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Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

joshuafrenzel5
Casual Listener

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

Samsung Galaxy S8

Operating System

Android 9

 

My Question or Issue

Unwanted podcast at top of my homepage. 

29 Replies

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Daisy
Spotify Legend

Hey,

 

Thanks for getting in touch. We're happy to help.

 

Could you let us know what exactly is going on? A screenshot would be helpful 🙂 

 

Have a nice day!

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Mhoelzel142
Regular

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!

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Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Mhoelzel142
Regular

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.

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

joshuafrenzel5
Casual Listener

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. 

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

citizen-g
Casual Listener

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

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Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

zCaptainCat
Newbie

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!

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

TeamExpedite
Visitor

This whole podcast thing is getting out of control!

Podcasts are now shown on every other line in the mobile app.

I don't listen to podcast, yet I have them cluttering up my screen when all I want is music.

Going to be looking for a different app that respects paying users.

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Shahius
Music Fan

STOP THIS PODCASTS! DONT WANT TO SEE THEM! wth???????

 

Never ever listened to and not going! Why do they even show? I pay for Premium just not to have spam, those podcasts are SPAM!

 

Where is an option to hide them completely in -Made for you- tab? Why are they even there? I love music, not podcasts!

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

rsalafi
Casual Listener
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!

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Mitchman72
Casual Listener

I also want this removed! I pay for premium to be free of ads!.....i dont want Michelle Obamas podcast ffs! Please fix this nonsense!

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Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Darc_kross
Visitor

I had like 8 rows of unwanted podcast advertisements. No place to select any of my 'daily mix' playlists. No update to discover weekly. I canceled my subscription.

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Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

JORP
Casual Listener

I'm in the same spot as the last guy, so infuriating. My home page is covered in podcasts, dont even have a made for you section anymore. This shits dumb af. I'm cancelling next month

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Gpn005
Casual Listener

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!

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Bumpton
Newbie

Definitely joining this band wagon. I subscribe to literally one podcast and my Home screen is flooded with podcast recommendations.

 

I don't have a screenshot but of the 19 rows on my Home screen, currently 13 (!) of them are podcast-related.

 

This is a miserable experience for an app that I use nearly exclusively for music.

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there folks,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!

 

Our team strives to improve the user experience with its features constantly. That’s why we appreciate you taking the time to share your suggestion with the Community. 

 

At this point, we'd recommend that anyone who feels need for a change of what you see on the Home page, goes ahead and submits the idea in the Community Ideas Exchange page. 

 

You can click here to start submitting it.  Here you can read more on how ideas work.

 

Make sure you read the guidelines to submitting ideas for Spotify.

 

Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have more questions.

 

 

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Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

diamonddiamond
Casual Listener
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.

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

ankim47
Casual Listener
Thanks for the generic response!

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

JORP
Casual Listener

How about you, the person being paid to message on this, go ahead and pass it along. I, the person paying for this, is outta patience.

Re: Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

O2Dragon
Newbie

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.

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