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Top Six Suggestions are not my vibe...

Top Six Suggestions are not my vibe...

Name: Z. Woods

Plan: Premium Student

Country: United States



(iPhone X and MacBook Air)

Operating System

(iOS 16.5)


My Question or Issue:

This issue concerns the suggested items (e.g., podcast, playlist) at the very top of the app when you open it. I mainly listen to indie and pop, but for the past month it has kept a "This is Eminem" playlist in my suggested. I never listen to his music, so I don't understand why it is still in the suggested part. It also recommends other random playlist that don't fit my spotifuggle taste. They have all this data on what I listen to and it just doesn't add up to my usual stuff.

So... after a month of me not listening to Eminem, why does it still show it? It has gotten to be annoying now, because I don't want to see him and his playlist every time I open my app. Also, it would be absolutely great if I could remove the recommendations if I don't want to see them. This would also help the algorithm I would think. No one else uses my account. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great! Both my phone and computer apps are up to date. Thanks!!

2 Replies

Hey @17woodsz,

Thank you for reaching out to the Community and welcome. 

The suggestions you receive on the start screen of your app are based on your listening history, your recently played tracks/podcasts, and your recent searches, along with the most trending artists or tracks in your region or country. 

If you have an artist you don't listen to on your suggestions, it could be the featured artist of a song you recently listened to. Keep in mind that all searches and tracks listed on your app affect your recommendations, as they're all included under your taste profile.

If you want to avoid suggestions appearing in your start screen and affecting your recommendations, we'd recommend activating the private session feature when you listen to music different from your taste or activating the option "Exclude from your taste profile". We'd also recommend listening to more music and new artists to impact the suggestions in the way you like them. 

Lastly, a similar idea about customizing your start screen has already been suggested here. Feel free to add your vote by hitting the thumbs-up button to show your support for it. We'd also suggest checking its status for more info.

Hope this helps. If anything else comes up, don't hesitate to ask.

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