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[Your Library] 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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Newbie

That's great, stefy97100. I just tested it, works great. Have to use it on Android, but better than nothing.

Regular

@weert: You can also try https://violet.guru/ which does the same thing, but in a browser, works on desktop.

Music Fan

This has annoyed me quite often.

 

Now that I'm looking into it more, it's even more baffling that at the same time

  • you can search in a single playlist
  • you can search in literally everybody's public playlists

I'm trying to add songs from my old iTunes playlists to Spotify. Therefore, I like to add them to existing lists. However, I'd like to avoid adding songs to multiple lists. So now I have to search in every list first, multiplying the needed time by a factor 25 or so. Not workable.

Music Fan

@weertt @victor871129

I tried violet.guru several times on different days, but it keeps getting stuck at initializing: 

  • [11:10:11 AM] Loading tracks of 0 playlists
  • [11:10:11 AM] Initializing

Reported a bug, but no reaction.

Casual Listener

Edit, wrong thread

 
 
 
 
 
Visitor

Long playlists listed just by song name are hard to manage and the sorting option is not enough Please offer the option to group/view playlists by artists, album , genre etc.. like the 'view as' option in Itunes, This has been requested by hundreds of users in different posts and you keep closing these posts stating that less than 100 users requested this which is incorrect.

 

Visitor

WHAAAATTTTT!! Not thinking of doing this??? Ridiculous. Search is a very basic requirement. Especially as one develops multiple playlists. I cannot believe there is no-one working on it and getting it ready to launch right away. Search cannot be difficult to code, and it would only be an extension of the current "filter" functionality which appears in certain playlists. Please get on with sorting this out. Spotify is great, but this is such a major clunker in the system!!!

Music Fan

@Oligrice  I've developed this exact feature, if you have android and you want to check  it out I'm leaving here the link to the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.romanello.SpotifyTools

Music Fan

@stefy97100 wrote:

 

@Oligrice  I've developed this exact feature, if you have android and you want to check  it out I'm leaving here the link to the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xyz.romanello.SpotifyTools

I installed @stefy97100's Spotify Tools app, at the link above, on my Android phone and yes,

Spotify Tools CAN search all your playlists, solving the topic of this thread! 

Way to go, @stefy97100!  

 

Caveat #1:  It's not THE solution, which is for Spotify to add this essential feature to its own interface.  But it is A solution, and a pretty good one from what I've seen so far.

 

Caveat #2:  I only installed Spotify Tools last night and confirmed that it does indeed let you search inside your own playlists.  Can't speak for its other functions yet, or long term stability. 

 

Cool Thing I Did Notice #1:   The info it provides on a song.  Shows lyrics (a nice touch!), and more mysteriously, numerical values for several parameters about various aspects of the song:  technical ones like BPM, and subjective ones like "valence" (how happy or sad it feels).  Don't know where these song parameters come from -- probably Spotify itself, giving a peek into usually hidden inner workings.

Music Fan
On 2020-11-16, @laptopleonwrote:

@weertt @victor871129

I tried violet.guru several times on different days, but it keeps getting stuck at initializing: 

  • [11:10:11 AM] Loading tracks of 0 playlists
  • [11:10:11 AM] Initializing

Reported a bug, but no reaction.

Today, Jan 17/2021, I tried going to https://violet.guru/ but am getting a "This page can't be reached" error message.  Hopefully it will return.

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