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[Discover] Exclude selected Playlists from Taste Profile and Discover Suggestions

I play music off Spotify for my bubba to fall asleep to. This is typically classical/meditative relaxing style tracks. Since she sleeps 4 times a day this type of music is getting a LOT of playtime but is not representative of my music taste. I'm finding my Discover Weekly (which I LOVE by the way) is moving more away from my music and more towards the classical/chill out stuff I play for the little one. 


Would be super cool to be able to mark a playlist to exclude it from the Discover algorithm.



Updated on 2023-02-09

Hey folks,


Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.


We're happy to announce that Exclude from Taste Profile feature is now available on all platforms. There's more info about the topic in our Newsroom Article. 

If you'd like to give it a try right now, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the playlist of your choice. 
  2. Tap the three dots near the top of the playlist.
  3. Select “Exclude from your Taste Profile.”


Once again, thanks for helping us make Spotify better, by participating here on the Community 🙂 


This is a great idea.

Discover Weekly used to be the main way that I found new music. Until I started playing Overwatch and playing Trance music compliment it. Now I only get Trance music every week in the discovery queue. Which I don't need!. How do we bump this up the idea chain...its been suggested every year but it always gets closed.. which seems a bit silly.


Yep, need to exclude a couple of playlists (for kids) from Spotify's intelligence algorithm so they don't influence Discovery weekly, most played etc.


Please do this ASAP. I have to create playlists of songs I play in a band but would never listen to otherwise.  It is killing my discover weekly and the whole point of spotify for me is to discover new music!


Yes, please add a feature that allows you to exclude from the discover weekly algorithm (a) a specific playlist, (b) a particular artist or album that you've saved, and/or (c) music listened to during a particular session.

If there is an artist I want to check out later, sometimes I save an album to a playlist instead of following the artist - that makes it a lot easier to come back to later. When I get around to listening to the album I saved, I often decide that I didn't really like the artist and delete that playlist -- but, in the meantime, that playlist is skewing my discover weekly and not always in a good way.

Also, I may listen to a pre-set mood station for running, sleeping, etc., but wouldn't want to listen to similar music in regular rotation. I would want to exclude that listening session from being factored into my Discover Weekly results.


Please, my kids sleep music is ruining my weekly playlist!!!!


Yes! This is exactly what I need - I listen to lots of classical music at work, but don't want it to be part of my discover. 


I agree. I listen to concentration and meditation playlists while I work which has completely taken over my Discover Weekly, so much so that I have stopped listening Discover Weekly and end up using Spotify less as a result.


DW was great at first as I genuinely found new music that I wanted to listen to for pleasure. I don't want to "discover" music that I use out of necessity (meditation, concentration) in DW.


Please consider the option to exclude playlists from the Discover Weekly algorithm. DW is a fantastic thing, if it could just only include the music that I actually want to discover.




Upvote this sucker!


Same Problem here . I love to listen to the Sleep Playlist from spotify, but because of this, i only get this kind of Music as my Weekly Experience. Excluding  specific Playlistes would be really helpfull. Thanks !


This would be amazing! I have the same problem!