My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

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My Discover Weekly contained 16 disliked songs.

rodstar
Regular

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Premium

Country

Australia

Operating System

Android

My Question or Issue

This is the first time my Discover Weekly has contained any disliked songs and suddenly there are 16 disliked songs.  Anyone see this before?  Any ideas what may have happened? 

Thanks Rod

 

 

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nighthawk989
Roadie
Weekly report: slight worst, 28/30 new tracks, as always two were always didn't liked it, scandinavian folk/punk/classic rock tracks. 30/30 is impossible?

nighthawk989
Roadie
Weekly report: same: 28 over 30 tracks were new. Good selection apart from 6-7 tracks in finnish, polish, spanish.

luigi990
Regular

This week was almost perfect, only 1 song in foreign language (Finnish).

nighthawk989
Roadie

Yeah also for me good in this factor, one in german (which was a cover by Edguy of Rock Me Amadeus, good band that i like, normal that is in german) and one in spanish (by Rata Blanca, a great hard rock/metal group) from Argentina. Glad nothing of random rock/punk/folk in swedish/german/norwish of finnish appeared.

heritably
Music Fan

My Discovery Weekly again this week contains 4 songs I have hidden/disliked. How is it even possible that the DW algorithms don't filter those out? It also contains several songs I know I've heard before, and many from artists I'm already very familiar with. There are literally tens of millions of songs on spotify. Why has it become so difficult for DW to produce tracks that are genuinely new to me? I just feel like it shouldn't be hard to NOT include songs and artists I've already played, much less ones I've hidden. It didn't used to be this way, DW used to be so great. PLEASE work on fixes for this! Again this is NOT a device syncing issue, I've only hidden songs on the device I'm listening on now. I just want to be able to use DW the way I used to be able to.

DRIL77
Newbie

Same here, I only listen to Spotify on my mobile and since last week my discover weekly mainly started to show songs I disliked before. Some of them even appear as disliked already in the playlist. If in the past I would have listened through discover weekly for a few days evaluating the songs I never known before and learning to like some of them, now it takes me less than an hour to go through the playlist after which all of the songs in it are disliked.

nighthawk989
Roadie
I'm not the only one, but it's absurd that no one seems to care. In my DW of this week, i just got 12 tracks never heard, the rest was some tracks that i already know, and the most was spanish and swedish tracks which i disliked in 2018-19, plus some pointless cover-bands, also disliked in the past. If this problem will not be fixed, i will pass to Youtube Music for good.

greaterharpy
Casual Listener

Same here. of the 30 songs, 8 were songs I'd previously disliked. of the remaining 22, at least 5 have also previously appeared on DW playlists. kind of a rip off

nighthawk989
Roadie

Report: this time just 13 track never heard, one that i really know well, and the rest were almost all spanish or swedish songs which i disliked years ago. Better than last week but still extremely disappointing. I really want this problem is gonna be fixed, i pay for what? Also shuffler is not working properly since december.

nighthawk989
Roadie
Also this week i'm getting the SAME PROBLEM. It's UNACCEPTABLE. If next week i doesn't get fixed, i will quit Spotify for good.

heritably
Music Fan

My Discover Weekly that updated today contained 6 songs I've hidden/disliked previously. This is the first time this has happened. They were hidden/disliked on the device I'm currently using, so device syncing is not the issue. It also has several songs in it I've heard many times before. I've been noticing the past few months that DW will often even contain songs I've already liked/hearted. The list can hardly be labeled as "new music" or "fresh" if it contains songs that have been previously hidden or liked. Even if I hide songs, it will often include a different version/iteration of that same song.  The style of the songs currently on it never seems to change like it used to. I used to love DW and used it heavily for finding brand new music, but now it's fairly useless.

Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!

 

Hiding (Dislinking) songs is not synced across devices. So you may see a song you've disliked on Mobile in a recommendation playlist like Discover weekly on you computer or other device. You can add your +Vote to this idea if you'd like this feature to be synced across devices in the future. 

 

If you're using several different devices like Desktop, Web player, Smart speakers, Auto etc. this might explain why you're seeing songs previously disliked back in your Discover weekly.

 

A workaround for this is to block the certain Artist those songs are from. You can do that on Mobile by going on their Artist profile > clicking the 3-dot menu > Don't play thisThis way all content from this artist will be blocked on all devices.

 

Hope this clears things up. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

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heritably
Music Fan
Hi Alex, can you please address the new concerns posted this week. As I and others have noted, this is NOT a device syncing issue. There is also no reason to block an artist entirely as a "workaround". There are many cases where I wouldn't necessarily want to do that. This issue needs to be fixed by spotify.

Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hi again folks,

 

Can you also let us know how many Artists you have blocked?

 

You can check this on Mobile under Your Library > Artists > Hidden.

 

We'll be on the lookout for your replies.

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nighthawk989
Roadie
Hi Alex, i'm sorry but i can't find hidden artists, all i got in that section are the artitsts i am following and the recomended ones...

Novy
Moderator
Moderator

Hey @nighthawk989

 

Thanks for getting back to us. 

 

That's odd. You should be able to find this using the mobile app. 

 

If you're still unable see them, would you mind letting us know the app version you're currently running? 

 

Keep us posted. 

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nighthawk989
Roadie
Hi, it loos weird also to me, cause i always update lo last version available. Maybe it's just my phone that is 5 years old. Anyway the version is 8.6.4.971

Novy
Moderator
Moderator

Hi @nighthawk989

 

Thanks for your reply. 

 

Just to confirm, are you able to find the songs you've already hidden?

 

If you could include a screenshot of how you see things on your end, it would be helpful too. 

 

We'll be on the lookout for your reply.

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Novy
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Hi again @nighthawk989

 

Not to worry. Could you let us know roughly how many artists and tracks you might have hidden?

 

Also, would you mind giving us a rough estimate of how often you use this feature? 

 

Keep us in the loop.

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nighthawk989
Roadie
Sorry but honestly i think it's impossible for me to remember what tracks ort bands i tagged as unliked since i'm using Spotify since 2017 and there is no way i could review this 😞
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