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[Discover] Please add a "Not Interested" Button

As the title suggests, it would be useful if Spotify had a "not interested" button like YouTube does for videos. I have been using Spotify for many years and still receive a lot of recommendations for playlists and podcasts that I am simply not interested in. One such example is "Learn Korean and Korean Culture" by jerry. I have no interest in learning Korean whatsoever, so it would be useful for me to remove recommendations such as these.

Updated on 2023-06-14

Hi everyone,


Thank you for all the support and feedback you've given to this idea!


We have some exciting news to share with you: in the mobile app, it's now possible to remove content recommendations from the subfeeds (Music and Podcasts & Shows) of your Home screen by tapping Not interested in the context menu of the cards:

 

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The content you mark as "not interested" will instantly be removed from your subfeed and won't show up again. Any other songs/albums/episodes by that artist/podcast show will also be filtered out from future recommendations.


After tapping Not interested, an Undo button will pop up at the bottom of the screen for a short time so you can revert the changes.


Keep in mind that this feature is gradually rolling out, so if you don't see the button in the context menu of the cards, we'd recommend making sure that you're running the latest version of Spotify. If you're having trouble with, or have any other questions about this feature, feel free to reach out in the relevant Help board here.


Thanks again for helping us make Spotify better. We're always striving to provide the best possible user experience and your feedback is always appreciated.

Comments
Ross_Jolliffe

Definitely need more intelligent recommendations and control over what is in suggestions.  The thing that I dislike most of all is being ‘trapped’ in a push-media blind alley.  

On the other hand, an app that could curate accurately for your interests and select properly from the embarrassment of wealth that is available (but buried in unwanted content) would clear the board of competitors in about a month!

kg9933

This needs to be an option for ALL items on the home page. There are so few times where the Not Interested option can be used. "Subthreads" is too few, too little

scalloop

Hi. This feature doesn't work. 

I went and specifically said not interested to Linus **bleep**ing Tech Tips's **bleep**ing podcast and it STILL appears on my front page every time I open Spotify. 

 

PLEASE LET ME TELL IT TO **bleep** OFF

Forrest735

I have market individual shows in a podcast "not interested."  Spotify still recommends the podcast.  Worse, it still features those very podcasts in multiple "Popular with listeners of xxxx" advertisements starting at the TOP of my home screen.  I open Spotify to listen to music.  Yet I have to scroll past many "recommendations" (really advertisements) for podcasts.  I do not follow any podcasts.  I give the lowest rating to all podcasts Spotify recommends.  I mark Podcasts episodes "not interested."  Yet I still receive them as recommendations AT THE TOP OF MY HOMESCREEN.

 

Also, please allow subscribers to indicate "not interested" in the entire podcast.  Stop recommending podcasts that the subscriber rates one star; or that the subscriber indicates "not interested."   This seems like common sense.

Forrest735

I think it is decent of Spotify to allow subscribers to indicate they are not interested in a certain podcast recommendation.  Please keep implementing this improvement. Other companies already have including Amazon, Apple Music, Amazon Prime video, Netflix, and, hopefully now Spotify.

There are some problems with the roll out of Spotify "not interested."  First, I checked or marked "not interested" to several programs; Spotify responded "We'll recommend less of this;" and THEN SPOTIFY RECOMMENDED THE SAME PROGRAM TIME AND AGAIN. This is an inexcusable glitch in your AI.  At the very least, you should stop recommending the same program.

Second, for podcasts that Spotify has placed onto my home screen before the new "not interested" option, Spotify does not offer the option of indicating "not interested."  So Spotify should offer this option for all podcasts that Spotify places on a subscriber's home screen - particularly the old ones.

 

 

 

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Clicking “Not Interested” does not work.

 

I have clicked “Not Interested” on the the same content at least 10 different times and it keeps showing up on my homescreen and I continue to be notified about new episodes.

 

So, despite the “Implemented” status, the feature does not work.

belringer

There seems to no such button in the german version of the app. Is that possible?

Adam1313

God, I'd love a not interest button. This is a great idea and I hope they add it for everything. Songs, artists, whole podcast section, etc. 

starlos

This but for podcast.

Kacker

This is not resolved. Still all these podcast suggestions on main page, when I tap "podcast"  there is no option to hide those podcasts. I don't ever want to listen to rogan, armchair expert, etc. I can block a musical artist I don't like, why not a podcast.