[Mobile] Bring back Thumbs up/down in radio

Spotify took away the thumbs up and down options on radio stations. Does that make you as mad as I am. I spent dozen of hours optimizing all my radio stations and now they are useless as Spotify basically plays whatever they want to play on them. It's become just like one of their own playlist. Gone all my beautiful radio stations. 

 

I chatted with customer support and here is what they said:

"Sorry to hear you're missing your thumbs up and down Radio, and I can see backstage this is due to the recent Spotify update. We're always testing things by adding or removing features to make Spotify better overall."

 

If you are dissatisfied, help get this feature back by liking this post. 

 

Thanks! 

 

 

Updated on 2019-02-12

Hi! Thanks for the feedback!

Marked as new idea :)

Changed the title slightly to make it easier to find


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Comments
Basisto
Newbie

Let's make radio great again :raised_fist:

VanJoan
Casual Listener

OK, the thumbs up and thumbs down feature has been removed on my spotify stations for the last two weeks. Goodbye folks. That's it. I'm cancelling my subscription to Spotify. 

It was nice while it lasted. 

Cheers!

joshjunkmail
Newbie

Whoah what a seriously stupid idea. Removing the voting on each song?

 

I just subbed this month.. but I'm going back to Google Play if i can't vote on my own music! wth.

andreas_ae
Regular

Just adding that they are also missing in the desktop app OSX, Spotify v. 1.1.0.237.g378f6f25. In autogen and usergen radio stations.

I enjoyed using them, but never really got the perfect radio station and I tended to cycle different radio stations or make a new one to see if algo would produce something interesting.

andreas_ae
Regular

Can confirm that playlist radio still has the thumbs. Seems random. This could incur insecurities about the value of the effort the users put into refining (playlist) radio stations. But I guess it is a global insecurity with a ever-experimenting software dev process. We must trust in Ideas Exchange to provide a voise to the thumbing-happy users ; )

cypa
Regular

Already upvoted, but just commenting to voice my support for this. Aside from the library itself, the old Radio function is the best feature of the app. Please bring back thumbs up/thumbs down. 

mumcakes
Newbie

My desktop version still has the thumbs buttons, but the app on my phone does not. Perhaps my desktop version needs to update?

 

Anyway, if they do bring it back, they should also allow us to unclick a thumbs up or down in the event we like a song at first and then realize it sucks. But that's another topic...

y1m1od-f_hlh
Casual Listener

Take away the up and down votes for radio.  Move the repeat button.  What the heck!!!  Are they intentionally trying to make the program harder to use?! :(

kellienewton
Newbie

Totally agree! the new "radio" stations (playlists) are TERRIBLE. I often turn them off with disgust now. Just waiting a little longer to see if Spotify returns the like/dislke before I let go of my family premium plan and hop on over to Apple Music where the like/dislke function is still enabled on their radio... Sheesh, Spotify! way to completely **bleep** off loyal paying customers!

Acrobot
Newbie

Seriously, this was my #1 used feature — music tailored to my tastes. This is backwards!