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How can I make spotify ignore songs I've listened to when it makes recommendations?

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I sometimes (less than 1% of the time) listen to classical music and as a result Spotify has started putting new classical tracks in my New Release playlist. Is there a way to stop this - having a second account or switching off a specific type of music? It's really jarring!

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Hi @Msarcher

 

You can switch on Private Session everytime you listen to classical music.

That way it won't influence your recommendations e.g. Release Radar. 

 

On mobile:

  • Tap Home 
  • Tap Settings 
  • Under Social, switch on Private Session.
  • Repeat the steps to end the Private Session. 

Note: The Private Session ends automatically when you restart Spotify, or after a long period of inactivity

 

 

On desktop:

  • Click  in the top right corner of the app.
  • Select Private Session. A padlock on your profile picture indicates a private session is active.
  • Repeat the steps to end the Private Session.

Note: The Private Session ends automatically when you restart Spotify, or after a long period of inactivity.

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Hi @Msarcher

 

No problem, I'm glad everything worked out for you! 

 

If you need anything else, feel free to ask. 

Emilia_8Rock Star 9
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Hi @Msarcher

 

You can switch on Private Session everytime you listen to classical music.

That way it won't influence your recommendations e.g. Release Radar. 

 

On mobile:

  • Tap Home 
  • Tap Settings 
  • Under Social, switch on Private Session.
  • Repeat the steps to end the Private Session. 

Note: The Private Session ends automatically when you restart Spotify, or after a long period of inactivity

 

 

On desktop:

  • Click  in the top right corner of the app.
  • Select Private Session. A padlock on your profile picture indicates a private session is active.
  • Repeat the steps to end the Private Session.

Note: The Private Session ends automatically when you restart Spotify, or after a long period of inactivity.

Emilia_8Rock Star 9
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Brilliant, thank you Emilia! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Re: How can I make spotify ignore songs I've listened to when it makes recommendations?

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Hi @Msarcher

 

No problem, I'm glad everything worked out for you! 

 

If you need anything else, feel free to ask. 

Emilia_8Rock Star 9
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Newbie

Is there any other way to ignore certain songs/playlists if I don't want to turn on private mode every time?

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Also interested in this because my kid listens to kid music on my google home using my spotify account, so there's no real way to enter private mode from google home.

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Same. I have a specific playlist I listen to to help me focus, almost every day for work. I would like to be able to just ignore everything in the playlist from the recommendations algorithm. Or do it track by track. 

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