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For some unimaginable reason the now playing screen Spotify shows on TV when streaming to a Chromecast has been changed so that the cover art is tiny, there's sometimes a poorly chosen picture presumably of the artist in the background and progress bar only shows up for a second when you pause or resume playback.
Is there a way to fix this, i.e. revert back to the previous version?
The current now playing screen does not work for the following reasons:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ / Google Chromecast 3rd generation
One UI 2.5
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In the meantime, we recommend that you post an idea that requests the changes in the now playing view that you desire. You can learn how to do this here. The Idea Exchange is a great way for us to keep track of what changes our users are interested in and how popular a certain idea is. This page explains how exactly your feedback reaches Spotify.
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We're constantly aiming to improve our features and always testing things by adding or removing features to make Spotify better overall. We’re sorry that this means you’re not able to use Spotify like you wish to do at the moment.
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This is frustrating in so many ways. 1) Not giving the user any option for how it should look 2) Replacing the old design without any consideration as to whether it's actually better.
seriously, what kind of second rate designer do you have to be to think that artist photos need MORE space and that covert art, titles etc needs LESS?
Christ just look at the amount of wasted real estate on screen, the cover art is TINY and the the artist text isnt readable unless you're right by the TV.
get your sht together spotify, a lot of stuff about providing this kind of service is complex but this kind of basic UI design is not one of them.
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oh man, just seeing screenshots of how it used to be makes me sad. Pros of the previous version were:
The new version is whack. Cons of the new version are:
Honestly, how this new layout was given approval completely baffles me. I was upset about it when it changed and I'm still upset over a year later.
Please Spotify, at least add an option to remove the artist picture / banner from the screen and replace with an adaptive colour background as was used previously.
The idea has been closed because it got “only” 97 votes. Can you guys not see from the feedback here that people don’t like it? For every person who bothers to register and post here, there’s probably thousands who just think”ugh this sucks” and move on with their life.
At least make this configurable, or at least publish a rationale of how you’re thinking if you’re claiming this design is somehow better. This just makes it look like you don’t **bleep** about the people actually using your product, and that you have such an awesome, innate understanding of good design principles that you don’t even have to explain your decisions to paying customers who dislike them.
Get**bleep** together. It’s sad.
Agreed, just installed on 2nd LG TV using Roku. Now Playing screen has very small album art with background picture of artist? Hard to tell, one has a blowup of just the eyes, kind of creepy. It sucks.
1st LG TV using Roku has Now Playing screen with large album art and song title, solid color background.
Spotify, can you please drop the 2nd and return to the 1st, or at least give us a choice?
We've been having the exact same complaint! Some of our music has absolutely beautiful album art that ties in with what's being listened to perfectly. Some of the artist images look like selfies that spotify just randomly grabbed off their twitter and can be a pit off putting (as well as just not match the mood of the music AT ALL).
I have a beautiful OLED 4K TV and I want to see the album art of what I'm listening to!!!
Man you're so right.
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