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Can anyone guide me on how I can change or reset my musical preferences? For example, I picked the genre 'Rap' hoping that I could then go in and specify that I was looking for CHH, but I can't to that in the app, and now I have a barrage of rap music that I DON'T want to listen to. It's infuriating! And a lot of the the music is offensive to me and my family - even when I hide explicit content.
Any thoughts?
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Laka wrote:

Can anyone guide me on how I can change or reset my musical preferences? For example, I picked the genre 'Rap' hoping that I could then go in and specify that I was looking for CHH, but I can't to that in the app, and now I have a barrage of rap music that I DON'T want to listen to. It's infuriating! And a lot of the the music is offensive to me and my family - even when I hide explicit content.
Any thoughts?




You can't reset you Flow, but you can improve it 🙂 Please see above!
Thats not true. My Flow is playing always the same f*cking songs !! Would you please update my flow, too ??
this feature doesnt work
edit; does it really take 2 years so "flow" starts playing music what i enjoy?
Why won't Flow play all (or at least most) of the tracks that are in my favorites library? (And please don't reply with "please see above how to improve it," because I've been doing that for over a year)

I started using flow on a daily basis over a year ago, 99% of my listening is with Flow. I have over 1300 songs in my Favorite Tracks (imported most of them over a year ago) and consistently 'like' and 'dislike' and skip tracks to get Flow to play more varied tracks.
Out of over 1300 songs in my favorites library, it will only play a few hundred of the songs (over and over and over). There are many hundreds of Favorite Tracks that Flow has never played and I can sit here for 40mins constantly skipping songs and Flow will just keep trying to play the same old songs that I just skipped a few minutes earlier.
After a year of using flow I feel like I am being force fed pop music (are they paying you guys to play their stuff or what? Do you have to hit a quota of plays to have them keep their track on?). Dislike button doesn't seem to fix it. Think it's time to switch to Spotify
I'm a paying customer. I have a family subscription.

Why do I keep receiving suggestions in flow and even in the "shuffle my music" that clearly don't match my listening preferences?

By now you should have already guessed I clearly don't like Brazilian Funk or Sertanejo or anything that is part of the "Funkadão", "só hits", "pagodelicia" and similar lists.

For example:
You have just started playing the tracks "O nome dela é Jenifer" and "Largado as Traças" while I was playing "shuffle my music". How in the world those two tracks ended in the "my music" category for me????? Are you so eager to monetize from sponsored tracks even though they don't match my listening preferences?????????? Even on a paying customer?

Please clarify this to me......
Hello,

For a few weeks now, Flow has been acting very weird.

1- It started playing up to 10 songs a day of a genre I have never listened to purposefully. Despite disliking all of them, some of these songs were being played again at some point!

3- More than once, Flow would play a dozen of songs in repeat mode all day long. Unless I kill the app (iPhone) and relaunch it, I would be forced to listen to the same 12-15 songs all day long.

2- A few days ago, I saw that an artist I knew had launched a new album, so I tried listening to it. Truth is I did not like any of the songs; so I did not listen to any of the album songs entirely. After a few seconds, I would skip to the next. However, for almsot a week now, I'm being bombed by this album's songs all day long. Sometimes, Flow even plays them back to back!

Flow used to be the feature I loved most about Deezer, and the reason I preferred Deezer to Spotify! But recently, it has become more of a source of annoyance, and it is now the very reason I am seriously considering to terminate my Deezer Premium subscription!

Is anyone else experiencing this?
Best.
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fady_an wrote:

Hello,

For a few weeks now, Flow has been acting very weird.

1- It started playing up to 10 songs a day of a genre I have never listened to purposefully. Despite disliking all of them, some of these songs were being played again at some point!

3- More than once, Flow would play a dozen of songs in repeat mode all day long. Unless I kill the app (iPhone) and relaunch it, I would be forced to listen to the same 12-15 songs all day long.

2- A few days ago, I saw that an artist I knew had launched a new album, so I tried listening to it. Truth is I did not like any of the songs; so I did not listen to any of the album songs entirely. After a few seconds, I would skip to the next. However, for almsot a week now, I'm being bombed by this album's songs all day long. Sometimes, Flow even plays them back to back!

Flow used to be the feature I loved most about Deezer, and the reason I preferred Deezer to Spotify! But recently, it has become more of a source of annoyance, and it is now the very reason I am seriously considering to terminate my Deezer Premium subscription!

Is anyone else experiencing this?
Best.




Hi there, please like more songs, create more playlists... this will help your to shape your Flow 😉
Thank you for this reply, Rafael - though it feels like you didn’t even take time to read my long feedback, because it sounds like a canned reply. “😉
I’ve been “Feeding” my Flow for nearly 9 years now with favourite songs. It hardly ever plays 20% of them. And now I’m being bombed with songs I’ve never liked/disliked and never want to listen.
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fady_an wrote:

Thank you for this reply, Rafael - though it feels like you didn’t even take time to read my long feedback, because it sounds like a canned reply. “😉
I’ve been “Feeding” my Flow for nearly 9 years now with favourite songs. It hardly ever plays 20% of them. And now I’m being bombed with songs I’ve never liked/disliked and never want to listen.



I'm sorry that you feel that way! We do read every single feedback and pass it on to the right team, but the only way to change your flow right now is creating new playlists, linking and disliking more more songs. Flow changes all the time and you have to keep changing it too to make sure it's still relevant content. Also, you can now ban artists on the web player.
Rafael. wrote:


fady_an wrote:

Thank you for this reply, Rafael - though it feels like you didn’t even take time to read my long feedback, because it sounds like a canned reply. “😉
I’ve been “Feeding” my Flow for nearly 9 years now with favourite songs. It hardly ever plays 20% of them. And now I’m being bombed with songs I’ve never liked/disliked and never want to listen.

I'm sorry that you feel that way! We do read every single feedback and pass it on to the right team, but the only way to change your flow right now is creating new playlists, linking and disliking more more songs. Flow changes all the time and you have to keep changing it too to make sure it's still relevant content. Also, you can now ban users on the web player.



I still cannot see how this will improve the behavious of Flow, which is bombing me with songs of specific artists after I've listened to one of their songs or albums, even not completely. For instance, yesterday, I listened to a few of Weezer's songs, and since yesterday, Flow has already suggested about 50 Weezer songs to me, even sometimes back-to-back (up to 3 Weezer songs in a row - which is totally inacceptable)!
I do not want to ban this band, because I do love several of their songs. I just DO NOT want to be listening to them 24/7, 365 days a year.
So this is clearly a BUG, which is absolutely normal; and to be honest, I would have preferred that you guys be more transparent about it, and say something like: "This looks like a bug, and we will try to investigate and fix it soon", rather than suggesting we like more songs to change Flow's behaviour! Because, like I've already said, I've been using your service and Flow for nearly 8 years now (apologies, I had mistyped '9' above), and this has never happened before.
I’ve noticed that my flow is mostly my saved and like music but would it be possible to play more song for my liked artists and not just my liked songs?

Thanks!
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Hi there @Max.Nicholson

I thought I'd move your comment here so that you can check the tips above 😉
Flow has definitely gotten worse.

The community managers can say, "Like more artists and songs and it should improve your flow!" as much as they like but I've spent hours on my flow disliking songs to improve its personalisation algorithm but all I keep getting is crap I do not like.

Whatsmore, the music genres it is suggesting is nothing like what I like.
I'm beginning to get gun shy about what I actually do like because if I liked a song featuring, Ed Sheeran I'm likely to get inundated with Ed Sheeran suggestions - And I honestly don't like his brand of music.

Two years ago this never was the case. I'd find a whole host of new artists to suit my tastes. Now I'm genuinely getting annoyed at what Flow is suggesting.

Perhaps the most annoying thing about this is; when I left Deezer - (One of their rivals had a promotion with my mobile network) I literally couldn't praise it highly enough.
Literally I would be saying how great the Flow was for finding new exciting music, in contrast to its main competitor, to my work Colleagues so much they were just like: "GO BACK TO DEEZER THEN!"

So when the promotional deal ended with Deezers competitor, I cancelled the subscription and started up again with Deezer - Felt like I was coming home.

Boy was I wrong. I have no idea what you've done in the time I've been away from the platform, but I have literally had no luck whatsoever with your song suggestions.

I've had enough of endlessly trawling through songs I don't like. Full stop.
Even if it's on the pretense that Flow will eventually start making some good suggestions, I'm leaving when the debit is due.
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Hi there @Benet Thomas

Thank you for your honest feedback. I'm sorry you're unable to enjoy your Flow.
I can tell you that Flow hasn't changed, it's one of those unique features we have. We've only added Flow Tabs as an improvement.
So it could be that it changed for you, according to the music added. I know 'liking more' songs and artists may not fix things for you, but do you know that now it's possible to block an artist as a whole? (via desktop app or Android). Perhaps you should give it a try before deciding what to do next 🤓
When the Deezer came in Russia - I was glad, because I'm sick using VPN to listen Spotify. Why Deezer, you ask if there are Google or Apple Music? Because Flow as system of music recommendations was good. WAS! I do not know what happened, maybe the whole team could be fired at once, which was responsible for the Flow development? Because I do not know how else to explain the status of the Flow today. Now Flow - is just a useless playlist that randomly plays 99% of my favorite tracks. Where is the new music? Where are the recommendations? Where are the similar tracks? Where are the similar artists?

ПЕЧАЛЬ!!!
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@Vorkuta

I've moved your comment here so that you can hopefully benefit from some of the tips given ;)
On the desktop app, you can check the "Hear This" tab for recommendations too!
Hiii... Comumity I need your help my flow only repeat my favorite songs pleas somebody help me!!!!!
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Hi there @alt146

Sorry to hear that - we're currently working on our Flow. Could you please check this topic for workaround tips?
Hi,
For quiet a long time now, I only get songs I marked as liked.
I looked at previously asked questions, and I see that on the PC the automated recommendations is on, but it doesn't seem to impact the app. on my smartphone (and the list is totally different.
Another issue that bothers me (but seems like feature and I just don't understand why) is that the items on the other lists in the flow (inspired and discover) can't be blocked, so I keep getting things I really don't like.
Aren't there any switches to control the behavior?

Thanks,
Efrat
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Hi there @ef125

Have a look here to see if any of the tips improve your Flow 😉
As said before, not only by me - it has nothing to do with it. I'm looking for new items, not the the ones I've already heard and marked. So, no - adding more favorite songs, albums and artists do not help. On the contrary - albums and artists I've added do not impact the flow. Only songs - in the way of appearing in the flow, not causing new and fresh recommendations.
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Hi there @ef125

Adding more stuff could've prompted new music to join in. But this is also something our devs have been working on - to enable more discoveries. So please bear with us a bit longer, I'll update this topic 😉
Today, Deezer flow (which I use on a daily basis) has started playing only Spanish (I think?!) music. I have no idea why and I can’t see how to change this??? Anyone able to help please?

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