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New Home Feed Interface?

New Home Feed Interface?

Sorry but this new "tiktok-like" interface is so ugly. Spotify needs to realise that a familiar design on one app absolutely doesn't work for others. It doesn't "promote discovery" and honestly just makes me feel less inclined to scroll through hundreds of what looks like Stories to find new music. It's an absolute eyesore and an assault on the ears to scroll through.

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Agree. This is horrible. Not only is it these huge boxes but should you choose to scroll down them IT TURNS YOUR MUSIC OFF! 

 

wth?

 

On a music app looking through the UI turns your music off!?

 

You can't make**bleep** up. 

 

Change it back ASAP

My Spotify Home Screen has recently changed to only videos of artists or podcasts, some I have listened to and some that are unfamiliar to me. There doesn’t seem to be any categorization system or reasoning for what’s being suggested and using it feels like an attempted knockoff of Instagram or Tiktok. I don’t go to Spotify for Instagram or TikTok vibes; I go to Spotify to explore and discover new playlists/artists/songs. Random videos with little information about what something is or why something is being suggested does not help me find the playlist I’m specifically looking for or discover something new to suit the mood I’m in. Honestly the new set up is so annoying and frustrating it’s made the Home Screen completely unusable to me. I am not opposed to having this option, but not as the main page for navigation. I think this would work better as an “Explore” page or similar. 

My main idea, however, is that I would love to have provided this feedback anywhere else than on a public ideas board, but there is no option anywhere in the app (where I predominantly listen) to provide that feedback. Why did I have to spend almost an hour digging through options before I found a place to express how this change has limited my usability of the app? The feedback option could still direct users to this ideas board (which I think is genuinely a great feature) or to the FAQ but also enable them to give feedback about recent changes that are neither ideas nor questions. It could even be a templates survey tbh. 

The new homescreen I've been seeing stalls constantly and only lets me see one thing (album/playlist/song) at a time, making the process of getting anywhere incredibly tedious as well as an eyesore. Is there a way to change it back so it doesn't look like instagram reels or tiktok.

As the title says, I've been using Spotify for over 6 years. I'm top 1% of their listeners in the US (according to my 2022 recap). I've used it almost constantly over that 6 year period. I have it on at work, I have it on when I'm gaming, I sometimes have it on when I'm falling asleep. I've used it for school projects, I've used it to organize playlists for events, I've used it to share music with others.

 

This UI mobile update is so terrible that I'm going to try out Apple Music by the end of the day. Before, all my "Made for Me" things were in one spot - I don't know where any of them are now. I don't care about Popular New Releases or Popular Albums right now when they land nowhere near my music tastes and I've never listened to the artist before. I have to scroll past playlist after playlist to get *anything* of possible value, where before everything was categorized in a way that made sense and it was easy to find what I care about.

It's very obvious that Spotify is just trying to copy TikTok's and others' style. Those apps work with that because there's a massive visual component to keeping the users engaged. That's why Spotify is adding videos so much to their stuff, to try and engage that visual side and keep people looking at the app longer. But Spotify isn't meant for that, it never was. They're taking it into a direction that works for apps that are designed for that. I just want to listen to my music, and I've been doing that successfully and consistently with Spotify for over half a decade now. It sucks that that's going to end like this, but unless stuff is shifted back, I see no reason to keep using the app, and I imagine a LOT of other users are in this camp as well.

This really is one of the few systems I've used consistently over the years, and I don't want to walk, but I really don't see another way of showing disapproval than not using the platform, and commenting on these forums. Gotta vote with our wallets.

Completely agree! The new mobile interface is terrible. Not only do I not care about the videos, I don't want them. I want music. Sometimes I want to see lyrics. I NEVER want to see video while I'm listening or browsing on spotify. 

 

I feel like it's made finding new music harder. I have to endure videos and music interruption to explore? 

I don't appreciate the autoplay hijacking whatever is currently playing, and I really don't like that I can't turn off the videos. I don't want random videos stopping me from listening to music when I'm working with limited bandwidth. I do not like the trend of Spotify shoving content in my face.

Just don't do it, stop the TikTokification of everything. 

Same here... awful 'feature'. Makes me wanna stop using spotify. Really annoying that you can't mute by default. Fix ASAP please!!!!

This is a music/podcast app, not tiktok. I don't want to be endlessly scrolling through Spotify rec clips that take up the whole screen. I just want to listen to my music and pods and MAYBE look at recs. That's it. Now I'm getting artists I don't listen to all over my screen that are obviously ads disguised as recs. I know who Karol G is, I don't need an "algorithm" to shove it in my face. What's worse is that simply scrolling through those story clips on my homepage trying to find where everything went made those "recommended" artists show up on the recently played artists in my profile?? This is a really slimy way to advertise on a supposedly ad-free premium service. At least give us the option to go back to the old layout

They need to change it back asap!! It's not just ugly, it's extremely annoying that it autoplays music. I can't believe anyone thought this was a good idea.

Completely agree. This needs to be changed back asap. I was shocked when I opened Spotify today. You can't browse in peace. It's outrageous.

Me too

Hey! You have an option to mute the audio on those slides. AFAIK, once you mute, that will be saved and from the next time when you open the app it'll not play the sound. If it's not working in that way, I would suggest you to logout once and login and try an reinstallation and it should work. 

Hey! There is no actual way to change it back to normal as it was announced at Stream ON that it's interface is going to change. There is nothing to worry, you'll get used to this new change. 

I am in the same boat and am looking for a solution too. The card design is terrible and navigating to what i want to listen to takes way more steps than before. We need home screen user options to remove cards and show frequent categories.

It is useless, clunky, slow to find playlist. Really cuts my use of the app and is so bad makes me want to explore other apps. Can I install a old version of spotify without it?

Hey! I don't think there is an way to install the old version back, as this feature was officially announced. 

I can't find anything anymore. not possible to select my wanted playlists where are the personal and daily lists for example

Hello! Welcome to our community, and we hope that here you will find the opportunity to further enhance your experience on Spotify.

 

Well, it's important to understand that innovation and design evolution are crucial aspects of improving user experience in apps like Spotify. The company is constantly striving to offer a more enjoyable and comprehensive experience for its users, which may include introducing new features and changing the layout.

 

However, it's understandable that not all changes are well-received by every user. The adaptation phase to new features and layout can be challenging, but it's important to remember that, over time, it's likely that you'll become accustomed to the new design and may not even remember the old layout.

The inclusion of videos and artist clips on the home screen may be an attempt to make the experience more engaging, but it's clear that not all users may appreciate this aspect. User feedback is crucial for the development and improvement of apps like Spotify, and it's highly recommended to share your concerns and suggestions with us.

It's essential to emphasize Spotify's commitment to seeking the best possible experience for its users. The company values every member of the Spotify community and constantly strives to innovate and evolve, ensuring that its users' needs and desires are met.

We appreciate that you are now part of the Spotify Community and for sharing your concerns and opinions with us. Your feedback is extremely important, as it helps us identify areas for improvement and develop new features that provide an even better experience for all users.

 

If you have any further questions or suggestions, please feel free to ask. We are always willing to listen and support our members and users, as we believe that together we can shape and continuously improve the Spotify platform. Thank you again for joining this amazing community and contributing to the evolution of our app. Warm regards and have a great day!

Hate hate hate this layout. I hope Spotify listens to us when we say this is NOT what we want! At least give us the option to opt out of it!

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