[Updated] Spotify 'DJ button' missing from Now Playing view on iOS devices, issue under investigation

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 7, 2023) follows:

Spotify recently released the new AI DJ feature that curates a playlist based on user preferences and listening history. AI analyzes the listening patterns and suggests songs matching users’ musical tastes.

But as is usually the case with any newly released feature, many users reported that they are unable to access the new AI DJ feature just after it was released.


Spotify DJ button missing on iOS

And now some iOS users are reporting yet another issue that is preventing them from using this feature. As per the reports (1, 2, 3), the DJ button is missing from the Now Playing view for some Spotify users.

They say that the DJ button was available a while ago, but it has suddenly disappeared now. Here are some reports for reference:


so my dj itself is there and working, but there’s supposed to be a button that makes the dj play something new when i don’t like what it’s giving me, but THAT button is gone so i have to manually skip each song until he switches it up himself (Source)

When I’m using the Dj feature the button that used to appear to make him come back earlier to change the music isn’t appearing anymore but if I skip all the songs for the section he’ll show up that way (Source)

It is worth noting that the DJ button is missing only for iOS users, while Android users can still access it.

Fortunately, Spotify support has acknowledged this issue and said that they are currently investigating it. But sadly, there isn’t any temporary workaround available to help fix this problem temporarily.

Rest assured, we will keep tabs on the latest developments and inform you as and when anything noteworthy comes to our notice.

Update 1 (March 8, 2023)

12:31 pm (IST): One of those affected has suggested that a temporary solution to this issue is to skip songs until DJ takes over.

Update 2 (March 9, 2023)

01:17 pm (IST): It seems that the issue where the Spotify ‘DJ button’ had gone missing for some iOS users has been fixed with the latest v8.8.15.609 update.

Affected users can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the app as a potential workaround in order to get the feature.

Uninstall and reinstall the app! Just tried it as it’s been happening to me for days and i got it back!

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