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Daily Drive using wrong city

Status: Not Right Now

I am using Spotify Premium on iOS and have set my concert location to Minneapolis, however, in the daily drive playlist all of the content that shows up is for Chicago. How can I get this fixed?

 

note; the concert location of Minneapolis has been set for over a few months. 

Hey folks,

Thank you for reporting this issue to us.

We just wanted to let you know that the right folks are looking into this.

We're not able to provide an exact timeline for a fix, but we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're on the latest version.

Thanks again!

Comments
Slangan

You do realize that is not in any way helpful right?

Bryson_W

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

iPhone

Operating System

iOS 13.2

 

My Question or Issue

Today for the first time, I noticed that The Daily Drive is adding news for a local city.  The issue, it is giving me news for a city I live over 400 miles away from and have no interest in hearing about.  Does anyone know how to either change the city within my Daily Drive feed or turn off the local news functionalilty?  It is beyond annoying to have to continually skip it and I can't find anywhere within my profile to make any adjustments.

hokieyogi

I'm having the same problem. I live in St. Louis and have been really enjoying My Daily Drive until is started automatically playing the Chicago news.  I'd rather get national/international news than information on a city where I don't live.  I wish there was a way to change this setting - I don't use the playlist anymore because it's so annoying.

hokieyogi

I'm having the same problem. I live in St. Louis and My Daily Drive is giving me Chicago information. It's highly annoying. 

Bryson_W
What's funny about St. Louis receiving a Chicago feed, I'm in Minneapolis
and receive the Chicago feed. I guess if you live in the middle of the
country you are automatically attached to Chicago? Doesn't seem like a
great model. I too am now unable to use this playlist because I don't need
recommendations or news for Chicago.
hokieyogi

Agreed. Just because we are in the midwest doesn't mean we want Chicago based news...

Kels_d

I have the same issue and find it incredibly frustrating. I really enjoyed the Daily Drive, which started with NPR and provided other national news and podcasts, until now recently. I seem to be linked to Chicago, but am based in Minneapolis and obviously have no desire to hear local Chicago news. Super annoying and offensive - as someone else said, Spotify is classifying the entire Midwest as as "Chicago." Boooo! Please fix asap. 

WFNB1

I give up!  Chicago news comes and goes - NO interest in Chicago news.  NPR comes and goes and moves around.  I loved this feature when I first tried it, but now it is nothing but frustration.  I give up!

bpantilat

I have this same problem on android. Located in Denver but get Dallas news in my Daily Drive. The first announcement track is now "music and local news" instead of "music for your commute". I took a look at the playlist that this announcement is in, "Your Daily Drive Local." This playlist only has 5 cities LA, Dallas, SF, Philadelphia, and Chicago. I think Spotify changed our daily drive to be local-based but since they don't yet offer the city we are located in, it defaulted to one of the 5.

 

Spotify please change your algorithm to give us a non-localized daily drive if we are not located in one of the supported 5 cities. 

Swforeman
Good observation. A national news feed would be much better than getting Dallas news in Denver. I just know that many of my VPN connections go to a Dallas server (and it’s related IP address). Let’s see if they even listen to us. Anyone there????