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Is it normal to have several tracks repeated way too frequently when you are in the Flow feature?
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Best answer by Rudi 23 September 2019, 16:10

Thank you for your input again @gdr
We're discussing this and other popular ideas with our product managers and devs. Hopefully we can bring you more updates after that 🙂
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Is it normal to have several tracks repeated way too frequently when you are in the Flow feature?

Hi Ben, depends on how many tracks you have added to your favourites. If there are not that many tracks, Flow doesn't have enough data to recommend many different tracks. That should change, if you add more tracks to the list.
Or are you talking about tracks that you've already disliked?
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Is it normal to have several tracks repeated way too frequently when you are in the Flow feature?Hi Ben, depends on how many tracks you have added to your favourites. If there are not that many tracks, Flow doesn't have enough data to recommend many different tracks. That should change, if you add more tracks to the list.
Or are you talking about tracks that you've already disliked?

So that means that since I have 0 favorite tracks it creates this mega repeat one or two songs every three or four?
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It means that with 0 favourite tracks, Flow is unable to find music for you based on what you like, because it doesn't know what you like ;)
Please add some artists, albums, playlists and songs to your favourites so Flow can generate satisfying playlists for you 🙂
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Is there any way to create some settings in flow on the frequency that tracks get played? I have some 500 favourite tracks yet Flow seems to play some very regularly and others seldom. It also then plays similar songs more often than ideal. If there was a way say to have Flow not repeat a song more than once in every X days or after Y songs. For example if it plays Smells like teen spirit (which is a great song) then it can't play it again until it has played 200 other tracks or some number that can be set? or can't play it again until 10 days have elapsed..... That would to me be a great feature and way to get new and varied music from my favourites as sometimes it does frustrate.....
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Is there any way to create some settings in flow on the frequency that tracks get played? I have some 500 favourite tracks yet Flow seems to play some very regularly and others seldom. It also then plays similar songs more often than ideal. If there was a way say to have Flow not repeat a song more than once in every X days or after Y songs. For example if it plays Smells like teen spirit (which is a great song) then it can't play it again until it has played 200 other tracks or some number that can be set? or can't play it again until 10 days have elapsed..... That would to me be a great feature and way to get new and varied music from my favourites as sometimes it does frustrate.....
You can't control on the frequency on the songs ...
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It means that with 0 favourite tracks, Flow is unable to find music for you based on what you like, because it doesn't know what you like ;)
Please add some artists, albums, playlists and songs to your favourites so Flow can generate satisfying playlists for you :)

Unfortunately this doesn't help anyway . FLOW repeat songs too often . I have more than 600 songs on favorites .
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Can we request that flow be coded to improve the songs it plays to change the frequency? The lack of diversity in the songs it plays is frustrating even though it plays songs I like it plays them too often
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Can we request that flow be coded to improve the songs it plays to change the frequency? The lack of diversity in the songs it plays is frustrating even though it plays songs I like it plays them too often

Hi there 🙂 We've passed this feedback on to the team already, but I will pass on yours too. I can't promise anything for now, but we check for updates with the team regularly. And I hope that there will be changes in the future 🙂
I have the same problem, over 300 liked songs, several liked artists, lists and albums and there's still a song that gets played about 7 or 8 times in a couple of hours and there are songs that I haven't heard in a while. At this rythm I will remove it from my liked songs (as it happened before with other song, but I thought it was a problem of the song but it's not.)
I have the same problem, over 300 liked songs, several liked artists, lists and albums and there's still a song that gets played about 7 or 8 times in a couple of hours and there are songs that I haven't heard in a while. At this rythm I will remove it from my liked songs (as it happened before with other song, but I thought it was a problem of the song but it's not.)
Here's the proof... Look at the "Name of Love"

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@e.velasquez.90 thanks for sending this!! will forward your case as well 🙂
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Same. here. Deezer is very unimaginative when it comes to playing Flow tracks or recommended tracks. Coldplay, Interpol, Courtney Barnett, Acrtic Monkeys, over and over. Payoloa? Or Deezer needs some better algorithms.
I have the same issue - 300 favourite tracks but it’s always playing the same narrow selection. I play Flow via my Alexa every day so it gets pretty dull when I’m hearing the same tracks over and over (however much I like them, Deezer might actually make me hate them!); the repetition isn’t on,y on my Alexa but also on a Squeezebox and via the phone app. I find myself skipping tracks a lot.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, we are constantly working on Flow and its algorithm and we know that it's not perfect yet, but always pass your feedback on and our team is looking into the user behaviour, specially with Flow. There will be changes in the future, but as of now, we can give you any details or dates. We will of course let you know once we have details we can share 🙂
You can at least make that Flow that will suggests you anything other than band's top 3 tracks
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You can at least make that Flow that will suggests you anything other than band's top 3 tracks

Please see here how to improve your Flow, but I will make sure we pass your feedback on to our devs too 🙂
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Any update on this Flow algorithm please to reduce the recurrence of the same songs? It's very frustrating in an otherwise very good app
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Hi @gdr our developers work constantly on the Flow and we are happy to forward your feedback as well. Unfortunately we do not have at this moment a specific update on this I am afraid.
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surely it's easy enough to add this in though, you can remove a song from flow so all I'm thinking is to limit the recurrence to perhaps a few set intervals - eg don't play for 3 days, a week, a month, 6 months (say) or whatever. Flow is generally really good but this issue is annoying and from the posts on this I'm not alone in the view. Anyway forward it on yes please @Flo.Deezer
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Flow keeps repeating the same songs - the monthly stats show that. Any update on the algoritm?

The other item that would be ideal in January Flow starts playing Christmas carols - sure we play them for the kids a lot in Dec and xmas but if they could be barred in Jan-October would be cool, if possible....
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Hey @gdr

Please check Rafael.'s tip on how to improver your Flow for the time being.

Xmas songs are generally barred in the time period you mentioned. But some songs are not correctly labelled 'xmas' and slip through the net. If you do find them, please let me know (copy links, please)
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@Rudi - My music list is pretty extensive as to Rafael's tips but the repetition remains and some of my favourite tracks repeat very often others I haven't heard in a long time. That's why I'd love to adjust the frequency of repeats as a fix but not sure if that is feasible. Flow could be great if this was fixed.

For the xmas it's an ABC Christmas album "ABC For Kids Christmas - Various Artists" which may not be big globally (!) - https://www.deezer.com/en/album/14831821
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@gdr

Gotcha! Well, I've passed your feedback on. But also leave a comment here and complete the survey ;)
I've also informed the devs about the ABC Christmas Album too. Hopefully it'll be removed from your Flow soon.
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any update in the algorithm? Would be great to be able to limit / adjust the frequency of repeated songs in flow - some of my favourite tracks would be played on flow 4-6 times a week others I haven't heard in months.….
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Thank you for your input again @gdr
We're discussing this and other popular ideas with our product managers and devs. Hopefully we can bring you more updates after that 🙂

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