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[Android][Other] Improve the Spotify icon for rounded icons

Hello! The android Spotify icon recently got updated with a black border. For anyone with a dark or black wallpaper, the icon now appears to be smaller than all the other icons on the phone because the black blends in the the backdrops, making it loo...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello! The android Spotify icon recently got updated with a black border. For anyone with a dark or black wallpaper, the icon now appears to be smaller than all the other icons on the phone because t...
  • 123444444444
  • Newbie
  • 48294 Views
  • 82 comments
  • 909 likes
  • Android
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 48294 Views
  • 82 comments
  • 909 votes

[Other] Bookmark audio books and separate them from music

Please implement bookmarks for audio books and separate them from music.________________________There was an idea for bookmarks in audio books. Sadly it was closed, because one half of the idea (save the position in podcasts) has been implemented, ev...

  • Gig Goer
  • ...o see the same behaviour for audio books, we'd recommend making a new Community Idea for this.", so this is it.   There are many other audio book bookmarks requests, but they were all closed as d...
  • Sergorov
  • Newbie
  • 36063 Views
  • 116 comments
  • 896 likes
  • Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 36063 Views
  • 116 comments
  • 896 votes

[Desktop][Other] Option to maximize album cover in fullscreen

I suspect this was an oversight in the latest update, but the album cover is now tiny in full-screen mode, making room for the background on the artist's profile instead. There seems to be no way to maximize the album cover, which I'd rather be looki...

  • Casual Listener
  • I suspect this was an oversight in the latest update, but the album cover is now tiny in full-screen mode, making room for the background on the artist's profile instead. There seems to be no way to ...
  • synthmemory
  • Newbie
  • 43466 Views
  • 240 comments
  • 849 likes
  • Desktop
    Other
  • Live Idea
  • 43466 Views
  • 240 comments
  • 849 votes

[All Platforms] Block / disallow suggestions for certain content

The last 8 times I've opened Spotify I've been greeted by a big waiting Bible podcast recommendation sat there. I get the hint Spotify, but stop. It was cool the first time. It was boring the second. And it is in fact so annoying by the 8th time that...

  • Casual Listener
  • The last 8 times I've opened Spotify I've been greeted by a big waiting Bible podcast recommendation sat there. I get the hint Spotify, but stop. It was cool the first time. It was boring the second....
  • randName1
  • Regular
  • 17502 Views
  • 98 comments
  • 821 likes
  • All Platforms
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 17502 Views
  • 98 comments
  • 821 votes

[Other] Lyrics support for Apple TV app

Lyrics have been a great addition to Spotify apps across several of my devices, but on the latest Spotify app for my Apple TV 4K, the feature doesn’t seem to be available. Roku and Xbox already appear to have support, so it would be great to have thi...

  • Music Fan
  • Lyrics have been a great addition to Spotify apps across several of my devices, but on the latest Spotify app for my Apple TV 4K, the feature doesn’t seem to be available. Roku and Xbox already appea...
  • a-k-williams
  • Visitor
  • 39195 Views
  • 103 comments
  • 774 likes
  • Other
  • Live Idea
  • 39195 Views
  • 103 comments
  • 774 votes

[Desktop][Other] "Don't play this artist" on desktop

I would like the option to permanently dislike a featured artist like on mobile that I can choose for "Don't play this artist" e.g for several weeks now various artists and gamechops have appeared in my release calendar. I have absolutely no interest...

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  • Casual Listener
  • I would like the option to permanently dislike a featured artist like on mobile that I can choose for "Don't play this artist" e.g for several weeks now various artists and gamechops have appeared ...
  • stormshroud
  • Newbie
  • 13167 Views
  • 80 comments
  • 714 likes
  • Desktop
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 13167 Views
  • 80 comments
  • 714 votes

[All Platforms][Other] Make a spotify app for Hisense TVs

I have a hisense smart TV and would love to be able to play my Spotify music on it, but the hisense portal doesn't have the app available. However, other music streaming services are available on it. Is there a possibility the app could made availabl...

  • Visitor
  • I have a hisense smart TV and would love to be able to play my Spotify music on it, but the hisense portal doesn't have the app available. However, other music streaming services are available on it....
  • rmnevgrfvsia
  • Casual Listener
  • 32398 Views
  • 36 comments
  • 709 likes
  • All Platforms
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 32398 Views
  • 36 comments
  • 709 votes

[Other] Toggle on/off the dynamic background color of the lyrics feature.

Hi,It’s a bit sad to see the similar ideas have been closed. But it shows that other folks have the same feeling as me. We all enjoyed the lyrics function. However, some of the background colors are too bright to watch.I was hoping that there is a to...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, It’s a bit sad to see the similar ideas have been closed. But it shows that other folks have the same feeling as me. We all enjoyed the lyrics function. However, some of the background colors a...
  • LordStrix
  • Newbie
  • 40643 Views
  • 190 comments
  • 679 likes
  • Other
  • Live Idea
  • 40643 Views
  • 190 comments
  • 679 votes

[Playstation][Other] Spotify App for PS Vita - a great music player with an awesome DAC

The PS Vita community is massive, even in 2020.We would love a Spotify app on our wonderful handheld console. Music playback from the Vita is phenomenal, and having access to the Spotify streaming service would generate even more interest in the devi...

  • Casual Listener
  • The PS Vita community is massive, even in 2020. We would love a Spotify app on our wonderful handheld console.   Music playback from the Vita is phenomenal, and having access to the Spotify s...
  • HANNTHEFTAUDIO
  • Visitor
  • 30443 Views
  • 16 comments
  • 655 likes
  • Other
    PlayStation
  • Not Right Now
  • 30443 Views
  • 16 comments
  • 655 votes

[All Platforms] Change playback speed when listening to music

Ok before i start i want to tell you of the history of the requests for this issue. the oldest request i can find had 573 upvotes and was a generally good idea (Link to OP). spotify's response: Hey folks. We're marking this idea as Case Closed today ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Ok before i start i want to tell you of the history of the requests for this issue. the oldest request i can find had 573 upvotes and was a generally good idea (Link to OP).    spotify'...
  • rudrasurana
  • Newbie
  • 31026 Views
  • 63 comments
  • 633 likes
  • All Platforms
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 31026 Views
  • 63 comments
  • 633 votes

[Mobile] Voice Control

Think it would be a great help to introduce a voice control for the app version.Doesn't really need to be anything too extravagant just commands like 'Skip Track' or 'Pause/Play' etc. Would be really useful on car journey's for instance!

  • Gig Goer
  • Think it would be a great help to introduce a voice control for the app version. Doesn't really need to be anything too extravagant just commands like 'Skip Track' or 'Pause/Play' etc. &nbsp...
  • guysirois
  • Newbie
  • 29626 Views
  • 67 comments
  • 622 likes
  • iOS
    Other
  • Good idea, vote for it
  • 29626 Views
  • 67 comments
  • 622 votes

[All Platforms][Other] Make Canvas available worldwide

Please consider launching Canvas in all countries Spotify operates in. We feel left out!

  • Visitor
  • Please consider launching Canvas in all countries Spotify operates in. We feel left out! 😞 
  • Oleh_Nov
  • Newbie
  • 5383 Views
  • 82 comments
  • 578 likes
  • All Platforms
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 5383 Views
  • 82 comments
  • 578 votes

[Mac] Touchbar should show Song Title

Happy that Spotify has implemented Touchbar integration with the new line of Macbook Pros, but I'm a little shocked that nowhere on the Touchbar is the current song name shown. Using the feature from inside other apps brings up the pause/play/next/ba...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...eature from inside other apps brings up the pause/play/next/back functions with a very large scroll bar to scrobble through the song. I feel that fitting the song name + artist would be totally doable i...
  • Yordan
  • Moderator
  • 28871 Views
  • 57 comments
  • 563 likes
  • Desktop
    Other
  • Not Right Now
  • 28871 Views
  • 57 comments
  • 563 votes

[Smart TV] Screensaver on Smart-TV

Hi there!It would be nice if there was a screensaver available in your app. This seems to be easy improvement and it's been asked multiple times over the years. It appears that community is ignored by the Spotify team despite all the money you make o...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi there! It would be nice if there was a screensaver available in your app. This seems to be easy improvement and it's been asked multiple times over the years. It appears that community is ignored...
  • 2TT4
  • Newbie
  • 23713 Views
  • 80 comments
  • 539 likes
  • Other
    Samsung
  • Live Idea
  • 23713 Views
  • 80 comments
  • 539 votes

[Android] Set Spotify as Default Player

Android applications seem to support some form of integration with the Android OS to identify as a music player. Going to: Settings > Apps > *Gear Icon* > *Default Section* > Music app: I'm able to select which application on my phone should be the d...

  • Regular
  • Android applications seem to support some form of integration with the Android OS to identify as a music player.   Going to: Settings > Apps > *Gear Icon* > *Default Section* > Mus...
  • Rg3136
  • Visitor
  • 54870 Views
  • 35 comments
  • 509 likes
  • Android
    Other
  • Live Idea
  • 54870 Views
  • 35 comments
  • 509 votes

[Desktop][Other] Picture-in-Picture for lyrics

Hi. Finally the lyrics arrived on Spotify. I’m really happy about this and now I think Spotify is really at the top of every music platform. But I wanted to propose something about the desktop app (PC & MAC) that miss. It would be great to put the po...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi. Finally the lyrics arrived on Spotify. I’m really happy about this and now I think Spotify is really at the top of every music platform. But I wanted to propose something about the...
  • tapyuca
  • Casual Listener
  • 19851 Views
  • 43 comments
  • 502 likes
  • Desktop
    Other
  • Good Suggestion
  • 19851 Views
  • 43 comments
  • 502 votes

[All Platforms][Other] More options for Sleep Timer control

Spotify has the option of putting on a sleep timer while listening to podcasts. I love this feature and use it often. The time increments go from five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes to an hour. It would be nice to also have a...

  • Casual Listener
  • Spotify has the option of putting on a sleep timer while listening to podcasts. I love this feature and use it often. The time increments go from five minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 ...
  • 22a7apgplxzhix7gdmma
  • Visitor
  • 16107 Views
  • 52 comments
  • 415 likes
  • All Platforms
    Other
  • Good Suggestion
  • 16107 Views
  • 52 comments
  • 415 votes

[Android] Resizable Android Widget

As of 1/8/2018 the spotify widget is currently on a 1x4 size. Many newer phones have the ability to hold more icon columns (more than 4) therefore the spotify player looks poorly made and ill fitting. I know that google play, and samsung play provide...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...he widget to be resizeable like other music playing competitor apps?    It feels weird that spotify doesn't take this idea into account. It has been submitted many times on the forum:&n...
  • timexpro
  • Newbie
  • 22840 Views
  • 25 comments
  • 395 likes
  • Android
    Other
  • Live Idea
  • 22840 Views
  • 25 comments
  • 395 votes

[Android][Other] Modernize app icon to support Android 13 Material You device theming

Android 13 has introduced the required API to theme app icons based on user color themes. The Spotify app is a perfect candidate for this style of theming given the fact it's a simple icon that can be colored and themed independently from the actual ...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...ompared to other themed app icons.           The updated Material You logo is now present in the Alpha + Beta channels. However, I would say either the monochrome icon needs t...
  • Andrewcpu
  • Casual Listener
  • 11831 Views
  • 11 comments
  • 394 likes
  • Android
    Other
  • Good Suggestion
  • 11831 Views
  • 11 comments
  • 394 votes

[Desktop][Other] Add a way to find out when you first listened to a song or album

I was just curious about my music listening history and thought this feature would help me and others find out their long term listening history.

  • Casual Listener
  • I was just curious about my music listening history and thought this feature would help me and others find out their long term listening history.
  • AdamDam
  • Spotify Star
  • 3932 Views
  • 8 comments
  • 388 likes
  • Desktop
    Other
  • Live Idea
  • 3932 Views
  • 8 comments
  • 388 votes