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[All Platforms] Blocking podcasts shows

I have an unwanted podcast on my Spotify account.

I don't follow the podcast.

I didn't add the podcast.

I have no idea how it got there.

I'm not even interested in the content.

It tries to auto play this podcast occasionally when I'm caught up on my other podcasts.

I want it gone.

How can I do this?

If I can't do it myself, can I please get a support tech to delete it because it is a source of constant frustration and makes me just want to close the app and not use it.

Updated on 2023-10-02

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MihailY
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2023-09-20

Hello @IronMask75,

 

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

jnmessier31

I’d go a step further and request the option to switch off all non-music content all together to take the app back to a music only service. 

Claybot

can also make it so people who only want podcast to be able to block out music 

awhitedecember

Very much interested in the same idea. Let us block podcasts the way we can artists.

Mad88

How many votes you need? I pay for spotify premium, i should be able to choos freely what to listen or not without an idiotic algorithm that doesn't understand i don't like "brutto. un podcast bello" not even after a whole year i spent complaining about.

I get it, podcasters pay you more than me to broadcast their stuff, but damn this is terrible. I mean, you have that option for the music, why not for podcasts? Are they higher in status?

Forrest735

Perhaps it is harder to recommend non-offensive podcasts, but the algorithm or metrics Spotify uses to recommend podcasts occasionally recommends podcasts that subscribers find aggravating and offensive.  The real problem then kicks in.  Once the algorithm associates a podcast with a subscriber, it will never relent.  You see it as a recommendation day after day, week after week, month after month, often prominently near the top of the screen where you must scroll past it.  The problem is not a day or week of this.  It is the unrelenting repetition.  With me, it is recommending podcasts that I gave the lowest ratings to in order to try to stop the recommendations.  Now it has for weeks been sending me "Popular with listeners of xxx podcast" -- being the one I hate.  The item should really read "hated by listeners who also hate....."  

 

Let subscribers delete recommendations.  Also let subscribers opt out of recommendations all together or to opt for purely generic recommendations with no attempt to customize.

Luan
Status changed to: Good Suggestion

Updated on 2023-10-02

We're thrilled to see that your suggestion is rapidly gaining popularity and we're updating its status to Good Suggestion.

We hope that it will continue to gain support from more users. Thank you for your valuable contribution - we truly appreciate it!

For more details about how the Ideas Exchange works, please refer to here.

KKTK

People are asking to remove those podcasts form Spotify home screen already from year 2019! But Spotify just don't listen. Just pretend that they are interested and simulating work by changing statuses.
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Stop-showing-podcast-at-the-top-of-my-Home-page/m-p/4820261

 

I also don't follow the podcast! But, I counted - there are 7 rows of Spotify podcasts in Android Auto screen, till you reach first music mix. I suggesting to stop any subscriptions till they remove those podcasts.

Johanna12321

We’ve literally been asking for this for years Spotify please do this 😭

Forrest735

Now Spotify is recommending to me Nazi podcasts including a podcast on Adolf Hitler prominently displaying one of Hitler's official pictures used to advertise him during the Nazi era. Stop this insanity!  Shut down the AI that is doing this.  Spotify needs to let subscribers opt out of these podcast recommendations.    This is absolutely crazy.  It is bad business.  And it is not the decent thing to do. If you sow the wind and you will reap the whirlwind.