Dislike button disappeared everywhere

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Dislike button disappeared everywhere

JoyBeaver
Regular

Plan

Premium

Device

lenovo K50-t5

Operating System

Android 5

 

My Question or Issue

There used to be a dislike button (a crossed circle), but now there's no such button. Not on desktop app, not in web, not on android app. It's not in playlists, not in radio, not anywhere! In addition to that, I'd like to know, why after I'd pressed a dislike on a particular song, some time later spotify would play this artist or even this song again. What the **bleep**? Also, I would like to know how to tell spotify I don't want to hear a particular artist at all, because hearing Noize MC, for example, is making me incredibly angry

P.s. However, there still is a like button!

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Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

Rising Star 19 Emilia_8
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Hi @JoyBeaver

 

Dislike button appears only in Daily Mixes, Discover Weekly and Release Radar. If you decide to use that button, that song will only be blocked on that playlist. I might still play on different playlists. 

If you want a particular artist not to play, you can go to their profile on Spotify using your mobile device, click the three dots, and choose "Don't play this". You can always unblock them if you want. 

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Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

JoyBeaver
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I guess I don't have daily mix/discover weekly/release radar because I'm a new user?

Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

Rising Star 19 Emilia_8
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@JoyBeaver Yes, that's completely normal. Those playlists appear after a while, the algorithm needs to learn what you like. 

In your post you mentioned that before you were able to use the block button everywhere in the app, right? Have you upgraded from free account to premium recently?

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Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

JoyBeaver
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It was when I've already upgraded to premium. I pressed on a song, ''start a radio', and there was this button.

Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

Rising Star 19 Emilia_8
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@JoyBeaver I'm afraid it's not possible to block certain songs from radio anymore. 

If you'd like to see that feature in the app, you're always welcome to submit your idea here

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Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

noybuser
Visitor
I do not the have the option to 'don't play this' on my phone or my computer. I wish we did have it.

Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

Sunshynff
Visitor

That's not true, at leas on all my devicies.  2 PCs, an Ipad and my Iphone X.  The ONLY thing that is on my screen, whether it's a daily mix, recently played, heavy rotiation, or the radio tab, is a heart symbol.  NO circle with line through it, not even a thumbs up/down icon.  The only way I can block a song, is by using ios app, but I have to go to the individual artist's page, click on the three dots and click, block this artist and ALL OF THEIR MUSIC.  Can't do that on the PC app.  Plus, if like some stuff from an artists, but theyhappen to have a song that gets on my nerves, I now have to block every song they put out?
NOTE:  I did NOT just update to premium, have been a member for appx 5yrs.  Also just last week I had the circle with line through it to delete songs, did they just do it this week?

I read several articles online and in these forums, about Spotify flip flopping several times over the last couple years on whether or not to allow blocking of songs or artists, one exec in an article said it was "a real moral dilema for me because I don't beleive in censoring artists."
What does that mean?  Spotify is not banning the artists from their site or app, if an individual customer wants to choose not to ever hear a certain artist while using Spotify, how is that any reflection on Spotify as a company as to censoring an artist?
It makes absolutely no sense.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Dislike button disappeared everywhere

Retrohmg
Newbie

I was able to stop playing songs from artists on PC for a few weeks. Now I can't.. This is terrible. Is there another way? 

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