So, one of the things that has made me an ongoing paid subscriber this past year was the Discover Weekly playlists. For a long time, they were spot on, building off my tastes to give me new music I might not have otherwise encountered.
Then, however, I started using my Spotify account to play lullaby music to help my 1-year-old fall asleep. This was initially great, except now, for the past month, every new Discover Weekly playlist I get is all baby music. I get why the algorithm thinks this is what I like because his music plays for 8 hours through the night, buttttttt, it's just for that use, to put him to sleep. It's not really part of my regular listening diet, and it's been disappointing this past month because of how much I used to look forward to each month's new mix. I feel like an appropriate fix could be a feature for me to let the algorithm know that I did not want the mix that it made me for four weeks running, or, alternatively, a button I could push to ask whatever algorithm puts this stuff together to ignore the lullabies when making new mixes. I know this probably doesn't seem like a big problem, but it feels easily adjustable and would return a feature of Spotify that I was really loving. Thanks.
Hello and thank you for bringing your feedback to the Idea Exchange!
There's already a similar feature on Spotify that allows you to listen anonymously. You can start a Private Session and that way the content won't influence your music recommendations, i.g. your different Mix playlists.
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