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# 161847 21-Jan-2015 16:01
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[CRUD - I started this in another forum but it s ppeared here - sorry. can it be moved to online apps?]
I decided to give Spotify a try.

Made myself a "Groovy" songs collection including Lou reed, Nick Cave etc. tried to add a single Sting song onto the playlist. Accidentally put in a whole album.

After listening to the first three Sting songs I had serious doubts about my sanity and was determined to off myself to end the pain. thankfully while reaching for the three pin plug to put my fingers in it I accidentally unplugged the Pc, spotify stopped  and I immediately felt better.

Went back to Spotify, removed all Sting songs from play list, put it on shuffle and tried again. First song, Lou Reed - awesome. Second song Sting. bother!!!!

Went through the play list, checked for sting - not in there.
Copied play list songs and created second (new) playlist and put songs in there. Cclicked play on the playlist.
Out comes some James Brown - again awesome, then Sting - uh oh - definitely looking for a knife to do myself in with.

My Pc is possessed - quick call an exorcist, call a priest, call the fire brigade to cut me down, call the police -- no wait - don't call the police Stings infiltrated them too. aaarrrggghh!!!!

Long story cut short. It seems using the spotify app, right clicking a play list and telling to to play doesn't play the play list but adds it to the queue.

If you look at the Play queue there is a list of all chosen songs and your playlist gets added to the bottom of it.
You cannot delete songs from the play queue -
You cannot clear the play queue.
Basically you are stuffed.

I've managed a work around - turn shuffle off, play the play queue, skip ahead to the last song, skip to 5 seconds from the end, play it - Play queue gone. - errr no. it just brough it back. Oh crud.  i've got the answer. Uninstall spotify. . that's it - it works. Great solution.

Spotify has received many calls / requests asking to clear the play queue. They wont / dont respond.
Even their online community is offline and their help desk doesn't respond.

Everyone goes on about how cloud is making things better. All connected everywhere you go. In my experience cloud is dumbing things down and making it worse. I am now subjected to more adverts,  more stupid music i dont want (I mean come on - whose bright idea was it to add a suggestred track from Miley Cyrus to my portable app play list , in the middle of a Deep Purple, Led Zepplin , Motor Head extravaganza?) and more pop ups than ever.

Spotifys suggested songs never ever make the grade and having my six year old daughter subjected to an absolutely profane song in the middle of a clean play list is just not on.
Google ads on you tube are getting longer and dumber.
TV on demand doesn't go half the time as their ad servers jam up - BTW keep advertising your expensive cars to me - it makes me laugh knowing the big car advertisers are being charged for luxury cars I'll never be able to buy.
Office 365 exchange on line is crap and my Galaxy S3 suddenly has bing all over it after the last update. WDTF say??

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1219285 21-Jan-2015 16:05
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I assume this is the free version?

Huawei Mate 7, on 2degrees

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Uber Geek


  # 1220421 22-Jan-2015 22:16
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n4: I assume this is the free version?

Nope. I have a paid version and the app on my phone as well.


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