Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

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Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Gig Goer

THIS IS ABOUT ANDROID DON'T MOVE IT TO THE iOS FORUM AND A THREAD ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE!!!!

 

Plan

Premium

Country

Sweden

Device

Samsung A3

Operating System

Android 8

 

My Question or Issue

Just updated the app to discover that the option do dislike an artist in Discover Weekly is gone. Only thing that happened when I pushed the (-)-button was that the 'We wont play that song again" appeared instead of the usual drop-down to select to dislike the artist completely. Tried a long press but nope. So have you hidden it somewhere else?

 

Please don't say that this is another one of your fabulous ideas on how to improve the user experience in a way that absolutely no one have asked for.

How are your AI gonna learn to be better in predicting what I want to listen to if I can't tell it what I straight up never want to hear ever again?

 

And when we are at it, can you please "teach" your AI not to add songs to Discover Weekly that I either already have a version of in my liked songs/playlist or one that I previously have had there? Cause I have obviously already discovered it and in some cases also already got tired of it and have no need to "discover" it again. Can't be that hard to code since you most likely have the data stored since the beginning of time.

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Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Gig Goer

[EDIT]

What genius though it would be a good idea to move my Android question about a changed feature to an iOS post about a feature being removed completely?

 

It's not the same thing or problem at all and someone with Android will not come here for an answer.

[EDIT]

 

Plan

Premium

Country

Sweden

Device

Samsung A3

Operating System

Android 8

 

My Question or Issue

Just updated the app to discover that the option do dislike an artist in Discover Weekly is gone. Only thing that happened when I pushed the (-)-button was that the 'We wont play that song again" appeared instead of the usual drop-down to select to dislike the artist completely. Tried a long press but nope. So have you hidden it somewhere else?

 

Please don't say that this is another one of your fabulous ideas on how to improve the user experience in a way that absolutely no one have asked for.

How are your AI gonna learn to be better in predicting what I want to listen to if I can't tell it what I straight up never want to hear ever again?

 

And when we are at it, can you please "teach" your AI not to add songs to Discover Weekly that I either already have a version of in my liked songs/playlist or one that I previously have had there? Cause I have obviously already discovered it and in some cases also already got tired of it and have no need to "discover" it again. Can't be that hard to code since you most likely have the data stored since the beginning of time.

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Re: Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Roadie

@pson wrote:

Just updated the app to discover that the option do dislike an artist in Discover Weekly is gone. Only thing that happened when I pushed the (-)-button was that the 'We wont play that song again" appeared instead of the usual drop-down to select to dislike the artist completely.

You don't dislike playlists made by Spotify, because this way you're disliking the service. Not allowed ))

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Re: Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Rock Star 10
Rock Star 10

Hey, @pson 
Welcome to Spotify Community and thanks for reaching out here!

Actually, there is not any problem with the app... Since you're running the latest version of the Spotify app, the function of dislike was switched by the "block" one. Now, on your Made For You playlists, you will see two rating buttons. You can tell us what you like and what you don’t like:

  • Tap icon_heart.png in the Now Playing view to like a song, which automatically saves it to your Liked Songs playlist Your Library.
  • Tap icon_no.png
     
     in the Now Playing view to remove it and we’ll remember for next time.

Tip: Accidentally tap to block something you didn't mean to? Check out how to undo hidden songs.

 

 

When you tap the button to tells Spotify you don't like that song, you are just removing it from your Made for You playlists. But if you want to make Spotify aware of an artist you don't like and don't want to hear on the premade playlists, you need to:

  1. Go to the artist page (profile);
  2. Then tap icon_options_android.png in the upper-right corner.
  3. Then tap the “Don’t play this artist” option from the dropdown menu.

It will avoid that this specific artist appears in any premade playlists by Spotify. If you want to undo it, you can search for the artist and follow the same steps above, but this time revoking the block. 

 

If you have any other further questions or need more help, let me know! I'd love to help!

Best Regards,
hezorg

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Re: Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Casual Listener

On Android, in the latest version, these are definitely not the options.

 

See screenshots : in discover weekly and daily mixes, only hide is proposed.

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Re: Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Gig Goer

@hezorg wrote:

What was the point of this so called answer? It's just a useless copy-paste fishing for likes.

I already knew everything in it as you would've known if you been bothered to read my first post and not just the subject.

 

This is apparently just another one of Spotifys user unfriendly changes that no one ever asked for.

The way Spotify handles their costumers regarding listening to request and what they want in a well performing and user friendly app makes me ashamed of being a Swede.

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Newbie

From hezorg's reply
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You have to click View Artist First

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Then there will be an option to block the artist

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Re: Discover Weekly - I don't like "Artist" gone?

Gig Goer

@minobot wrote:

 

 

A lot of stuff already said

 

 

Thanks for your invaluable input....

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