Came here to complain about exactly this. It seems about every 3-4 days a new "suggested podcast" shows up on top of my homepage. I don't want these suggestions, and I pay for spotify premium exclusively to AVOID advertisements, not to have spotify advertise content to me.
I als notice that "Your Daily Podcasts" is now permanently in my home page on desktop underneath the "Made for you" section, there is no way to turn it off and it can't be deleted or reported. I don't listen to podcasts on Spotify, please remove this!
Hello Daisy, premium user here. I pay for Spotify every month so that I don't see or hear ads. In exchange, I expect a completely ad-free Spotify experience. Lately, my homepage has been showing "suggested podcasts" above my recently played and suggested music.
Much like the original poster, I do NOT want to see this. I don't come to Spotify to listen to podcasts, I come for music and I honestly could not care less what kinds of podcasts Spotify has. I understand you might be trying to invite users to check out new podcasts on Spotify, but this behavior is intrusive and unwanted, especially since it's:
1 - distracting and ugly,
2 - taking up unnecessary room on my Spotify home page
3 - it's not removable
4 - it is essentially advertising, which I'm already paying you money to not see.
Please pass this along to your developers and let them know that paying users don't want to see ads, regardless what their managers tell them.
Exactly! Thank you for posting the screenshot. I could go listen to podcast for free in a large number of places if I cared for them at all, which obviously I do not. I have my premium membership to listen to music that I enjoy and vibe to, not to hear people talk and ramble on.
Likewise. It's been maddening for months now. Sometimes it goes away and my homepage neatly shows recently played at the top as expected. The next morning, CHECK OUT THIS PODCAST. I've been shopping around other services because of this constant intrusion. I've attached a screenshot from my S8
I don't like podcasts. I don't want to listen to podcasts. STOP SUGGESTING PODCASTS TO ME! Please give me a setting to only search/be suggested music or some way to disable podcasts!! I don't think you understand how irrationally angry**bleep** makes me to see every effin time I open the app!! **bleep** podcasts! I don't want them!
Yes, Amen, leave me alone with your annoying opinionated podcasts! I'm here for music nothing else, so give me the choice to remove it from my view. and let me enjoy my paid music. A simple on/off slider show podcasts will suffice thank you!
I think the follow up posts clearly show people want the option to remove podcasts from their home screen. I do listen to podcasts but only ones I know and don't want suggestions to new ones. Can someone from Spotify reply to all these posts? it's obviously not just one person!
I'm on iOS, but I'm having this same issue. I unsubscribed from the premium account and deleted the app because of this. I made the mistake of listening to TWO podcasts in the past few months and I can't get rid of them, despite having listened to HUNDREDS of hours of music since then. If you guys ever decide to give us the option to hide stuff from our home page, I would consider coming back.
Chipping in to say this is a problem for me and my friends too. Currently, 2/3rds of my home page is JUST podcasts. I actually listen to a couple podcasts on spotify, and even I think that's annoying! It's way too much!
I used to be able to use my homepage to explore new albums and playlists. Now it's basically just an ugly tumor I don't even touch any more. I don't want to know about 100s of C grade gaming and horror podcasts. I wanna listen to music. Spotify better get their act together with how much money they're raking in, seriously.