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.
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.
It's sad to admit but no one seems to care about that problem, about that i got last week 6 unheard tracks and this week 12 unheard tracks, the rest was all already disliked tracks, with absurd bands from Spain or Sweden (if i listen to hard rock/heavy metal bands that sungs in english from that places, it doesn't mean i like pop/rock/punk sung in that language) or, even worse, pointless and useless cover bands. Really need to get fixed, because i'm ready to leave for Youtube Music. If it was free no problem, but since i'm paying, i pretend to have a service that works (not to mention also the shuffle algorythm totally broken...)
Hi Novi, i will send a screenshot of my last Discover Weekly: All the songs marked as unliked (except the first, which i didn't like, but one could happen) was previously featured in my Discover Weekly of 2018 or 2019. Thank you.
Thank you Alex, to be honest, except for Discover Weekly or Release Radar i always listen to my personal palylists or playlists created by other users. Anyway, thanks again, i really hope the report wil solve the problem! Thanks again!
Here's a screenshot. It looks like any other playlist where I hide songs. The second hidden song I hid yesterday, because I hear that artist way too much (so why would it be in my dw?). The others were already hidden when the playlist refreshed yesterday.
Thanks so much for reporting the issue. Will try listening to non-autogenerated playlists the rest of this week.
I only have one artist hidden. I generally don't want to block artists entirely. I do hide songs in specific playlists though when i have the option to.