Solved: How to find hidden songs on Spotify?

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November 29, 2023

Spotify is a great way to discover and listen to music. It offers numerous playlists, but not every song might be for you. It you don’t like one song in a Spotify curated playlist, there is no way to remove it from the playlist. The alternative option is to hide it and thus block it out from your Spotify listening. You can only hide the song using the Spotify mobile app to prevent Spotify from playing it. Whenever you’re ready to hear a song again, you can simply unhide it. It’s really easy to do and takes just a few seconds!

  1. Why would you want to hide songs on Spotify?
  2. How to hide Spotify songs on mobile?
  3. How to find hidden songs on Spotify?
  4. How to unhide a song on Spotify?
  5. How to hide Spotify songs on desktop?

Why would you want to hide songs on Spotify?

It is helpful to hide songs on Spotify if there are certain songs that you don’t like as there is no option to remove songs from Spotify created playlists. Hiding these songs will prevent them from appearing in any of your Spotify playlists and albums, allowing you to enhance your listening experience.

Follow below steps to hide and unhide songs on Spotify quickly and easily.

How to hide Spotify songs on mobile?

As above mentioned, the option to hide a song is currently available only on the Spotify mobile app. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to hide a song using the mobile app:

Method 1

  1. Open your Spotify mobile app, go to the playlist, and find the song you want to hide.
  2. Tap the three dots (…) next to the song.
  3. A menu will appear with various options. Select the “Hide song” button.

Return to the playlist, and you will notice that the song you wanted to hide is now grayed out with a hidden icon. The hidden song cannot be played by tapping on it, and Spotify will automatically skip it if it appears in a playlist or album.

Method 2

  1. On the Now Playing page, tap the circle with minus icon to hide songs you don’t like.

However, the songs are only hidden on this device. When you listen to Spotify on another device, this songs is not hidden.

If you really dislike some songs you can block their artist from your mobile device. Blocked artist are synched across devices and if you encounter a song by them on another device it will be automatically skipped. 

You can block artists by opening their profile pages on Mobile > click the 3-dot menu > Select Don’t Play this artist

How to find hidden songs on Spotify?

Open a playlist, all hidden songs are geared out and with a red circle icon.

How to unhide a song on Spotify?

To unhide a song with the Spotify mobile app is also a straightforward process. You can choose either of the following methods to undo the hiding of a song:

Method 1. Tap the Hidden icon to unhide the song.

Method 2. Tap the three dots (…) by the song and select Hidden in the menu.

By using either of the methods, the hidden song will be restored and can be played again. As this feature is exclusive to the mobile app, you won’t need to repeat these steps to play hidden songs on a PC or Mac.

How to hide Spotify songs on desktop?

As mentioned above, you can only hide Spotify songs on mobile. However, the hidden songs are not synchronized between devices, so if you’ve hidden a song on your phone it will still be playable and appear in your playlist on PC. Currently this is how the app is built.

If you want to hide Spotify songs you don’t like on desktop, one alternative is to download songs you like and play them offline. Spotify doesn’t support downloading individual songs, so you need to add all songs you like to a new playlist and download the whole playlist. It’s frustrating when you have many songs in a playlist.

The best way to download your favorite songs conveniently is to use Spotify music downloader – Pazu Spotify Converter. It is specially designed for both Spotify Free and Premium users to download any Spotify songs/playlists/albums for offline listening. It can extract Spotify music and convert it to MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and AAC. With Pazu Spotify Music Converter, you can easily download any Spotify songs with ease.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download any Spotify songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts with either Spotify’s free or premium account.
  • Built-in Spotify web player, no Spotify app needed.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • Multiple output formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Rename Spotify songs with titles, albums, artists, etc.
  • Sort downloaded songs by album or artist.
  • Multilingual interface.

Now, let’s learn how to use Pazu Spotify Music Converter to download your favorite songs and leave songs you don’t like behind.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install, and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Spotify account with the built-in web player.

2. Choose the output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select the output format (AUTO(M4A)/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files, and more.

spotify song format

3. Select Spotify music

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, albums, playlists,s or podcasts you want to download. Click the Add to List button to load all songs in the album or playlist, and uncheck the songs you want to hide in the playlist.

4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click the Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking the below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.