I'm a new user and having trouble getting used to Spotify. I have a number of questions, since Spotify seems to work differently than other music services. (And it's frustrating - often I don't want to make a playlist, but there's so few generic radio stations to play!)
I was experimenting and took one genre, "doowop," and did a search using "genre:doowop." I did this on my computer, since I know I can do more on the computer than I can with Spotify's Android client.
I got a list of music and, of course, the more I scrolled down, the longer the list became. I tried to just hit Play, but nothing happened. Apparently I have to pick either an album or an artist.
Is there any way I can do a search and just play that directly? Or save a search so I can easily play it later? For instance, if I created a search that included (and I don't remember the exact genre names here), rhythm and blues, rock, rock 'n' roll, and limited it to the years 1960-1969, that takes a bit of time and thought to be sure I have it all correct. It'd be fantastic to be able to do a search like that and just hit "Play" and have it randomly play through all songs in the results and to save it so I don't lose it if I listen to 21 new stations in the meanwhile.
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If you play the first track in a search result (double-click it) , it will play all the tracks showing in succession. Another thing you can do is select a track then select all with a ctrl-A then add the lot to a playlist.
To save a search (not the search results) just copy your complex search from the search box and create a link on your desktop or wherever in the format
spotify:search:searchterm for example spotify:search:doowop
By the way, this is a linked list of all the spotify genres which may be of interest to you.
EDIT: I assumed you are using the desktop client
Yes, I"m using the desktop client.
I found that if I tried to select all the tracks, it only included the tracks that had been loaded into the list. I tried, a number of times, to scroll down as far as I could, until it was complete, but that always crashed Spotify (on my iMac - newest version of Spotify and OS X). So if I double click and start playing a track, will the playlist be limited to only the current tracks that can show up, or will it include all the tracks that are added as I scroll down?
And thanks for the list of genres! I will defintiely be using that. I guess I'll set up a folder with all my searches. Too bad I can't just save them on Spotify somehow (it's not like the diskspace is much compared to their other data needs).