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[All Platforms] Consolidate duplicates

It would be nice if Spotify can recognize identical songs to avoid duplicates in your Liked songs and playlists.

 

This is pretty common for songs released first as a single then within an album.

 

For example, if you like the single one, the UI will not show the song as liked when you browse the album. And if you like the song in the album, you'll end up with a duplicated version in your library.

This also happens a lot for songs that you listen in Daily Mix or Discover weekly. If it's not the exact same song you have already liked before, the UI is inconsistent and you can save a duplicate.

 

Apparently, there is already an internal merge mechanism as the play counter is not split between the different versions of the songs. Maybe this can also be used to consolidate the UI.

 

 

Repost of https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Your-Music-Remove-Duplicated-Songs/idi-p/4546787 which didn't get enough kudos.

Hey everyone,

 

This suggestion got moved to the wrong place by mistake and we're setting it to live idea again. Thank you all for bringing your feedback in the Spotify Idea Exchange.

 

We'll continue to monitor the comments here. Please note that even if the status is set to “Not Right Now" - you can still add your votes and support this idea, so that it would have a better chance of being considered, as Spotify always strives to improve your experience.

 

As soon as we have any updates on its status, we'll let you know.

 

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Comments
conordcallaghan

I feel like either im on the crazy pills or this is a MASSIVE problem for a music service that is supposed to make organizing your library easier

 

EVERY SINGLE TIME i search a song that is in my liked songs, The song on the artist's page is not saved.

Take Kanye West - I have almost all of his songs saved. When i look at his discography, some albums say I havent saved a single song. I go back to my library, they are there.

 

I dont know WHY this is happening, but I can tell you how mind boggingly frustrating it makes keeping track of your library.

 

If i want to add a song to my library that i think i dont have, i have to look at my library, THEN search it on spotify. There is a complete disconnect between what my library says i have saved and what your library says i have saved

 

this means I CAN NO LONGER USE ARTIST PAGES TO SEE WHICH SONGS I HAVE SAVED. I feel like if i was in charge of an app that claims to keep track of music i would be very very very concerned about this

 

I dont know how many years ive had spotify but this is enough to make me consider getting apple. I am so tired of something that should take two seconds being doubled because you guys cannot figure out how to make ONE VERSION OF AN OFFICIAL ALBUM

please please please please please look into this. This should not happen on the biggest streaming platform in the universe

davideric

Well, at least someone is working on consolidating feedback/suggestions into one thread!  That's a start... to see how many people really are requesting a particular feature.

 

As far as putting a link at the top of a playlist to search for songs with the same name, well, that's a painfully easy computer script to write if you know how to program a computer. I'm not saying there won't be bugs to work out after you write it, but at least start the pilot phase and start getting feedback on how it's working.

 

Insisting on perfectionism is the biggest barrier to taking action to improve things.  Just label features accordingly, and customers will at least see that feature is "in the works".  

 

MiG93

I listen a lot of songs but i notice recently that i have a lot of double sometimes they have little different by the artist or this is a different version so it is ok but sometimes the same song from different albums but still same play again and again so i would like something to remove all these double and enjoy my music with less repetitions 

visxality

This is a must change. Please ! Unless a song has a clean version or an extended version, the SAME IDENTICAL songs do not need duplicate entries at all. Please merge those internally Spotify. Would be a huge quality of life improvement!