Fixing Radio: Fine tuning songs (Hits, Variety or Discovery Mode)

Our radio has always been weird, you never know what songs it plays, and it always REPEATS THE SAME GOD darn SONG over the past hour.

It's time to fix it. 

 

If you've tried, or at least clicked into an app of a competing service, this is how it looks like:

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You can kinda tune the station to WHAT YOU LIKE, for eg, Hits, Variety, or Discovery and the radio will adapt what you want to hear.

 

Here's another example (A not very solid example though):

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As you may know, Echo Nest is now a Spotify company, anyway, this shows the radio where you can slide to whether artist only or discovery in general (This might not be a good example, as if I just wanted to listen to the artist, I would've just went into the artist page and click on Shuffle Play.)

 

Here's another example:

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This is a relatively new music service, but if you've tried its radio, you wil find out that its really really spectacular. You can tell the service what is your mood and it plays songs based on that, but if that's not enough. It actually has brand new algorithms that is built just for this, I read somewhere that it even monitors your location, the songs you play in that location/event, the volume the song is playing and when you hit the radio mode, it will analyze all of this algorithms and play based on that.

 

So the radio needs improvements in its really bad algorithms and a fine tuning option.

 

PS: If you go the comments section of this idea, in page 2, @Macatron bought up a really good visual of a competing music service vs Spotify when using the radio, if you've time you should take a look and if possible share more of the problems that you face with Spotify Radio.

Updated on 2018-06-15

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Macatron
Roadie

 

 

 

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Macatron
Roadie

 

Being that Spotify STILL hasn't addressed this issue, I'd like to give SpotOn Radio another plug because it's the best solution available until they do (IMHO). Not only does the curation play music that's ACTUALLY like the seed artist, it also allows you to add currently playing tracks to your existing Spotify playlists, and it also creates a SpotOn playlist for each station you create in Spotify. That way you'll have an awesome station already created for you, so you can easily download it for offline listening. Idk, if you ask me, it doesn't get any better than this (at least currently). The only downside is that the developer no longer supports this app, so there won't be any future updates. However, I've got an iPhone 5S running the most recent iOS version, and everything works perfectly. :)

 

See photos above. 

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not Right Now
2014-09-26
Hey everyone, Spotify staff here. At the moment building this  feature within Radio isn't in our current plan. However, if there is any update regarding this fine tuning in Radio we will let you know here first. 
Thanks for bringnig your feedback to the Community! 
savio56
Newbie

The Radio is bad in Spotify. It always plays the same bands and songs!! This feature would surely help to fix that..

RDIO and ITUNES RADIO already have that! You're getting behind, Spotify!

mbug90
Roadie

"At the moment building this feature into Radio isn't in our current plan."

 

And this is why we can't have nice things.

hass_commerce
Newbie
Love this idea. Especially the part that stops repeats on Radio. Radio is a great discovery tool. I have always been focused on Playlists with Spotify but when I get bored I also listen to radio based on my Playlists. Repeats here are really annoying. Too much play of songs currently in the playlist is also annoying. If we could tweak the algorithm that would be awesome!
mbug90
Roadie

I still want this feature right now.

koraykupe
Roadie

Please add "my library" based radio by addition to this topic.

mbug90
Roadie

I still want this feature.

mbug90
Roadie

I still want this feature.