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Re: New Your Library test (iOS only)

bradleykenny
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While you're working on improving the library interface, could we get some more love for genres? Would be awesome to be able to sort by genre or even see the genre in the album information section!

Re: Your Library Podcast Layout

vickycrouch77
Newbie

I registered with the community specifically to post something similar.  The app is now almost as annoying as the Desktop player for this.  

Please bring this back as an option.  It's much more valuable than having a homepage full of podcast recommendations that I have absolutely no intention of ever listening to.   Additionally if you are going to generate recommendations, please bring back the dislike button or someway of downvoting.  Every other platform I use gives this option and it seems like a massive miss

Re: [Mobile][Your Library] Sort liked songs playlist

MattSuda
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@alexandr7a @bradleykenny 

 

Good news!

 

Spotify has just announced new genre and mood filters for the "Liked Songs" playlist.

 

Check out this news article, as well as this Community Blog post, about the new feature.

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Re: Your Library Podcast Layout

Idontwanna4
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Completely in agreement. The new format is incomprehensible. There’s no streamlined way to see newly released podcast episodes, and therefore the functionality**bleep**.

Re: New Your Library test (iOS only)

MattSuda
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@nathanjl 

 

Sorry to hear about this.

 

You can check out this help article on feature testing:

 

https://support.spotify.com/article/why-am-i-seeing-different-features-than-my-friends/

 

Most of the Spotify tests are random so the developers can see which features are liked and which aren't and not all of them are announced.

 

The information posted in this thread was for the iOS test that started in the fall of 2020. It looks like you are part of a new Android test, so things could look different such as no feedback button and no option to switch back to the classic Your Library.

 

I apologize for any inconvenience. Hopefully there will be more info about this test for Android available in the future.

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Re: [Mobile][Your Library] Sort liked songs playlist

Jonera
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Yes, and it ignored the rest of the world making it possible only for regions where English is a primary language.

Why not make it visible looking at the app language?? 😠

Re: New Your Library test (iOS only)

MattSuda
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@nathanjl 

 

Sorry for the confusion. My post has been updated with the latest info. This test is now rolling out to select Android users as well and is no longer just iOS. There will be more improvements to the test over time so keep a look out.

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Re: New Your Library test (iOS only)

Guinaroberts
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I was randomly selected for this test group, and I HATE the new library. Its more difficult to find things if you have a lot of playlists, albums, artists, etc. Also, I hate that theres no custom sort. I had my playlists in a specific order and now they are all jumbled. I don't care about the new library I just want to be able to have custom order again.

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

sjsully21
Casual Listener

Like @nathanjl and @Guinaroberts, my Android just received this test and I hate hate hate several aspects of it.

 

On the Music side, I can't stand not being able to see my custom playlist order.

 

More importantly, on the podcast side, not being able to access a full list of my downloaded episodes -- or sort them in the order in which I downloaded them -- is unacceptable.

 

PLEASE fix these terrible updates, allow for a return to the classic view, and allow users to opt out of future beta testing or at very least get a heads up when one is coming and what to expect.

Re: Your Library Podcast Layout

dsmith750
Casual Listener

Thank you! Sorting by “Recently Added” shows me podcasts in order I of when I hit the “follow” button, how is that useful? There is no way to recreate a view that will put newer episodes or more recently updated podcasts at the top of my view and I’ve started missing episode releases because I have to go hunting for the most recent “updated on _____” date. 

Re: New Your Library test (iOS only)

Inudesu
Music Fan
I also either got randomly selected to test without knowing it or else this horrible update is just being rolled out. I really don't like it. Sometimes I download podcast episodes of podcasts I don't follow - and now there is no way to find those. I also like having a list of downloaded podcasts (why would I want a list of podcasts from which I've downloaded an episode where I still have to open the podcast and scroll to find the episode I downloaded?). And I can't see podcasts sorted by most recent updates anymore. This is all losses for no gains. None of the new"advantages" of this update appeal to me at all. I really hope I'm in a test group and this isn't permanent. It's so bad.

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

dani_98
Roadie

I received the test and I liked it but I had to contact costumer service to change it back because I absolutely hated how they got rid of the separation of podcasts and music and especially how the new episode page was gone. I switched over from apple podcasts specifically for the feature of having a sort of news feed of new podcast episodes and when that was gone I was so dissapointed! I’m glad I got it back to normal but some of the features were cool. 

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

forgiveninasong
Music Fan
I hate that I've lost my custom order of playlists. I have many playlists for my daughter that were sorted, as well as so many other different categories. It's a grave mistake removing this custom option. Finding a playlist now is a nightmare. And no, I don't want to have to use the search option every time.

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

Inudesu
Music Fan
How did you get it back to the previous view? You called and they just fixed it?

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

forgiveninasong
Music Fan

I also want to know this! I *hate* that I've got this new view and want my old customised order back! 

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

Inudesu
Music Fan

The Spotify Cares twitter feed helped me out. I was able to get the old view back by just logging out and closing the app, then logging back in. It's come back once, but same solution fixed it.

Re: New Your Library test (iOS only)

Inudesu
Music Fan
@Alex So my issue with this advice is that if this library view is coming as a permanent update, that's actually a really really strong argument for turning the automatic updates off. Because it's not better, and the current view is better.
I understand why this might be best practice in general, but if I knew this change was for sure coming as a non-reversable edit, I'd skip any mew updates as long as possible (or at least until there was enough negative feedback that they enabled a "classic view" or improved it or scraped it).

If you don't want the latest updates because they're bad - it's not helpful to get those updates automatically.

Re: Your Library Podcast Layout

JohnsFontbook
Casual Listener

Couldn’t agree more. I’m glad to see others are having the same issues that I am. The old sorting system worked just fine especially because I listen to many different podcasts and now I have to look at each individually.

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

dani_98
Roadie
update: it went back to the test version again?? Can I get rid of it permanently??

Re: New Your Library test (iOS & Android)

dani_98
Roadie
I got mine back by deleting the app completely and redownloading it, but after about a day it went back to the test version again 😞
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