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Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.

Stop showing podcast at the top of my Home page.






Samsung Galaxy S8

Operating System

Android 9


My Question or Issue

Unwanted podcast at top of my homepage. 

Top Answer

Hey folks! 


Welcome to the Community and thanks for reaching out.


We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and screenshots on this. 


We have an existing idea about being able to customize your home screen here. We'd recommend leaving a +Vote to support it.


As a heads-up, it's good to know that the higher the number of votes an idea gets, the more likely it is for the idea to be implemented


If you're interested in how ideas work and how your feedback reaches the right teams here, check this page out.


Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. We'd be happy to help.

Top Answer
Spotify Legend

Hi there @Hnakxr and @spooky_alien,


Thank you for your replies in this thread.


There's an idea about disable/hide podcasts - [All Platforms][Podcasts] Option to disable or hide podcasts entirely. If you'd like to, you can leave a +VOTE and Subscribe to the thread.


If you have any more specific idea on how we can improve the app and you think your suggestion will appeal to other users you can always create an idea on the relevant idea board. We always take new ideas and feedback into consideration to improve the app. 


Let us know if we can help you with anything else.


Take care!



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Totally upvote

Spotify, this is the most annoying "feature." You really nailed it when your were just serving music. Please improve UX around choosing media. It sounds like ditching all the suggestions is a good start, or at least put out of the way of the stuff users actually listen to.

Yes, I hate the podcasts taking such a prominent place on my homescreen. I also made the mistake of accidentally listening to a podcast and now I'm stuck with that nonsense..  It would be a lot better if I could delete it, disable it, put it at the bottom (in that order). Every time I open Spotify I am annoyed. Please Spotify, do something about this!

Please let me know if it did the trick and if it did maybe give it some kudos or mark as solution. Thanks!



Please!!!!    Let med use spotify as a music service again.  I do listen to a pod now and then, but I AM NOT interested in getting hundreds of pod-suggestions a week.  STOP SHOVING UNWANTED PODS DOWN MY THROAT ALL THE TIME. 

At least give me an option to favor music over podcast.  

that's a good idea. letting the user just rearrange the sections seems like
a simple solution.

Been searching for this pretty much every weekend. The number one douchecast they advertise to me is Joe Rogan's boat of BS. F****ing atrocious. I'm about done with spotify. Love the music, hate the lack of options. Rather play music off my own directory so I don't have to see the faces and names related to this moronic "podcasts". Podcasts.... sigh

I wish we could edit what was shown on our home page. I only get 3 rows on my PC and one row is ALWAYS podcasts.  I do not listen to podcasts. I have no interest in podcasts - any podcasts.  I would love to reclaim the useless row for something I might actually listen to.  Spotify is the only viable game in town, but the interface is absolutely horrid.  We seriously need to be able to customize our home page.

Hi there folks,


Thank you for your replies and feedback in this thread.


For now, we suggest that you follow the steps that's been provided in the Top Answers of this thread.


Let us know if we can help you with anything else.


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I voted on that thread but it is from 2018... looks like they do not pay much attention to people's request.

GREAT POINT!!!! I pay for an "Ad Free" experience. Force feeding me podcasts is not "Ad Free" The behavior by Spotify shows a complete lack of respect for its user base.

I took the time to sign up for this community in order to post this. I tend to NOT open Spotify now because of the gross podcast artwork of Joe Rogan. It reminds me of the crazy murderer Charles Manson who killed Sharon Tate at 8 1/2 mos pregnant . I'm sure I'm not the only one who is offended by the similarity of the images. I went to try and turn off podcast suggestions -- and... nope, can't seem to find a way to do it, just thousands of upvotes on the idea of allowing a user to turn off the podcast suggestions. 

I have a family plan with all my kids using it, but I have always found Spotify to be a buggy app with memory leaks and other issues. I finally gave in to trying to switch over to it as my music go-to and now I'm turned off. I hope Spotify is listening, but based on the many unresponded to pleas here, I think I'm just p**sing in the wind. Oh well.


total BS. just fix it.. dont " VOTE" on it.

I have a podcaster that i simply HATE!!!!

I DON'T WANT to have that thing on my home screen every time i open the App!!!

Must i quit Spotify???

Why is Spotify recommending podcasters that mean NOTHING to me, and i cannot REMOVE!?!!?


I’m beginning my switch to Apple Music. Just signed to their one month trial, creating playlists and beginning my long farewell to Spotify

tldr, spotify sucks at what they do
They should add the ability to shut off bad UI ideas like podcast suggestions for people who don't listen to them. Their lame cohort recommendation algorithm is garbage, I don't need to look at idiotic podcast hosts that spotify product managers are trying to grift with so they can get a promotion based on stats. They could have recommendations based on actual musical and content similarities, but - full circle, they are bad at what they do.

The music selection is pretty good on Spotify. The UI is horrid!  I keep marking bands, or songs, as 'do not play'... they keep trying to play them. I do not like podcasts - any podcasts - yet 1/3 of my homepage is permanently blocked with their trash.  Every time I use Spotify I miss Pandora more and more.  I hope Pandora comes to the Philippines eventually (yes, I can VPN but that affects other sites at the same time, not efficient). 😎

Spotify simply ignores a simple request of the users:


We either don't want to see podcasts or some promotion of podcasts selected by your local team.

How can me and my wife with two entirely different music and podcast taste may receive the same suggestions in the homepage at the 'shows you might like' section. While my wife in fact is a foreigner who is not hearing any local podcasts?

Wait it is not just two of us, other people from also happens to get these same suggestions.


Please, can any mod explain that 'coincidence' and odds of that happening?


PS: Spotify doesn't learn my taste no matter how long i leave some podcasts on play, of which some i might possibly like despite of not listening to, but persists on showing those promotional podcasts?


Moreover, we vote but your team decides to implement it later. If not to be taken serious then why did you even introduce the voting ideas feature here?

This feels like the sentiment around Pandora before everyone stopped using it.

Interesting business model,  though: come up with some pretty cool software; then make it obnoxious to use.

Someone was listening to a s** podcast on my account and now, just as you expect, s** episodes that i dont wanna listen to are on my account, so please please PLEASE fix this and add a hide podcast option. 


How is this even remotely acceptable?

Let me remove this podcast trash.

One of innumerable many examples of inappropriate, offensive, vulgar, highly sexualized, or -- worst of all, entirely unwanted podcast-related -- material appearing every time I open Spotify.


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