Question

How do I disable that #$%#$% Autoplay


Userlevel 5
I had at one point set my sound cloud so that I would not be shoved into another audio once the once I was listening to finish. That seems to have been unset. Please help.

Sentiment: pissed

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Userlevel 4
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Continuous auto play has been a problem for many for months now.

This has been brought up multiple times.

The Auto play feature without an option to turn it off is just annoying. And has been brought up many times now, with more than enough time to make an adjustment. This is blatant stat inflation at the expense of the user's enjoyment.

Please make the adjustment. If I can find an alternative to soundcloud before you do you will lose at least one user.
Userlevel 2
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Continuous auto play has been a problem for many for months now.

This has been brought up multiple times.

The Auto play feature without an option to turn it off is just annoying. And has been brought up many times now, with more than enough time to make an adjustment. This is blatant stat inflation at the expense of the user's enjoyment.

Please make the adjustment. If I can find an alternative to soundcloud before you do you will lose at least one user.

Of all my friends that use Soundcloud, not a single one likes the autoplay function. Having a funktrack play IMMEDIATELY after my own jazztrack is just idiotic and takes away from the experience. Please fix this, or I'll be forced to find an alternative to Soundcloud. Which would be sad, since I like your service.
But this a completely useless feature if you dont have a choice to turn it off...
Userlevel 5
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Continuous auto play has been a problem for many for months now.

This has been brought up multiple times.

The Auto play feature without an option to turn it off is just annoying. And has been brought up many times now, with more than enough time to make an adjustment. This is blatant stat inflation at the expense of the user's enjoyment.

Please make the adjustment. If I can find an alternative to soundcloud before you do you will lose at least one user.

Please acknowledge that many of your long time users see this behavior as a bug on two counts. First, the behavior needs to be optional. You have been presented with a great many use cases where the (&(**&*&% autoplay is unwanted. Second, the clip selection algorithm simply does not work. That failure is leaving many of your users aggravated and resentful.
Userlevel 2
I agree that we should have an option to turn autoplay off!
Userlevel 5
Please ask every soundcloud friend that you have to support this thread and submit a request to fix this broken behavior.
Userlevel 3
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Continuous auto play has been a problem for many for months now.

This has been brought up multiple times.

The Auto play feature without an option to turn it off is just annoying. And has been brought up many times now, with more than enough time to make an adjustment. This is blatant stat inflation at the expense of the user's enjoyment.

Please make the adjustment. If I can find an alternative to soundcloud before you do you will lose at least one user.

it's interesting that soon after youtube added auto-play, they then offered the option to disable it. That was very smart b/c the last thing a business should want to do is piss off it's customers/users.

Emotion --> action.
Userlevel 1
This is horrible. Really? A feature??? I was using the post feature through Studio One to post songs.

I'm done.
Userlevel 3
Autoplay is MADDENING!!!!

In addition to everything already mentioned, the volume levels of tracks varies greatly. I usually listen on headphones. Turn up the volume to listen to a quiet track and then, if you don't move fast enough to stop the next track autoplaying, if it is a loud one it blasts your head off!!!

PLEASE MAKE AUTOPLAY OPTIONAL.

If you can link to the actual Feature Request about Autoplay I will happily add my voice to it - there does not seem to be a way to search only the Feature Requests section.

Apart from that - LOVE Soundcloud :-)

Liz
Userlevel 1
Hey BlkCruelt,

Sorry to hear you're not enjoying the continuous play feature. The intention of the feature is to allow you to explore SoundCloud while continuously listening to sounds from your Stream. Please rest assured that the tracks that play will relate to tracks on your Stream and your 'Likes', they won't be totally random. It currently is not possible to disable this.

Hi Mathis,

This is not a feature. It's an incredibly obnoxious and dissonant interference in my music listening experience.

Additionally, the continuous play songs ARE random. I've been listening to a song from a new musical, and the same completely unrelated AWFUL song keeps playing immediately afterward. I tried making a playlist so that I could listen to the musical song without the AWFUL song playing immediately afterward, and lo and behold, the same song piped in. Tried listening from my phone app, and again, it happened.

And really? Autoplay from a phone app? What if someone is trying to control data usage and just intended to listen to one particular song? You'd force them to listen to use extra data and load more?

PLEASE offer a way to disable this "feature."
Userlevel 3
not being able to disable autoplay means i close soundcloud after listening to a song, meaning it is then less convenient to use soundcloud for the next audio search that i do (and i do a lot of audio searches, which very often get posted to a large audience); so in that regard the lack of an ability to disable autoplay limits soundcloud's exposure to a larger audience.

it is easier to search from highlighted text or from my browser's address field than having to open a new tab and then go to soundcloud so i can search, even though i prefer soundcloud over (likely) youtube.
Userlevel 3
I don't think comments on this thread will accomplish much. What we all really need to do is fill out a Feature Request requesting an option to turn this off. That's what I just did. Hopefully the more feature requests they get, the more likely they will implement this feature.
From reading the other threads it seems that the only explanation for Soundcloud's intransigence is that Autoplay falsely boosts the play-count of sounds when we cannot get to the Stop button quickly enough! So people are fooled into thinking that their sounds are more popular and getting more plays than they actually are.
Userlevel 1
I don't think comments on this thread will accomplish much. What we all really need to do is fill out a Feature Request requesting an option to turn this off. That's what I just did. Hopefully the more feature requests they get, the more likely they will implement this feature.
Make an option in the settings to disable the autoplay feature. When I don't have the phones plugged into my notebook, and I open the browser, all coworkers hear suddenly my music.
Userlevel 5
I don't think comments on this thread will accomplish much. What we all really need to do is fill out a Feature Request requesting an option to turn this off. That's what I just did. Hopefully the more feature requests they get, the more likely they will implement this feature.
Great thought. I did the same. I looked for your feature request to Like it and was unable to find it. When did you post the request?
Userlevel 5
I don't think comments on this thread will accomplish much. What we all really need to do is fill out a Feature Request requesting an option to turn this off. That's what I just did. Hopefully the more feature requests they get, the more likely they will implement this feature.
Thanks liz, I overlooked it.

EDIT: Including a direct link to the feature request form.

http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/emails/new

Perhaps they will get a clue if each of us submit the same fix request.
PLEASE. HOW CAN YOU TURN THE AUTOPLAY OFF ? It is killing me.
I am forced to CLOSE soundcloud when the track I want to hear is done. I will choose if I want to hear another song. NOT FREAKING SOUNDCLOUD!! Sheeesh you guys suck at soundcloud.
Userlevel 3
I don't think comments on this thread will accomplish much. What we all really need to do is fill out a Feature Request requesting an option to turn this off. That's what I just did. Hopefully the more feature requests they get, the more likely they will implement this feature.
ok, I heard back from them and they are not listening.

" I'm sorry to hear you're not enjoying the continuous play feature. The intention of the feature is to allow you to explore SoundCloud while continuously listening to sounds from your Stream. Please rest assured that the tracks that play will relate to tracks on your Stream and your 'Likes', they won't be totally random."

Um, no. That is an incorrect assumption on their part and I would not have written to them if I liked what they were deciding I should like, which, almost without exception, I do not. I am done wasting my time and they can find out the hard way that people don't like "continuous play".
Userlevel 3
apparently, soundcloud no longer allows embeds where the linked song plays once (and wherein no "continuous play" or ads happened). that, apparently, is over b/c where there once were embeds in outside pages (ie google+), now you are taken to the soundcloud site where they give you the full treatment of no-option continuous play pimpage/promotion and occasional hurl-inducing ads.

and more reading/research yields that the joy is over folks -- soundcloud has gone over to the dark side. they will never go back to what you previously enjoyed. it truly is over. it was good while it lasted but it is dead and stinks like roadkill now. time to walk away.
The idea that a feature that force-feeds you stuff, and that even if you turn it off switches itself back on again, can be 'to allow you to explore SoundCloud' is totally wrong-headed. It is annoying beyond description.
WTF??? Came here from YouTube because I thought this is a music people platform. Crappy autoplay is like mainstream bullshit radio playing music for people who just want some fluffy background noise and not music.

Also thought about upgrading in support of the hard working artists. Autoplay is no hard work :(

Will switch to somewhere else.... and stay with Spotify
Userlevel 3
Disable autoplay nextup station right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This "feature" effing blows chunks.
Hey BlkCruelt,

Sorry to hear you're not enjoying the continuous play feature. The intention of the feature is to allow you to explore SoundCloud while continuously listening to sounds from your Stream. Please rest assured that the tracks that play will relate to tracks on your Stream and your 'Likes', they won't be totally random. It currently is not possible to disable this.


This whole thing that you call a "platform" is just one piece of crap, I am happy thay it didn't make me put money in it, because it's user interface is just annoying, I'm wasting my time to write this letter of disappointment because i've invested time in uploading my songs, but when ever I want to do something on soundcloud I read "sorry this is not possible but you can do these thousands of workaround steps to get a similar result". Amateur app designers and coders.
Userlevel 1
I don't think comments on this thread will accomplish much. What we all really need to do is fill out a Feature Request requesting an option to turn this off. That's what I just did. Hopefully the more feature requests they get, the more likely they will implement this feature.
Yep, sorry I should have included the direct link. 🙂 Glad you found it.

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