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[All Platforms] Customize Start Screen

This is not a new idea, but I haven't found any practical reply to it, so I think it needs to be repeated. I completely agree with Rennestein (screen capture below), we need to stop seeing irrelevant suggestions because it is annoying. Why can't it be possible to decide what we first see when we open Spotify on any device? (playlists, recently played, artists we're following, etc), and enjoy better our Spotify experience?
Please Spotify, let us have the home screen as we'd like. :)) Thank you!
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Updated on 2023-02-23

Hey folks,

We appreciate you sharing your feedback on the Community and showing your support to this idea.
We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
Update from the 23rd of Feb 2023:
A new feature was recently introduced in the mobile app which you may find interesting as it allows users to remove content recommendations from the subfeeds (Music and Podcasts & Shows) of their Home screen, thus expanding upon the current customization options and offering a improved, more personalized experience. You can find more info about it in the Status update here.

It sucks that I have no ability to remove a podcast I am no longer interested in from my home page. I used the linked instructions, but it only removed it 3 clicks deep on mobile, not from the most conspicuous place(s).


Currently ‘New Episodes’ sits towards the top of Home on the Spotify App.


I want to preface this with a thank you for your work on Podcasts, it’s incredibly useful. However there is one small kink, and that is the New Episodes section can often spoil the mood.


This is something which I actively try to avoid, with little success. For after seeing and interacting with these - even for a brief moment - the mood is ruined and instead we are looking at YouTube style thumbnails in a space viewing the same (frankly sometimes a little narcissistic and occasionally repulsive content found in some of the tiles - note, I have nothing against the good people making podcasts or this content when I am searching it out first hand, just those I am forced to view the face of and interact with every day which make my life a little worse when it’s not desired), rather than the more free space of pure intent found when viewing the rest of the music. I say this because it does not happen when just viewing the music, only the noise, business, and (sometimes) pollution of the New Episodes section - for those of us who do not wish to engage with ’hyper’ internet culture all the time, a redesign or way for us to get around this would be helpful. I hope that is fair to say and that you may understand. Sorry if that steps over a line.

One of Spotify’s best features has always been it’s minimal user interface and almost zen-like experience. Currently this threatens that.


As a compromise, I’m happy to avoid Home altogether however unfortunately the App will automatically browse there, at which point the damage is done. It’s also the best place to view recently viewed playlists. I propose a switch which can be enabled within settings to filter this section out or more thought by your Product team, if they desire, into the best option given this new user feedback (perhaps leading to the holding fast of keeping the section but having it collapsed by default.)



As it stands, it seems small but the experience is degraded to the point I have considered surveying alternatives - which I would prefer to avoid as all of my data is in Spotify and you’re generally very good. 




its annoying to have podcasts that idgaf about coming in my recommendations INCLUDING ONES I DONT FOLLOW and i tried ONCE AND THEY TURNED OUT TO BE BS

This sucks big time. I can only assume Spotify makes more money from podcasts than it does from music which is why it tries to push them on the home screens. Very annoying for a premium product I pay for.


Yes please! Most importantly: let users switch off the sound (even if I press the Mute button, the next time I open Spotify, it just starts playing the first suggested song again; very annoying if you accidentally open Spotify on your phone while your somewhere where you're not supposed to play music!).


The arrogance with which this new update has been introduced (and any comments from users who don't like it are muted/censored) is disgusting. I doubt any users were asked their opinion about it.


I received this new update and immediately rolled back with the help of Apkpure. I'm looking into alternative services as there are many with even better sound quality. Spotify is completely ignoring it's users. I'm out.


The music/podcast suggestion algorithm is designed to offer personalized recommendations based on what a user listens to at specific times during the day. The algorithm takes into account the user's listening habits during the morning commute, afternoon, workout sessions, and evening to identify patterns and preferences.

Using this data, the algorithm generates a list of recommended music and podcast content and brings them to the top of the user interface on a Spotify app.


There has been wide spread pushback to the updates to the mobile app UI. Allowing users to customize the home screen and add elements similar to the older UI would allow for dissatisfied users to make their desired changes. 


It is about time that the company starts giving users (and actually paying subscribers) some control over their subscription instead of shoving at them content they don't want.


My case is that my children (8 and 11) using my Spotify account because Spotify Kids is not available in my country. Basically due to wrong tagging they ended up on a **bleep**-BDSM very crude podcast because it was (and is still despite several notification to spotify) labelled as 'history' - and appears next to history for children programs. So basically, This BDSM podcast is the first thing showing up on my (PAID!) account. In addition, I have turned explicit content off - but the app is designed in such a perverse way that it is way easier to remove the explicit content filter than to instate it (try it yourself) - I believe this is a dark pattern made on purpose, not an oversight.

I think this is really appalling from a company that wishes to portray itself as user-friendly, child and privacy caring (reason why spotify kids was made - and is being charged almost twice the regular premium fee). Why are there no efficient parental controls by default (for instance AT LEAST A PASSWORD TO ENABLE EXPLICIT CONTENT) ?

A shame.





Dear Spotify, you just cured headache with lobotomy. This card interface is **bleep**in unusable. Although I appreciate the effort to do suggestions more tailored, what is this TikTok styled abomination? Doesn't my attention span deserve more than ONE **bleep**in thing at a time??