[Carplay] Sorting Options for Album List and other Lists

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[Carplay] Sorting Options for Album List and other Lists



Currently it's not possible to decide how Albums (and other lists) are sorted in Spotify's Carplay App. This is not convenient, because especially for Albums the users usually do not know the Album's title but rather the Artist's title. It would be much better to sort by Artist.



This request was posted multiple times in many variations and keeps popping up over the years. It has reached the required 50 kudos by far, when summing up all the duplicates:

  1. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Carplay-Sorting-Options-for-Playlists/idi-p/1565864
  2. https://community.spotify.com/t5/iOS-iPhone-iPad/Why-on-earth-does-CarPlay-sort-albums-alphabeticall...
  3. https://community.spotify.com/t5/iOS-iPhone-iPad/CarPlay-playlists-not-sorted-by-recently-added/m-p/...
  4. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/iOS-Playlists-CarPlay-revert-sort-order/idi-p/4569...

It is also widely discussed outside of the community forum:

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/6qh9m4/spotify_and_carplay/
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/CarPlay/comments/7lm7px/spotify_ui_in_carplay_is_awful/


How to fix:

Let user decide to sort lists (e.g. albums) by

- Title

- Artist

- Recently Added




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Re: [Carplay] Sorting Options for Album List and other Lists


I have a playlist for random songs I like, on phone this is sorted by recently added, as I want to hear the most recently liked music more.


As carplay (and Apple Watch app) just act as a remote to the music on the phone, surely its simply sort playlists as per the phone. Would not make navigating carplay more cumbersome.