[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

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

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.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



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Comments
Rock Star 11
Rock Star 11

Hey @onty07, thanks for your contribution! 

 

I really think this idea is great! 

Maybe this screenshot will be a good addition to it : ) 

playlists search.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Rock Star 21
Rock Star 21
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2017-01-19

Marked as new idea.



ZMonz1
Casual Listener

This is a decent idea  ...but the search should allow all Playlists as an option ...I never use Spotify for just one song ...and I have several songs that are in multiple play lists ...so depending on my mood would determine what Playlist I would choose ...

ImplantRebuild
Newbie

I agree, this should only not be implemented into the plylists, but also the 'songs' 'artists' and 'albums' sections of your music. its annoying when you try to find a song and you have to scroll through hundreds of your saved songs so youre able to play a song you want right off the bat and keep listening to all your other ones after that.

ET206719
Newbie

If I understand your issue, this is already a feature in desktop version at least. If you press control+f on the windows version or click the magnifying glass icon with "filter" next to it, you can type in songs or artists. It acts as a search bar within the playlist

zekececil14
Casual Listener

ctrl-f on Desktop.

daxkerchner
Newbie

RE: ET206719, I upvoted this because it was a repost of "search in ALL my platlists", which judging from some of the comments is what people mean here.

b4ruch
Newbie

How come this simple, basic feature hasn't been implemented yet on Spotify for Android? It's so frustrating.

I say it's basic because naturally, when you have a bunch of playlists it's probable you will forget exactly where a specific song is. Pure and simple playlist use case.

 

The sceneario is freakinly simple:   You want to play a song you know you have somewhere in your playlists. So you go to your playlists section and search the song in ALL of them. Yes, It's that simple.

 

For those who don't read: we are not talking about 'filtering' on a particular playlist. We want to SEARCH a song (by name/artist/album/etc..) in ALL our library playlists.

 

I've seen people posting the same idea since 2012 and somehow developers just say those didn't get enough votes and mark them as inactive and the idea eventually dies.

 

There should be a rule where if the same idea is posted, and re-posted and re-re-posted over and over again over the months and years, developes should get a HUGE ALERT icon on their screens because this is screaming for a solution.

slipstream42
Regular

Wow what a drag i can not search for a artist or song across all my playlists.  Ctrl-F only searches a single playlist on windows.  I want to search ALL of my private and public playlists on windows and android.  

magonzz
Newbie

Yes! Please!

I've been wanting this feature for at least a couple of years now. Sometimes I want to listen to a song and I KNOW I've created a playlist in my library that contains the song, but can't remember which playlist(s) contain it. It would be great if the Search results also returned matches from my personal public/private playlists. Please Spotify, this search feature seems like a huge oversight.