Spotify repeat button — did user needs take a back seat to company's goals?

A few days ago, my 6-year-old son discovered a song called Fart on Spotify. Not surprisingly, the track prominently features sounds made by the back-end of the human body, which sparked plenty of joy for my first-grader. So, he wanted to listen to that song over, over, over, over, over, over and over again. He pulled up Spotify to turn the repeat mode on but the repeat button mysteriously disappeared from the player screen…

· 5 min read · ux product management spotify