Sort and Filter

Sort and filter Spotify to control how the music is listed and played. Pick an option and your device below for more information.

Sort

Reorganize how music is listed in the app.

Sort Playlists, Artists, and Albums in Your Library

  1. Go to the list you’d like to sort.
  2. Pull down and release to display Filters in the top-right corner. Tap it.
  3. Tap your preferred sorting option.
  4. Repeat these steps to reverse the order, or pick another sort option.

You can also choose to list only Downloads in Your Library.

Sort songs in playlists

For iPhone/iPad: 

  1. Go to the playlist you’d like to sort.
  2. Pull down and release to display  in the top-right corner. Tap it.
    Note: To sort Liked Songs, pull down and tap Filters in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap how you’d like to sort e.g. by Recently added.

For Android: 

  1. Go to the playlist you’d like to sort.
  2. Tap  in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Sort playlist.
    Note: In Liked Songs, tap Sort Liked Songs.
  4. Tap how you’d like to sort e.g. by Recently added.

Note: Sort options may vary depending on the list you’re sorting.

Sort songs in playlists

Tip: This works for Liked Songs in Your Library too.

  1. Click the column you want to sort by, for example:
    • Alphabetically, by TITLE, ARTIST, or ALBUM.
    • By most recently added, with .
    • By song duration, with .
      Tip: Adjust the app's screen size to reveal more columns.
  2. Click the column again to reverse the order, click it again to return to the original order.

If you created the playlist, you can also drag and drop songs into your preferred position. Just click and hold a song to move it up or down.

Sort playlists in Your Library

To reorder your list of playlists in the menu on the left, click and hold a playlist title to move it up or down.

You can also organize your playlists into playlist folders.

Sort Albums and Artists in Your Library

Select Albums or Artists in the menu on the left, and choose a Sorted by option from the dropdown menu.

Filter

Choose to show only specific content within lists, or find a specific song in a playlist.

Find Playlists, Albums, and Artists in Your Library

  1. Go to the list you’d like to filter.
  2. Pull the screen down to display Find in playlists/albums/artists at the top. Tap it.
  3. Enter a search term. Only titles containing that term are now listed.
  4. To return to the original listing, either clear your search or tap X or Cancel to remove the filter.

Find songs in playlists

For iPhone/iPad: 

  1. Go to the playlist.
  2. Pull down and release to display Filter at the top. Tap it.
    Note: In Liked Songs, tap Find in Liked Songs.
  3. Enter a search term. Only titles containing that term are now listed.
  4. To return to the original listing, either clear your search or tap X or Cancel to remove the filter.

For Android: 

  1. Go to the playlist.
    Note: In Liked Songs, pull down and release to display Find in Liked Songs.
  2. Tap  in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Find in playlist.
  4. Enter a search term. Only titles containing that term are now listed.
  5. To return to the original listing, either clear your search or tap X or Cancel to remove the filter.

Note: Filter options may vary depending on the list you’re filtering. To return to the original listing, repeat these steps and tap the selected filter again.

With Filter on the desktop app, you can list specific content based on a search term in any playlist or Liked Songs in Your Library.

  1. Select Filter at the top of track listings.
  2. Enter a search term. Only titles containing that term are now listed.
  3. To return to the original listing, either clear your search or click X to remove the filter.
Last updated: 17 September, 2019