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Disable "Next up" & "Next From"

Disable "Next up" & "Next From"







Galaxy s10e, Galaxy S21FE, Windows 10 desktop app

Operating System

Android 12, Windows 10


My Question or Issue

How do I get spotify to stop autoplaying? 


I will play a song(not album) or a podcast and not create a queue and It will still autoplay. It will label it as "next up" for music and "next from" for podcasts. I went on every device and disabled autoplay & autoplay on other devices, the problem persists. 


I went to the account page and "signed out everywhere" and am currently only signed into the desktop windows 10 app where I have autoplay turned off. Spotify still autoplays. 


There must be a way to turn this off, right? 

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Hey there @Peter1992


Thanks for reaching out about this and welcome to the Community. 


Just to confirm, have you followed these exact steps to turn the Autoplay feature off?


If so, would you mind asking a friend or a relative to log in to their account on your PC to check if the same happens using a different account?


We'll be on the lookout.

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Thank you for the response.
Yes I followed those exact steps, This issue occurs on desktop and mobile. I have not been able to have someone else sign in on any of my devices to see if the problem persists. 


I am still having issues with this

Hey @Peter1992,


Thank you for keeping in contact and for the info you shared.


We think there might be a confusion about the Autoplay function as this is an expected behavior. When Autoplay is OFF, it will prevent the app from playing similar songs when the playlist/album/show you're currently playing finishes, but it will not allow you to play just a single song without continuing with the playback. Since playback is automatic, it will continue playing the "Next up" or "Next from" list depending on what you're listening to.


If you want to play just a single song without continuing with the playback, we'd recommend to type the name of the track in the search bar and play it directly from there. If Autoplay is OFF, it will play only that song and stop the playback after it.


Hope this clarifies things a bit. We apologize if this may cause any confusion and we appreciate the time you took following the instruction and keeping us updated.


If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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I have the same issue and there are other threads where other users are reporting  similar confusion. This stems from a user experience flaw that, happily, has a simple fix. Please look into it. 


I understand that playing a song from a playlist/album/show continues playback of that set. The issue is that playback is persistent and there is no way to get out of it - except with workarounds such searching for a song and playing it from the results, starting a new playback set from a different album/playlist/show, or playing the last song of the “next from/in”. None of the workarounds are explicit or intuitive. 

Better options:


  • Provide a “clear playback” action, similar to the “clear queue”, that removes the next from/in songs - and gets you out of that playback set. 

  • Provide a “disable playback” setting that allows the user to play just one song on double click. Effectively not continuing playback, that is, not creating a next from/in list. 

Please look into these suggestions. 


Hey look! Another issue users report and are told "that's not an issue!"! 


This is a bug, and if it's a bug in how the development team is thinking about the use cases, then that is still a bug that can be shaken out. There is already a feature to press one button to "clear queue" there should be one button that can be pressed to clear all "up next" autoplay tracks, no matter what the source is (but *especially* for podcasts, imo. Playing old episodes in reverse order is not and should not be "expected behavior" in any case). 

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