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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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Loneliest_Cabin
Spotify

Thanks everyone for posting here in the community and letting us know what you think - I have shared all of your messages. I can confirm that all current tests related to the mobile Home feed have ended. All of the data and feedback will inform any future tests. It may take a little time to see the changes, try restarting a couple of times. 

 

We will close this thread for any further comments soon.

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I'm seeing a lot of people considering switching apps; a lot of threats, fist-shaking, and finger-wagging.  Can I offer a challenge to everyone?  Stop considering; stop thinking; stop threatening and shaking your fist.  Start doing.  Literally, right now, go research new music apps and start trying them.

 

The decision-makers at Spotify don't read your considerations, threats, or wishes.  They do, however, read profit margins, user numbers, screen time, and stock prices.  If you have something to tell them, start speaking their language.

 

So, that's my challenge; actually for real leave Spotify by the end of this weekend.  Give the execs some very interesting numbers to digest when they get to the office on Monday.

100%. I have been such an advocate for switching to Spotify, but this weekend I cancelled my family subscription. I will use other services until Spotify moves away from this asinine TikTok interface.  

I totally agree! 

I couldn't agree more. Even worse It's all video content without the option to turn that off. It's infuriating, not to mention the impact on mobile data usage.

 

 

This is awfull, not in in users's interest just ad's for music industry

 

 

I want to listen to music, not go into a tictoc rabbit hole!

This new update is so bad I cancelled service after finding out from tech support there is no way to switch it back. I signed up for Tidal instead. Kind of sad since I loved Spotify and have been a premium member for years. This new update sucks. 

The new UI is just terrible
It will cost you users.
It is not in the users interest.

It is just to sell payed 'recommendations'

Tidal is a good altenative

 

@prague, it appears that you do not undersrand the sentiment here.

This is not about new features, this is about lay-out, UX and most importantly Customer Satisfaction.

Not only is the new interface counter intuitive, it also messes with our mysic history, auto plays video's and track's we dont' want and to add insult to injury it now screws up the algorithm that proposes new music because it gets fed with wrong information as a result of this stupid autoplay feature.

 

Just roll-back this change and find otherways to bring us these shiny new festures you are talking about, preferably without the stupid Tik-Tok inspiration.

Recent update to the android app home page is absolutely horrid. Reasons it is bad:

 

Takes up way too much space - users need to scroll much farther to see the same amount of content.

 

Unnecessarily busy - lots of moving images that tell users very little about the suggestion and are distracting. Short videos are unnecessary and unhelpful in selecting music.

 

Autoplay - app starts making noise as soon as it is opened, before user has made a selection, and connected to their desired output. Takes control out of the user's hands.

 

I hope that Spotify will addresses the mistakes with this update, and quickly. Few things have made me consider switching to another streaming service so seriously as this, it's absolutely terrible.

Yeah I can’t wave a magic wand and update all of Spotify, I’m just a dude on the Spotify community just like you. Frankly I don’t mind the update and I’m allowed to feel that way lol 

 

Revert the update if it’s so bad. 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/App-Features/Switch-to-old-home-screen/m-p/5522068#M7716

 

Don’t be a digital Karen,

 

-Prague the Dog

 

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Sorry dude, thought you were a mod or dev.

 

It’s good.. Honestly though it sucks that they didn’t give us a simple option to use the old style, even when like Gmail switched layouts they offered the old variant for a while if not still do. This update has made the community torn apart too which is not cool :,(

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The app is basically unusable now.  I hate it. Why did Spotify do this to us? Why did they think it was a good idea? 

I was somehow “selected” for the new UI. It’s terrible. The autoplay video under the new homepage makes the entire app unusable. It’s very difficult to find the music I want to listen to and the autoplay videos are very distracting. It makes me want to close the app immediately. I chatted with customer service and they stated that it was a temporary update and it should revert back in 2 day to 2 weeks. 2 weeks is a long time to pay for something and not be able to use it. Please remove this "feature". 

Just the option to choose which UI you would want to use would have been great.

There is just to much wrong with this new thing.

Sigh...........

When I chatted with customer service they said it was a temp feature and that it would only be enable in my account for 2 days to 2 weeks. I hope. What she told me was true. 

Data usage is a great point. Hopefully they will revert to the old interface, or I will head to a new streaming service!

Thanks for sharing! I hope so, too—otherwise, they’re looking at a mass exodus of formerly loyal customers.

Completely agree!!! This UI is TERRIBLE!

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