Help Wizard

Step 1


Remember podcast played filter setting

I would like a feature where when filtering a list of a podcast’s episodes, I can exclude played podcast (existing feature) AND then have my previously selected filtering setting be selected automatically when I go back to the same podcast episode list (new feature).
Apple’s Podcast app has this feature and makes it much easier to get to episodes I want to listen. I find this gap in functionality so annoying that I’m tempted to stop using  Spotify and start using Apple only.


Note that I found that someone else submitted this idea and it was closed because it was deemed a duplicate idea. However, the referenced duplicate idea is to solve a different issue.  Here is link to the idea that  was incorrectly closed in my view:


Also, here is a link to the community page where many people expressed their frustration with this gap in functionality:



Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2023-09-25

Hey @dan_gan,


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.




Hello @Lyubka ,

Apparently a few others have previously submitted this idea:


Could the votes for these other idea entries be added to the idea entry I created?


Many thanks,




I completely agree with the comments related to this idea. And I'm pretty sure the filter settings used to save permanently for me and just recently went away. It is very frustrating to have to go into every podcast, every time I open up Spotify, and change these settings so I can easily get to the episodes I have not yet listened to. How many votes does it take for Spotify to actually care about the opinions of their subscribers?


I absolutely agree.

I completely miss this feature