Spotify to Introduce “Block/Mute” Feature

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Tom Warren, writing at The Verge:

    Spotify is getting ready to enable a block feature in its apps to mute artists you don’t want to hear from. Spotify is currently testing the “don’t play this artist” feature in its latest iOS app, and The Verge has been able to test the new block functionality ahead of its release soon. The feature simply lets you block an entire artist from playing, so that songs from the artist will never play from a library, playlist, chart list, or even radio stations on Spotify.

  2. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    I like that. But hopefully they’ll change the artist page back, I hate the update.
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  3. Fox83


    I'd love this. Way overdue.
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  4. Dog Fish

    soups up Supporter

    man, how will that affect my radio stations that only play the same ~10 artists.
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  5. Snoblin

    Chaotic-Good Goblin Person Supporter

    Super excited to finally stop getting recommendations to listen to Pinegrove and JANK.
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  6. Fox83


    I wonder how confused Spotify will be when I shoot down all the crap it thinks I like because my kids sabotage my account almost daily.
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  7. slickdtc

    Regular Supporter

    Did Baby Shark show up on your Top 5 too? LOL
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  8. Fox83


    Ha. Thankfully it's not that bad. It's very random though. Spotify thinks my top tracks for 2018 include NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye, Party Hard by Andrew WK, and High Hopes by P!ATD. There are worst lists of course.

    The worst is when the cleaning lady has Alexa play Kenny Chesney at my house once a month for 4+ hours. That really fucked with my profile. First world problems, I know, I know.
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  9. SEANoftheDEAD


    I can get down with this!

    What do you guys think about the new artist page layout?? I like the old version waaaaay better.
  10. Shrek

    leave the loop, walk the maze Prestigious

    fucking thank goodness. it is good for problematic artists obv but really i am just so glad i will be able to block all the shitty pop punk that gets forced into my Discover Weekly and Release Radar. i did nothing to deserve this fate
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  11. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    I can’t stand it haha. I like the bigger artist picture and the follow button being up top, but I hate the rest.
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  12. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    I also hate that they finally separated EPs from albums and now that’s back to being combined under the new garbage discography page.
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  13. SEANoftheDEAD


    Yeah I can't stand it. I'd love to know their thinking behind the new layout.
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  14. currytheword


    Would love this for Apple Music. Might write up a mock list for when the feature comes, headed by Chris Brown’s name.
    SEANoftheDEAD likes this.
  15. brothemighty


    Peace out Chris Brown features
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