No Radio on MacOS

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No Radio on MacOS

safetypinner
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Plan Premium

Country USA

Device Macbook Pro mid 2018

 

My Question or Issue

It appears that my installation of Spotify does not support radio stations. I can create a "Radio Playlist" for an artist (and presumably for a song) but that just generates a static playlist under my playlists. The left sidebar only has Home, Browse, Your Library, Playlists -- no radio section. Additionally, when I play a "___ Radio" playlist, I do not get thumbs up/down as indicated by this help page: https://support.spotify.com/us/using_spotify/discover_music/spotify-radio/

 

Does spotify no longer support radio stations? Is now the only option to create playlists, and then turn on the option to "Play similar music"?

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Re: No Radio on MacOS

Rock Star 14
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Hey @safetypinner, welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

 

It seems like there's an Ongoing Issue thread which explains why you're missing this feature.


Thanks :)

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Re: No Radio on MacOS

safetypinner
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Hi @Loxer,

 

i have restarted and reinstalled the app, and I don’t see a “stations” menu item in the sidebar like I do on mobile, or as described in the help desk article I linked. If I follow an artist radio that station will appear under playlists. But as mentioned, i do not see any radio functionality when playing an artist radio playlist. I cannot thumbs up or down. It acts like a playlist, not a radio station. Maybe I'm just expecting something more like Pandora radio stations, and Spotify just does them differently. 

Re: No Radio on MacOS

safetypinner
Regular

Also, the thread you linked to seems to be about usernames, not radio stations. 

Re: No Radio on MacOS

Rock Star 14
Rock Star 14

Hey @safetypinner,

 

Sorry for the inconvenience but here's the right link:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Radio-feature-missing-or-not-working-properly/idi-p/...

 

Thanks for your patience :)

LoxerRock Star 14
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Re: No Radio on MacOS

safetypinner
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hi @Loxer,

 

I'm a bit confused. So this seems to me to indicate that Spotify has removed Radio functionality from the MacOS platform. Is that correct? I am no longer able to create a radio station and thumbs up/down songs.

 

It appears to me that they have replaced this functionality with the option to create playlists and the "Autoplay" feature. If I follow a "[artist] Radio" playlist, I have no control over the playlist, and cannot customize it all. I also do not have the option to "Create a similar playlist" (that option is greyed out in my context menu).

 

Am I correct in my understanding?

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