Filter Function Not Working Properly on iOS App

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Filter Function Not Working Properly on iOS App

lukyitalion74
Music Fan

Spotify Community,

 

The latest version of the desktop app features a filter (Crtl + f) function that allows a user to filter certain tracks from the playlist and "bring them to the forefront."  For example, if I filter my largest playlist (which is 3,000+ songs) for "Nirvana," Spotify presents the 68 Nirvana tracks I have in the playlist.  If I play this playlist while it is featured, it will only play the 68 Nirvana tracks that I have filterd; regardless of being on shuffle or not, the playlist will not play any songs that are not based on the filter criteria.

 

I believe the functionality that I just described above is excellent and how the software is intended on working.  However, in the Spotify mobile app for iOS, the filter functionality does not work like this.  Using the filter function in a playlist will filter the presented songs based on the user's inputed criteria/query, however, the playlist that is being filtered will not restrict it's playback to the criteria that the user has inputted.  For example, if I searched "Nirvana" on the same playlist above on my iPhone, the same 68 Nirvana songs that I have on that playlist would be presented to me.  However, if I selected "Love Buzz" (one of the tracks), then placed the playlist on shuffle, then skipped to the next track, the playlist would then play one of the other 3,000+ tracks from the playlist; it would not restrict playback based on my inputted criteria/querry.  

 

In summary, the filter function on the mobile app does not work propely in accordance to the way it works on the desktop app.  I think most users who have large libraries would like the filter app to work similar to the way I described above.

 

What can we do to get the correct filter functionality implemented on the iOS app? 

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Re: Filter Function Not Working Properly on iOS App

11171317880
Casual Listener

I face the same issue. Just switched to iphone from android and noticed that the filter and play functionality is not the same as on pc and android.

 

Playing a song after filtering should play only the filtered songs in the order it appears. As on pc and android.

Re: Filter Function Not Working Properly on iOS App

11171317880
Casual Listener

I noticed that the date OP started this thread is in 2015 and there has been no response. 

 

Can I get a response as to whether this existing functionality can be added to the iOS app?

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Re: Filter Function Not Working Properly on iOS App

JackEdgar1
Newbie

The best solution I have found for this (though not perfect) is to order the playlist by artist, turn off shuffle and then filter to the artist and play the top song. This way you can look up artists and have all their songs play in succession. Of course they will play in the same order every time, but if you want to shuffle them up you’d have to do it manually via drag and drop.

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