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[Search] Search for Episodes Within a Podcast Show

Allow users to search for an epidose within a specific podcast show only, similar to searching for a song within a playlist. 

Updated on 2020-08-27

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Noah
Rock Star 8
Rock Star 8
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2020-08-27

Hey there, thanks for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange! I’ve marked this as a new idea and edited the title slightly to make it easier to find via search. This idea is a repost of this inactive idea.

Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes. More information about how the Spotify Idea Exchange works can be found here 🙂

tmetcalf44
Visitor

I would enjoy this too!
Some of my favorite podcasts (like Joe Rogan) have so many episodes, I would like the ability to search for a particular episode or guest.
Thank you -
Toby

JcJitsu
Visitor

YES PLEASE. Can you imagine scrolling through over 10,000 podcast episodes in one individual podcast just to find one episode that you're actually looking for in terms of topic/content? Nobody has time for that, and to my knowledge, no podcast service has done this. It is a no brainer. This needs more votes.

MatthewHeese
Visitor

Yeah, screw the developers. This idea has been suggested for years; yet because of the obscurity of trying to find a new idea the moderators will often close the idea before it can gain any ground. I've been looking around all day for this feature and all I've found is a bunch of 'dead' ideas because the the idea didn't get enough likes in time. Again, love the idea, fully support it, screw the moderators. Sorry for being a bit bitter.

vbrown022
Visitor

This feature is absolutely needed. When you are listening to a podcast that has 1000+ episodes such as JRE the idea of scrolling through hundreds of episodes to find the one you want is the absolute worst UX there is. If you spent over 100 million dollars for JRE at least give the tools to your users to find the content they want.

sbaas79
Newbie

I don't understand why this isn't a user-friendly feature yet. I saw on other, closed, ideas that it requires at least 100 Kudos to be considered. I don't know what these Kudos are specifically, but if you follow popular podcasts like JRE, the Jocko Podcast or some other show with a lot of episodes, the lack of a filter or a search function specifically for that show is a big omission.

 

For example, the JRE has a lot of Fight Companion shows. If you use the Search function from the main Spotify menu, there's no way all the episodes would show up and the one you're specifically looking for would be a royal pain in the behind to find. Expecting users to scroll through a list of approximately 1600-1700 episodes seems pretty counter intuitive.

 

The filter function is already in place for your playlists, would it not be possible to transfer that function to Podcast shows, maybe with a little code tweaking?

Lakersfankb81
Visitor

This is a standard feature anywhere else. 

After acquiring such a large library of Podcasters and moving all of their content here, Spotify is failing to provide a platform for customers that is intuitive and easy to use. Get with it!

Brampan
Newbie
  1. Remeber that Joe Rogan episode where they talked about JFK? Well, it didn't have JFK in the title, but it was in the description. On other podcast apps it's a breeze to search for it but not so much on Spotify. You gotta fix this somehow and you need to do it fast! Jeez... it's such a fundamental basic function, you better get on it before Rogan starts speaking the truth about the spotify app on air!
Alessandrogonus
Visitor

Its insane that this hasnt already been added through innovation.. this is a basic function of any library. Amazon has 20 different sub categories one can search within, such as amazon fresh and wholefoods (being 2 examples). Any scholarly data base has these functions, its a requirement of any library or unit of storage that has sufficient episodes/volumes of data. Podcast world is different that the music world. Albums and songs sre easier to sort through. Add this feature with earnest, most importantly for the customer-learn from amazon! But its also common sense for spotify, later episodes will get more traction and thus more views, ads etc, making spotify more money. This is the attention economy, to assume your viewers will watch something else on your platform is insane, theyll probably just switch back to youtubes more volumous catalogue. Spotify has to upkeep server space for those older eps anyway, allow those resources to be replenished. Take pride in your job and Do it! Expedite the comment section so you can get better feedback that you can now. I only found this through specific google search. Most ppl dont do that, this kudos system isnt good at accessing peoples feedback, only those who manually search google for how to give it! Basic functions... get a promotion and take this argument to your boss! 

eliyahfeld
Newbie

yeah, clearly (!) needed feature, pls!

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