Spotify is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to mark playlists they want to exclude from their ‘Like Profile’, so that the type of music or artists on those specific playlists will not generally appear in Spotify recommendations. platform misaligning general listening habits.
User taste profile is Spotify’s interpretation of user tastes based on what music and artists you listen to and how you listen to it. With this information, the platform personalizes the experience by creating taste summaries and personalized playlists such as top songs or daily mixes.
As Spotify explains through a statement, users often use specific playlists for specific activities, such as lists with music to sleep or exercise. As it is content that users have listened to, the ‘app’ collects this information as part of the taste profile and, therefore, includes it in subsequent recommendations.
However, the music app via streaming understands that the user you don’t want the kind of songs you listen to to sleep dominating your playlist Created by Spotify ‘Discovery Weekly’.
Based on it, Spotify has implemented the new feature ‘Exclude from your liking profile’. With this functionality, users will be able to select which playlists they want to exclude from their taste profile “at the touch of a button”. Thus, the ‘app’ will reduce the impact that listening to these lists has on future recommendations.
That is, when the user selects to exclude a playlist, you are telling the platform what type of content you do not want to be highly recommended“tailoring the Spotify personalization experience to your needs.”
However, users will still be able to find the playlist they have marked as excluded from their taste profile in the home tab. Likewise, songs within those playlists that are marked ‘Like’ will not be affected.
This means that the user will still be able to access the sleep music playlist, but not many songs of this style will appear in their playlists with personalized recommendations.
This feature has already been implemented for web, desktop, iOS, and Android profiles. The user will have to enter the playlist they want to exclude, select the icon with the three points at the top of the playlist and click on ‘Exclude from your taste profile’. If the user changes their mind later, Spotify allows you to disable the feature at any time with the same process.
The trick to prevent Spotify from eating up your phone’s mobile data
People who have a subscription to the Spotify Premium service can access a function that allows them to download their favorite songswith this resource you can listen to music without depending on an Internet connection.
In fact, this function It is very useful when you are traveling by plane or in case there is little data left in the plan you have with a mobile phone company.
On the other hand, the platform has several options to configure the quality of the audio that is played and, with this, the amount of data that is consumed when listening to music can be reduced.
To make these changes, you must access the Spotify settings menu, for this you need to press the icon in the shape of a nut that is at the top of the screen. Afterwards, it will be necessary to slide your finger down until reach a section called ‘Sound quality’.
In this option, the user will be able to calibrate the data consumption that the application executes when music is being played. It is advisable to select the low quality when the phone uses mobile data to play music. Similarly, it is recommended to activate the function that regulates the audio quality depending on the connection that the equipment has.
It is also recommended to select the highest audio quality when the smartphone It is connected to a Wi-Fi network, thus, the user will have a good experience with their favorite songs.
By running these settings you can ensure that Spotify will not kill all mobile data on a plan and without the need for a person to be forced to stop using the apps to listen to your favorite songs, which are present in the different playlists that you have created from your profile.
It should be noted that this method can be used on devices that have the Android operating system, along with iPhone phones that operate on the iOS platform. Although the menus may undergo a slight change, the procedure will not have a significant variation.
Finally, the last recommendation is that the user tries to keep the Spotify application updated in order to have access to the latest features and news that the service offers, since these tools help control mobile data consumption and also improve the playback experience of the songs.
*With information from Europa Press