Don't know if anyone else is experiencing this but I've spent so many hours (I'm talking days even) downloading all the albums of artists I enjoy listening to and going through all the songs, only keeping the ones I love. Since the update, I have ALL the songs of all the albums downloaded - not only a huge waste of my storage but also incredibly frustrating since I spent so much time unliking the songs I didn't like.
Like many people in this thread, I'm not usually one to complain about app updates, and if there is a particularly bad update I usually have some faith in the developers and wait for it to get fixed. But it has been over a month now and Spotify still haven't fixed the most absurd functionality change I have ever seen. I have never seen any kind of media player that couldn't sort by artist until now. There is no reason for this app to not allow it, the artist information is clearly included in any song regardless of whether you've followed the artist or not, it takes zero effort for them to bring that functionality back. The only explanation I have for this is that Spotify clearly think this will make them more profit in the long run for some reason - we all know they barely compensate artists for their music, maybe this is how they're attempting to placate them? "Oh sure, we only pay you a few cents per thousand listens, but look, your followers went up 1000% this month!! See we're paying you in exposure." Regardless this change is completely absurd and the app is now a music player that makes it stupidly complicated to simply listen to the music you want. People used to hate on iTunes but now it seems super slick and user-friendly in comparison. I will be cancelling my Premium subscription and looking for alternatives because this is ridiculous.
I have ave never seen a company make such an incomprehensible mistake with this latest update. It makes absolutely no sense to not allow me to search through the music I saved and to make it worse, it is not in alphabetical order. The employees who thought that this was a good idea should be fired immediately so that Spotify can continue to do the great things they do
Totally agree! The missing Library artists is the biggest problem for me. I checked an earlier post concerning this issue and despite hundreds of users reporting the same headache, Spotify marked the issue as "Case Closed." They offered NO reasonable way to populate your Library again with artists I've spent several years downloading. I assume veeryone will need to do a search to find all the songs/artists that have always been easily viewed by clicking the Artists tab. Frankly, this is a HUGE betrayal of Premium users! My subscription is up the end of August 2019. I'll be looking for a new home a dumping Spotify if a work-around isn't forthcoming.
I download every song I like and I just want them to bring back the ability to remove individual songs that I don't care for instead of having to skip them because I now have to download the entire album. I don't think that's asking very much, Spotify.