Dear Sonos team/community,
since one of the more recent Sonos Controller updates, the experience when browsing Spotify through the controller application totally changed.
Since basically the beginning of (Sonos-)time it has been possible to browse the Spotify catalogue for the featured/highlighted playlists which change throughout the day and the thousands of playlists which are available in the different genre sections. E.g. you could go to genres and choose between rock, electronic, mood playlists, rap and many many more.
I used this workflow a lot every day to play exactly the playlists of which genre I want to hear right now.
Now, as mentioned, this experience has entirely changed. As far as I can see in the iOS or Windows controller apps, it’s now only possible to browse though folders with playlists which I either recently listened to or which are recommended by the Spotify algorithm.
Like I said, this breaks a workflow I (and my entire family) was using for quite a few years already. Now I can’t find an option anymore to manually browse the Spotify catalogue as it was possible before.
Can someone maybe issue a statement on whether this is intended behavior which is not going to change anymore or it’s some kind of bug or something?
Thanks in advance for your help!
Best answer by Airgetlam
This is still a responsibility of Spotify, all Sonos does is display what the Spotify service hands them. I don’t think Spotify maintains an official presence on Sonos’ boards, you may want to send them a note directly.