[Playlists] Search within all Playlists

Often, I'd like to find a song within one of my saved playlists.  I have a few playlists with over a thousand songs and this becomes difficult.  If I really want to listen to a certain song, I end up doing a general search, but then I have to go back to my playlist to continue listening there.  I'd like to be able to search within a playlist and then continue listening from that playlist.

Updated on 2019-09-19

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We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.


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Music Fan

I am leaving here an idea submission I made but I was informed that there was already something similar

Hi everyone.


I have many playlists that I have created and others that I follow organised in folders and such (for some reason, most of my music, doesn't show up at "My Library" and that's because I add songs to a playlist using the "Add to Playlist" option and not "Save to your Library". That means that the "Filter" function doesn't really work in all of my music at once but rather in a playlist by playlist manner).


And let's say that I have added 10 Metallica songs in various created playlists and there are another 10 Metallica songs in other playlists I follow. If I type in the search bar "Metallica" it will show me relevant (public) results from the entire Spotify Database. However, what If I want to search my own Playlists for songs by Metallica? This will show me 20 songs, or the different Playlists that contain those 20 songs and possibly anything relevant from my own music or even better all of that information, clickable (pretty much just like the current "Search" gives out results).


Is such a search feture feasible? As for how to access it, it could be done by having a "seach my own Music" button after entering your search term, or a search field next to the "Playlists" section of the app and so on.


Please make this a feature!! 

I have way too many playlists and i'd like the option of searching for one song in ALL my playlists.

Casual Listener

Yes, critical feature as peoples' use/playlists grow.  Thank you - way over the ciritcal mass of votes now.

It is amazing that such an important feature is absent.
It is so trivial to want to search inside the playlist that I can not
understand why they don't make it...So many people want it.
Shame on you!
Casual Listener

i just tried to find out which offspring songs i have saved in my library

and i can't....

good joke

was about to move all my music over to spotify

no longer

enjoy your self interests spoty people

i will warn others


That’s nuts with it being ’not right now’ as should’ve in any case been ‘to start with’!


premium member votes should count for more as well.....


That’s nuts with it being ’not right now’ as should’ve in any case been ‘to start with’!


premium member votes should count for more as well.....


on top top of that..., the original Spotify allowed you to do this, so they needlessly removed this function and have now decided not to replug it -  barmy that in ‘development’ of the system, it’s being made less user friendly.  That’ll really do great for customers won’t it 🤔

Casual Listener

I don't think I understand what the precise feature request is here. I assume it is a request to implement a search over all the users's playlists (not just searching within a single playlist, that's already there).


I second that request as I think this would help to keep things organized. This feature is especially important now that feature request 189710 has been rejected.


I've been a faithful premium user for over 5 years now and I find it really baffling that such an important feature is still not implemented. Searching within all my playlists simultaneously is very needed feature. Please make it happen.


searching within playlists on the web player should be an option. Ctrl + F isn't reliable because, on large playlists, many songs don't load.