.