How to change the country specific recommendations


How to change the country specific recommendations

Casual Listener

Ok, so I am English but live in Portugal, currently using Spotify free.


Spotify seems to think thatbecause I live in Portugal I want playlist recommendations, elbums, discover etc of the Portugeuse market.


I don't.  I want English recommendations,as do the millions of other English users that live in countries outside thier home country.


Is it possible to change this?


The one good thing is that all of the crapy Portuguese advertising is totallyt wasted on me.


Also why won't the darn thing remember my log in details every time I log out? (I just use the Windows 8.1 app.








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Re: How to change the country specific recommendations


Hey there folks,


We really appreciate taking the time to post about this here in the Community!


The best way for us to gather your feedback about country-specific content is via the Idea Exchange. Keep in mind that the following ideas have already been posted:

As this thread is a bit older with lots of different feedback in one place, we’re going to lock it for now. Please leave your comments and add your +VOTE to support the respective idea threads above instead.


You can find more about how your feedback reaches Spotify in this Spotify Answer.


Hope this helps clarify things! Don't hesitate to give us a shout if there's anything else - we'll be happy to lend a hand.


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Re: How to change the country specific recommendations

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It should definitely remember your login details, have you selected the "remember me" option on the login screen?

As for recommendations, unfortunately Browse and Discover (as well as advertising) are based on your IP address and there is no way to change that I'm afraid unless you want to use a proxy or VPN.

You can however select the country on the Top Lists tab if you like.

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Re: How to change the country specific recommendations

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Hi Peter thanks for the response.


Yes i did set remember me.


I have seen on the forums that quite a number of people seem to have this problem and verious people suggest different fixes, but still it doesn't remember me.


I guess the other issue is solved by using my VPN.





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I'd like to chime in with my frustration with a similar situation. I'm in Finland and they recently started making their own playlists over here. As much as I love Finnish music (?) I really don't want it mixed up in my mood playlists etc. Before Finland got their own playlists I saw mainly lists by Spotify_UK and I'd like to go back to that. Surely there should be an opt-out option (for premium users at least?) for country-specific playlists? I can't believe that the number of people using Spotify outside their own country is so minuscule that this never occurred to anyone. I appreciate the fact that licencing, but since I can still find the good old Spotify_UK playlists (if I just dig deep enough) this should not be an issue apart from isolated tracks.


All I want is to opt out of Spotify Suomi playlists populating my browse view.

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I'm in a similar situation here. I live in Uruguay, and most of my recomendations are latin artists. I HATE LATIN MUSIC. I never listen any of them, but they keep showing up everywhere. I need to have a way to specify what I like and what I don't, that's not necesarily based on my location.

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i don`t like latin music... and thats the only thing it shows on my suggestions... 


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Yep. Same here. I had international playlists before I started my subscription and had to specify my country of residence. Now I get mainly Spanish pop, which makes me want to drink oven cleaner.
I understand rights restrictions. However, I've found no limitations on the music I can search for. Now that I'm paying for spotify I would really like my browse section to show the sort of playlists I had when I was using it for free. Please fix.

How to change the country recommendations

Casual Listener

Cannot believe Spotify still has this issue. If we cannot change country suggestions it becomes almost useless and the potencial of the App gets considerably reduced. It becomes more like a Music search site instead, where I can search and save whatever I like. But the random and recommendations area gets banned. I am sure many many people would like to have on sight their homeland suggestions while abroad,.. or just would like to hear different music from those of their own country. Same thing is for search suggestions and discoveries...  Please fix.

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I want to listen to German music, and instead I get only Brazilian on my Browse page, really disappointing.

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I live in Austria and get only german music recommendations but listen to most playlist from UK, Sweden or US.


Pretty annoying the smuggeling in german music.