At the moment the navigation system is a horizontal scoll which lists 5 track tiles on my 32" HD telly. Now the problem I am having is that my only playlist with all my music on it, currently stands at 4, 046 tracks.
Now the scroll animation is so slow that it took me just under 10 minutes to navigate from Artists A-M (57 different artists). I don't know why this wasn't picked up in testing but that is just rediculously too long to scroll roughly half way trough a playlist.
Make navigating tracks quicker,
Search bar when inside a playlist to search inside that playlist only,
Add a shuffle Play button.
I know that I can use the Spotify App on my phone to control the Ps4 app but I shouldn't have to, plus for users who don't have the mobile app they cannot quickly navigate to a song easily.
I think the best way to have the navigation within a playlist should be like the desktop playlist list. The problem seems to me that the app is spending too long loading the album artwork for the tracks, which currently take too much screen space.
There is also a lot of wasted space around these album art tiles so there havng the songs in a list would make better use of the screen estate too. I suggest having the list load first then load the album art afterwards to speed up the scroll speed and allow users to scroll through tracks while the artwork still loads.
While writting the entire thread I'm currently waiting for the Ps4 app to load the album art so i can carry on scrolling to an artist I'm wanting to test another feature on (if I'm able to play local files if you're wondering).
This is mainly my issue at the moment but another two ideas I would like to see with the Ps4 app is have the search function at the top of the page search within a playlist when in that playlist instead of searching for songs, artists and other playlists. I should have to do that on the main home page, where the discover section is. Also I would like a shuffle play inside a playlist like on the mobile app.
On waiting to get to that Artist as mentioned above, it seems that it has just stopped loading tracks after the 2201 track. Now this might be because the next tracks are local tracks that I wanted to test.
So maybe that when a large number of local tracks are next in the playlist that it has to load (in my case 129) the app stops loading all tracks, because it's not even loading the non-local tracks after those local tracks.
So at the moment on the Ps4 app I am unable to access the latter half of my playlist.
I was also able to see wether I was able to play local plays and the answer is no, even using the mobile app.
So another idea I would like to see. Implement local tracks.