Spotify rolls out feature that allows users to mute artists they don't want to hear

phys.org | 1/25/2019 | Staff
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There are a variety of reasons people might not like a certain musician. Perhaps they aren't fans of the sound of an artists songs, or the artist has been involved in controversial activity.

Whatever the reason may be, Spotify users will now be able to mute artists they don't want to hear from.

Music - Service - Artist - Feature - IOS

The popular music streaming service is currently testing out a "don't play this artist" feature in its latest iOS app, according to a report from The Verge. Once users decide to block the artist, songs from that artist will never play from a library, playlist, chart list or Spotify radio station. However, the block does not apply to songs the artist is featured in.

The feature is not available across all Spotify platforms, though. While I was able to successfully use the feature on my iPhone 8 with iOS 12.1.2, I could not find the feature on my 2015 MacBook Air.

Access - Feature - Users - Type - Name

To access the feature, users should first type in the name of an artist and click on the "..." button on the top right.

Then, a page will appear with several options. Users should click on the "Don't play this artist" button.

Users - Artist - Home - Page - Message

From there, users will be returned to the artist's home page and will receive a message that says, "Ok, we won't play music from this artist..."

Users can turn off the feature at any point by returning to the artist's home page, clicking on the "..." button on the top right...
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