How to Hide and Unhide a Song on Spotify

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January 18, 2024

Spotify is a fantastic platform for streaming and discovering your favorite music, but there may be times when certain songs don’t align with your preferences, especially when the Autoplay is on. To refine your listening experience and receive more personalized recommendations, Spotify provides a “Hide song” button for these situations.

This hide song feature can be handy, allowing you to block songs you dislike on Spotify. However, it also comes with certain limitations. In this article, we will provide a guide on how to hide and unhide songs on Spotify. Let’s begin by understanding the limitations of this hiding song feature.


Why can’t I hide a song on Spotify?

Spotify does offer the ability to hide songs you don’t like, but using this feature can be tricky. You can only hide a song through the Spotify mobile app on devices such as Android, iPhone, or iPad. If you use Spotify on your PC, Mac, or web browser, the option to hide songs is not available. It’s important to note that if you hide a song using the mobile app, it will still appear when using Spotify on your PC or Mac.

Additionally, hiding songs on Spotify only works for playlists generated by Spotify and other users. This means that if you want to block a song within a playlist you created, there isn’t an option specifically for hiding. Instead, you can only “Remove from the playlist,” which is also applicable to your Liked Songs list.

hide vs remove

How to hide a song on Spotify?

As previously 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. Hide a playing song on Spotify

  1. Go to your Spotify app on your phone or tablet, and tap the currently playing song at the bottom.
  2. Click the “Hide song” button (a circled minus icon) to hide the song.
  3. A message will appear indicating that the song is hidden, and Spotify will automatically play the next song. If you wish to undo this action and unhide the song, tap “Undo” from the prompted message.

Method 2. Hide a song from a playlist on Spotify

  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. Select the “Hide song” button from the pop-up menu.
hide this song

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.

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.

unhide a song - method 1

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

unhide a song - method 2

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 download your favorite Spotify songs to MP3?

You can listen to Spotify music with a free Spotify account. However, on the free version, you can only download podcasts. If you want to download albums and playlists, you will need to upgrade to Spotify Premium. Please keep in mind that individual song downloads are not supported by Spotify; you can download them by adding them to a playlist and downloading the entire playlist. In addition, the downloaded content can only be accessed through the Spotify app, and reinstalling the app may result in the loss of your downloads.

To download your Spotify songs without Premium, you can try a smart Spotify music downloader — Pazu Spotify Converter. It is specially designed for both Spotify Free and Premium users to download all 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 enjoy any Spotify Premium feature within a free account forever.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download 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.
  • Archive downloaded songs by album or artist.
  • Multilingual interface.

Now, let’s learn how to use Pazu Spotify Music Converter to download and convert Spotify songs with a free subscription from the following tutorial.

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.

spotify converter

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 don’t want to download if there are any.

add to download list
begin downloading

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.

download songs to local