[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 2018-07-18

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

Comments
Regular

This is a fantastic idea!! 

If I listen to a soundtrack, I might not want to see it suggested to me for weeks on end.

If a friend suggested an album, but it's not really my taste, I don't want it to be continually suggested. 

If Spotify decides to create new playlists, and its not something I want to listen to, I want the ability to remove it from my Home page so I can get more suggestions of music I am interested in.

I specifically do not like seeing political pushes on my Home page (yes, I am specifically talking about the Black Lives Matter playlist and Black Music Matters section). You should see from your algorithm that I listen to Country music, and do not endorse being suggested to listen to "F*** the Police". The least you can do is give me control over the playlists that appear on my homepage. If not, my family music subscription will find a new platform.

Visitor

Yes custom home page please. 

Newbie

The BLM and LGBT playlists need to be optional. When I sit down to relax at night it's the last thing I want to be reminded of having had a full day of it. If Spotify really must include this stuff please give us the option of hiding it - this solution could do that. I've cancelled Premium for now because I've seen quite enough, but if this is implemented I'd be happy to reinstate.

Roadie

Off the bat, if the recommendation system makes recommendations that stick out like that, it is fundamentally broken too. I find the Spotify recommendation algorithm to work pretty well most of the time, which is why certain recommendations showing up in my feed immediately caught my attention. I am more than willing to pay for the accurate recommendation system. I am not willing to put up with a service that broke itself, let alone one that did so for the whimsical reason of pushing political ideals. No thanks. Just my tunes, please.

Roadie

The ability to customise the start screen is only a win-win. It would greatly improve an already pretty good recommendation algorithm, because users can tell you directly and immediately what their preferences are. That is invaluable data that your users paid for, so all you need to do is use your heads and enable this functionality. It would also help a great deal with unsolicited content, which are poor recommendations based on user profiles, that Spotify decided to push in order to make a political point. We, as your paying users, are not primarily interested in politics. We are more interested in a musical streaming service and how it can be improved. Leave politics at the door and focus on your fundamentals. 

Music Fan

Okay, the fact there is so many duplicates of the same idea that all get lead to here, says what? That over the past 3 or so years Spotify still has done nothing to bring this idea to fruition. They will take our money, let us post ideas, but do they deliver on the most demanding feedback we ask for. Nope! No customizable home page, no Spotify mini-mode, nothing. This is why I gave up on Spotify there just as bas a Sony, they have there own agenda and don't really care about customer feedback. just look at all the feedback post that have been laying round for years in here, and all there do is get re-routed to another. This company needs a new leader, someone that puts customers care first and listens to feedback; Spotify obviously doesn't. It doesn't take 3+ years to make a custom home page, that takes about 12 hours of coding or less. so I rest my case.

Visitor

**bleep**, This is great someone spoke up! I have to agree whole heartedly, we really need this feature and Spotify is not the type of company that jumps on customers feedback. I have been with Spotify for a long long time and even feedback post back then still have not come to the app. So I really have to agree with @lovefire, they have a strong valid point. It really doesn't take that long to implement an idea to the app, it more whether the company really wants to. Personally, I think they get too much money to advertise politics and campaigns on the home page to put thoughts into our heads. Part of the reason they probably won't allow us to customize our home page they way we would like. sorry everyone... its all about money these days. 

Visitor

God, I couldn’t agree more. Sad to see this is barely even acknowledged, it feels like what should be BASIC functionality for a damned home screen. I don’t care about “80’s Movies Soundtrack” why even is it shown to me on my home screen? There is literally NOTHING in my library that resembles that. “Easy listening tops” and, oh my god the amount of unnecessary trash on the home screen is unreal. SPOTIFY ORIGINAL PODCASTS and “HAPPY”. 

 

What the frick is “HAPPY” supposed to be? What if I’m not feeling an upbeat playlist? And if I am, don’t you worry none, I will TELL YOU that’s what I want to listen to. I know where the playlists are.

 

I know how to browse your app, Spotify, I already PAY to not get advertisements thrown in my face, thanks.