Blend Beta Playlist Feedback

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Blend Beta Playlist Feedback

emilyward749
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Plan

Premium

Country

United States

Device

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Operating System

iOS 14.5

 

My Question or Issue:

Really excited about the new Blend playlist beta, however I noticed an error with some of the music that it's including in the blend between me and my friend.  It added a number of songs to the playlist that are songs I use in my "Sleep Scores" playlist, however I only ever exclusively listen to that specific playlist on a "Private Session" as to not mess with my listening data.  I never see these songs in any other of the "Made For You" Spotify-generated playlists I listen to (like my Daily Drive, or my mixes; and my Release Radar/Discover Weekly playlists never recommend songs related to the songs in my Sleep Scores playlist).

 

Therefore, it looks to me like the Blend playlist might be pulling in data from the Private Sessions, which I don't think it's supposed to be doing.  I know this feature is still in Beta which is why I wanted to provide this feedback so your team can investigate as you work on this feature.  Happy to share any additional information about this. 

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Alex
Moderator
Moderator

Hey @emilyward749,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community and for sharing your troubleshooting!

 

We've passed this info on to the relevant team at Spotify 🙂

 

Since the feature is still in beta testing there will be further development until the official release.

 

Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

 

 

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hmthws
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I just wanted a bit more information on the new Spotify Blends that came out for Spotify. I really like this new feature and I think Spotify has done a really good job with it 🙂

 

However, I have a really wide taste in music and I listen to Bollywood music which I know my friends will not like. I notice that a lot of Bollywood music appeared in my Spotify Blends even though I have other music in common with my friends that could appear instead. I wanted to know if there is a way to remove a song from a Blend so that both of us will not see it in our Blends anymore? 

 

In the mobile version, I 'hid' the song in all of the playlists but that only worked to hide the song from my own playlist. I noticed that after hiding the song, one of my blends updated to remove the songs that I hid and replaced it with songs that were not in the same genre. I liked this feature where it's basically learning from my feedback but I noticed that only 1/3 of my Blends did this and I would like this to happen to all of them. Is there a way to trigger this update? Also, can I be assured that if I hide Bollywood songs from the Blend, then it will prevent songs of that genre from appearing again in the Blend?

 

Thanks!

ArjoEmrys
Visitor

Plan

Premium

Country

India

Device

Oppo A9 2020

Operating System

Android 10

My Feedback:

The blend feature is really cool one and I loved trying it out... but I have something to say on the similar lines... There are a lot of music which maybe personal for me or I'd not like to share them on my blend... as such, giving the user a choice to maybe remove those songs or something similar would be really nice... looking forward to the future updates 🙂

lowercase28
Casual Listener

Another blends feedback topic -

 

When looking at the playlist on the desktop app, you can't see which user profile the song came from, whereas in the mobile app it shows the user's pictures beside the song so you know which user the song related to. Pics uploaded for reference. Also would love the ability to change the playlist cover photo to personalize it!

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Jeremy
Moderator
Moderator

Hi there folks,

 

Thank you for your posts here in the Community 🙂

 

There's currently no integration in Blends to remove songs, see which user the songs come from and to change the cover photo, but this is useful feedback and we'll make sure to pass it along.

 

Let us know if we can help you with anything else.

 

Take care!

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Alex
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Hey @lowercase28,

 

we've passed on this bit of feedback as well. Thanks for reaching out and sharing your thoughts on this Beta feature! We'll be using all this feedback to make Blend better over time 🙂

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