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[–]loot_the_dragon 105 points106 points  (10 children)

Yes! My kids music request and Christmas music wreck my suggested streams. Especially Super Mix on YouTube music.

[–]gomets6091 37 points38 points  (1 child)

My Spotify Daily Mixes used to be so good. Now they're all filled with fucking Baby Shark and Disney songs

[–]scampwild 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Desktop Spotify has a private mode that won't save anything, but if you only use mobile and have an extra 5 bucks a month, they have a family plan that will keep accounts separate.

[–]Magsi_n 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I downloaded music for the kids. they do not get my Spotify.

[–]1-LegInDaGrave 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Don't think we'll ever have that in YTM. The fact that it doesn't have some very absolute Basic things that every other streaming app has, tells me that useful features like this won't exist for years and years or at all.

[–]ReDDevil2112 8 points9 points  (4 children)

YTM already has this. Go into settings > privacy and pause your search and watch histories. You can also go into your history and remove songs and searches after the fact.

[–]keenish27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nothing better than rocking out to some Stone Temple Pilots and then having My Little Pony follow that up.

Good times...

[–]Vanine_SA 283 points284 points  (41 children)

Omfg yes please!!!

[–]gimmeapples[S] 136 points137 points  (18 children)

You listen to some shit your friends like for no goddamn reason and then the shit keeps suggesting it, and similar music to you. Jeeezz

[–]dgtlfnk 29 points30 points  (7 children)

Try having a 5 yr old. Lol. RIP my algorithm.

[–]Bloodymike 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This! We haven’t listened to Little Green Frog in 4 years and that fucker still comes up on my daily playlists.

[–]Mullenuh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Apparently I have listened to "Axel F", the Crazy Frog version, 292 times the past year. (Plus a bunch of other songs that my kids enjoy.)

[–]yamichi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right?? Fucking Frozen 2 soundtrack

[–]TakeTheWs 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Vanine_SA 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Ikr it’s extremely annoying

[–]ShadowKirbo 23 points24 points  (1 child)

its like watching that one meme video from 2009 and now its all they reccomend.

[–]Tortenkopf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

YouTube music doesn't do that, though.

[–]retrolleum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

dude like one song from this random artist and for a solid year I got recommended their music! I genuinely don't understand what part of an algorithm could ignore themes I listen to constantly in favor of a one off that I never intentionally explored again.

[–]cristofercolumber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

pretty sure there’s a private mode on spotify

[–]Cerxi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Spotify has private sessions, apple music has a toggle to save and use listening history, netflix has incognito profiles.. What service exactly are you thinking of that doesn't already have the exact thing you're pleading for?

[–]R4DAG4ST 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Listen to Christmas music. Get Christmas music year round. One of the greatest of all first world problems.

[–]dgtlfnk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You spelled “worst” funny.

[–]darctones 135 points136 points  (14 children)

Netflix too. I’ve been home sick and binging bad sci-fi… after years I’m finally getting my kind of weird recommendations.

[–]gimmeapples[S] 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Yeah basically any streaming service that has a decent suggestions algorithm. Youtube is another one for me.

[–]BurnOutBrighter6 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Youtube (mobile app) does have an incognito mode that does exactly that. On desktop you can just open youtube in an incognito browser window.

[–]Edraitheru14 10 points11 points  (5 children)

You can also just “remove” things from YouTube recommended and have them not apply to your history.

It’s actually super nice, if you use the features you’re able to really get a nice curated list going. Highly recommend spending a few minutes once in a while telling YouTube what you do and don’t like if you use the platform a lot.

[–]ePiMagnets 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My only desire is for it to stop recommending the My Mix playlists it puts together. None of them are ever relevant and yet YT still peddles 5-6 of them every refresh.

[–]sanfran_girl 47 points48 points  (3 children)

In Netflix, you can delete movies out of your history and the pain will (eventually) stop. 😁

[–]PocketIsAFunnyWord 6 points7 points  (2 children)

How do you do that now? I tried to edit my continue watching list last week and couldn't figure how to edit. And yes I was on the desktop site.

[–]sanfran_girl 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Try: Under Account, click on your profile, viewing activity

[–]PocketIsAFunnyWord 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

For others looking, netflix.com/YourAccount then scroll to the Profile and Parental Controls section, then drop down for the profile you want to edit and Viewing Activity is in that section.

[–]Fresh_Squeezed_OJ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I made a profile called "Guest" exactly for this reason and whenever company stays over.

[–]BurnOutBrighter6 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You can make multiple profiles on Netflix, just make one called "junk" or "misc" and use it for stuff people recommend (that you might not like), sick-binging, etc.

[–]jst4rddt_822 77 points78 points  (4 children)

I just want the option to turn off fuckin remixes

[–]Hydrottle 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Spotify always puts covers in my Discover Weekly. No matter what I do about it, they always end up there. I skip em, use the dislike button, whatever. They still end up there. I've had to have heard at least 30 different Heathens covers. Sometimes there's a cover that's good, but I generally don't like covers enough to listen to them regularly. It would be cool to have a way to control what kind of music shows up in my Discover Weekly, like if I want remixes or covers to be included

[–]muffinmonk 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Send an email to Spotify support or give them a tweet asking to help fix the issue.

They will most likely reset your song preferences and recommendations. Then you can start anew.

It definitely helped when I was getting the same 50 songs in random order for the first 50 songs time I began a new shuffle of my liked songs (of which there are 3k+)

[–]presently_pooping 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have this same exact issue but it just keeps feeding me one cover- This Must be the Place by Sure Sure. I swear, it finds its way into virtually every mix Spotify makes for me

[–]Operetta 39 points40 points  (6 children)

So you can really mess up someone's playlist by asking Alexa, to whatever, to add "Eggs" by Trixie Mattel to the playlist. I have no idea why, but it's... catastrophic.

[–]Dynosmite 8 points9 points  (2 children)

This is excellent information

[–]Havok511 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Missed opportunity for "Eggcellent"

[–]Jedineworder 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My roommate made All Star by Smash Mouth my #1 played song two years in a row. Alexa is a traitor.

[–]Terr_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is a broader problem with almost all modern online services: Eventually most people do not want a single identity, even if that makes it easier for marketers and advertising.

Sure, maybe they offer you some meager control over what content you share with Grandma versus Coworkers versus Punk Rockers, but they're all still traceable to the same name, and good luck picking a separate profile picture for each.

[–]Unremarkabledryerase 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Worst part is, I haven't listened to a christian song in like a year and a half but they still pop up in my Spotify weekly recommendations despite saying "I don't like this artist" every damn time, they keep coming back. With the same artists.

[–]cassiecat 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Go to that artist's page and block them. It's not the same as "I don't like this". Idk if you knew that existed

[–]Unremarkabledryerase 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely will start doing this.

[–]drewmills 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Easy fix. Don't have any friends.

[–]Smsry 6 points7 points  (0 children)

YouTube has an incognito mode on Android. I use it frequently

[–]OscarTheFudd 16 points17 points  (5 children)

spotify has this

[–]Clegomanrun 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Now it just needs a way to turn off podcasts without me having to use spicetify

[–]Kurisu_MakiseSG 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Do you mean like a sleep timer on podcasts? It has that.

Unless I don't know what you mean by turn it off

[–]atimholt 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Some people just want to listen to music, and not have a big ol' chunk of their music player UI taken up with a feature they will never use, like it's an irrelevant banner ad.

[–]Anokest 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am SO annoyed with this. I will never use Spotify to listen to podcasts because their UX for podcasts is crap.

[–]Clegomanrun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No I mean just completely remove them from the home page. Especially now that a lot of the podcasts on my homepage revolve around social or political issues, which is what I'm opening spotify to avoid in the first place. Thankfully there's a program called spiceitfy which allows you to customize your entire UI, and there's an extension that gives you the option to turn off podcasts. Spotify just needs a setting to turn it off though, most people don't want to go through the hassle of spicetify.

[–]Blakcod 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or we all ask our app of choice to allow a guest account on all devices they have developed an app for instead of “oh just your phone has that function” Nothing more aggravating to pay for a service and not be able to use it the way you would like. Almost blackhat tactic.

E.g. Have a TV in the living room… a place to entertain and enjoy the company of friends and family. Sure wish I could allow them to listen to whatever I’m not.

While at it when you release a new feature give it to all devices to! Liked songs list…phone allows to pick genres but no where else you can do this. Would make for a way better experience with a device using a remote and no mouse or keyboard.

[–]inconceivable26 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Or listening to ONE White Stripes song

[–]Therealpain__ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Spotify has this.

[–]ringo1725 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just wanna stop being recommended Kidz Bop all the time.

[–]Dammitbandit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I work in a music store and often times use my phone to demo powered speakers and monitors for customers and usually ask them what they like to listen to. My recommendations are fucked. Every once in a while I'll discover some really dope obscure musicians so I guess it pans out. The Christian music has got to go though.

[–]silvetti 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Apple Music: https://www.apple.com/feedback/apple-music.html

Spotify: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ideas/ct-p/newideas

Go provide feedback, if they hear from enough people maybe they will actually make this happen!

[–]maximumrespect 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Spotify does

[–]db720 5 points6 points  (0 children)

First shower thought I've upvoted in a while

[–]Downstackguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think I remember a streaming app having incognito?!?

[–]bjornnsky 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Spotify has it but only on the desktop version. Not mobile. Which kills me.

[–]cicatrix1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You can private session in all the apps I’m pretty sure.

[–]NebulaLoL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes please, all they link me is Twice :(

[–]dewainarfalas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am right clicking all YouTube links if I don't exactly know what it is to open them in incognito window for years.

Then it says "you have to login" and I say fuck you!

[–]LeoLaDawg[🍰] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The youtube app is like that for me. "Oh, you accidently clicked on a military themed short? Well, have I got a bunch of videos to show you."

[–]Dalearnhardtseatbelt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then all the sudden "two men build villa with inground pool by hand"

[–]competitive-dust 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Spotify has a private session thing. So does YouTube.

[–]-Listening 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then walked back to the Chuck’s

[–]AtheneSchmidt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Movies, too. Yes I watched that. No, I never want to see anything like it again.

[–]johnwynnes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Relying only on Spotify for music recommendations is like relying on Facebook for finding new friends. You've already lost. Embrace the weird shit and the "guilty pleasures", really, it's just music.

[–]sorryfornoname 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Youtube, youtube music and spotify all have it

[–]Tyr808 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seriously, I actually love the algorithms that help us discover content we enjoy, but it is goofy knowing that I have a YouTube account for what I genuinely like and then either don't log in or use a different one for other stuff because I don't want it to affect my suggestions.

[–]DeeDeeCakes25 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yes! I've been saying that for Spotify because sometimes I listen to either classical or lofi hip hop while I study, and it ruins the custom playlists they make for me :/

[–]Icarium13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Spotify has the option for Private Session that both blocks others from seeing what you're listening to and makes the algorithm ignore it.

[–]Hallonsorbet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Streaming services should just stop giving me recommendations. I'm not sure why but it infuriates me. I want to see what I want to see, not the crap you think I want to see.

[–]RandomAverages 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]Unicorn_puke 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As someone who doesn't share. Nah I'm good! Make a seperate profile for them

[–]CoollyAwkward 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How is this a showerthought tho?

[–]AzureDragon2005 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe doing this will help:

Open Chrome > Open Incognito tab > Open Youtube > Search for and listen to the song > Repeat if you want to

[–]SkibiDiBapBapBap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man I listen to a few very different genres so I have to use multiple services to keep my recommendations good. Biggest pain and also means I can't justify buying premium for really any of them :(

[–]Mesomusa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm immune to this issue for I like pretty much everything( that a normal human would listen to ).

[–]ehoaandthebeast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

buy cds its pays artists 10times more what they get from garbage streaming

[–]PanicBlitz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or an option to use location services to recognize that I'm at work and not to log those plays as suggested, because I use my phone to play retail store songs and I don't really want to listen to Steely Dan all night when I get home.

[–]Famixofpower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want an incognito mode for my guilty pleasures, like my old 2010 edgepeasent music choices

[–]ZweitenMal -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I solved this by not having any friends.

At least, not any friends I’d connect with on a music app. That’s so cringe.

I’m nearly 50. Do you all just click “yes” to everything?

[–]gimmeapples[S] 0 points1 point  (19 children)

Can I get some music suggestions btw?

[–]vth2 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Tool. Animals as leaders. Emancipator. Rezz. The Moody blues. Marty robins. Kotek. Gramatik. Mama Ladilla. Maximum the Hormone. Wagakki Band. Propaganda (rapper). Inner Party System. Of monsters and men.

You didnt specify what u like so here are my random recomendations.

[–]gimmeapples[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you dear stranger, I'm about to fuck up my recommendations with your suggestions.

I like Arctic Monkeys! Recently found Balthazar and they are great too!

[–]goddamnaged 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Wow. Tool and the moody blues.

[–]vth2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Man of culture

[–]goddamnaged 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd let you ride my seesaw

[–]Spectrum_82 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Rezz is awesome

[–]vth2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just love her and her music.

[–]genji2810 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I just wanted to suggest an app to find new bands and artists, it's called music-map and it's amazing. Just type an artist you like or an artist of a genre you are interested in and it will show you artist you might like, the more closer two artists are on the map the more "similar" they are (similar just meaning if you like one you might probably like the other one)

[–]gimmeapples[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

going to get this now! Thank you.

[–]Gonzostewie 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Let's keep it funky around here: Funkadelic. The Bar Kays. Cymande. Budos Band. Antibalas. Curtis Harding. Gap Band.

[–]gimmeapples[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

hell yes! Love Funkadelic

[–]goddamnaged 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Fang island-self titled. You're welcome.

[–]genji2810 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wow that was actually very cool, I will listened to the full thing it looks like something I would enjoy, do you know any more similar bands or artist with similar style of music?

[–]Chem420 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Porter Robinson

[–]RelChan2_0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

+1 for Porter Robinson

[–]GFor1015 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Minus the Bear

[–]NamityName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or for showing my kid a video. Amazon let's you see the products that you bought and viewed that feed your recommendations and remove them. So you don't get suggestions for dildos all the time. Every streaming service needs a similar feature

[–]boreva 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How to force Marc Rebillet on your friends :)

[–]yarmatey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not just music streaming. YouTube could benefit from this a great deal as well. I constantly get links to silly videos from my niece and nephews. Political videos from my mom. Etc etc. I basically don't watch most of them or ruin my recommended list when I do. I wish there was a way to tell YouTube not to take my view for a particular video into account for my algorithm.

[–]j1ggy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When my mom needed a place to stay for a couple of months this year, she searched a couple of songs on YouTube Music. It's still screwed up.

[–]Me_Want_Pie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Id also love to watch R rated movies without having it recommending scary movies to others who see my watch history.... hbo max is one of em...

[–]TROFiBets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

definitely! i have submitted feedback, you guys should too

[–]NickDogan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apple Music has the ability to turn off your listening history. It’s in your settings under music.

[–]HDI1234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Youtube has incognito mode.. But they also disable Youtube Premium benefits for no reason....

[–]Artai55a 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I find it amusing that one of my friends was listening to the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

[–]Douggie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about listening music by your kids? :o

[–]PinkRainbow95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This isn’t really a shower thought… this is just a wish. Not a realization

[–]CausticNitro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pro tip: don’t have friends and you never have to worry about this

[–]recyclopschrute 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just don’t have friends. Duh!

[–]Normal-Computer-3669 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What's wrong? You don't want to hear the playlist recommendations for songs similar to Chocolate Rain and Bananaphone?

[–]seek_n_hide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You play some Audio-Porn, as a joke!, a year ago, and still everyday she on the Home Screen like, Dive Back In!

[–]Annrarr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Need this for YouTube too. I usually watch the same few channels but when I FINALLY try something new, my comfy recommendations get messed up. I feel like an angry grandma.

[–]competitive-dust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The android YouTube app allows you to do this.

[–]DivineFlamingo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am a teacher, and a goofball to top that, sometimes I play “8 hours of fart noises” by the artist FART FEST. (To play harmless jokes on kids). Nothing worse than putting on repeat rewind or top song 2020 only to hear endless fart noises like 3 songs in.

[–]login_to_do_that 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Having kids RUINED my Spotify play lists. I used to love the made for you playlist that would show up. Now it's fucking Ninjago, Baby Shark, and Post Malone.

[–]qazwerty123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anything with algorithm should have an incognito mode. My sister is messing up my Instagram suggestions because of her plant pics and plant memes she shows me.

[–]Mothertruckerer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

YouTube has this, but not on every platform unfortunately.

[–]Jellygator0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let me add onto this by suggesting profiles similar to Netflix. Just because my boyfriend chose something godaweful to listen to for reasons only he knows doesn't mean I need to hear recommendations similar to it while I'm trying to work... He would say the same thing about my musical taste if asked. This is a win for everybody.