Why does spotify now play videos????

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Why does spotify now play videos????

EloRazi
Newbie

This only adds to data charges

Its used as a way for them to play ads in their playlists, despite me paying for premium so I DONT HAVE TO HEAR ADS

 

Its a cool concept, but I wish there was a way to not have them. Like a setting to just not play videos. Its also really annoying that I'm paying money to avoid ads, but then they sneak them in. Like in the RapCaviar playlist, the rundown video is at its core just an advertisement. The Tee Grizzley video was straight up just an advertisment. When all i want is to just listen to music, these do not add anything at all. If I wanted to watch music videos I would go to youtube. Really the only options there are are to a) ignore it b) copy every song from that Spotify curated playlist into my own playlist without the videos or c) stop paying for premium and stop using spotify

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Re: Why does spotify now play videos????

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey @EloRazi Welcome to the Spotify Community!

 

Spotify are always looking for ways to enhance the Spotify experience, and are currently testing a new format with Rap Caviar. There’s more info here. I'll pass your feedback on to the right folks. I'll be here if you need anything else.

 

Take care! :)

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Spotcomant
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I don't care about the videos but I do hate when listening to the rap caviar playlist and it hits a video and stops playing!!! TF? So now randomly it stops the music and leaves silence at a party, need to find the phone maybe in another room to restart the music. Why tho? Program it where, If it's in the background, just skip the darn videos. -Premium user.

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ssyberg
Newbie

Really is a terrible new addition, ruined the RapCaviar playlist :(

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videos_suck
Casual Listener
Agreed! The reason I don't listen to music for free on YouTube is because a) there are ads, and b) you have to keep the app open. I don't want to keep Spotify open all the time and I don't care about music videos!

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CasualUser
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All companies go for launching videos now - doesn't matter if its on here, a newspaper, some news feed or whatever. It's called "enhancing the user experience" but in truth it's about something else entirely, alternative there are some users who find videos are enhancing and they go for a "one size fits all" concept. Don't forget there's a lot of money in playing videos to you, videos that will ultimately make you buy more stuff. Since people (probably) are watching less television, the producers have to come up with new ideas to get you to tune in to their ads, and preferably in ways where you don't just leave the site at once never to come back. It has little to do with what you, as a listener and indivudal, actually want from your user experience. The ideal is that when you play a playlist or watch a feed on social media, or on television for that matter, suddenly there comes a booming video making you listen to whatever is advertised, but since you want to continue listening/watching you endure it and then go on with your proper user experience, your chosen songs, television show, news feed, whatever. Meanwhile, you unconciously absorb the information from the video and go buy whatever product or idea was shown to you. There's a lot of money to be earned from making you buy things you don't really want but have been programmed to buy anyway.

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videos_suck
Casual Listener
Thank you for that long-winded response that added no new information to the conversation. It's common knowledge that videos contain ads and ads make money. The point of these posts are to say that there are some of us who pay for the premium service that don't want the videos, and it's not enhancing the user experience like they want.

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CasualUser
Regular

Thanks for commenting with a comment that also didn't add anything. I also pay for the premium for that matter.

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CasualUser
Regular

I'm glad I made some impression at least. I like to be long-winded.

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xyphr3
Casual Listener

I searched with my complaint and found this thread. I 100% agree becuase it's horrible to have it playing on my phone and then a video with boring talking occurs. There needs to be an option to not play videos...hear me Spotify!

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