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[FEEDBACK] What do you think of "Flow"?

  • 16 January 2019
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I'm sure you're right, Tibor. I'm using the Swedish version of the app.
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HI
New user here (still in the free trial period) and still getting accustomed to the idea of not having a "library" outside of a Favourites playlist.
I've always used a library, since the days of WinAmp, then iTunes, and got very used to 5-star rating systems. I regularly jump ship between Apple, Google, Spotify and Tidal. Streaming services are, by necessity, very basic and linear in their approach to liking music - while I'm disinclined to "favourite" every song I don't hate. It would be nice to have at least a 2-stage approval system (as well as the Dislike option), so users can confirm "yes, you're on the right track with this music" without adding it to a very limited 'Favourite" selection.
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It repeats the same songs way too often. Or, at least it used to to that.

Now, since about a week or so, it's terrible for some reason and has started playing so many songs I don't like at all, so I keep clicking dislike, dislike, dislike, but to no avail.

Can I reset Flow somehow?
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The repetition everyone mentions is very real. Just certain tracks.

Definitely feels like I'm being pushed to like some songs i normally wouldn't. Is the algorithm biased toward some better paying labels?
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I don't know why but FLOW is a lot better lately . I have get songs I didn't listen to before and the songs picked from my favorites seems to be such I didn't listen to for a while . Some improvements ? Hope so
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Flow could be good but it's
  • unpredictable (can't know what genre it's going to pick next)
  • uncontrollable (I may not want loud music in the evenings for example)
  • basically the only way to discover new music which makes people upset since everyone would expect Flow to do everything.
I personally would like Deezer to seriously expand on recommendations and at least get up to par with Spotify in that regard which has multitude of various options. At the moment those recommendations are non-existent, we basically have to hunt for new music elsewhere. After we're finished with exploring recommended albums, playlists, etc, we can let Flow do its thing, but not before.
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Flow could be good but it's
  • unpredictable (can't know what genre it's going to pick next)
  • uncontrollable (I may not want loud music in the evenings for example)
  • basically the only way to discover new music which makes people upset since everyone would expect Flow to do everything.
I personally would like Deezer to seriously expand on recommendations and at least get up to par with Spotify in that regard which has multitude of various options. At the moment those recommendations are non-existent, we basically have to hunt for new music elsewhere. After we're finished with exploring recommended albums, playlists, etc, we can let Flow do its thing, but not before.


  • FLOW Needs to be unpredictable . This is how it works . It picks music from various genres for you to listen to ...
  • Indeed you can't control which type of music you get with FLOW but if you want specific songs type , like quiets songs , you can pick one of the mixes available which are more genre/mood related.
  • Agree with the rest . Indeed Spotify has a lot to offer in terms of discover new music and I do missing this with Deezer .
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No it doesn't need to be unpredictable. It must "flow" though, so if it absolutely must go from Chihei Hatakeyama to Krewella, it must take at least 15 tracks, not in an instant.

But the point was that it must flow with my current mood, not the other way around.

The mixes are all premixed and I don't want to listen to somebody else's idea of 'quiet music' which only rarely changes.
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Just want to say I think FLOW improved A LOT in the last month or so . Finally I get to know new artists and the favorites pick is much wider .
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Thanks @Noam Asulin
I've passed your feedback to the Flow team 🙂
I like Deezer's Flow but there are some things that could be improved:
  • Flow is playing songs from my playlists - Flow shouldn't do that because I have playlists that have been created for special occasions with songs I personally don't like or do not want to be played by Flow (e.g. christmas playlists, birthday playlists...) this happens even if the songs have nothing in common (genre, artist etc.)
  • Flow is playing several songs way too often. As many here I have more than 300 favorite tracks but Flow keeps playing the same 5-10 songs over and over again - even on different devices. It get's worse whenever I listen to a single album (maybe twice or three times) then every second song played by Flow will be from this album.
  • I'd like to have the opportunity to dislike a song played by Flow afterwards. This is because when it happens that Flow is playing e.g. a christmas song while I am in my car then I can't just dislike that song and I am not able to do that afterwards
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Hey @Razorblade

Thank you for your support and feedback. I've passed this on to our Flow team 😉

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