[Android][Playlists] Bring Back Mobile Playlist Sorting/Searching

It would appear that the newest update to mobile versions of Spotify have moved the Search/Filter options for playlist into a small context menu which is a few clicks and a scroll away.


I don't see the need for this - I (and I'm sure many others) use the search funtion and the sort functions all the time on mobile devices. So the fact that they have been moved elsewhere is really inconvenient - there was no need to do this.


Do other people agree that the search and sort functions need to be moved back to the playlist main screen?

Updated on 2019-03-07

Hey Folks, 


We're marking this as a 'New Idea'. Be sure to add your vote! 




Couldn't agree more. Fix this!!


Well, I will be honest that I haven't read all the posts before mine, but am I the only one who not only dislikes , as the OP said, where you find this sorting inside the context menu, but actually found a bug with it? Basically for me the sorting doesn't work anymore - when I press the sort button it sorts descending , I press again, the context menu changes the arrow to UP, but the playlists stays sorted descending... so yes, bring back the old implementation.

Casual Listener

@Helsing001 i also have the same problem, you need to get out of the playlist and reopen it. Then it's changed...

Casual Listener

 Please change this back! It's still the old way in my discover weekly playlist and it's so nice! Moving search/filter into the menu makes one of the best things about personal playlists so cumbersome. It's bad design. (Great work on the app over all though!)


Seriously, I really don't understand why Spotify sometimes treats itself as if it's a hip new-age design studio. Guys, we don't need 'decluttered' and 'condensed'  menus, we don't need to have features barred or hidden until you press 4 distinct places just because it would look cleaner. 


It's dumb and basic, I want to play and manipulate my music.

This is a music streaming app- not some Fischer-Price 'My First Music Player' learning kit for 4 year olds.


"New Ideia" ? Are you kidding me?


Madness, they shouldn't have changed it in the first place. I didn't even know you could still search for songs in your playlist until I saw this post. 


Yeah I find this to be inconvenient as well :/


Seriously idiotic that they changed this. What does it accomplish?


I've been so frustrated with what I though was a lack of sorting option for playlists. That menu is hard to find! Who scrolls up past the playlist image?