I’m listening to a track in a playlist. I want to add the track to another playlist. No can do.– as Fred points out in the comments below, this is possible! So I will replace this with: I want to be able to move songs around in a playlist. You can on iPhone, but on Android your playlist is pretty much uneditable.
- I want to search for a particular playlist. No joy: playlist titles are not searchable.
- I want to see my playlist folders like on the desktop. Tough luck, only iPhone users are allowed that privilege.
- I want to move a playlist to the top so that it’s easier to find. Not on Android I can’t, them playlists are all staying where they are!
- I want to listen to my tunes at the same high bitrate as I do on the desktop (it’s what I’m paying for after all). But Spotify decided that since I’m listening on mobile, I obviously don’t care about audio quality so the maximum it’ll give me is a lowly 160kbps. And they call that “high quality” just to doubly wind me up.
- I want it to work in landscape mode so that I can actually read playlist and track titles that are longer than 25 characters. Rumors suggest that it does work sideways on a few select devices, but I’ve had six Android phones and it hasn’t worked on any of them.
- I want to be able to see the little messages people add when they inbox me a song.
- I want the Top Tracks tag to have some relevance to me. I don’t care what the top songs are on the planet, I’m just not really a mainstream kinda guy.
- I want to know how many more songs I can sync offline before I hit the randomly imposed limit of 3,333 songs.
- Finally, when I view a list of albums I want to see the album coverart, not lots of white circles looking like they can from a Tron game circa 1982.
So those are my grumbles. Of course the app does still do the main thing it was designed for: play music. But when the alternatives are the vastly superior Android apps from competitors like Deezer, Rdio, and MOG it’s a worry that Spotify is lagging so far behind.