[All Platforms] Remember Position in Playlist / Album

Please remember the current song playing in a playlist so if I switch away to a different playlist and then switch back, Spotify will know where I left off.

 

I often can't finish a playlist right away or my mood changes so I might switch to a different playlist. Later, I want to finish the previous playlist, not start over again.

 

 

Updated on 2017-11-09

Hey everyone, thanks for bringing us your feedback here. Right now we don't' have plans in our backlog to implement remembering the song you were on in a playlist after you switch to another one and return. Please know we've let the appropriate teams here at Spotify know about your feedback around this though, and we'll be watching this idea as it grows. Your comments are being noted internally and we'll let you know if anything changes. Thanks!

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21omen
Newbie

Could someone from Spotify tell us why this feature isn't implemented? This could maybe help cope with this unbearable situation.

(YouTube Music is calling me!)

Robolovsky
Music Fan

 Excellent idea. Come on Spotify, listen to your customers. I like to create large master playlists as I go along and then listen to the songs  in order as and when I have the time. If I stop after a certain number of songs the last song played will be highlighted in green next time I look, making it easy to know where I left off. However this only happens if I don't play any other songs on Spotify in between the playlist sessions. If for instance I go to a different playlist or chart or whatever and play a track, the next time I go back to my master playlist the green highlighting is no longer on the last played track. I then have to scroll through and try and find the last played song manually. It would be great if it was possible to mark the last played song in a playlist in such a way that when you come back to it, it can be easily found without the need to trawl through all the other songs, even if you play other songs in between.

Robolovsky
Music Fan

Seems to me there have been many more requests for this feature since Spotify posted their brazen notice that they're not planning to implement it. Come on guys, you have paying customers out there and you are not listening to them. Let's get this must-have feature implemented ASAP.

groupama3
Regular

@aesterling wrote:

@groupama3 wrote:

this feature needs to be implemented, if I am midway through a playlist I can't listen to anything else without knowing where I was in the playlist - maybe the listened to tracks could be dimmed similar to the ones that are unavailabe ones?


@groupama3, I like your idea about dimmed tracks to show which songs you've already listened to, but I think Spotify already uses that to indicate which tracks are unavailable. Instead, maybe Spotify could use a green line to indicate the location in the playlist or album where you last left off? Here's a mock-up:

 Playlist Position Indicator Concepts.png

 

 I like this one - I was just merely suggesting the greyed out option as it is something they have already been using - well done :-)


aesterling
Regular

Absolutely! I think ANY solution to the problem would be welcomed at this point :)

tomillie
Newbie

+1, please

troikv
Regular

I like the idea using a green line to mark the last position. However, in a long playlist it still takes time to scroll to this position. So in addition I'd also have a button (maybe a shared Play button at the beginning of a playlist) that says resume and the playlist automatically starts from the position where the user has stopped the last time.

resume.png

 

 

ambigus9
Casual Listener

troikv, Which platafform are you using? Mobile Phone, Web App, or Desktop App? Thanks. Finally It's has been implemented?

troikv
Regular

@ambigus9To my knowledge it is not implemented on any platform, yet. The screenshot I posted is just a suggestion how this feature may be embedded in the UI.

aesterling
Regular

@troikv wrote:

I like the idea using a green line to mark the last position. However, in a long playlist it still takes time to scroll to this position. So in addition I'd also have a button (maybe a shared Play button at the beginning of a playlist) that says resume and the playlist automatically starts from the position where the user has stopped the last time.

resume.png


 

 @troikv I like your mock-up! It's another good idea that would work on both mobile and desktop. If only Spotify would implement ANY of these suggestions!