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Automatically follows and downloads unwanted playlists

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Automatically follows and downloads unwanted playlists

cmkl

Plan

Premium

Country

The Netherlands

Device

Moto G4

Operating System

(Android 7.0)

 

My Question or Issue

 

Each time I open spotify on my android, it follows and downloads the same playlists I don't want to download. I can keep unfollowing the playlists/albums, but once my android synchronizes again to whatever, it again automatically follows and downloads the same playlists/albums.

I've tried to unfollow the playlists/albums through the webplayer and the desktop application, but that doesn't make a difference, as once I open my mobile app again, the playlists/albums are back and ready to be downloaded again. 

It downloads in total 700 mb of unwanted songs, so it becomes a bit of a problem. 

And I also don't want to explain to people why I have downloaded the Top Hits Workout playlist. I just played it that one time as a joke (okay, two times). But now it appears to be soul bound to me.

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cmkl
This morning things finally worked normal again (fingers crossed!). So, I know it is not a satisfying solution, but I'll just mark this topic as solved.

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luisneto

I have the exact same issue and it is so frustrating! I uninstalled the app, logged out of all devices, even updated the Android OS, but nothing seems to work.. Have you found a way to fix this?

cmkl
Unfortunately not. I found several recent topics with the same problem.

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Randomly-downloads-albums-and-playlists/td-p/4864395
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Spotify-likes-and-downloads-playlists-and-albums-I-didn-t-l...
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Music-library-redownloads-every-time-after-restart/m-p/4862...

But no one knows the answer. Except for don't go to the home tab.
Then there was this topic which seemed to be kinda like the reverse of our problem:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Downloaded-songs-turning-to-not-downloaded-upon-restart-Bro...

But again, the answers didn't help. So, I'm clueless.

luisneto
Thanks for the info!
This is so frustrating that I just opened a 30 day trial account on Tidal :(, I just hope this is fixed soon.

cmkl
It's so disappointing that nothing seems to work. Deleted every cache I could find, deleted offline devices, deleted the app, I've tried turning it off and on again! Nothing!

Right now, after the latest sync, my device has only downloaded three short albums (no more Top Hits Workout(!), though I'm still following it), so I think it's best if I just accept this offer from my device and leave it alone.

Jaydog17

Happening to me too.  As soon as I "unfollow" the list and then move to another screen, it follows the playlist again and downloads it right away.  "Trap Rap" playlist.  I don't listen to rap!  Is there a way to actually contact Spotify ffs?  I'm sure you guys are nice but I don't want to talk to other customers about this.  

 

 

cmkl
You could use the contact form.
https://support.spotify.com/us/contact-spotify-support/

But it is not neccessary for me anymore.
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cmkl
This morning things finally worked normal again (fingers crossed!). So, I know it is not a satisfying solution, but I'll just mark this topic as solved.

luisneto
It is fixed on my side too 🙂

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