[All Platforms] Party Mode: Only Queue, Password, etc.

How about a function that when turned on, only allows the queing of music (i.e instead of dubblevclicking to play the next song, it will just be que'd)? This would be great if u have a party and don't peolple changing midtrack all the time. 

 

 

 

Edit:

 

[Wow! Great to see that my idea has gained support, seems like I wasn't the only one that thought that this would be a great idea. As requested; I'll edit my post to better explain the idea]

 


Spotify Partymode

# Main Goal #
The main purpose of this feature is to be able to set Spotify in a partymode preventing people
from randomly changing tracks in the middle of a song.
Partymode will be easy to customize with several options making it suitable for all types of parties.
This feature will only be accessible with Spotify Premium.

 

Partymode will also decrease the number of fist fights dramaticly and therefore lead to a much better party-experience.

 

# Options #

* Enable/Disable partymode. (If partymode is enabled when logging out, it will be enabled on logon).

* Password protection. (If you want to set a partymode password. Default is Spotify password.)
* Allow skipping to next song? (Yes/no).
* Volume lock. (Prevent volume from being changed).

 

# Queuing #
* Queuing:
    - Only allow queuing new tracks. (Prevents people from changing tracks in the middle of a song).
    - Only allow queuing X songs within Y second (Spam protection).
    - Only allow queuing X songs from same artist. (Spam protection).
    - If no songs in queue, play music from this playlist: <playlist>.
    - Time limit (Not allowed to queue songs longer that X minutes).
* Exclude genres, artists and songs.
* Store partymode to playlist: <playlist> (prevents clearing the queue on logout/login).

 

# Admin mode #
    - Unlock partymode.
    - Delete from queue.
    - Re-order queue.
    - Change track instantly.
    - Set/change partymode password.
    - Enable partymode.

 

# Defaults #
* Lock existing playlists so that they can't be modified or deleted.
* Partymode will not scrobble to last.fm.
* Partymode will prevent access to social networks.
* Purchases will not be allowed in partymode.
* Disable access to Inbox and other personal information.

 

[]Though I must say the way to controll the volume while you'r having a party is to use a spotify remote app instead. Way too easy to just crank up the speaker volume even if you have a volume lock.]

Updated on 2017-06-15

Hey @blurk and everyone else that has voted for this idea. We're back to update this status to 'Not Right Now'--but that's mostly because there so are many requests in one idea. It's very unlikely that we'll implement all of these and all at the same time. 

 

The best thing to do would be to create new ideas for queuing, admin mode, defaults etc. We can then be more specific with each status. For instance, multiuser collaboration is something we're interested in, but we're less likely to implement the queueing changes. 

 

Thanks for all your feedback you've left here. We're continuing to pass it on to our internal teams. 

Comments
licenced
Community Legend

Use Spartify to allow your guests to create a party playlists and lock the PC/Mac

wuvahef
Casual Listener

I also have a couple of ideas which I would like to add to this mode. I was about to create this very suggestion when I thought: "Well, It might have been suggested before, might as well take a look", and here it is.

 

The ideas I have is:

  • Queue limit. You can't queue more than x songs within x seconds. This prevents assholes queuing up a whole album.
  • Time limit. You can't queue a song which is longer than x minutes. This prevents queuing of this.
  • Admin mode. You have to be able to manage all this, as an admin. Include a password box somewhere. The admin writes the password, and can do whatever he/she likes. Enabling party mode again will trigger the password lock, of course.
  • I don't see the volume thing as a problem; if people want to stop the music they can just disconnect the speakers or something. I say leave the volume and play/pause as it is. You can't stop, only pause, as this would remove the whole queue system.
  • When entering "Party Mode" I imagine a config screen, which let's you set up the options I've described. Time limit, password (so it can be shared, instead of using the account password), which options which should be activated, etc. 

The playlist idea, written by Jayoir, is a good idea. Check out Soundrop for something similar. The concept is, you have a 'room' with a playlist, and the users vote up songs they want to hear. The highest voted song is played. If there is no votes, the playlist just plays through. I imagine this concept to be a good idea for Party Mode as well. If there is no queue, just play through a predefined playlist or eventually a playlist plus all the songs which have been played.

 

A problem here, of course, will be if someone logs out of Spotify, and logs back on, as this will, of course, remove all queued songs, as well as exiting the Party Mode. One option would be saving the Spotify state upon exit, and restoring it when you start it again, making a spotify restart useless. Making Spotiby non-exitable would be hard, as one could simply terminate the process, unless there was some kind of prevention from the user to use windows functions, a kind of lockdown of the computer (something similar to a test mode, which are used in schools, where it's "impossible" to exit the program, unless you are restarting the computer). I guess saving the state would be the best idea.

 

I hope the suggestion is editable, so you can edit in some of my suggestions. Cheers.

- Martin.

Gregory
Newbie

I would like to be able to save the que list.....is this currently doable?

 

 

Gregory

Siccu
Newbie

A major problem you can have at parties is to when to queue up a song and just happens to play it instead. It would be great if you could activate a Queue-Mode where you queue up the song instead of playing it when you double-click.
A simple feature to implement, and it would have saved many irritations of interrupted music at parties.

tbjornli
Newbie

A friend of mine and I met at a party last Saturday. In the beginning of the night people did a pretty decent job queing songs, but as the night went on and the level of alcohol in their body rised people really started to annoy us.

People were changing tracks all the time and doing all kinds of wierd stuff to the Spotify-account that I don't evny any Spotify-client to experience.

We started brainstorming on how great a Spotify Partymode would be and all the options it should contain. Then I found this thread and after reading all the comments we decided to create a "game plan" for how we would like the Partymode to work.

Thanks to all the people in the comments for your ideas and I hope you're not offended by me, summarizing it all into one big post; blurk I really hope that you will edit your first post with this content so that people searching for partymode in the community will see the main goals of it without reading all the comments.

 

Spotify Partymode

# Main Goal #
The main purpose of this feature is to be able to set Spotify in a partymode preventing people
from randomly changing tracks in the middle of a song.
Partymode will be easy to customize with several options making it suitable for all types of parties.
This feature will only be accessible with Spotify Premium.

 

Partymode will also decrease the number of fist fights dramaticly and therefore lead to a much better party-experience.

 

# Options #

* Enable/Disable partymode. (If partymode is enabled when logging out, it will be enabled on logon).

* Password protection. (If you want to set a partymode password. Default is Spotify password.)
* Allow skipping to next song? (Yes/no).
* Volume lock. (Prevent volume from being changed).

 

# Queuing #
* Queuing:
    - Only allow queuing new tracks. (Prevents people from changing tracks in the middle of a song).
    - Only allow queuing X songs within Y second (Spam protection).
    - Only allow queuing X songs from same artist. (Spam protection).
    - If no songs in queue, play music from this playlist: <playlist>.
    - Time limit (Not allowed to queue songs longer that X minutes).
* Exclude genres, artists and songs.
* Store partymode to playlist: <playlist> (prevents clearing the queue on logout/login).

 

# Admin mode #
    - Unlock partymode.
    - Delete from queue.
    - Re-order queue.
    - Change track instantly.
    - Set/change partymode password.
    - Enable partymode.

 

# Defaults #
* Lock existing playlists so that they can't be modified or deleted.
* Partymode will not scrobble to last.fm.
* Partymode will prevent access to social networks.
* Purchases will not be allowed in partymode.
* Disable access to Inbox and other personal information.

 

--

Tom Bjørnli

pixl
Newbie

I wanted to have the spotify party mode feature for our housewarming party and I do not like the song search on spartify, but I like the concept, really great idea.

 

So I wrote another spotify party mode website:

http://www.partyspot.cc

 

It's different from spartify, and you can change a few settings like "how many songs from the same artist can be in the playlist",  "can guests skip songs?" and stuff. I'm planning on implementing more features.  

Please feel free to try it.

 

Cheers,

Thomas

rocker3571
Newbie

Hi pixl,

 

your webapp looks interesting! But I'm missing remote access, so my friends could add songs through their mobiles to the playlist. Are you planning to add such a feature in near future? Thanks!

dalla
Music Fan

Any news on this?

jensjakob
Newbie

I really really support this feature request.

tbjornli
Newbie

dalla: Unfortunately no :(

I've been tweeting some about it, but we should definitely try to get some more buzz around this feature.