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Mood and Genre filters for “Liked Songs”

TreyAnastasio
Rock Star 7
Rock Star 7

Beginning today, Spotify is rolling out a new feature for both Free and Premium users in several countries who have a sizable collection of Liked Songs and use the mobile app (iOS or Android).

 

If you reside in the US, CA, UK, IE, AU, NZ, or ZA and have at least 30 tracks saved to your library, this new feature allows you to filter your Liked Songs by genres and moods.

 

You can use this new feature by navigating to “Your Library” and tapping “Liked Songs”; there, you can select one of the filters that appear above the Liked Songs playlist, in order to view a subset of tracks that represent that particular genre or mood. By tapping the “x” icon next to the filter, you can remove the selected genre or mood, and thereby return to your complete Liked Songs collection. 

 

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There are currently hundreds of genre and mood filters for Liked Songs, which will be continuously updated and optimized over time. A genre or mood needs to have at least 15 represented tracks saved to your Liked Songs in order for it to appear there as a filter; and you can have up to 15 filters available, which are based on the tracks that you’ve saved to your Spotify library. In this way, the number and types of genre/mood filters (as well as the order in which they appear) update automatically as you add or remove Liked Songs from your library.

 

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During the test for this feature, I had found the sorting of my Liked Songs into several genres of music to be rather fun to explore. For the most part, my Liked Songs seemed to be sorted into appropriate genres during the test and aligned closely with my expectation of which genre(s) each artist’s music represents; only rarely did I notice a few tracks that seemed out of place within the genre filter for which they appeared.

 

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I’m glad that the genre and mood filters for Liked Songs are now being released as a feature, especially since the information that they provide is useful for deciding which tracks to add to the genre-themed playlists that I’ve created on Spotify; up until now, I’ve typically looked to other resources such as Last.fm to find out which “genre tags” apply to my favorite music, and thereby guide which tracks I add to these playlists. The ability to filter one’s saved tracks into individual genres or moods within the Spotify app itself presents a convenient alternative (or additional) resource for this purpose.

 

You may also find this new feature for the mobile app to be quite beneficial if you’d like to listen to music that you enjoy within a particular genre or mood, without needing to create or search for another Spotify playlist outside of Liked Songs, as well as if you’re simply curious to get an idea about what “types” of music your favorite songs can be classified into.

 

However you make use of the new genre and mood filters for your Liked Songs, I think that this feature is an exciting and welcome addition for the mobile app. Feel free to add a comment and share your thoughts on how you find the new genre and mood filters for Liked Songs to be.

 

@Billy-J, @dinomight, @MattSuda, @Loneliest_Cabin @samanthacs, @Emilia_8, @116888877, @Kzieran, @notaperv, @bibeklical, @daniellehthomas, @ms_atomic, @osornios, @Dawnehl, @Bengbruce56, @lg2uwpxycjw5y6d, @Spacekadette, @zaneblackop, @samuelalsup, @freddifederica, @alyonss, @rachzaa@Nlseaver, @tanglaurentang, @Orauball, @lovers626, @Hollentatonix, @RIII3, @happycomposer, @_furhajp-j19i, @Mark7996, @BambooHero, @Ryrynz, @Bambooooooooooo, @125434242, @perf124, @AeroZ, I’m tagging you here since you had posted in my thread last year regarding the test for this feature, and I thought you might be interested in reading this announcement. Cheers!

32 Comments
MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Woohoo!

Oursique
Casual Listener

Great, I was about to suggest something like that (or similar to the radios, but only picking in our liked songs).

AeroZ
Composer

It’s cool and all but how does it help people who don’t live in any of those countries?

Some markets get full lyrics, some markets get this and the other markets get nothing. Shouldn’t all markets get the same treatment/features? Or at least this feature based on the app language not country?

dinomight
Rock Star 11
Rock Star 11

Awesome, I loved this feature when we were testing it out. So excited it's coming back!

bradleykenny
Casual Listener

It'd be awesome if we could also get genre information in the album view! Makes going through new releases a lot easier.

Billy-J
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Nice! Thanks for the tag 😉

Peter
Moderator
Moderator

Nice write-up, @TreyAnastasio!

I do like to just play my Liked Songs playlist on shuffle and see what I get: there's such a mixture of different styles, sounds, genres in there, you never know what you're going to get (cue: Forest Gump).

 

I also like listening to my Daily Mixes, each of which have a distinct sound to them and suit a different mood. I see the ability to filter by genre in my Liked Songs as a great alternative to that. Can't wait to have this in our part of the world (Bulgaria)!

Flanstario1
Composer

WIll this feature be available in app desktop and the french market?

 

 

PunkbustA
Newbie

@TreyAnastasio

 

Schedule for the other countries?
Or is there a possibility to switch permanently to English to get features faster?...

TreyAnastasio
Rock Star 7
Rock Star 7

Hi @Flanstario1 and @PunkbustA,

 

At the moment, Spotify doesn’t have info about this feature launching in other markets. I recommend keeping your Spotify app up to date so that you don't miss it if this feature is made available in your country.

 

Thank you all for your comments and feedback!

aur_liee
Newbie

I wish there was an option to disable the genre filters from our "liked songs" (e.g. EDM, dubstep, pop, etc.). I like the initial concept but it just isn't accurate at all (e.g. Everybody Talks by Neon Trees appears in the "sad" filter when in reality it's a really upbeat song) and it doesn't look great.

raychelhockey11
Casual Listener

i’ve updated my app 2 times now and still don’t have the mood/genre feature? how do i get it? plz help!!!!

TreyAnastasio
Rock Star 7
Rock Star 7

Great question, @raychelhockey11!

 

Are you in the US, CA, UK, IE, AU, NZ, or ZA, where this feature is currently rolling out? If so, it may take a few weeks for you to get this new feature on your mobile app, since it's still rolling out and not everyone in these countries has this feature yet.

 

Have a good day!

Telouse
Newbie

great, but I am STILL not seeing that, and I've downloaded the latest versions on both my desktop and Android. I am not getting any answers from Spotify. Everyone has it and are enjoying it but as a Premium member I am not happy

 
raychelhockey11
Casual Listener

i still don’t have it either and it’s really irritating 

Telouse
Newbie

Come on Spotify, get it together. Don't tout this new feature in the media if your premium customers must sit and wait forever.

FuriousStyles1
Music Fan

I have a lot of songs not coming up under any of the filters. Cool feature, though. 

Flanstario1
Composer

When the features mood and genre filter for liked song be available on the desktop and the free user.

 

This  features is not on the desktop. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

@Flanstario1 

 

This feature is currently only for the mobile app. Spotify is always looking to improve the app though, so stay tuned for updates.

Telouse
Newbie

Thanks so much for your response Matt. Just checked my Android phone and it is working. I will look forward to the change on the desktop version.

 
 
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