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New Home Feed Interface?

New Home Feed Interface?

Sorry but this new "tiktok-like" interface is so ugly. Spotify needs to realise that a familiar design on one app absolutely doesn't work for others. It doesn't "promote discovery" and honestly just makes me feel less inclined to scroll through hundreds of what looks like Stories to find new music. It's an absolute eyesore and an assault on the ears to scroll through.

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This is the crux of the (several) issues with the update. There should never be an autoplay feature which cannot be disabled in a fee-for-service app. The tik tok style autoplay *with audio* began playing while I sat in the back of a courtroom trying to add songs to my queue for my drive back to my office. It appears you can mute the autoplay audio, yet that mute button is a temporary fix, as it was again unmuted the next day. If the goal is grab the attention of drooling low attention span kiddos, more power to you, but if it's to actually attract people who have cash to spend to the app then good ****ing luck.

I’ve been a paying Spotify customer since it became available in the US. This is the most significant anti-feature Spotify has ever rolled out. Either Spotify needs to add a setting to disable this, or I need to move to a different streaming service. 

There's no need for facts.  What matters to Spotify is subscriptions and users, and those two things are driven entirely by users' opinions of the service.


But if we really need facts, here's a few:

  • I canceled my subscription yesterday.
  • Spotify has been uninstalled.
  • Apple Music replaced it.

I just got an update for the app and I have the same experience. The layout is unusable, but what really annoyed me instantly is the auto-play. Who thought this was a good idea?


I might look into alternatives to Spotify at this rate...

One of my reasons for having spotify was the previous homescreen with a lot of suggestions of playlists and artists for a variety of music styles which you could easily browse very quickly. 


The new homescreen completely breaks the experience. On my A52 I only one suggestion can be shown on the screen. Scrolling takes forever. One swipe only shifts one tile up. Ther is no scrolling acceleration. Suggestions per style are gone. For me it is completely useless and strongly devaluates spotify.


Suggetion: This new layout is not an alternative to the previous home screen. Instead it should be a seperate menu like the search menu and your library menu for users liking this style. 


Please change this new layout to a separate menu or give users the option to choose between home screen style. The current new layout could be a deal breaker in the future for me unfortunately...


The latest UX decisions are baffling. Auto play and the forced Tile experience are just about enough to push me to another service. Why do I have to go into Search to find the "for you" curated lists? Why do I have to go anywhere but the home screen to get to meaningful collections? Scrolling through the screen 5 swipes should give me the ability to see more than 4-5 suggestions... This is incredibly inefficient. 


The only thing keeping me is the lack of motivation to migrate my playlists and knowing that Tidal, for instance, doesn't work as well for casting/multi room audio yet. 


I know this post is probably meaningless but figured getting my voice out there was important since I'm sure there's many others like me. 

This new home screen is simply the worst. It is unusable and very annoying. I don't understand the need to force TikTok-like experiences on every app.

Now, I'm afraid to open the app because sometimes it reverts the mute option I selected on the tiles and starts playing a random song fragment at the most inconvenient time.


The closest thing I've found to the old home page is navigating to 'search' and then 'made for you', but why do I have to do that every time?


Looking for ways to install and old version of the app. But I don't trust old version repositories from the internet.



In my opinion the vertical Tik Tok style home screen is making it harder to discover new music than the older layout that had horizontally scrolling albums.


The different horizontally scrolling sections like new releases for you, recently played, similar to (artist name), or jump back in made it very easy to quickly browse over a number of albums to find new music or track back to what I was listening to before.


With the vertical layout the recently played and jump back in sections are gone making it harder for me to quickly click on something I had been listening to before. I'm finding I need to go to the search bar to type in specific album or artists a lot more often. I'm also spending more time scrolling down the vertical feed to find good recommended music than I did before. With the albums at a glance layout I was able to see more music recommendations at once and found my way to listening to the music that I wanted faster.


At the end of the day I just want to get to listening to music faster and not have to waste time scrolling through large blocks of recommended content. If the point of Spotify is to be a music platform, I think a layout more similar to a file browser instead of a social media platform would serve the listeners better in finding the music they want faster.


That's my request to bring back the older more efficient layout that I think a lot of us were pretty content with.

Barely usable, can't find anything anymore. 

Please, at least give us an option to change it back. 

Must be the worst decision they have made so far. 

I'm currently running through existing topics regarding this UI change to state my disappointment.

This is the third I've found. 

I'm sure I'll find more. 

Found out about this awful update in the street, while just checking my playlists ahead of a trip. 

I was randomly blasting stuff I not only don't like, but thoroughly hate, in the middle of a busy street for people who also didn't appreciate what was happening. 

This must be fun for anyone opening the app by mistake in places where random songs aren't welcome. 

After muting my phone, which was the only solution to this issue, nothing about my usual browsing experience was there anymore. 

On top of all that, scrolling through it is very painful, the performance is terrible. 

This is the fourth topic I've found on this issue. 

Just cancelled my subscription. What's the best alternative to switch to? Excluding Apple Music.

This update is straight up garbage for the many reasons already discussed. I reached out to support and they gave me "their word" - lol - that it was just temporary and would be switched back soon. I can understand trying out new features but making it where you must have this layout is bullsh#t.


Count me as another that will be leaving Spotify if this is not rectified soon, which sucks because I use this app every day and it is by far the most used app I have on my phone. 

Why did you make finding music that I listen to daily so much harder to find? The new homepage UI is ridiculous and ugly. Do not like it and would love the option to choose to go back to the prior look. It literally just changed from yesterday. Don't like it.

LOL - we need "facts" to point out that we think the new update ruins the Spotify experience for us. Ok, buddy. 

This thread is stunning. Did everyone forget how to communicate? Did you time travel to when you were 5? Venting your frustrations is legit, but what’s with this mob mentality and utterly useless vitriol? I agree that things need to be addressed, so let’s get after it. Organize your thoughts and frustrations into something productive and be respectful to one another, please. Put down the pitchforks, stop demanding and threatening, stop contributing to the peanut gallery, and take advantage of this communication channel to solve problems. 

This update is so laughably and infuriatingly bad at the same time. For further giggles and cries have a look at these quotes from their press release: "a new, dynamic mobile interface built for deeper discovery and more meaningful connections between artists and fans", and "We’ve found that the next generation of listeners craves better ways to sample audio before fully diving in". wth were they on?!

Indeed. The new UI is horrible. I deleted the app, and found an old APK for now.

I'm gonna check out Tidal, YouTube Music or Apple Music as alternatives.

Reverting to a previous version is of course not a good option, either, as you will no longer get security patches, leaving yourself vulnerable to hackers.

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