Spoqify

make Song Radio fun again!

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Ever find yourself in a musical Groundhog Day?

Spotify heavily personalizes auto-generated playlists like Song Radio based on the music you've listened to in the past. But sometimes you want to listen to Song Radio precisely to hear some fresh songs outside of your habitual listening realm!

Spoqify is a dead-simple service that allows you to access Spotify playlists like an anonymous user. Just replace the t with a q in a Spotify playlist URL and you will be forwarded to an anonymized version of that playlist:

Alternatively, paste a playlist URL into this form:

How does it work?

Very simply (this was a fun weekend project). Once you submit a request, Spoqify will:

  1. Open the playlist (on our server) without sending any session cookies (similar to the Private Window feature of your web browser)
  2. Extract the Spotify IDs of all the songs contained in that playlist
  3. Use Spotify's Web API to create a new playlist that contains exactly the same songs
  4. Forward you to that newly created playlist

Spoqify is MIT-licensed and its source code is available on GitHub.

Using Spoqify a lot?

You can help make it obsolete! Spotify's community outreach includes an Ideas Exchange, and requests to disable personalization pop up there every now and then. Using Spoqify could become unnecessary if enough users signal interest in a setting to disable personalization.