New layout makes everything way more complicated

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New layout makes everything way more complicated

asherwood
Casual Listener

I have a premium account on iphone and the app layout changed without me updating it. Now everything is way more complicated.

 

The artist tab, where I had specific songs saved by that artist is now just the artist's page instead of my own music. So now if I have three songs saved from three different albums there's no way to access it excpet searching for them in my songs playlist one by one, and I can't listen to them just in a row putting my phone down. I specifically curated songs across albums with artists I liked and now there is no way to access that. 

 

Furthermore, songs and albums are now completely disconnected. Albums that I unsave to make room still remain in my songs playlist. So now I have to manually go through and unsave multitudes of albums song by song. This is horribly frustrating since it was so simple before. 

 

I WOULD just shuffle my saved albums but there's no way to do that. Not to mention if you save one song from an album, it won't come up in your albums tab, so shuffing your albums wouldn't play all your music anyway. It seems the only way to shuffle your entire collection is through the songs playlist. 

 

Where I used to be able to just put on an artists and set it and forget it, now I'm constantly searching. For someone who uses Spotify north of 8-9 hours a day I'm deeply disappointed. Please, PLEASE go back to your old layout or fix these issues. 

 

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Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey @asherwood, welcome to the Community.
Hope you’re doing great!


At Spotify, possible improvements and new features are often being tested. This means you might see something on the app your friend doesn't, or get a brand new feature for only a temporary period.

Things tested could include the next generation of security protection, or new ways to listen. It's also a way for Spotify to introduce new features, and fine-tune the app to be compatible with specific devices.

 

Currently to go to the queue or use repeat/shuffle buttons you need to tap the … top right corner.


I’d recommend supporting this idea if you don’t like this change to Spotify

 

Hope it helps :)

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Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

asherwood
Casual Listener

Help? This doesn't even make sense, the parts that aren't obviously stock. 

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

thebigtuna
Newbie

This did not answer or solve anything. I have the same problem too. I used to scroll through my artists to listen to specific stuff or browse to see what sounds good at the moment, and now that option is gone. Now I have to follow artists and even then, I can't listen to just the songs I saved. We should be able to choose which way we want it, not have it tested out on us for whatever reason. Now I pay for a streaming service that I dont enjoy anymore. And it's weird cause everyone else I've talked to about this has the original layout that works. I'll end on, if it isn't broken, dont fix it.

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

turdminator
Casual Listener

Exact same problems as those above. There is no more personal music library, what is there now is useless because it cannot be sorted by artist. 

 

This needs to change back ASAP, or I will be switching to another music service.

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

turdminator
Casual Listener

Goodbye Spotify.

 

For those looking, Tidal seems like a good option. It has all the personal music library features like Spotify used to have. Supposedly has more content and higher quality sound available too. Not affiliated in any way, just a suggestion.

 

Edit: Just kidding, not sure about Tidal, I'll keep looking.

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

phillymoves
Newbie

Literally made an account just to agree with this 

wth spotify

impossible to find music now, with allot of changes its just a matter of getting used to things, but as the post said cant even see individually saved songs anymore

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

dkfogg96
Newbie

I'm having the same problems too I hate this new update. I usually listen to discover weekly playlist and just add and save the songs I really like and they would appear in my album library. Now they just get buried in my songs and its impossible to find them again. Now everything is unorganized and it doesn't flow at all. Feel the same way, if it doesn't go back im finding another streaming service that I would rather give money too. 

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

collin7
Casual Listener

It interesting that Spotify doesn't do this to all of its account members at once. I just recently had this start to affect me and its horrible. Spotify is, without doubt, the best streaming service still to this day but they are removing anything that makes it personalized. I don't want Tidal and I don't want apple music for numerous reasons. I just don't understand why Spotify would have a change that makes it harder for people to see the music that they like and want to be saved. Get it together Spotify. 

Re: New layout makes everything way more complicated

msmmac
Newbie

This update has destroyed Spotify for me. I am inconsolable at this point. WHY!?!

I guess I'm in the market for a new music streaming service that lets me choose what albums I listen to. Any ideas?

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