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Screen will not rotate anymore on Now Playing view

Status: Not Right Now





Samsung Galaxy 9+

Operating System

Android galaxy S9+


My Question or Issue

When using my phone in the car I put it in a car holder. The holder is horizontal in order to have better view for navigation etc. I use spotify also a lot in the car but when using the playing music I'm not able to rotate the screen but the playlists dose rotate

Hey everyone, 


We really appreciate your reports on this.


We just wanted to let you know that the right folks have taken a look at this for you, and what you're seeing right now is explained here.


Right now, we're not able to provide an exact timeline for a change, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version with fixes and new features.




The weirder thing is that Spotify Lite app does actually support Now Playing screen on landscape mode and it works pretty well... But the rest of the app is stuck on portrait mode! The default app is the other way around... The entire app supports landscape mode but its Now Playing screen does not. I don't understand how a huge company like Spotify can't figure out the basics of responsive design for its main product! Really...


I have the same problem with a Lenovo Smart Tab M8 (TB-8505FS) Android 10 tablet resting in its dock on a Hi-Fi amp in landscape orientation, see this thread: Re: Now Playing screen no longer rotates to landsc... - The Spotify Community


I rely on the landscape view ONLY... and this is the main reason I even have a Kindle, is to use as my jukebox  at home, while road tripping, etc.  It's Intolerable to not have Landscape for browsing, choosing, etc!
Horizontal is  the only way my  Kindle stands up / is ever used, so the entire app needs to function in the same orientation! That would seem a given for mobile-device design, wth? 


This has to be a joke, and a bad one at that.

How the heck can you neglect the most useful feature in the app, something that's used by virtually anyone with a car? Why the "not right now" status? It should literally be one of the top priority things! This is just unsafe. When my subscription ends, I'll definitely not renew it if this thing isn't fixed.


going for 3 years now?

as feature that was previously included, just not added again. whch app in todays world does not support the actual rotate option that ever mobile device in the last 10 years provided....


Yyes Spotify, you have competition, and YES i am much more inclined to move over if any of them supports this very simple function


This is straight **bleep** actually.


I'm really considering moving to another music service, just because I can no longer have artwork with the song in landscape mode. Really crappy.


Going on THREE years this problem is unresolved. WHAT the HECK my dudes? GET IT TOGETHER!


I can guarantee they purposely stopped landscape mode to try to get people to buy the new car thing


It seems very simple. Take the money, provide mediocre service and hide behind stupid voting system to get away from actually fixing their broken software.


I wish third party audio players like PowerAMP could have access to the streams, as these audio players have so many features, that actually relate to the experience of playing music. All these streaming services have absolutely terrible apps that make the whole music experience a pain.


3 years and still no fix??????????????????????????????


Spotify stopped caring about their users long ago.