Hide Spotify songs

You can hide Spotify songs within an album or playlist that you don’t want to hear, as well as show hidden ones at will. When listening to your music, Spotify will automatically skip any hidden tracks. Temporarily hiding a song is much better than removing it completely. Follow along with us to learn how to hide Spotify songs and unhide them if you change your mind.

The ability to hide Spotify songs was rolled out to customers who use the company’s free mobile app on April 16, 2020. The feature requires a Spotify Premium subscription.

At the time of this writing, it was nowhere to be found in Spotify’s desktop app.

Hide Spotify songs

Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial included right ahead to learn how to hide Spotify songs you dislike so that you no longer have to manually skip that one song you hate.

How to hide Spotify songs

To hide Spotify songs within an album or playlist:

  1. Launch the mobile Spotify app on your iOS device.
  2. Navigate to a playlist or album containing songs you want to hide.
  3. Tap the three-dotted menu next to the song you wish to hide.
  4. Choose Hide Song from the popup menu.

Don’t worry, the hidden tracks won’t disappear completely from their album or playlist.

Hide Spotify songs

Rather, they’re greyed-out and display the red circular stop sign next to title, as shown below.

Hide Spotify songs

The red circle means the song is hidden

Spotify will automatically skip the hidden song when listening through the playlist or album. Needless to say, you can easily unhide songs if you change your mind.

How to show Spotify songs you previously hid

To show Spotify songs within an album playlist that you previously hid:

  1. Launch the mobile Spotify app on your iOS device.
  2. Navigate to a playlist or album containing hidden songs.
  3. Tap the three-dotted menu next to the song you’d like to unhide.
  4. Choose the option Hidden from the popup menu.

And like magic, the song instantly reappears.

Show Spotify songs

Again, hiding songs you dislike is a great way to focus on just the tracks you do like without manually skipping ones you hate. Unfortunately, Apple Music currently lacks this handy option.

Show Spotify songs

No red icons or greyed-out titles? No hidden songs!

Remember, as I said before, you must be on Spotify’s paid Premium tier in order to be able to hide songs you hate, or show your previously hidden tracks on the service.

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You could argue that Spotify should just bring back the thumbs-down option as a more effective way to tell the service which songs you didn’t like, and you’d be right.

Until that happens, all we have is the ability to hide songs at will.

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