Bandcamp has always had a functional, if unpolished, mobile app for streaming music purchased on its platform. But there was one thing you couldn’t do until today: queue albums and tracks.
The good news is that Bandcamp has released a new update to address this flaw in its software, which is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.
To queue a song or album, tap the heart icon at the bottom of the interface to go to your music library, then tap the album you want to play. By pressing the relevant button under the playback controls, you can queue the entire album.
Meanwhile, press the three dots icon next to the individual track you want to listen to to add it to your queue. You can also drag a song to a different position in the queue at any time to reorder what comes next.
To be honest, it’s surprising that Bandcamp’s app didn’t have a queueing feature before today, but it’s likely that not as many people used it for streaming music as you might think. Bandcamp has grown in popularity and goodwill as a result of its support of musicians during the pandemic.
At the start of the year, the company announced that over 800,000 people had spent more than $70 million on music and merchandise during the company’s 17 Bandcamp Fridays in 2020 and 2021. While many of them had likely purchased music from Bandcamp before, at least some of them were new to the platform. And it’s understandable that both groups would want to listen to their collections on the go.