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alstarkbyron
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Re: Clear Queue??

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Hey there @alstarkbyron,

 

Thanks for getting back in touch with this.

 

Just to confirm, have you tried already performing a clean reinstall on your device? You can follow the steps here according to your device.

 

It'd be also helpful if you could give it a try logging into the same device using a different account to see if the same thing occurs.

 

Let us know how it goes!

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I'm using the Android app.  It's understandable that there's an option to edit individual items in the queue.  Seriously though, why isn't there a "clear queue" button in the app?  That's the problem we're all still facing.  If you have a queue that's particularly long, it's totally unreasonable to expect the user to individually remove every song from the queue by selecting them one at a time.  Even the current "fix" of scrolling to the last song and playing it is totally unreasonable. 

 

Also it would stand to reason that the mobile app would operate in the same manner as the desktop app and automatically replace the play queue (by default) when selecting to play new songs/albums/playlists.  In those cases there should be an option to "add to queue" if the user doesn't want to replace the queue.  This is how the desktop app opperates, it should be how the moble app operates. 

 

I can't belive this has remained an issue since 2016.  That reflects VERY poorly on the app development for Spotify.  When every premium user is paying at least $10 a month, you should be able to afford the minimal developemnt effort required to add something so simple to the app. 

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alstarkbyron
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Completely agree with everything you've said.

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alstarkbyron
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 mrjim, I completely agree with everything you've said. It's comletely nonsensical that the providers simply ignore this request - no matter how many times we ask for it.

When I choose to listen to an album or a track, I want to listen to that track, I don't want to f@rt*rse around with whatever the system has cued up for me, deleting songs and even having to play them, via some jury-rigged workaround.

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pablolie
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If I had total control over the queue it'd be one thing, buy often the songs in the queue are a mystery to me, which makes things even more ridiculous.

I think it's safebto assume this is all because of aome algorithm designed to amplify some music while minimize the royalties they pay in some way. 

Otherwise it makes no sense. 

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Hey folks,

 

Thanks for giving us your feedback on the Queue.

 

Since this thread is focused specifically on the Clear Queue function for mobile, could we ask those who have other related issues or suggestions to open a new thread about them? 

 

With regard to the lack of a Clear Queue button on mobile, an idea was created about this a while ago here, however it did not accumulate enough votes and has thus since become inactive.

Not to worry though: you can create an idea in the Ideas Exchange here and get others to vote for it. If it garners enough votes, then Spotify might consider implementing it!

 

Hope that helps :) Let us know if you have any other questions regarding this - we'll be right here.

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Re: Clear Queue??

Daverino61
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I was frustrated with this FAQ, as it appeared the problem (clearing the queue) did not have a solution.

 

HOWEVER I found that simply turning OFF Autoplay in the app on my iPhone made the queue go away on my desktop app, enabliing me to finally play the playlist i wanted.

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mrjim_com
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Except auto play just means it will play "similar" music when your playlist is done. Turning it off won't clear your queue of anything you've added. For instance the last 5 playlists you decided to sample but got tired of 3 songs in. Or my favorite 13 hour playlist. Sometimes I want to hear something different and really don't have the stamina to individually select 13 hours worth of songs just to clear them from my queue. But hey, they want us to make a new post? Fine, I'll make a new one tomorrow.  Then another after that.  Maybe I'll just keep bugging them about this until the wheel gets squeeky enough. 

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mrjim_com
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Update: I tried posting to the latest request here but it won't let me post.  Maybe that's why this topic can't get 50+ upvotes a year, the forum has in some manner "blacklisted" the request for a clear queue button.

 

Either way though, I posted a new request that addresses the root of what I believe the real issue is here.  Please upvote if you're tired of screwing with the mobile play queue!

 

Update 2: It appears my issues with the "non-replacing" queue have been addressed.  Though I'd still prefer there be a clear queue button, the issue isn't nearly as big since the queue is now replaced in the mobile app when you choose to play a new playlist.  Thanks to whoever updated it.

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