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[iOS][Connect] Show Spotify Connect Device ID next to the name

Status: New Suggestion

Recently, I have purchased two exactly same models of DAB radios supporting Spotify connect. One is in my daughter's room and the second in my own room. When I want to connect to one of them, I can't make distinction as both have the same name in the list on my iPhone.

I know there were a few similar ideas posted here on how to resolve this issue with custom renaming a list of devices, but it seems to be too complicated for development (I am a developer myself as well).

 

My idea:

As every Spotify device has to have a unique ID (probably in the form of a GUID), why don't you just display that ID (or just part of it) next to the displayed name (or below), so that we can clearly see which one are we connecting to?

 

This should not be a difficult thing to do, as you already have that ID as the information in the application, otherwise how does the app knows which one to connect to. Surely it does not use the name of the device, right?

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Updated on 2023-01-14

Hello @ShalkeBG and thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

Cheers!

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Vasil
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2023-01-14

Hello @ShalkeBG and thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

Cheers!

Ludwig2345

You are right, Spotify does have unique device ids.

 

Easiest way to get the ids of your devices is to use this page: https://developer.spotify.com/console/get-users-available-devices/

 

Just click "get token" and the required endpoint, and then "try it".

 

All devices currently available should come up. If not start playing something on them first and try again.

 

Your suggestion could probably be made.

  • It doesn't even have to always show the ids, only when there are multiple devices with the same name.
robhillier

While I would definitely prefer the ability to "nickname" my devices (see link), this would at least be a start.