TURN VIDEOS OFF?

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TURN VIDEOS OFF?

ave18
Newbie

How do I turn off these darn videos??? They are eating up my data plan.

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Chris
Spotify
Spotify

Hey @ave18,

 

Thanks for reaching out, and welcome to the Community!

 

Right now there's no option to remove videos from playlists, but you can still create your own playlists that include just songs!

 

You can show our devs that adding the option to disabled videos is something to look into, by adding your vote to the idea here

 

Hope this helps!


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bobbyprince89
Casual Listener

Terrible, terrible idea. I have subscribed to Spotify Premium for a long time but you can wave goodbye to my £120 a year if the option to disable videos is not implemented. I am seriously losing faith in Spotify, and there are lots of other options available nowadays.

Cokronk
Regular

Is anyone from Spotify going to respond to the fact that every single comment in this thread is negative and they marked it as solved and deal with it?

 

please vote: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/All-Platforms-Other-Disable-Music-Videos/idi-p/446...

tmock12
Casual Listener

There is already a vote in the "solved" response with over 1100 votes

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Music-Option-to-Disable-Videos-in-Curated-Playlists/idi-...

Batesonn
Newbie

In all honestly I'm considering moving to Google play music simply because the video feature is not only draining on data but also battery I'm paying money for music content not video very disappointed that it can't be turned off 

doradus
Newbie

This "feature" is terrible, I have a very limited internet connection living out in the country and I like to play video games and listen to spotify at the same time, when a video-enabled song comes on, it obliterates the entire bandwidth I have on my connection causing my games to severely lag out and sometimes completely disconnecting me.

 

Please for the love of god give us a way to turn it off, I can imagine its horrible for those people with a low data plan on their smartphones too, just terrible...

Iamtommyc
Newbie

I agree with all the comments - I would assume these videos take up far more data and storage for streaming or offline usage - not really worth it for the experience! I’m not one to watch a video on my phone like that - there should definitely be the option to disable. 

Jackorias
Newbie

What an idiotic response.

 

What a stupid feature that literally nobody asked for. If I wanted videos I'd watch MTV or get them on YouTube. Don't try to be something you're not, Spotify.

rictrues
Newbie

Like exacly all other posts on this topic, this is beyond stupid, and why the H*** did you not just include a slider "Enable video". If you wanted to promote this new feature, of course you could have it deafulted to true, but still....  

 

Fix it already will you, and absolutely change the caption to:
ABSOLUTELLY NOT SOLVED AT THIS TIME!

shredcitynation
Newbie

Totally agree this is NOT SOLVED, can we please add a way to disable videos? The spotify curated music playlists are great but forcing users to load videos is ridiculous. You're a music platform not MTV.

Jok0
Casual Listener

I can't believe anyone thought this would be a good idea.  This uses more of our data! It wasn't asked, nor is their an option to turn it off.  I will be leaving if this isnt patched.

 

What a stupid move from Spotify.

parkerscott
Newbie

I use Spotify to and from work every day. Videos are down-right dangerous while driving! I literally NEVER watch Spotify, I listen to it. So does everyone. At least have an option to disable when not on wi-fi. The more of these playlist that enable this feature, the more I am upset with Spotify.

etopcreation
Newbie

GET RID OF THE VIDEOS! It's dsitracting and I agree when driving people it's considered illegal in some states. You need to at least provide a way to turn them off.

caveman_actual
Newbie

I agree with all here, this is a terrible feature.  What clown of a Product Owner let this garbage go out without considering the use case where User's don't want videos in a music app.

If spotify doesn't resolve this I'll be posting a way to use an IDS system to block video traffic from Spotify servers.  Basically just need a signature in Snort or Suricata that drops all packets that match the criteria of carrying video from a Spotify server.

This will be a valuable solution for other developers / code monkeys.  Not sure how to make it useable for non-techies.

barcode1001
Casual Listener

I LISTEN to Spotify on my commute which takes me underground and in areas of no cell phone coveage.  I can listen merily to a downloaded playlist until Spotify wants me to watch a video.  It then just stops due to no cell phone coverage. Thats annoying!

Additionally if I was in an area of cell coverage it would continue to play the video (in my pocket) consuming data.

This feature is not good, not solved and needs attention!!

eretmochelys
Newbie

+1

 

I use this service at work and I find the videos to be both distracting and potentially inappropriate.

 

Please make this one right.  Thanks for your attention.

 

 

javireca
Newbie

 

cmon remove those shitty videos plz

Cokronk
Regular

Please revert the change and fire the person who thought up this idea. 

skoffman
Newbie

This is ridiculous... I pay for Spotify because I want to listen to music. I would just use Youtube if I wanted to watch a whole video, esp. since on my data plan videos are $$. THere should be an option to turn off videos in playlists!!

Solution!

Chris
Spotify
Spotify

Hey @ave18,

 

Thanks for reaching out, and welcome to the Community!

 

Right now there's no option to remove videos from playlists, but you can still create your own playlists that include just songs!

 

You can show our devs that adding the option to disabled videos is something to look into, by adding your vote to the idea here

 

Hope this helps!


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mynewplugbing
Composer

I think the videos are a cool new feature maybe artist should be able to upload there own.

Andreas_g
Newbie

Smart business move... 👍🏻

If you want to push people to youtube 🤦🏻‍♂️

 

No option to turn it off then that's where we'll go

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