[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 2020-11-03

Hey folks,
We appreciate you coming to the Community, and adding your votes and comments 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.

Casual Listener

Why would you mark this as "Not Right Now"? Do you not have developers/interns that could potentially start working on this?


I really like the variety of Spotify and the UI for the most part, but recently I've been getting put off by it. I listened to one episode of a few different podcasts to see if I would like any and now I get notified whenever they release a new episode. I'm not going to listen to them but there they are stuck at the top of my home screen.


I want to get recommended more music I'm interested in and I don't really want to have to scroll through a bunch of garbage I'm not interested in.


This lack of customizations seems a bit lazy really, I just want to be able to hide some recommendations and favorite others so that the home screen can grow a little bit more instead of constantly feeding me things I don't care about and will never click.


Dudes please, your recommendations are terrible and makes people think /I/ am terrible. Heck, if I were to see the same suggestions blatant ads on someone's home page I'd think they are a terrible person, too.


I'm not a fake-D&D playing communist-endorsing, 9gag browsing mcelroy-fetishizing tumblrite. The communism especially is just severely insulting. You guys might as well recommend me some nazi podcasts while you're at it. wouldn't be that much different now would it.


please stop. I've never listened to a single second of podcasts and I'm, again, not ever going to. Over 3000 votes now, can we get some new feedback at least? Heck, even a hard 'NO' would be useful in this case. At least it'd be clear.

Casual Listener

I really not confortable to see the Creative lists. It hosts a lot of abuse list, some of them is about politics. I do not want to see it on the top of my screeen everyday. I am a paid user and I dont want this.

Casual Listener

@aloshka, take a look at bandcamp as well.  It's a great place for interacting with lesser known artists, if they have a presence there.


@rustybowow, do you know if there is a way to fix the default EQ in Tidal?  I want to control my own fluffy bass, thanks.


PLEASE allow users to customize the home / start screen to the app.


Similar to what others have indicated, I'd also like to hide irrelevant rows and programs or recommendations that appear on the home screen. I especially like to hide the podcast row; I keep getting a particular podcast recommended to me and the cover art is TRIGGERING and I'm forced to see it in the rotation of recommendations. At the very least set up something where I can hide/choose to not see the recommendation just like some apps allow with certain ads.


I just got a "Three years badge" after clicking the Vote button. Almost as an old user as this Live Idea.

All in all the clutter on the "screen" is awful. It's more or less like having a very good/shiny/expensive new phone with all the apps that the provider has thought you'd enjoy. Except that you can always uninstall all the bloatware on a phone, and then dig deeper and stop some (location, health monitoring, telemetry) also not so necessary stuff.

Well.. as long as we have payed to get rid of the " 3 songs - add - 3 songs" and the 3GB (I think) cap in the free version I assume we are entitled for some.. more into what we need stuff.

Not what you assume we need or like.

Agreed: some artists may pay to get this exposure. But why not balance things and disable some of the mess?

Like make it a cleaner/leaner/no-more-instagram-pintrest-like theme.



Dude I am so tired of seeing "Your Shows" at the top of my screen. On my app and on my appleplay in my car. I don't listen to podcasts on spotify. You want to show them? Fine, put them at the bottom of the damn screen so I can get to my actual music. So frustrating.


Should I spell it more for you to understand?

You clearly have an agenda here. Other topics with much more less upvotes isn't tagged as "not right now" like this topic has. 40 page of comments. 40.

I'll not renew my subscription if you keep ignoring this.


Everyone. Look. Let’s face the facts:

1. Spotify doesn’t care. No one from Spotify is reading or following this. 
2. Spotify can’t do this. Spotify is a sinking ship. They have yet to turn a profit, despite high subscriber numbers. They put all their chips in the podcast basket to turn a profit. 
3. The only way Spotify will listen is to f*ck with their money. In other words: stop bitching about it and just cancel. Move on. I did. I didn’t want to, but it was necessary. 
4. By the time they wake up it will be far too late. (See point 2). Just go ahead and leave. This ship is going down either way (lack of ability to turn a profit and failing to listen to their customers). 


tsbayne: you (as do many others on this thread!) make excellent points.


My concern is if I leave (which I am SO prepared to do,) what would be a decent replacement service, if not better?