How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

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How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

sawdin
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I apologize if this has been answered before, but how can I "seed" a radio station with individual tracks and/or artists?  It seems the only way to customize a radio station is to use the thumbs up or thumbs down option.  Customization would be much quicker, and more precise, if one could add individual tracks.  Is this possible?  If not, what "workarounds" are available?

 

To my mind, creating a playlist is different, as when I play a playlist, I will only hear songs that are already on the playlist.  I want to discover new music, and the best way to do this seems to be starting with a customizable station that can be seeded with individual tracks and artists.

 

TIA!

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Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

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Hi,

 

This feature currently isn't available in Spotify Radio, but it's a good idea! It's somewhat similar to this idea, which you can add kudos to and leave a comment to register your idea with the developers.

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Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

sawdin
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Think I may have found a "workaround" to this...

One of the main complaints w/ Spotify is its lack of a "Pandora-Like" Radio option.  However, if you seed a playlist with specific songs and then start the Playlist, a "Start Radio" button appears- VIOLA, problem solved!  Seems to work...

Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

Peter__
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It will work, but if you add more tracks to that playlist after starting radio the first time - reports have it the radio station created won't take into account the new tracks.

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Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

sawdin
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Thanks...I noticed when I used the thumbs up or down while the radio was playing, I received a message that the radio was being updated.  However, that is quite different than the station being "updated" when adding songs to the playlist.  I'll start a new playlist with one Americana song, start the radio and play a few songs.  Then I'll stop the radio, add some electronica to the playlist and then restart the radio to see if the added electronica tracks were incorporated into the station.

 

Unbelievable that Spotify hasn't implemented a simple solution long ago...

Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

sawdin
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It will update! It may take about 5 minutes, but it will update!

 

Now, how in heck do I delete the "test" station that I created???  I've heard that you cannot deleted a station once it is created, which is utterly ridiculous! 

Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

sawdin
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The other problem, and it is a MAJOR PROBLEM, for Sonos users is that fact that there isn't a "Start Radio" option linked to the Playlists in Sonos!!!  Again, unbelievable that this issue hasn't been rectified when people have been clamoring for a fix for years. 

Re: How do I seed a radio station with incividual tracks and/or artists

Peter__
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There isn't radio on any partner devices unfortunately, it't not just Sonos. Wondering if it will ever be fixed now Spotify Connect is a thing.

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