This is really stupid, lol. Those videos aren't even available where I live. At the very least Spotify should auto-skip such videos if they're available. Here's a video-free Rap Caviar playlist (it's not by me, and it's always auto-updated):
Spotify keeps trying to play videos in the background. Is this a glitch or does it do this for everyone? I was listening to the rapcaviar playlist on shuffle and it kept trying to play videos in the background when my phone was off and they wouldn’t play so I had to get my phone out and skip it and it was really annoying.
That's exactly what the issue is! It's so **bleep** annoying yet they just don't care. I've been a paying customer for years but this attitude is making me consider leaving. They used to care about their customers' needs, these days they seem to think they can force people's behaviour. I get it if it's for the free service, but for the paying users?? I love my lists but might need to move elsewhere soon
Just do what you do best and play music. Don't need / don't want video stuff playing away. Spotify was never the main attraction, it's a fancy background radio that plays what users want. Let's not lose sight of that.
These videos are in Spotify curated playlists like "Your Release Radar". They burn through data, are just adds and screw up the user experience when I am just trying to listen to music in the car. Please provide the option to opt out. If Spotify is being paid to show them they are ads and have no place on premium. If they increase in frequency I'll take my subscription somewhere else.
I don't mind the videos they are a cool addition, but how they have implemented it is complete garbage and the real reason it is so annoying. Run the video in the itty bitty area where the album art is supposed to be? Seriously? Give NO option to hide, expand, move, the video? Give NO options in the app preferences to allow disabling of the feature, or any control over it at all?
Force users on mobile devices to run video on data? No option to specifically control to play video on data/wifi connections?