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



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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Casual Listener

This is going to kill someone when they are driving, its just a matter of time before this happens. I dont understand why Spotify doesnt allow for this to be disabled. the recent few revisions of the mobile app blocked this but now its back again.  They introduced a useless feature like "stranger things mode" but refuse to disable artist uploaded videos!!

Casual Listener

The only workaround is to create your own playlist and copy + paste the Spotify playlist to it. This is a terrible user experience that drains data and creates poor playback in poor service environments. Fix the issue before you lose more users. 


Hate the videos too.  Definetely not 'solved'

Casual Listener

Seriously guys, this is so not solved. Way to go, huh? 


This feature is just terrible, what a terrible product owner put videos in a music streaming software?




Complete malarkey.  It’s not like anyone at Spotify didn’t say “should we include an option to disable video?”


It’s that they did ask that question, but collectively decided paying customers should not have that choice.  


The cultural shift at Spotify is its biggest threat.

Casual Listener

Still not resolved. Absolutely ridiculous that I pay for a premium service then get stupid unwanted videos that I can't even disable. I'll stick it out for another week or so and if it's not resolved by then I'll be cancelling.

Casual Listener

These videos are driving me mad and ruining the best feature of Spotify, the curated playlists. They caused distraction and break my concentration when working and listing to a large curated palylist on shuffle. I have asked spotify if they intent to address this issue and am yet to get a reponse. I have paid for premium for the better part of a decade and for the first time I am considering moving to another platform. They clearly have no interest in the Suggestion to block videos with over 2,000 votes.



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going to cancel suscription if this won’t be fixed


RIDICULO!!! Se eu quisesse video eu iria pro YOUTUBE, vocês estão de sac**gem? Esses videos travam, repentem a musica, que QUALIDADE vocês querem dar nos forçando a isso?? EU ESTOU PISTOLAÇA COM VOCÊS, MANO!!!!!! 


So, after all the feedback the march forward continues.... No option to disable video....


Very poor show for what is a premium music streaming app, this is not youtube.


Get your act together or find my money travelling elsewhere.

Music Fan

No one wants to watch videos on a music app.  We want to listen to music and not pay for all the extra data you cause us to use by forcing videos on us. This is ridiculous.  I will be filing a class action lawsuits for Spotify to pay for my data charges.anyone else on board.  This is utterly a useless feature to have videos.  NO ONE WANTS VIDEO.  TURN IT OFF.  Or make a **bleep**in button so we can turn it off.  About to switch to Google and Amazon after 3 years of paying for premium.  KILL THE VIDEOS NOW

Casual Listener

Literally no one asked you for this. Are you actually braindead?


Google Play Music here I come.


Totally NOT RESOLVED, and quite disrespectfull to marked it so. I really don't get how you guys didn't at least think about those of us travelling that would face country restrictions because of the videos and just have the playlist INTERRUPTED (and it won't play the next song even though I click to pass the video, until I go into the app and recognize the country restriction; IT'S ABSURD). This makes no sense, and seems like a f****** easy problem to solve, so get moving on it.


So much for saving playing list to play while offline.  I have to skip the playlist video while not in a service area because it stops playing music.  Everyone on our family plan complains about this.  


Any my suggestions on a better streaming music service?  

Casual Listener

I've been trialling all the other streaming services, Tidal, Deezer, Apple, Amazon Unlimited, Google Play Music.. I'm using Android and the only one I found gave me a Spotify-like experience is Google Play Music. The Android apps for the others are all lacking. One thing Spotify does well is making finding new music easy, with the Daily Mixes, Daily Radar and Radio stations etc. None of the other services have anywhere near as good a music recommendation engine based on my own tastes, but Google Play comes pretty close. Unlike the others it asks you to tell it what artists you like and will tailor suggestions for you straight away. I'm sticking with Google Play Music for now. YMMV

Casual Listener

I am sure it can't be that tricky to implement a toggle setting for music videos on/off? Highly annoying implementation as a premium user I signed up for no ads - and if I could I would sign for no videos!

I attach a mockup for you guys - just to kick start this soution. It took me 4 minutes. 

PS: Please note the settings button is by default OFF



please please please let us turn the videos off! I travel a lot and spotify often doesn't even have the licences to play the videos where i am, so the app just stops playing altogether. It's unbelivably frustrating and not an acceptable service considering what i pay for it. Fix it!

Casual Listener

Update - Ive just cancelled my subscription since Spotify's lack of acknowledgment that music videos are an unecessary and unwanted feature.


Goodby Spotify you jokers.

Casual Listener
I have cancelled my Premium membership. I guess it's the only way to make these companies pay attention to THEIR CUSTOMERS! I'd encourage everyone else who is not happy with this imposed 'feature' to do the same.


Please allow me to turn this off. I am a paid customer.