Spotify is going to need to step its game up if it wants to remain the most prominent music streaming service. As we already know, Apple Music is moving in as far as subscriptions go — so at this rate it’s especially critical that users get what they want when it comes to their unique listening experiences.
It was just brought to our attention that Spotify only allows its users to save up to 10,000 songs, which can be extremely limiting, especially for DJs and other music enthusiasts. The leading music streaming platform is super user friendly when it comes to browsing music, saving favorite albums and artists, and encouraging music discovery — but this cap is kind of a “buzz kill.”
As 1/3 of The Glitch Mob points out…
damn I've been an avid @Spotify user for so long but the 10,000 song save limit is making me look into other streaming services. SERIOUS BUZZ KILL WTF!?!
— ooah (@ooah) July 12, 2018
We know some people are probably thinking: 10,000 songs sounds like a lot. But for any DJ that number is likely just a sliver of their diverse music collection. If you ask us, at the very least, paid subscribers should have the option of saving as many tracks as they so please.
A report from The Verge explains Spotify’s Your Music system thoroughly, and shares exactly what happens when that 10,000 cap is hit: “Epic collection, friend. There’s no more room in Your Library. To save more, you’ll need to remove some songs or albums.”
This isn’t a new thing — the community has been complaining about this issue for years. But, Spotify argues this is only a problem among roughly 1% of users (as of 2017). “As we’ve previously said less than 1% of users are reaching this Your Music limit. The current limit ensures a great experience for 99% of users instead of an ‘OK’ experience for 100%.”
Keep in mind that saves, favorites, and downloads all serve different purposes on Spotify. Some solutions would be to simply favorite tracks or add them to playlists to keep them close by, but the overall organization that comes along with saves would be lost for any tracks over that 10,000 mark. We get that we’re in a music streaming — not saving — world, but why this arbitrary limit?
What do you think?
Spotify – Your Music / Your Library
Source: The Verge