Spotify Testing Like/Dislike Feature for Songs in Discover Weekly Playlists

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Spotify is quietly testing a new feature that enables listeners to provide positive or negative feedback on track selections in Discover Weekly playlists.


    First spotted by Mashable, Spotify has started including a small heart symbol and a blocked sign at the lower left corner of the desktop app interface when a song is playing in a Discover Weekly playlist. When users hover over the heart or blocked sign, a description overlay shows "Like" or "Don't like", respectively.

    Clicking "Like" adds the track to the listener's library, while clicking "Don't like" causes a dialog to appear asking whether it's the song or the artist the user isn't keen on. Selecting either ensures that track/artist doesn't show in Discover Weekly again.

    According to Spotify, it is testing the like/dislike buttons as a possible new feature for Discover Weekly (they can already be found in the Daily Mix), but they won't appear for everyone, and the streaming service still hasn't decided if a full rollout will follow.

    Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist has been a hit with subscribers. Spotify announced in May 2016 that more than 40 million people had used the playlist service, streaming just under five billion tracks in under a year. As Mashable notes, some users have been requesting like/dislike buttons for the playlists for at least a couple of years.

    Article Link: Spotify Testing Like/Dislike Feature for Songs in Discover Weekly Playlists
  2. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
  3. 0003939 Suspended

    Jun 2, 2017
    So when will Spotify have an app for Apple Watch?
  4. Gorms macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2012
    Apple Music does this in my For You playlist, well actually throughout the Music app, but I use it most there. And I can keep hitting dislike on songs with lyrics like "Jesus is my life" and songs by Ed Sheehan & Ex-One Direction members until the cows come home for tea. Makes zero difference. The very next week, a new song about Jesus there in my ears followed by some One Direction member or Sheeran.

    Never let your partner mix their music into your library is the lesson here. Although as neither of us are religious in any way, and I'm very averse to it, I'm at a loss as to why Jeebus just keeps sliding back in there so aggressively. It does go to show that if Apple are using ML here, as I suspect, it's not very good and should be matching me more with the angry-group-of-men-screaming-violently-into-my-ears music that I tend to listen to.

    Back on topic, for Spotify users, I do hope Spotify's dislike button listens to you more than Apple Music's does.
  5. Aetles macrumors regular


    Nov 13, 2002
    I've had this feature since November 23rd at least, didn't know they were only testing it.
  6. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    People need to complain about this issue so that it gets resolved. They are not complaining frivolously.
  7. 0003939 Suspended

    Jun 2, 2017
    Thanks Steve Jobs!
  8. X86BSD macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2002
    Kansas, USA
    You know what Spotify needs to do? SECURE their damn service!! I ditched them after the fifth time my account was hacked. Their security is atrocious. And they seem to not care one damn bit about how insecure the service is no matter how many times they are hacked and you tell them to fix their holes!!
  9. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Spotify could ask MacRumors why it decided to remove exactly this feature.
  10. BrentD macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    It's about time. I've mostly enjoyed the Discover playlist each week, but there are some weeks where they REALLY get it wrong. Maybe that's because I looked up some weird, obscure song that week, or was in a mood for something different...but the fact that I could never tell them, "Hey, this sucks! Don't play it or anything like it again!", was annoying. Long overdue.
  11. Akzel macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    I don’t think I’ll use it because of the ridiculous 10k songs limit in the libraries. If “liking” it adds it to the library I’ll have extra work managing my library. I’ve had to remove stuff from my library all the time because it’s too easy to hit the 10k ceiling.
  12. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    How about a feature where it displays long song names without scrolling, or doesn't repeat itself so frequently, or have a functioning "discover weekly" (mine is filled with religious praise music, and Spotify support can't help. Yes, I changed all my passwords and all that...)

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