This may have already been suggested as a cause, if not, I believe this issue is deliberate & partly due to Spotify's defaulting to "auto play", which is auto enabled at install and during any update, where Spotify will then start playing whatever the **bleep** it wants, highly sponsored and promoted, skewing stats & boosting revenues. **bleep** dumped onto our playlists/history, and near impossible to delete. All by design so Spotify can overstate play totals to artists and promote their greedy agenda. Spotify is the most overrated, over promoted, sneaky BS service out there. every reinstall, install, or update I must go back in settings and change to not autoplay somehow it often persists.
....in my case, more annoying as Alexa keeps misinterpreting commands and playing crappy songs that I would never ever choose, then added to my list causing Spotify to add/suggest more songs I would never ever listen to. This whole agenda and NO REAL CUSTOMER SERVICE" beyond canned emails or twitter where you are offered the same "solutions".. required to set up a login to Facebook or twitter to even contact? unbelievable! Usual response is reset your password logs you out of all devices then forced to create another "unique" password. Sometimes they do this without even asking under guise of security measure, though what it really is ... they have no real resolution because they don't care about our issues. Bogus self serve DIY "community" only choice offered, no real contact option...and ridiculous ego-boosted "RockStars" duped into feeling important and expert in community, where ideas are scattered in so many categories they can never gain enough momentum to actually be implemented. All benefit only Spotify's income. What a piece of **bleep** and huge disappointment.
Not even basic music management features.
deliberate and disguised to look like they give a **bleep** about their paying customers. they only offer single-user or family plans nothing in between totally sucks. I'm sure this will be deleted
same **bleep** here, i see**bleep** has been reported since 2016 but no fix. I've done the same as everyone else, logged out of everything, changed passwords, i dont facebook so thats not the issue. I only listen to rock and metal so there is no way the algorithms could put this **bleep** up for me. Ive also had frequent issues**bleep** like this autoplaying, random connections to other devices despite turning off what i can.
I’ve had the same problem except for the part about it playing the songs.
The songs showed up in my “most played” about half a year ago and I was a little surprised but nothing more. However recently when I checked my top songs of 2019 number two and four are from some Swedish artist named Ozzy that I don’t recognize.
I’ve logged out and reset my password and I doubt someone who has hacked me would listen to the same two songs over and over so much that it appears in my top 5 without me noticing anything else wrong.
Something strange I noticed while looking through the comments was that quite a few people said they had an IPhone 6, I recently upgraded but when this started happening I had a 6.
Yes. Beyond frustrating. Now Alexa often misunderstands and plays/adds songs I would never listen to, and they remain on recently played list on Android. When I finally chatted with rep, was told to log in on my PC to remove from recently played list.. WT?! Must use a PC?! Of course couldn't remove that way either.
Autoplay is default enabled when installed and sometimes after updates. So we believe music will stop when your playlist ends, but it continues adding unwanted **bleep** as long as you are connected to internet.
Even with autoplay off, Spotify will auto add titles to short playlists. Again, WT?! No thank you.
Not a hacker, not algorithms, it's Autoplay! Spotify's sneaky, invasive marketing & revenue tool.
Appears Spotify is only interested in ADDING songs, no deleting or customer support allowed.
Culprit may be Autoplay. If you recently installed added. reinstalled or maybe updated Spotify on any device, Autoplay is enabled by default and will keep running and adding songs after your playlist is done and you may not realize, if you are busy, fell asleep. removed headphones or walked away, etc.
Unless you pause or stop your playlist or realize and turn off Autoplay in settings, Spotify would likely run until app is closed, internet is disconnected or device powered off. Often Spotify autostarts on PC and is running in background on most devices, though you may not be actively playing/listening.
If you pause or stop playback, autoplay should not be adding anything.
Spotify will also sneaky add "suggested" items to short playlists without you noticing. Really annoying and intrusive when you deliberately setup a short sleep playlist and bs is added without even a prompt
It's also strongly advised that you change the password for:
The email address associated with your Spotify account (e.g. with Gmail, Hotmail, etc.).
Any Facebook profile associated with your Spotify account. You can make sure you're the only one currently logged into your Facebook in your Facebook Settings, under Security and login > Where You’re Logged In.
Any service where you use the same password as Spotify.
If after following these steps the issue persists, you can reach out to Customer Support. You can find the contact form here.
I hope it helps!
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I am having the same issue. It will also just change the song completely when I'm listening to it too. I found this article and it may be a FaceBook security breach. I suggest unlinking your account with FB. I just did and we'll see. Hope it helps.
The insinuation that these problems are caused by someone's spotify account being hacked are a not credible. Who wants to hack someone's Spotify account? Then to put forth the idea that someone changed their password and were hacked again? Even less credible.
This is a spotify problem that they don't want to acknowledge. No one is putting in time and effort to hack into your account, NOT change your password, listen to some Bos Scaggs and then split. Then come back later, brute force your account to get past your new password, listen to some more Bos Scaggs and split again.
I've found that with Spotify you just have to take what they give and that's it. They aren't going to listen to customers or make any changes based on feedback. Any problems they will blame on you, your setup or just ignore. They are money driven, which I understand, and that's about it. My guess is that they are pushing music because they are being compensated.
entire albums I've never listened to in my recently played and added to my favourites. songs are not playing on their own they only appear when I go on the app on both my phone and laptop. I logged out of all devices, changed my password etc. but no use. The only thing that seems to stop these albums and artists from being added is to block the artists.
Another issue I have been having is that spotify randomly pauses songs and then starts playing them again with no apparent reason. I have gone through all my settings but it keeps happening on both my phone and laptop, very annoying. This is not what I am paying for.
Hey Spotify - this is still happening and I have secured my account. I have a complex generated password. There is NO way it is hacked again or a third-party app. No, I removed these non-songs / non-artists from my recently played page but on the home page they still show up. I have no want or need to see these garbage songs/artists on my Spotify home page.
This is a service that I pay for. It would be nice it was in proper working order.