I don't think that the Android Auto variant has caught up to the new update yet. I believe that since the old "songs" folder is now the liked songs playlist that the opposite is true on Android Auto. In other words, on Android Auto, there is a selection for songs which should be the same list as the liked songs playlist. Just how they name these things hasn't caught up to the new update yet.
Since Spotify changed saved songs and renamed it to liked songs which is now found under the playlists tab the 'liked' songs do not show using android auto (Ford). Does anyone else have this issue?
Basically when you press 'songs' on the android auto screen it takes you to an old playlist where the name started with songs? It's getting pretty annoying that to play my liked songs I have to start them playing on the phone not via the cars touch screen.
I always get to my liked songs Via Songs in AA in my Nissan. I frequently add songs to this playlist to play in my car. Now i have to use my phone to get to these songs and not use the head unit as it will only do the Numeric then Alpha titled songs. Which kind of defeats the whole idea of Android Auto and not touching your phone and totally different than how it used to be.
For me this is not much of an issue because any song I add to the liked songs list I want it to blend into the mix. I always listing to songs in my car in shuffle.
However, if they're going to update the app, the app's behavior, the naming convention, and how they expect the user to interact with it, then they need to update how it works in Android Auto to be aligned with that. Songs in AA should be called Liked Songs. If the default in the main app is most recent first, then it should be the same in AA. Clicking on the search for the numeric/alpha should result in numeric/alpha order, but only after clicking on the search button.
Also, there are no hearts or dislike buttons. The old plus sign adds to the old song library (which is now suppose to be the new Liked Songs playlist). I can deal with that for now. But I like being able to tell Spotify when I dislike something. This feature is not available in AA yet.
Additionally, I just started to try some podcasts. I found a couple and "followed" them. For me, the best time to listen to a podcast is in the car. However, no podcasts are found using AA—not even in the Spotify Home Screen within AA. One of their biggest pushes for the recent app update is podcasts. But this feature is not available in AA.
So to sum up, Spotify needs to update the Android Auto version of their app to reflect the user experience of the main app.