Spotify’s new feature lets you block any artist on the platform


Sometimes, a company knows what's best and other times, the ideal course of action is listening (no pun intended) to users. The ability is called "don't play this artist", and it will mute that artist from showing up in your app. Spotify is now testing it within the iOS app, but there is no word on when it might be available for the public. You should see "Don't play this artist" appear as the second option in a list of commands; click it, and voilà!

Spotify is working on a feature that will let listeners block or mute artists they don't like, reports The Verge.

At the moment, there are still a lot of questions about this feature and its sudden appearance. Still, some on Reddit are claiming to have had this feature for months at this point, so perhaps the test is not as new as we think it is. You aren't even able to manually play their music without unblocking them first.

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Spotify did not return multiple requests for comment about the feature, but we'll update if we hear back. This means it will block music from that artist on your personal library, playlists, automatically curated playlists, charts, radios, and everything else. Neither its main Twitter account nor its customer service account have announced the block feature, though as Thurrott points out, Spotify customer service said that there is no such feature planned only yesterday.

Spotify stated in a Tweet today (January 21) that this function "isn't possible right now".