[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!

Comments
Xaq
Visitor

Is this made to a official feature yet?

bluwduch
Newbie

Since the inclusion of especially standup comedy, which I listen to a fair bit, it's actually quite annoying that you loose all progress on a playlist if you take a break from it to just listen to some music.

Rising Star 19 Emilia_8
Rising Star 19

That's a great idea! I'd really like to see it implemented soon, since it was posted in 2012. 

mdarling78
Casual Listener

THIS!!!! this needs oto be a thing!!!

johndary
Casual Listener

Are there plans to add this eventually? I listen to lots of playlists concurrently and whenever I switch to a new one I lost my spot on previous ones. I use the shuffle feature as a workaround but it has the same issue in that I might hear the same song multiple times and not hear some other songs at all by doing that.

 

Please please please add this feature.

mdarling78
Casual Listener

This would be a game changer! Please Spotify, get this int there!!!

 

mhany
Visitor

A simple counter for how many times we listened to a song in a given playlist - and the ability to sort by the number of listens - would be freakin incredible and would remove half of my frustration with Spotify. 

aesterling
Regular

It's really great that Spotify and Apple finally have Siri control for Spotify working!

 

That said, please allow Siri/Spotify to continue playing where I left off listening in an album or playlist. For example, if I'm halfway through Discover Weekly, I'd love to say, "Hey Siri, continue playing Discover Weekly on Spotify" rather than Spotify just restarting the playlist from the beginning each time as it does currently.

Caffeine
Newbie

It has been over seven years when this feature was recommended. I, too, find myself often switching playlists or albums and later want to resume were I left of. Please finally implement this useful feature!

hersir
Visitor

This suggested feature seems so obvious when you consider playlists corresponding to, for instance, Beethoven's nine Symphonies, Beethoven's many Piano Sonatas, Mozarts and Chopins equivalents, all my best blues, and so forth and all in their separate playlists. Why on earth would I want to start from the same baseline every time I need to change genre (which for me often means several times a day).

 

It's almost as if the programmers aren't using long playlists themselves... 

 

Another thing that most be coordinated (the information surely is there) is that when I go elsewhere where I'm using an old phone or tablet (e.g. workshop, summerhouse, you name it) then I should be able to carry on listening to whatever I was enjoying when I was in my house (without loosing a pointer to whatever I listened to last when I was in that particular location). 

 

The realisation that should inspire the vision is that we (pretty much globally, rich and poor) have old phones and/or tablets dying to still have an afterlife (contrary to what their manufactorers want). Many of us are using these for various utilities such as music (wake up Spotify - I can do this with Plex), bedside clocks, Telegram/Signal, weather forecast, etc. This doesn't mean that our mindsets should be dictated by whatever we did last with a particular device in a given location. The music is a precious invention that, among other things, allows us to reconnect with the present.

 

A final observation is that there is insuficient documentation on the various song. It should be easy, and only one-click away, to get the complete data for whatever album or individual song that one is playing - this must include the years of the performance, year of publishing, all the performers (including their instruments) and so on.

 

Other than that I'm enjoying it ;-)