I love that Spotify automatically adds songs that I give the thumbs up to on a radio station, but like most people, I listen to lots of genres that are somewhat "mood based." For instance, I don't want to pull up that playlist (liked from radio) only to hear Drake, followed by Dave Matthews Band, followed by Gym Class Heros.
When my iTunes playlists were imported, it created a hierarchy / parent / tree structure (not sure how to describe that in a technical way!) so it seems like the technology is already in the app, just not being used on this feature. It would be hugely helpful and hopefully easy to implement.
I'd like to be able to toggle on/off a 'Music Discovery' setting whilst listening to a Spotify Radio Station.
Sometimes I'm happy to hear artists repeated in a Spotify radio station, but sometimes I just want to hear something new.
Instead of changing the radio station algorithm to never repeat artists, like some forum members have suggested, how about letting the user opti-in to Discovery Mode.
It could be implemented into the GUI with a subtle toggle that appears next to the current radio station title.
When this is set to OFF (default for each radio session) the radio algorithm works just like it does now.
When this is set to ON.
Only play artists the user doesn't curently have in any Spotify playlists
Only play artists the user doesn't have in their local libraries
Don't repeat artists during that radio station session
These rules are just a suggestion. There could be a better way to define what 'new music' is for any given user, such as using these rules but using song plays instead of artist plays. Does anyone have other suggestions on how to achieve this?
However, the rules aside, the ability to opt-in a no repeat radio station that only plays music I haven't heard before is something I'd love to use, not all the time but definitely some of the time.
I would love it, if Spotify added internet radio etiher as an app or as a build in function. The possibility of having all the music collected in one single app or program, would be awesome. And I am not talking about internet radio as Spotify has it now, where it suggest new songs from the one you are listening to or by genre, but real internet radio, where you can listen to the local radio station in your area or to one of your favorit internet stations in another country.
I'm a very big fan of Spotify and thanks already for awesome Android app I use everyday. However Spotify's radio on desktop and mobile keeps repeating same artists over and over all day every day forever and ever no matter what radio from playlist, song or artist you're listen. It's actually more crappy radio than this commercial crap when you open your FM radio and listening to Alexandra Stan 100 times in day.
What I would like to see is Advanced radio. As you can see, radio played to me in 25 minutes Irina two times and this is these days normal to radio in Spotify. This radio just repeats same artists many time in one hour, so I'm tired to this radio station in less than one hour... And no matter what radio you are listening. Also this play only Finnish songs in my playlist, where Russian and English songs? I have those languages in my playlist!
Radio for PC is a little bit better:
Played song in English, wow! Unbelievable.
Can Spotify improve radio?
All I asking is advanced options like:
- Do not play these artists again.
- Do not play same track again in 24 hours. You can change hours.
- Do not play same artist again in 2 hours. You can change hours.
- Play less genre Rock, play more genre Dance.
- Do not play banned tracks again ever, now I can ban only from radio station tracks I do not even care about. However let me see my banned tracks so I can unban them.
- Play Russian music 40%, Finnish music 40% and English music 15% and 5% other languages. You can change those percents.
- Play more/less music outside my playlist if I listen my playlist radio.
- Play more tracks I'm not listened before (zero plays).
- Play artists more if they are at concert near me and I listened those artists before.
- Play more songs I really like/thumbs up before like every two hour. You can change time.
- Play songs I listen on repeat more, because you know, I like those.
- More/less/no thanks at all to christmas/too commercial/christian/teenpop music.
And this way... You know. Those are for example, but I think those would be helpful. Stop repeating same artists to me because I go crazy when hearing same artits over and over. You have more than 22 Million tracks so why in the earth you keep repeating same artists? Radio is very good and important option, but keep it good. More music and less repeating. This should be foregone conclusion to everyone.
Do not make this radio too commercial. All I asking. Now add your Kudos.
PS: If I want to listen radio like this, I can turn on my FM radio... So no need to pay anything for radio in this quality. Do a better radio for product I pay monthly-basis. Many thanks.
Listened radio for one hour:
Antti Tuisku – Hyökyaalto 6 minutes ago
Jippu – Kii 9 minutes ago
Anna Eriksson – Kuka saa sut nyt 14 minutes ago
Maija Vilkkumaa – Satumaa-tango albumiversio 18 minutes ago
Happoradio – Sinä 23 minutes ago
Happoradio – Puhu äänellä jonka kuulen 26 minutes ago
Katri Ylander – Mansikkamäki 29 minutes ago
Jenni Vartiainen – Ihmisten edessä 33 minutes ago
Kristiina Brask – Tuulilasin Nurkkaan 36 minutes ago
Maarit – Jäätelökesä 40 minutes ago
Irina – Astutaan vaikka pelätään 44 minutes ago
Apulanta – Vasten mun kasvojani 48 minutes ago
Tehosekoitin – Hetken tie on kevyt 52 minutes ago
Apulanta – Armo 56 minutes ago
Irina – Älä sano mitään 59 minutes ago
PMMP – Joku raja 1 hour ago
Neljä Ruusua – Valuva taivas 1 hour ago
Kristiina Brask – Silmät sydämeeni 1 hour ago
Chisu – Yksinäisen keijun tarina 1 hour ago
Stella – Aamun Kuiskaus 1 hour ago
Irina – Miksi hänkin on täällä 1 hour ago
See... Same artists over and over again. This is nota radioin any case.This is like tired and sleepyDJ.
When one of your friends is listening to Spotify Radio, it would be really cool if you could "tune in" to their station and listen to the same things they are. It could even go so far as to sync the playhead so that you're listening to the same thing at the same time.
Pressing spacebar in an app scrolls the page (or does nothing). I know this behaviour comes from the fact that apps is built using web technogly and run in Chromium that's embed into Spotify desktop, but almost everywhere else in Spotify spacebar is play/pause.
Also: Make cmd+L (OS X) focus the search input in apps/radio (as it is in the rest of the app) (I know that option+cmd+F works for this in apps/radio)
It would be great if you could not only create a new station of anything, but also merge anything into a station, for instance another artist, a new song you like, a whole playlist with songs you like or even another radio station. Maybe there are limitations to this because currently a radio station is either based on a playlist, a song, an artist or a genre, so there might be some restrictions, but at least for single songs, it should be possible to add them to any station, even if they are based on something else, as a thumbed-up song. You could also choose (at least for songs and artists) if this item should actually play on your station or only serve as an additional "inspiration" like songs of a playlist do now when you create a radio station.
I think there should be a finer way to create a radio station you really like. You should be able to rate songs, artists, albums and genres on a finer scale, and then all the ratings would be considered for your personal radio station... The higher a song would be rated, the more often it would play, and broader ratings would carry over into the probability of songs playing, maybe skewed by the other recommendation factors now in place... So that the average assumed rating for otherwise unrated songs in an album, for instance would correspond to the rating of that album, but the individual songs still would play more or less often depending on how popular they generally are and all the other recommendation factors now in place.
There used to be a radio service called Launchcast some years ago which offered that level of customization (they used a rating scale of 0 to 100 for each item), but sadly they stopped broadcasting some years ago.
end-user should be able to create TAGS for songs. include standard tags like "rock" and "soul", but allow the user to create their own tags, and use this as cross-referenced information to organize not only the user's own music collection, but also to match characteristics of other users' music or playlists. user-created tags would allow Spotify to recommend more musically accurate songs, as the characteristics and style of the songs have been peer-reviewed. it's no secret that Spotify radio is weak. Utilize the social network of Spotify by tapping into the users' knowledge and experience of music.
Idea by example: Underworld (the band that gave you the thumping techno hit Born Slippy - "lager, lager, lager...") also produced a sweet little soft number called Ess Gee on their A Hundred Days Off album.
However if you use this Ess Gee track as the seed for a radio station you are presented with a station of majoritvely thumping techno (Underworld's usual fare) rather than softer, more relaxed music.
Therefore, my request is, when a radio station is seeded with a track (or a collection of tracks) it is the properties of that track which is used to decide on the nature of the songs played on the station.
I've used Pandora. Now I've used Spotify's radio. I hate the latter with a passion as of tonight.
I took the first track out of the Metal Gear Raiden OST and made a station with it. First thing I noticed (days ago) was that you can't add MORE reference songs.
Now today, after making this wonderful station, I get NOTHING but songs that are absolutely nothing like the reference song. The only thing they had in common was the fact that they were ALL from a video game. Fable, Dragon Age, Mass Effect. Really? So your basis for finding similar songs is genre alone... no matter how many times I hammer the thumbs down button I keep getting almost NOTHING but slow, low-key tracks that have nothing to do with what I want. Nothing.
I wanted to make a radio that I could crank up whenever I play Hawken. But that's impossible now.
As an aside because right now it doesn't matter at ALL given how useless the buttons are, being unable to select your preference of a track after it's done playing is ridiculous.
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