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Hidden songs still play from playlist

01weezy10

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Premium family 

Country

US

Device

iPhone 11 Pro

Operating System

iOS 14.2 

 

My Question or Issue

Hidden songs in my playlist are still playing on shuffle and regular play. The songs grey out as if hidden but doesn’t change anything. Same issue on my wife’s iPhone X.

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Eni

Hey @01weezy10

 

Thanks for getting back in touch. 

 

Currently, when you hide a song on a specific device (in this case on your phone) it won't sync on another devices (speakers, PC, etc.).

 

On the screenshot you sent we can see that the songs are hidden on your phone's playlist, but you're streaming on a external device that's why they still play there. 

 

If you would like to have the feature @Mihail mentioned, you can vote on the idea he sent before. 

 

If you have any questions, just let us know 🙂

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Mihail

Hey @01weezy10,

 

Thanks for searching for the answer you need here and welcome to the Community.

 

Keep in mind that the Hide this song feature is playlist and device specific. This means that it affects only that specific playlist on the device you activate it on. It will still come up on other devices and playlists, such as Daily Mixes and Radios, as these constantly get new iterations that count as separate playlists. 

 

If you would like the option to synch between playlists and accounts, you can up-vote this idea. We'll inform on any developments there, as soon  as there are any. So make sure to subscribe, if you haven't already. 

 

Hope you find this useful. Keep us posted if you have any questions.

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01weezy10

Hi @Mihail,

 

Thanks for your response. I’m not sure if you were suggesting this might be the issue I’m seeing but we have hidden the song on our own playlists on each of our devices separately and the song still plays in that specific playlist (not daily mixes or others). As you can see from the screenshot Spotify is playing a currently hidden song (those which are slightly grayed out). I mentioned my wife was having the issue to illustrate it may not be an isolated issue. Thanks!

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Eni

Hey @01weezy10

 

Thanks for getting back in touch. 

 

Currently, when you hide a song on a specific device (in this case on your phone) it won't sync on another devices (speakers, PC, etc.).

 

On the screenshot you sent we can see that the songs are hidden on your phone's playlist, but you're streaming on a external device that's why they still play there. 

 

If you would like to have the feature @Mihail mentioned, you can vote on the idea he sent before. 

 

If you have any questions, just let us know 🙂

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01weezy10

Hi Eni,

 

Thanks for the clarification, I didn’t realize that playing it on my speakers from my phone was considered syncing. Would this also happen with Airplay or a Bluetooth speaker?

Eni

Hey again @01weezy10

 

Thanks for your quick reply. 

 

This happens whenever you use Spotify Connect to play on a different device, so if you're playing Spotify from your phone to your speaker through Connect, the hidden songs on your phone will be played.

 

However, this shouldn't happen when using AirPlay or Bluetooth, as the content is being played directly from your phone.

 

We hope this clears things up. If you have further questions, give us a shout.

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rvotto

A user hides a song from his/her playlist because don’t want to listen to the song, but when the user streams their playlist to another device still plays the hidden song?!
It is just me or this seams to be a useless function?

The advantage of Spotify has always been the idea of having the same setting on multiple devices - why the change now? Furthermore, in my case, 95% of the time I am steaming to other devices. 
Anyone else have any comments?

Ivan

Hey @rvotto

 

Thanks for posting on the Community about this.

 

At this point we can confirm that the app behavior you describe is expected. The Connect feature doesn't basically involve any actual audio data transfer, it just tells a device it should play a song or playlist from the Spotify database.

 

Different devices support different Spotify features and most Connect-enabled devices don't support the hidden tracks, which is a Spotify app-only feature. So a speaker for example only knows it needs to play this particular playlist, but isn't programmed to be able to see if there're any hidden tracks on that playlist, as this is currently only stored as data on the phone itself - something that the speaker doesn't access besides to update playback status.

 

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any questions. 

Meilcowski

So if that is true, then why is the daily mix playlists generated with hidden songs in it, day after day. If the daily playlists didn’t have those songs at all, then I wouldn’t have to know the diff between Spotify connect and airplay. 

Demetriusd

when you hide a song on a specific device in this case on your phone it won't sync on another devices speakers, PC, etc. On the screenshot you sent we can see that the songs are hidden on your phone's playlist, but you're streaming on a external device that's why they still play there.

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