How to Stop Spotify from Adding Songs?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Stop Spotify from Adding Songs?

Are you tired of Spotify automatically filling out your playlists with recommended songs? Yeah, many users are saying the same thing.

Unfortunately, this feature can’t be disabled on a free plan. You can only get rid of it by paying for a Spotify subscription.

But other solutions will achieve the same result, and you won’t have to pay a dime.

Here’s what you can do to stop Spotify from adding new songs to your playlists:

  1. Add at least 15 songs to your playlist
  2. Disable the “Enhance” feature
  3. Disable Auto Play
  4. Create a new playlist
  5. Upgrade to Spotify Premium

Keep reading for a more detailed guide on how to stop Spotify from adding songs to your private playlists!

Add at Least 15 Songs to Your Playlist

Spotify has said that, on a free plan, they will add a song recommendation for every two songs in your playlist.

But they only do that until you have a “minimum of 15 songs” in your playlist. Once you reach 15 songs, they will stop adding song recommendations.

That’s easy enough to accomplish, so let’s do just that!

On a Computer

Adding songs on Spotify on a computer is as simple as it gets. Just follow the steps below to do this:

1. Click on “Search

Click on "Search"
Click on “Search

Open Spotify on your computer and look on the right-hand side for the Spotify menu. There are several options here, so look for the “Search” button.

Click on it and continue with the guide!

2. Look for a song

Look for a song
Look for a song

After you click on “Search,” you’ll be taken to the main Spotify page, where you can search for songs you want to play.

Look for a specific song or an artist’s name, and hit Enter.

3. Right-click on a song, go to “Add to playlist,” and select your playlist

Right-click on a song, go to "Add to playlist" and select your playlist
Right-click on a song, go to “Add to playlist,” and select your playlist

After you find a song that you like, right-click on it. This will open a menu with several options. Find the “Add to playlist” button, hover your mouse over it, and select your playlist.

Once you click on your playlist, the song will be added to it.

The song has been added to your playlist now
The song has been added to your playlist now.

Now, you need to do this 14 more times to increase your playlist size to 15 songs. Spotify should stop recommending songs when you hit 15 songs.

For Mobile

It’s almost the same process on a mobile phone. All you need to do is find songs and add them to your playlist.

Follow the steps below to see how you can do this:

1. Tap on “Search

Tap on "Search"
Tap on “Search

First, you need to open Spotify on your phone and tap the “Search” button at the bottom of the app. That will let you look for songs you like.

2. Find a song using the search tool

Find a song using the search tool
Find a song using the search tool

The search tool lets you find any song you like, so type in the name of the artist you want to find and hit enter.

Once you find a song, tap on it.

3. Select “Add to playlist

Select "Add to playlist"
Select “Add to playlist

Once you find a song and tap on it, you’ll be taken to another page where you can add that song to your playlist. Find the “Add to playlist” button and hit it.

Now do this 14 more times until you have 15 songs in your playlist. Once you do that, Spotify shouldn’t recommend songs anymore.

If it does, then try the other solutions on this list too!

Disable the “Enhance” Feature

Remember that the “Enhance” feature is only available on Premium Spotify accounts. If you have a free Spotify account, skip this solution.

But if you have Premium Spotify, then disabling the “Enhance” feature will stop Spotify from adding new songs to your playlist.

Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Tap on “Your Library

Tap on "Your Library"
Tap on “Your Library

Once you have Spotify opened, look at the bottom of the app for the “Your Library” option and select it. That’s where you’ll find your playlists.

2. Select your playlist

Select your playlist
Select your playlist

After you click on “Your Library,” you’ll go to a list of all your playlists. Select the one you want to modify and continue with the guide.

3. Tap on “Enhanced

Tap on "Enhanced"
Tap on “Enhanced

After you get to your playlist, you should see an “Enhance” or “Enhanced” button under the playlist title.

If it says “Enhanced,” tap on it. This means the playlist is already enhanced, and Spotify will recommend songs to your playlist.

Once you tap on it, you’ll turn off the “Enhance” mode. If it says “Enhance,” don’t do anything. The feature is already turned off.

Instead, try other solutions on this list!

Reminder – the process for turning off the “Enhance” feature is identical on a computer so you won’t have issues doing it on your PC.

Disable Auto Play

Disabling the Auto Play can only be done on the mobile phone app, so if you’re not using Spotify on your mobile, you should pick up your mobile.

Follow the steps below to disable Auto Play on your phone:

1. Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner

Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner
Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner

After you open Spotify on your mobile phone, find the Gear icon in the top-right corner of the app page. That’s your Spotify Setting option.

Tap on it and continue with the guide!

2. Disable “Autoplay on this device” and “Autoplay on other devices

Disable "Autoplay on this device" and "Autoplay on other devices"
Disable “Autoplay on this device” and “Autoplay on other devices

Once you open your Spotify settings, scroll down until you find the Autoplay on this device” and “Autoplay on other devices” settings.

Make sure these settings are disabled (greyed out). If they’re enabled (green), tap on each one once. This will disable them.

Now, once you finish all the songs in your playlist, Spotify won’t autoplay other similar songs that aren’t in your playlist. The playlist will start all over again.

Create a New Playlist

If you think there’s something wrong with your current playlist, you should create a new one. Sometimes, Spotify has bugs and glitches that only disappear if you reset the app.

In this case, you can create a brand new playlist and put all your favorite songs there.

Follow the steps below to create a new playlist on Spotify:

1. Tap on “Your Library

Tap on "Your Library"
Tap on “Your Library

With Spotify opened, tap on the “Your Library” button at the bottom of the Spotify app. This will open a new page on the app. Follow the guide for more info!

2. Tap on the Plus icon in the top-right corner

Tap on the Plus icon in the top-right corner
Tap on the Plus icon in the top-right corner

Once you open your library in Spotify, you should look in the top-right corner for the Plus icon. This allows you to add another playlist to your library.

Tap on the Plus icon and continue with the guide!

3. Name your playlist and select “Create

Name your playlist and select "Create"
Name your playlist and select “Create

After you tap on the Plus icon, you’ll get to this screen where you can create a new playlist. Name your playlist and tap on the green “Create” button in the bottom-right corner.

4. Add new songs to your playlist

Add new songs to your playlist
Add new songs to your playlist

Once you create your new playlist, all you need to do is add new songs. Tap on the “Add songs” button and start customizing your playlist.

Coupled with the solutions described above, Spotify shouldn’t recommend new songs in your playlist.

Get Spotify Premium

This is your last choice. If nothing works and Spotify still recommends songs to your playlists, then you can only buy the Premium package.

Here’s what it offers:

  • No ads
  • On-demand playback
  • Offline listening
  • Simultaneous listening on up to 5 devices
  • Unlimited skips
  • Higher audio quality

You decide if it’s worth it or not. Either way, Premium users say they have no problems with Spotify recommending them songs in their playlists.

You’re good as long as you have at least 15 songs in your playlist!

Conclusion

To summarize, you can stop Spotify from adding new songs to your playlist by using these solutions:

  • Add at least 15 songs to your playlist
  • Disable the “Enhance” feature
  • Disable Auto Play
  • Create a new playlist
  • Upgrade to Spotify Premium

Some will only work on Premium, while others will also work on the Free Spotify plan. If you have any questions, feel free to comment down below!

I’ll reply as soon as I can.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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