Updated Spotify desktop client yesterday (about says v0.9.8.258) and the 'Library' option has dissappeared and been replaced by a rather useless and blank looking Your Music > Songs / Albums / Artists. Also I cannot star anything, a plus seems to have replaced the star. The Library was my goto screen on spotify as it contained all my local files and playlists....Spotify has rendered itself rather useless for me in 1 update, unless I go and manually create a library playlist which I would then have to manually update each time I added new music.
Please advise how to get the library back or a suitable workaround which provides the same functionality. Also, why the hell were users not notified of this big change?
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Interesting to read these comments. During the beta testing for the new design, the Library function was brought up maybe once or twice, and we pretty much came to the conclusion that it (along with stars) wouldn't be missed. From what I understand, a very small percent of users actually use the Library. Interesting to note that even a feature that is not widely used is still a lot of people's GO TO method of using Spotify.
I for one always thought the Library was completely and utterly useless. A giant pile of thousands and thousands of songs? No thanks, I could never listen to music that way.
Just more proof of how many types of users there are here.
Thanks for sharing some of what was said in the beta forum. I don't think you understand how I use the library. I use it as a reference to see if I've come across a track before. Between EPs, full album releases, remixes and such, I might come across the same track several times. I'll give something new and interesting a listen, if I like it, I'll add it to my "heavy rotation" playlist, if not, I throw it in a "nope" playlist. (I start a new "heavy rotation" playlist every month and save the tracks from last months into other playlists). If I come across a new track that sounds familiar, I can check to see if it's in my library to see if I've listened and rejected it before. If Spotify had an easy way to check to see if something was already in a playlist, I wouldn't need the library.
As far as power users and casual users go, I remember when iTunes Match came out and some power users were howling that it was limited to 25,000 songs. While I don't have nearly that many tracks, I sympathized with them. They were obviously passionate about music and were hurt by the limit. My husband doesn't use Spotify, and he listens to his entire music library on shuffle all the time. He will listen to Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and then the Dead Kennedys. (I'm not making this up). It's not what I would do, but he likes it.
You should open your mind that not everybody enjoys music the same way you do. You don't know me. Don't judge me.
I want my library back !!! - I had tons of songs on there not in a playlist - why were they not simply tramsferred tp tje new "songs" tab with the new version ??? Very inconsiderate and presumptuous thinking by Spotify - two thumbs down !