Radio Stations Acting Like Playlists

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Radio Stations

mschan86
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Hello all,

I have noticed that if I Iisten to any song, album, or artist radio stations, the playlist does not continue with similar songs.  Instead, the playlist starts over.  Is there a new function for this!  I am very annoyed with this!!  I like to listen to a variety of songs!  I also discover music I may not have heard before when the station or playlist offers other songs!!  I am really quite annoyed!!  I would love  for this feature to return or be enlightened if there is another way to use this feature!!:pensive_face::pensive_face::face_with_steam_from_nose::face_with_steam_from_nose:>:(>:(

Re: Go to Radio is a Playlist

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Hey @Chanteur@jairoduque and @Coldmute,

 

You can always enable Autoplay in the settings. That way music will always keep playing continuously based on what was playing.

 

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.

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Re: Go to Radio is a Playlist

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@Guido wrote:

Hey @Chanteur@jairoduque and @Coldmute,

 

You can always enable Autoplay in the settings. That way music will always keep playing continuously based on what was playing.

 

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.


You however cannot thumb up/down to the songs to have it customize and tailor it to your interests...

Plus I cannot play Radio Stations on my Echo Dot devices, whereas I can with Pandora.

Re: Go to Radio is a Playlist

robocop_bong
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@Chanteur wrote:

@Guido wrote:

Hey @Chanteur@jairoduque and @Coldmute,

 

You can always enable Autoplay in the settings. That way music will always keep playing continuously based on what was playing.

 

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have further questions.

 

Have a nice day.


You however cannot thumb up/down to the songs to have it customize and tailor it to your interests...

Plus I cannot play Radio Stations on my Echo Dot devices, whereas I can with Pandora.



Not to mention that this behavior isn't always desirable.

Re: Go to Radio is a Playlist

robocop_bong
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@jairoduque wrote:

In the most recent update, Spotify changed the radio function. To make a radio of an artist or song, you must go to the artist and select Radio or with right click, on a song, start radio.



That's true, but unfortunately not for all users. I had the same issue as OP and when reaching out to support determined that it was due to being bucketed in a test group which there's no way to get out of. Some users have the behavior you're describing with radio functions working properly, others like me and OP have the inferior playlist version of radio.

 

I'm unfortunately probably going to have to cancel my account and go back to Google Play Music (or, sigh, Youtube Music) because of it.

 

Great UX work Spotify! Bang-up job.

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Re: Go to Radio is a Playlist

robocop_bong
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One workaround: you can create a playlist with a few seed songs and do "go to playlist radio" from that. This seems to have the original behavior.

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Hey @AlekPol, welcome to the Community.
Hope you're doing great!

 

Could you try that on a mobile device?

I have the same issue on Desktop but on my iPhone the stations I follow do show up.


Please let me know :)

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Re: All radio stations disappeared

AlekPol
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I'm on Android, but the station situation on my phone is different from either of my computers. Some of my saved stations show up but only a fraction. There seems to be no reason for the difference between the three versions of spotify. 

Re: All radio stations disappeared

Rock Star 16
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Hey @AlekPol,

 

Thanks for your reply :)

 

Could you check the Stations section and share a screenshot of what you see?

 

@jairoduque & @ardacebi

 

Could you guys check your Desktop apps are doing the same in the Stations section?

Any screenshots would be helpful.

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Re: Go to Radio is a Playlist

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robocop_bong
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One workaround: you can create a playlist with a few seed songs and do "go to playlist radio" from that. This seems to have the original behavior.

 

Thanks!

I was experiencing the same problem (song-radio is just an uneditable playlist), and can confirm this work-around works for me (thumbs up/down are available this way).

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