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[All Platforms][Podcasts] Option to disable or hide podcasts entirely

I don't listen to podcasts and don't intend to. But it currently takes up valuable space in both the Spotify mobile app and also in Android Auto. It's annoying having to see podcasts all the time when I don't care for them and don't want to see them.


Is it not reasonable to just have a toggle to show podcasts or not?

Updated on 2023-10-13

Hey everyone,


Thanks for coming to the Idea Exchange and for bringing us your continual feedback. We also think this is a great idea and that there's an opportunity to make it happen, so we're looking into it further.


We'll post here when we have an update - Stay tuned!


There is a podcast called "SOY DE GEMIR FUERTE" by ELO Podcast, which if you know spanish, you'll know it's a very inappropiate name. Even worse, the image of that podcast is literally pornography. It keeps popping up everywhere, in my home feed, when I search for a song that has nothing to do with the podcast, etc. It's not only annoying but I fear for my minor siblings and family to use my spotify and find that. I can't believe spotify let these podcast have such an inappropiate image and even worse, recomend it to everyone everywhere without the option to block it. Please fix this.


I literally registered to the community only to express my highly dissatisfaction about those damn podcasts both in the Android and in Windows apps. I don't want any @#$% podcasts! I'm only interested in listening to the music. I couldn't care less about those miserable podcasts! They are nothing but a pain in the @$$. If you raeally want to, please spam non-premium users with those but at least give premium ones possibility to hide them! I BEG YOU! ;((((



As a paying user, this is infuriating seeing constant recommendations for podcasts I absolutely do not care about (I do not care about any podcasts. some have also been offensive) and cluttering my page where I'm trying to find new music.



Please.  We have been begging for this since podcasts were added. The same goes for audiobooks. They should be separate queue than music (one of the primary reasons I use different apps is so I can keep my place in different things) and should have the option to disable suggestions on the home page. I will never use Spotify for podcasts or audiobooks. They are free and accessible elsewhere with better interfaces that don't advertise irrelevant things to me, even after I pay them a fee. Half of my homepage is stuff I will never engage with. I'm sure the people promoting their audiobooks aren't thrilled they're wasting advertising dollars on me either.


While we currently have separate music and podcast&shows tabs, once click for music tab, it just change to vertical card view without podcasts.  The thing is card view is difficult to navigate.


Why don't music tab acts like default page without podcasts?


Totally agreed that TAB,  the way it is implemented is NOT the solution. I like to see a more permanent setting that TOTALLY suppress Podcasts and Audiobook even when I start Spotify.  Of course others can tune it then differently. This on all platforms I use iPad, Andriod, PC. The last  is still my main platform working with music. 

But as Spotify simple doesn't seem to listen or have an non-existing customer experience Team.... Not going to happen in my life time. Oh Yeah, rumour has it that Hifi Music quality comes in 3023 😉 Hence not in my life time either.


Yeah there should be a feature like"remove this podcast". (I accidentally clicked on a podcast and it played for like 2s and now it is displayed on top of my homepage everytime i open the app). 


The user should be able to select and remove the required podcast from the homepage. I pay for music atleast this feature should be there. It'll enhance the UX.


Exactly what shukudai said:

"While we currently have separate music and podcast&shows tabs, once click for music tab, it just change to vertical card view without podcasts.  The thing is card view is difficult to navigate.


Why don't music tab acts like default page without podcasts?"


Sorry, don't know how to quote. But exactly this. IMO, this user interface is only made to troll us. Like super trolling. This toggle thing makes absolutely no sense!!


Exactly: I just want to tap the "music" filter and see the podcast stuff disappear. I don't want a special view with giant cards that offers less music than I can see on the default view, I just want podcasts to go away.


Just like Deezer has been doing for ages.