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How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

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Xenia
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Hey all,

 

Thanks a lot for your feedback – we appreciate it! 

 

We always aim to improve, so we’ll make sure that we cover your concerns as we speak about these changes internally.

 

Our developers are already looking into ways to mix up the music within the Daily Drive playlist so it'll update with more variety, but just as a heads up, we're not able to provide an exact timeline for this. If we have any further info, we'll let you know.

 

Going forward, we'd like to refer you to the Idea Exchange in the Community for any further feedback you might have and suggest you add your +VOTE to this idea

 

The Idea Exchange is a great way for us to see what our users are interested in and how many people like a certain idea. You can read more about it here.

 

We hope you'll find this information useful and we’ll be here for you if there's anything else you'd like to ask.

Re: How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

Regular

Still not fixed. Damn.

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Regular

Agree, some of the songs that are added are not of any interest to me and it'd be amazing to be able to dismiss those and tell the algorithm not to include that song in future playlists. As an added bonus, it'd be really nice to select songs to add to the feed.

onplanners

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Casual Listener

Not only for songs, but also for podcasts. And not only for one special episode, but also for the whole podcast. Last week i've got an podcast episode from a podcast i've never heard before with a topic, which is completely useless for me: About the use of alternatives to sanitary napkins. I am a man. I don't need it and I don't care. How in the heck does the Spotify algorithm get it from that? I don't listen to podcasts in Spotify at all, by the way.

Re: Daily Drive not updating at all.

Newbie
Another thought - problem for me started when "thegetup" morning show started. One wonders if Spotify is neglecting Daily Drive to support the new program. Kinda sucks if so...

Re: Daily Drive not updating at all.

Casual Listener

Re: How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

Casual Listener

Thanks for this suggestion, unfortunately it's not working for either my desktop or Android app. The music that populates in my daily drive is from April of 2020 and has not updated since then regardless of the fact I've been clearing offline cache, not using Private Sessions, and uninstalling and reinstalling both the desktop and Android app. Major bummer to hear the same 28 songs on repeat every morning. I even tried listening to some random, obscure stuff for hours and hours and the playlists still don't update. Would love a fix to this issue and would particularly love for it to function properly on Desktop as I've been working from home on account of the pandi. 

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Casual Listener
Same.

Re: How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

Casual Listener

This is really ridiculous. I have cleared the cache, removed the app, added the app back, unfollowed the play list, logged out and in, stopped listening to daily drive for two weeks all to no avail. Some of these songs are from an album I listened to a couple of times. Now I have had to hear the same dang songs for months. Get this fixed Spotify. It is so stupid. 

It is called daily drive.  Not everyday same stuff drive. 

Re: How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

Casual Listener

Same, I'm not sure how the algorithm works but I'm starting to think it's tied to Playlist we create? I created a new playlist and have been listening to it regularly. These songs have begun to populate on the tail end of my daily drive. As a note, I've also unliked (removed the heart) from all of the songs that regularly populate and that hasn't seemed to make a difference but I'm trying all I can think to try. It's a bummer, I love spotify and this could be an excellent feature if it was tweeked on the back end. Maybe it could work more like the Artist Radio Playlists?

Re: How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

Gig Goer

Not fixed. Sanctify by St Paul has been on my DD playlist for 5 days in a row now. I'm on the web player so I can't clear my cache (the suggested solution). If the news is updating and the songs aren't updating it seems like a bug to me.

 

I have >1600 songs in my Liked list -- yall have a lot of songs to pick from to put on my DD playlist. 

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