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[Mobile] Option to disable podcast video on wifi

Status: New Suggestion

Whenever I'm listening to a podcast that supports video and I open the spotify mobile app there's a stutter/freeze in the audio. Depending on what the video quality is set to, the stutter can range from about a second to over 5 seconds. It happens virtually every time I open the app on Wifi and it's very annoying and distracting, especially for a feature I would have disabled even if I didn't have this issue. I have the video set to disabled when using data, but the stutter exists on Wifi. 

I think that a feature should be added to disable video in podcasts entirely regardless of if the user is using Wifi or Mobile data. The user should have the choice if they wish to see any video on Spotify and not be constrained to only disabling it on mobile data.

Updated on 2023-01-18

Hello @Deadpool465,

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes. 

 

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Cheers!

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OscarDC
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2023-01-18

Hello @Deadpool465,

Thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes. 

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

basfellinger

It would be very nice if this feature can be added also for another reason as mentioned.  I have a family subscription and my children are glued to their screen with since the existence of video podcasts in Spotify.

 

We love the idea that we all can listen to our favourite music or podcast at the same time, so I really hope that this feature will be available soon. 

Petro86

It's not just about content and bandwidth.  Video also takes processor power and drains the battery faster.  Honestly can't understand why this option was not available from the beginning.