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How to stop Spotify from adding songs?

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Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming platforms on the planet with a load of additional features that make using its app a nice experience. That said, it also has some less desirable features that might just end up becoming a hassle for you. 

In this article, we’re talking about Spotify adding random songs to your playlists, why it does that and how you can stop it from doing so.

Also read: Why did Spotify log me out?

Why does Spotify add random songs to your playlist?

Every time you create a playlist, you’ll see two different tabs in it, You Added and We Added. The We Added section contains songs that Spotify automatically adds to your playlist based on the songs you’ve already added. This happens for three reasons. 

  • You have less than 15 songs in your playlist.
  • You’re using the free version of Spotify.
  • You’re listing to a Spotify-curated playlist. 

How to fix this?

Here are three things you can do. 

Add more music

As mentioned before, Spotify will add songs to your playlist if you have fewer than 15 songs. In such cases, simply add more songs to your playlist to increase that threshold so Spotify stops meddling with your music. This is the simplest solution to this issue. 

Disable Autoplay

Spotify Autoplay continues playing songs based on your playlist when it runs out of music. You can disable Autoplay and Spotify will continue using only the music you’ve specified in the playlist. Here’s how.

How to stop Spotify from adding songs?
  • Open Spotify and tap the settings gear icon in the top right.
  • Scroll down and disable the Autoplay on this device slider. Furthermore, you can also disable the Autoplay on other devices slider to disable Autoplay on any device that uses your Spotify account. 

Disable the Enhance feature

Based on where you live, you might have access to Spotify’s Enhance feature that automatically adds songs to your playlist based on your current music. You can disable this feature to keep the app from automatically adding music. 

Also read: How to view and delete Spotify history?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: