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[Discover] Notifications for New Releases of followed Artists

Status: Case Closed

In the latest update the notification area of new songs from artists you follow was removed. I want it back!
At the moment there is no point to follow any artist because email or mobile push nofications don't work either.
I want to see new songs from the artists I follow somehow.

Updated on 2020-06-17

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your votes to this idea.
We’re always working on improving the Spotify experience, but this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement.
We're marking this as 'case closed'.
In the meantime, although this isn't exclusively artists you follow, we'd recommend checking out the 'New releases for you' section under Browse > Discover.


yes it is down again. i don't know what's happening with spotify right now, failing at this, but also with the history tab completely blank and the recently played artists staying the same since the 28th or 29th of april. i really don't know. i'm disappointed because i love spotify!

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This feature has been permanently removed on May 15th, see this official feedback thread:


Status changed to: Not Right Now
Updated: 2016-05-20

Hey everyone. We recently gave an update on these notifications over here. We're going to mark this thread as "not right now". To make sure you have your email and push notifications set up the way you'd like, check out the steps here.


Worst idea ever. Since when external push is better that in-App push.. I like to see my notification and play the new releases right from the app.... whom ever had this idea in your development team should be send to do other work......


Very bad idea. You are spending development time and money removing a useful feature without any good reason why. Listen to your customers and put it back. I'm not happy.


this is total bullcrap ... if this is feature is not coming back, i'm switching to apple music or some other alternative !!! i'm really angry. i've been a spotify customer for years, but without this feature, i don't want to use it anymore ... fix this !!


This is one of the main reasons I use Spotify. If the feature won't return soon, I will probably cancel my subscription. Emails are so last-decade for receiving notifications, and if there are more than one notification on my phone, I can only click one of them to play or queue it 😕


Here is how Spotify response to the issue:


If this link doesn't work:

Log on to The Spotify Community.
Click My Profile.
Click the Subscriptions & Notifications tab.
Change your settings and click Save Changes.
Thanks for being a The Spotify Community member.

Your The Spotify Community Team


Giving me instructions to turn external notification does not compensate for the feature loss in the Desktop App.


This is not an acceptable solution!!!


You just removed one of my favourite features...

I went on holidays and accumulated 34 new album releases to follow up on.

I was so happy for the prospect of spending a whole weekend looking through it - finding new music from my favourite artists. Now its all gone - I have no idea who released what anymore.


Let's be realistic - email notifications are not an alternative - it just means more spam and scattered information.


Please add some kind of tab/option in "Browse" for latest releases of followed artists. Please.