[Mobile][Other] Remove or manage “Your top podcasts” from mobile home screen

On the mobile app Home screen, “Your top podcasts” isn’t reflecting my most frequently used podcasts. It contains podcasts that I haven’t listened to recently, and yet it omits at least one of the podcasts to which I have listened recently.

 

How is Spotify defining “Top” podcasts?

 

Regardless of this definition, I want to manage which podcasts are displayed on my home screen.

 

Several users have provided feedback on this — and in particular, some users have unwittingly shared explicit podcasts with young children or family members. These people cannot dismiss/forget these podcasts from their home screen. Inappropriate and embarrassing. 

 

Allow Spotify users to manage which podcasts appear on “Your top podcasts.” 

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Updated on 2019-07-19

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Casual Listener

For example, this user has one login that they use to play music for both themselves and their kids — and the podcasts that appear on the “top podcasts” aren’t appropriate for kids. 

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/iOS-iPhone-iPad/Removing-Top-Podcasts-from-home-screen/m-p/4631135

 

And the users in these threads report that they have podcasts they don’t want to share with young family members.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Remove-Top-Podcasts-From-Home-Screen/m-p/4668235

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Android/Android-remove-Your-top-podcasts-from-Home-screen/m-p/46633...

 

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Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2019-07-19

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Casual Listener

Yes. Please allow me to remove things that irritate me from the home screen. I pay for the service, I should decide what I want to see. Do it now!

Casual Listener

I just want the option to remove podcasts entirely. I use spotify for music and other apps for podcasts. I hate that they have taken over my homescreen.

Newbie

I listened to about 10% of one episode of a podcast. Now it is listed as the first of my top podcasts.

 

I. Want. To. Make. It. Go. Away.

Newbie

I personally never, ever listen to anything but music. Definitely no podcast by anyone. However, naive to believe that it will be removed from my home screen. Given the placement on screen and questionable content, the Top Podcasts section has all of the hallmark signs of a paid, promoted content. As such, nobody cares what users think. 

Casual Listener

I really want an option where it can turn off any podcast suggestions on my spotify mobile app, because i only use the app to listen at music, and i'm really not interested at all on any podcast at all.

 

I hope you could listen this humble request

Newbie

Please action this!!!!! Hate top podcasts it’s immediately visible I have stuff cropping up in there that is totally private to me and would be mortifying if friends / kids were to see it. The very nature of this app is it is social and you may allow friends etc to access your phone to select music on Spotify when in a social setting. Additionally it doesn’t work well anyway since there’s stuff in there I haven’t listened to in months and zero reflection of stuff I am currently listening to. Not giving users any control over what appears in their dashboard feeds based on their activity is actually a privacy issue and you need to fix it. 

Casual Listener

Should be really easy. Just add a switch to settings for turning podcasts on/off on the home tab. Similar to canvas control. 

Really easy, I guess few days development and testing. Unless there's a hidden anti user motive no to do so...

Visitor
  • i agree with all the above user comments. Personally, I listen to a mix of music and podcasts. I like to check out new podcasts and unfortunately, many of them I turn off withIn ten minutes. It’s upsetting these podcasts are the same ones Listed on my top podcast list. It’s even more frustrating I can’t delete. Spotify is feeling less of a personalized service. I don’t like others curating my listening preferences. please add the option to delete my own lists and manage my top podcasts.