Music streaming service Deezer has expanded its ‘exclude’ feature to allow both paid subscribers and free users to ban a song or artists from their personalized Flow feature. The feature is designed to allow users to listen to their favourite tracks, discover new music and remember the songs that they forgot they loved.
“Our Flow and mixes are a big part of what makes Deezer stand out,” Deezer’s chief product and growth officer Stefan Tweraser said. “With these recommendations, we’re creating a rich experience that’s also spot-on for each listener.
“Also, we are listening to what our users like and don’t like, to constantly tailor Flow and mixes to their tastes and preferences. So we’re giving our fans even more power to control their music. In the end, it’s about them, and they know what they like.”
The new exclude tool allows users to press the unhappy emoji when they hear a song they do not like, and will be taken to a new exclude menu. The new Ban menu offers options such as stopping a song or artist from being recommended again, changing the mood of mixes, choosing the ‘change mood’ option and selecting one of the alternatives, and managing excluded tracks and artists.
Additionally, free users on Android also have the option to skip a track, as long as they have skips left. Stopping a song or artist from being recommended counts as a skip. Free users who do not have skips left will not be able to perform these actions until they have available skips.