Can’t search my library by song or artist??

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Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

Mdf17
Casual Listener

Dani, you are missing the point. I’m sure you are not the only person who likes to listen to all your music on shuffle, but as you pointed out, this was already possible through the Songs tab. So the change is effectively worthless as it duplicates existing functionality while removing others. It may be fine if all your music falls in one genre, but most people (myself included) do not want to hear a classical piece followed by rap followed by acoustic rock, for example. I am fully aware that my music was not deleted, but I am shocked that Spotify did not realize or care about how most people interact with their software, and simply went ahead and removed an intuitive way of organizing music which has been standard for decades, even predating software (Have you ever been to a record store?)

 

Can someone from Spotify please confirm that they are reading these comments, and that the change will be reverted? I won’t pay for another month otherwise.

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

majelbstoat
Casual Listener

Dani, unfortunately that’s not the same functionality. Previously “songs” was a list of saved songs created from clicking the plus button. “Liked songs” only includes songs where you click the heart. For some unfathomable reason, the macOS desktop app has the plus button and the iOS app has a heart. So, if I save a song from macOS, there’s no reasonable way to get to it from my mobile device. To the company representatives: I don’t care what icon the button has, or if it’s called songs or liked songs or whatever, but the lack of consistency and the constant changing of how songs are stored and displayed is really quite terrible. Given Spotify’s long time resistance to addressing customer concerns (unified playlist, integration with desktop notifications etc) I doubt this will change back to the more useful former UI, and now that iTunes is being reworked I imagine I’ll be moving to Apple Music soon enough.

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