How can I search, filter and sort in Spotify?

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Answer:

 

 

Search

 

If you're looking for one of the following, you can type what you're looking for in the search box on the desktop app/Web Player, or by clicking the Search tab on the mobile app:

  • Songs
  • Albums
  • Artists
  • Playlists
  • Podcast shows and episodes 
  • Videos
  • Genres and moods
  • Other Spotify users

You can also find a handy video tutorial here. If you'd like to, you can use more advanced search terms that you can view in this Support site article.

 

 

Filter 

 

It's also possible to show only specific content within track lists.

 

  •  Desktop

With Filter on the desktop app, you can list specific content based on a search term in any playlist or Songs in Your Library. Here's how to do that: 

 

  1. Select Filter at the top of track listings.
  2. Enter any search term, for example “baby”. Only titles, albums, or artists containing that term are now listed.
  3. To return to the original listing, either clear your search or click Remove filter.

 

  • Mobile and tablets

First, to filter tracks on your playlists, keep in mind that you'll need to be on Premium.

 

If you are, all you need to do is tap on the playlist you want filtered, tap the three-dot menu on the top right corner of the screen and scroll until the option to Find in Playlist is visible. Once you've tapped that, a search box should open and you can filter the term that you're looking for.

 

 

Sort 

 

If you want to reorganize how music is listed in the app, all you need to do is follow the steps according to the device you're using below.

 

  •  Desktop 
  1. Click the column you want to sort by, for example:
    • Alphabetically, by TITLE, ARTIST, or ALBUM.
    • By most recently added, with 
    • By song duration, with Note: Adjust the app's screen size to reveal more columns.
       
  2. Click the column again to reverse the order, click again to go back to the original order.

 

  • Mobile or tablet 

If you're on Premium and want to sort a playlist, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Locate and tap the playlist you want to sort.
  2. Click the three-dot menu button on the top right corner of the app.
  3. In the menu that shows up, scroll unti you see the option to Sort playlist
  4. Select how you want your playlist sorted: by Title, Recently Added, Artist, Album or Custom.

You can also check out this Support site article for more info on sorting and filtering tracks within playlists. 

 

 

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Sweet, nice Answer, @Katerina! :)