[Discover Weekly] Prevent Duplicates in Discover Weekly Playlists

For the past month or so, I've had so many repeats of songs on my Discover Weekly playlist.  Now, I can count on 5-10 songs that I've had before on the playlist. 

Is there a way to mix up the algorithm?  Or maybe an option to eleminate songs that have been on the playlist before?

Updated on 2017-08-25

Hey @earthquakepanda you'll be happy to know the team behind Discover Weekly recently rolled out a fix for seeing duplicates in your DW. We're marking this as implemented, but if you continue to see duplicates please let us know. Thanks!

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This is so frustrating! Spotify, why haven't you addressed this issue that multiple people have posted about for 6 months?


This week's playlist had about 60% overlap with last week's...I fail to see how your algorithm becomes worse over time.


Can you please fix this? Discover is the one feature keeping me from switching over to apple, so hopefully you get this fixed....


This still keeps happening ALL THE TIME. Each week I have at least 5 songs that I've either had before (sometimes multiple times) and / or have actually saved to a playlist - meaning that I've discovered it. It cannot be discovered again. 


Last two weeks have been fine for me, but this week I have nine repeats. I'm not sure if I have to sit through all of them so Spotify maybe registers that I didn't skip them (even though I've listened to them in their entirety the first time they were in my Discover Weekly).

@meahtenoha, while the fix seemed to have worked for a while, it is certainly back for me and others. Seeing all these reports marked as 'implemented' or even worse: 'not an issue' feels like a low blow :/


This problem is definitely still occurring. For me, a full half of today's Discover Weekly are songs I got on previous weeks. (Oddly, the songs I get as repeats are nearly always the songs I was least interested in the first time around.)


I have noticed that my DW of this week has a bunch of songs I have listened to before on Spotify, this hasn't happened before.

Casual Listener

Please look here, it is not implemented correctly: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Discover-Weekly-keeps-recycling-the-same-songs/idi-p...


I still have issuses with it. The new dislike feature helps, but not so fun to dislike a third of the list because it's been there prevously.

Casual Listener

Im getting same problem. Repeat of already played songs in my DW



Today I had a song that is simply a remix of a song I already heard many times. 

What is your opinion on that ? Should remixes be considered as new songs ? 

Personnaly, I dont feel like this is a song that I discovered.

Casual Listener

I’m OK with remixes, mainly because: 1. They can be substantially different and 2. Remixed by other artists I might enjoy getting to know.

Also seems it would be very difficult to create an algorithm to avoid this. I wouldn’t want to risk loosing ‘covers’ of songs I might already have.