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Identify the playlist that's currently playing

JoeRoth12
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I love Spotify and I use it all the time. Every now and then it frustrates me with some glaring omission, though.

 

I found a great playlist in the new Discover feed, and I'm listening to it right now. Trouble is, I restarted Spotify, and now I can't see what playlist it is. There's no "current playlist" or "now playing" button, and the back button was reset when I restarted. So all these great songs are playing, but if I listen to anything else, I'll never find this playlist again.

 

Am I missing something obvious? How do I identify the playlist that's currently playing?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

Peter__
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Hey :) 

 

Does clicking on the album artwork in the bottom left of the client not take you to the playlist (assuming you are using the desktop client)? 

 

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Vita_G
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So, I was facing the same issue and I found the solution. I couldn't find the current playing playlist on desktop version, so I checked my mobile app. And there it was: recently played. I hope this will help for someone. :)

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Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

Embie
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Click on the album's artwork on the lower left corner and it will take you to the current playlist. =)

 

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Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

Peter__
Community Legend

Hey :) 

 

Does clicking on the album artwork in the bottom left of the client not take you to the playlist (assuming you are using the desktop client)? 

 

Peter

Peter
Spotify Community Mentor and Troubleshooter

Spotify Last.FM Twitter LinkedIn Meet Peter Rock Star Jam 2014


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JoeRoth12
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Right -- I'm using the desktop client on Windows 7. Clicking or double-clicking on the album artwork doesn't do anything. It only seems to take me back to the playlist if it's a playlist I made or subscribe to.

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Joe
Community Legend

That's odd. If I restart the web player, it shows the album I was listening to in the right hand pane and clicking on the play button, resumes where I left off. What device/browser are you using?

Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

JoeRoth12
Regular

I'm running the desktop application on PC, so not from a browser.

Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

Joe
Community Legend

Sorry, I misread.

 

So, I am listening to an album from "What's New". I close spotify and reopen it and I see the album I was listening to in the bottom left and my play queue shows all the album tracks I haven't listened to and the history shows the tracks I have already listened to. Clicking the play button resumes where I left off. This is on desktop client 0.9.1.53.g876fa9df.

Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

mbcastleman
Casual Listener

I am having the same issue and I see that the answers given don't accurately solve the problem.  I was listing to a playlist and spotify crashed (very uncommon) and when I restarted the song I was listening to was still there to play, but I couldn't find the reference to the playlist that I was on, and Im not following that playlist... I stumbled across that playlist on the discover page.

 

So clicking on the track in the bottom left corner will take me to the track or artist... but not that playlist I was in :(

 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

Joe
Community Legend

OK so I just checked this inadvertently, as spotify wanted to update after I started listening to a playlist in Discover. After restarting, I clicked on the playlist artwork in the bottom left of the client and the playlist opened for me. I believe this information is stored locally so it might not be available after a crash though.

Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

mbcastleman
Casual Listener

Thanks for checking Joe.  Fortunately I JUST found it on the Discover Page again... whew.  Seems like crashing, to your point, won't let you figure out the playlist.  Fortunately on the mac, the app is awesome and rarely crashes.

 

The playlist is "Absolute Dance", for those interested... good music to code to!!

 

 

Re: Identify the playlist that's currently playing

Joe
Community Legend

I don't code but I'll check it out - thanks :)

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