Finding a specific song in a 150-song Spotify playlist can be tedious, but we’re going to show you how to search within playlists easily on iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac.
This feature is available on Spotify’s apps, but unfortunately not on its web player. Spotify doesn’t show this option in certain algorithm-based playlists such as Uniquely Yours, but it works for almost all other playlists on the service.
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Spotify for iPhone hides the playlist search option, but we’ll show you how to find it easily. First, launch the Spotify app and open any playlist.
On the Playlists screen, swipe downward anywhere on the screen to reveal a “Find in Playlist” search bar.
Tap “Find in Playlist” and type the name of the song or artist you’re looking for.
You’ll see a list of results just below the search bar. To play any song in the list, tap it.
Spotify’s Android app takes a slightly different approach to letting you find songs within a playlist. Load any playlist and then tap the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Select “Find in Playlist” to search for songs in the playlist.
Tap “Find in playlist” once more to be able to use the search box.
Type the name of the song or artist to reveal the search results. You can then tap the name of the song to play it. Note that if you search for an artist, Spotify will show you all the songs of that particular artist that are a part of the playlist.
Spotify’s apps on Windows and Mac take a similar approach to letting you find songs within playlists. First, launch the app, and then open any playlist in Spotify for Windows or Mac. Next, click the magnifying glass icon above the first song in the playlist.
This reveals the “Search in Playlist” box. By typing a song title or artist into this box, you can easily look for songs within playlists.
With your playlists arranged and your songs found, you might want to check out how to use Spotify offline on Windows and Mac.
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