I've tried to search for this on the board, but I couldn't find it. If this has been asked before, please forgive me. I am curious about the "Repeat One" functionality for the Spotify iOS app, compared to the desktop versions.
Let's say I'm playing a song on the desktop version, and I have "Repeat One" activated. No matter what song I choose to play, "Repeat One" is still highlighted, and it behaves in that matter.
On the mobile side, every music app I've used on iOS behaves the same as described above, except for Spotify. The Spotify mobile app for iOS, for me, will change from "Repeat One" to "Repeat All" once a new song is selected to play.
I would like to know if anyone else noticed this. If this is intended behavior, it seems a bit weird, since other apps, such as Rdio's app, the built-in Music app, etc., don't behave that way.
I am currently using iOS 7.1.2 on both an iPhone 4S, as well as an iPad 2, and both are using ver. 1.5.0 of the Spotify app.
Once again, if this has been asked before, please excuse my oversight.
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I am the one who got Spotify to add a repeat one option. It was just added back in February. 😉
Yes, I have noticed this too, but even though I am not the developer who added it into the mobile app, I always thought the behavior was intended.
Let's say you are playing a song from a playlist and you want to listen to it over and over again.
You then open the now playing view and click on repeat until it goes to repeat one.
Since you want to keep listening to that song you close out of the Spotify app and carry on whatever else you are doing.
If you then decide to play another song or continue on with the playlist, the repeat one option is turned off.
I think this is intended because usually you don't just want Spotify to repeat one every song you click on.
If it so happens that you want a certain song on repeat one, then you would just go to the now playing screen and turn repeat one on.
It would be a hassle to leave repeat one on because when you want to play a different song or continue playing the rest of the playlist, you would have to go to the now playing screen EVERY SINGLE TIME and turn off repeat one so you can continue listening without the app repeating the next song that you chose, over and over again.
The desktop app keeps the repeat one on because the button is always in view and easy to turn on and off. It's not so easy in the mobile apps.
Hopefully this clarifies what I think to be the intended behavior.
Just because every other music app on iOS does it, doesn't mean it's the best experience for the user. I think the way Spotify's repeat button behaves is really nice.
I have confirmed with someone at Spotify that this is the indeed behavior of the repeat feature.