Are you tired of seeing certain artists or songs on Spotify, and you want to block them forever? You can do that on the mobile app, but it’s impossible on the desktop.
To block artists on mobile, do this:
- Find an artist you don’t like
- Go to their profile
- Tap on the three-dot icon under their profile
- Select “Don’t play this artist“
Spotify will never be that artist ever again on your phone. But this option doesn’t carry on your desktop Spotify app for some reason.
The only thing you can do on computer is select “I don’t like song“, which doesn’t block that artist from appearing on your playlists in the future. And you can only do this with the songs in the “Discover Weekly” playlist.
That artist will still appear in your recommendations but may appear less often.
Keep reading if you want to know how to block artists on Spotify!
For Mobile Phones
If you want to block artists on Spotify mobile, follow the steps below:
1. Find an artist you don’t like
Open Spotify on your phone and find an artist you don’t like. Once you find one, tap on their name. They should be in your recommendations.
2. Tap on the three-dot icon under the artist’s name
Once you tap on an artist’s name, you’ll go to their Spotify profile page. Look for the three-dot icon under the artist’s name and tap on it!
3. Select “Don’t play this artist“
Once you tap that three-dot icon, you’ll open a different window in the Spotify app. You’ll see three options here – “Follow“, “Don’t play this“, and “Share“.
Select “Don’t play this” and you’re done. Spotify will block this artist from appearing in your recommendations.
You can’t block artists on the desktop Spotify app. You can only select “I don’t like this song” by right-clicking on a song or artist.
Most importantly, you can only do this with the “Discover Weekly” section of Spotify. Follow the steps below to do this:
1. Click on the “Discover Weekly” playlist
Open Spotify on your computer and find the “Discover Weekly” playlist. It should be under the “Made for [username]” section.
Once you find it, click on it.
2. Click on the “I don’t like this song” icon next to a song
Once you open the “Discover Weekly“, you’ll see a playlist of songs from different artists. You’ll find two icons to the right of every song – a heart and a circle with a dash.
The circle with the dash in it is the “I don’t like this” icon. Click on it to tell Spotify you don’t like that type of song.
This won’t stop that artist from appearing in your playlist again. Instead, it may appear less often.
To summarize, if you want to block an artist on Spotify, you can only do it on the mobile app. The desktop Spotify app only lets you “dislike” a type of song.
Spotify will try not to show that song or similar songs again. But it may show songs from that artist, which is pointless.
Maybe Spotify will implement this feature on desktop sometime in the future.
If you have questions about blocking artists or songs on Spotify, mobile, or computer, feel free to comment below!