Spotify updated with new sorting and filtering options, prompts for playlist duplicates

By , Jul 3, 2014

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Monday, Swedish music startup Spotify has updated its app with the ability to search your downloaded music while offline. Today, Spotify has received another update which adds an additional few long-overdue capabilities.

Now live in the App Store, the new Spotify version 1.4 offers the ability to view your Play Queue on the iPhone, apply actions to your songs and playlists by taping the ellipsis icon, avoid adding duplicates to your playlists and more.

Jump past the fold for the full reveal…

On the iPhone, Spotify now allows you to view your Play Queue, as well as sort and filter Your Music by tapping the ellipsis icon to perform these actions. You can finally sort your music alphabetically, show only offline songs and search for a specific song, artist or playlist.

And now, when you add a song to your playlist, Spotify will warn you if the track is a duplicate and ask you to confirm the action.

Spotify 4.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

As for the Play Queue, it’s now accessible right from the Now Playing screen. You can also reorder songs and remove individual tracks from the queue by tapping an Edit button at the top.

Key highlights:

  • New: You can now view and control your Play Queue. (iPhone)
  • New: To avoid duplicates, we’ll ask you to confirm if you add a song to a playlist twice. (iPhone)
  • New: Say hello to sorting and filtering in Your Music. (iPhone)
  • Fictitious: This app is obsessed with penguins.

The iPhone app gained a new design earlier this year.

Spotify 4.1 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)
Screenshot via MacStories.

Spotify has received a thorough iPad UI refresh earlier this year.

Download Spotify free in the App Store.

The iPhone and iPad app requires iOS 6.0 or later.

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  • Mark Griffioen

    Still waiting on the update that lets you start a radio station based on the song you’re listening to and let it finish that song first, not cut it off. So annoying.

  • rosssimpson

    Been waiting for the sorting update for years!

    • BloodBornstein

      Yeah, such a simple feat yet it took more than 2 years for them to implement it in the mobile app…. WTH were they doing all this time man….?

      • rosssimpson

        No idea, but I’m not complaining as it’s there. Better now then never!

  • nmpraveen

    Did they clear the iPad rotation problem? Everytime I open spotify in landscape, it shows in portrait first and then turns to landscape. Not a big deal, but would be nice if they removed this bug.