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[Podcasts] Search / Filter Podcasts by Language

Would like to see the possibility to filter podcasts on language. This makes it easier to spot (in my case) non-English podcasts.

Updated on 2020-03-05

Hey folks,

We appreciate you coming to the Community, and adding your votes and comments to this idea.
We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement.

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
Thanks

Comments
ivansosa20

NOT RIGHT NOW?????? When so many users paying you every month ask for this??? Apple Music here i come

igneshto

This should definitely be "YES RIGHT NOW".

Also search by country would be awesome.

 

Basically, all types of filters would be appreciated cause it makes it easier to navigate and find new stuff to listen to.

andrewjrhill

This feature is an important step towards improving accessibility on your platform. We live in a constantly changing globalised society where the vast majority of users actually speak something other than English as a first language, or live in a country different from where they were born. 

Elindor

Well, okay, it's set to "Not right now", then for me, "right now", the podcast section as a whole is useless 🙂

 

mc123456

"We're setting this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement."

 

That is too bad, as the podcast suggestions are currently completely useless. And fixing it shouldn't be too complicated, since English recommendations are already being produced for listeners with a US or UK account.

 

Listening to more podcasts does NOT improve the recommendations AT ALL: even after listening to English podcasts exclusively for years, all my recommendations are in German.

 

So, I suppose we'll all just continue Googling for interesting podcasts and hope Spotify fixes this soon.

belvar

This should be on priority as for now there is no way to browse podcast for languages not supported by spotify. The only way to find a podcast in a language that doesn't have a spotify localization is by searching for the podcats directly. This make podcast in smaller languages invisible.

kleinms

This is really unfortunate.

It's kind of stupid to present content based on the residence country in 2020, considering that the amount of people living abroad (and not mastering the language) is massive.

Effort to implement is minimal and would make the platform much more inclusive.

Most of the music stream platforms nowadays are extremely similar, so the advantage is define on the small things. For me, setting the feature as "not right now" is enough reason to look for more inclusive alternatives.

Oxaetius

Hey Spotify, @Melody,

Based on all the recent comments, would it be possible to reconsider the status of this idea?
I truly believe this will benefit all the consumer we are, and of course to Spotify as a company.

1156625017

Yes please. I live in Sweden but don't speak Swedish, all my podcast recommendations are Swedish language, not useful.

BritPopZgz

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Spanish living in the USA. All the podcasts  I listen to are in Spanish from Spain. So all the suggestions are useless. Not just the podcasts, also when I am looking for Spanish music and I get Mexican suggestions. Apart from language there is Mexican, Colombian, Dominican, Argentinian, Peruvian, ............... podcasts and music. It is not acceptable if Spotify wants to have excellence standards and lead.