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Spotify Premium - Recommended Songs

Festival Fanatic
‎2016-05-19 02:47 AM

Recently I noticed I am getting recommended songs at the bottom of my Personal Playlists. I am looking for a way to remove this feature because it is not at all what I need or need. I have been a Premium user for a few years now, if this is being implented to users who pay for the service it should be optional to have or not.

 

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user-removed
‎2016-05-19 03:01 AM

You are part of A/B testing.
Spotify is always testing things by adding/removing features to help improve Spotify overall. Notifications via mobile and email should still work

 

You can find more information about it A/B tests here.

 

Right now there is no way to hide Recommended Songs unfortunately.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Other-Opt-in-to-A-B-testing/idi-p/1344964

 

Check that link above, give that Idea some Kudos and leave a comment.

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user-removed
‎2016-05-27 04:50 PM

@disco_1986

 

I agree, after the latest Desktop App update I went back to the older version which still has regular font and bell icon.

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user-removed
‎2016-05-19 03:01 AM

You are part of A/B testing.
Spotify is always testing things by adding/removing features to help improve Spotify overall. Notifications via mobile and email should still work

 

You can find more information about it A/B tests here.

 

Right now there is no way to hide Recommended Songs unfortunately.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Other-Opt-in-to-A-B-testing/idi-p/1344964

 

Check that link above, give that Idea some Kudos and leave a comment.

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Festival Fanatic
‎2016-05-19 03:22 AM
Thank you for the information.

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Radio Star
‎2016-05-20 04:17 PM

Already posts on this here and here. Feature now seems to have been removed.

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Opening Act
‎2016-05-25 11:02 AM

Hasn't been removed for me.

 

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Opening Act
‎2016-05-25 11:08 AM

I really do not want this feature either.

 

I find having recommendations forced upon me unnecessary and intrusive. Furthermore many of the recommendations are either waaaaaay off what I usually listen to, or stuff I'm already aware of.

 

I'm pretty clued up on music, I know what I like, I enjoy to discovering my own music, and I find Spotify's constant attempts to force music on to me condescending.

 

I understand the business reason for doing it, you want to drive up play for as many artists as possible to keep labels happy, but I, like many, many other people don't want algorithms suggesting artists to us. People like sharing music with their peers and discovering new stuff from musical outlets they respect.

 

Please, just let us discover music our own way, don't spoon feed us!

 

See the screenshot below and please let me know how you came to the conclusion that Rage Against the Machine & Kendrick Lamar are similar to Christine Ott a FRench classical composer...?

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Gig Goer
‎2016-05-27 10:10 AM

I'm very tired of the service getting worse week after week. Now when I'm going in a playlist which has hundreds of tracks - since it's not possible to get an album view - and scroll down to see my latest music I see 20 songs that I absolutely don't want to listen to and have to scroll up for two screens to see what I really wanted. The app is becoming so messy and painful to use...

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user-removed
‎2016-05-27 04:50 PM

@disco_1986

 

I agree, after the latest Desktop App update I went back to the older version which still has regular font and bell icon.

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Music Lover
‎2016-05-29 09:14 PM

That is not a solution. It explains what is going on. It would be nice to allow premium members to opt out of such trials. 

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Music Fan
‎2016-09-08 08:19 AM

I must be one of the very minor few that actually don't mind this feature, it's a great way of finding new sounds and artists for those of us that aren't as 'cluey' when it comes to music. Sure, I do have some idea and certain tastes, but it's good to see what is out there based on my current musical taste, even if it isn't always spot on. I have found out about many hidden gems with this method.

I actually had it removed accidentally and wanted to know if it could be turned back on.

Thanks

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