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[All Platforms][Discover] Removing Pop-Up Suggestions

Status: Case Closed

I've been using Spotify four about five or six years, and while I really enjoy it, the interface is starting to feel more intrusive and less like my music library. On applications that were not subscription-based, such as Windows Media Player and iTunes, one did not receive suggestions popping up while scrolling through one's music. Now, I feel like I'm often receiving sudden pop-ups for musicians, usually ones that I don't listen to, while I'm browsing through my music. Even if it was a musician I like, I would not want this feature. It feels intrusive and more like I'm being sold something. I don't mind suggestions being there in the home menu. That gives me the option to look if I want without it being pushed on me. Pop-ups, however, are too aggressive.

 

Some might argue that the company needs to make a profit as well, and while that is true, I'm a premium member. I pay the monthly fee so that I don't have to listen to advertisements. While these pop-ups don't show up in between songs, and while they are instead sponsored by Spotify and not some other company, they are, at the end of the day, advertisements. They're meant to sway you in to listening to an artist. 

 

By removing pop-up suggestions, Spotify would be less intrusive and more like a personal music library. 

Updated on 2022-01-21

Hey! Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange.
We've been keeping an eye on this submission for an extended period of time, and it doesn't seem this will reach the votes necessary to put it forward for prioritization.
As such, we're marking this case as closed, but you can still leave you votes and comments as this includes any similar suggestions that are received.

If we do have any new information to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

More information about it can be found here.

Thanks for your comprehension! 

Comments
hjyz5y2_-e58

Same. Don't care about your "Recommendation" thanks, give us the ability to turn these off. 

The HOME page, the BROWSE, page and the "Made for You" page is not enough? You have to pop up ads too? This isn't a recommendation. You have THREE places for that. Three. You don't need more Spotify.

 

Sadly we all know this will get ignored, until it costs them more than 56 million dollars. (what they paid for Parcast)


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Jacob
Status changed to: Closed - Not Enough Votes

Updated on 2021-03-23

Thank you for bringing your feedback to the Spotify Community!

Your suggestion didn’t quite reach 180 votes in 6 months. Users can still vote on this idea - if it gets enough votes, Spotify will still check it out and post a status update. You can read more about the idea process here.

lightbulb

So annoyed, I pay for premium, but everytime I open the app, another **bleep** popup.

Might have to check out some other services...

This is **bleep**ing discusting behaviour again Spotify. I'm done with this**bleep** service. Everyone involved in those popups: I hope you fail in everything in your live 👋

ConnRed

I completely agree! I have turned off every kind of notification I can find in the settlings trying to get this to stop. 

 

It's insane this doesn't already have a thousand votes; frankly that's probably more about the community not finding it than people actually wanting it.

 

 

ConnRed

P.S. one of the main reasons I chose Spotify over Pandora (about a decade ago) was because to get ad free music the way I want it - no interruptions. I sold others on switching using the same logic. Now it all feels like a lie.

rvg2013

These pop-ups have been enough to convince me to switch to Deezer. It in INSULTING to the user.

Luan
Status changed to: Case Closed

Updated on 2022-01-21

Hey! Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange.
We've been keeping an eye on this submission for an extended period of time, and it doesn't seem this will reach the votes necessary to put it forward for prioritization.
As such, we're marking this case as closed, but you can still leave you votes and comments as this includes any similar suggestions that are received.

If we do have any new information to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

More information about it can be found here.

Thanks for your comprehension! 

Daghakk

I have all notifications turned off, and is still shown popups now and then, with no apperent way of closing it. Dark UX. 

 

Please remove all unsolicited popups.

 

Fixa, för fan!

 

 

 

taobaowao

And today I got a song suggestion. Spotify Premium is getting creepier and creepier… 😞

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