Songs displaying in the wrong language

Songs displaying in the wrong language

Hi, I listen to lots of Japanese songs and they display in katakana (japanese characters). I can't read Japanese. There were some times that I could access the song/artist in romaji (english letters) so I would rather have that. Is there an option or a way to access the song/artist in english only? The songs that I add to my playlist when I can see the english version stay in english. When listening to it on my laptop/phone, the web player shows it in japanese.Screenshot_31.png






(iPhone X, Windows 10 laptop)

Operating System

(iOS 13, Windows 10)


My Question or Issue

Is there a way to get the songs to display in English instead of Japanese?Screenshot_32.png

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Hi there @jackdaguy,

thanks for reaching out to the community !


Please keep in mind that Spotify uploads tracks information as they receive it. 

Therefore, changing it isn't possible.


Hope this sheds some light.

Please let me know if you have any further questions 🙂

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A bit late, but i am pretty much on the same boat as you. I listen to a lot of Japanese songs and was looking for a solution to change it back to romanji. I miss those days. Seems unfortunate that it is beyond Spotify's control.

Hey @shadow801,


Thanks for posting here in the Community 🙂


We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us as we always strive to improve our app the experience with it. We'll make sure to pass it on to the right team.


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