Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

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Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

TroublesomeBob
Casual Listener

Hi!

 

Concerning chromecast audio....

 

When I select to play some song in the middle of my selfmade spotify playlist, with the next song the player will always return to the beginning of the playlist, always starting from the beginning of the list forwards.

 

Is there a easy solution to play playlist from the middle onwards?

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Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

Sophia
Roadie

Hey @TroublesomeBob!

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Spotify Community. We'll be happy to help you.  

 

Can you let us know what Spotify version you're using? Also, is this happening with other playlists too? 

 

In the meantime,  please check: 

 

  • You have the latest firmware installed on your Chromecast device.
  • Your device is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast.
  • You have the latest version of Spotify installed.

Let us know if you have any questions. We'll be here for you. 

 

Sophia

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Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

TroublesomeBob
Casual Listener

Hello!

Scraping information from various places, also from some old spotify-community-threads as far as year 2013, seems that some devices do this "return to first" when the list is larger then 100 songs.

 

I tried copypasting my "main playlist", over 500 songs to smaller playlist consisting only 100 song maximum.

 

And voila! .... chromecast plays them without error.

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Of course it would be nice if spotify would correct this bug, as clearly it's not a new one ;)

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Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

Arigoud
Music Fan
Same here.. even happens when I control spotify playback from my phone to laptop with speakers.. such a stupid bug.. basically it ruins the complete experience.. bravo that some developer wrote the extra 5 lines of code to solve this bug that apparently arose first in 2013.. can you please let me know if this now has been added to the wishlist?

Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

Arigoud
Music Fan
@sophia, can you please reply?
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Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

arese8c
Music Fan

Hi,

I have the same issue here.

Is there any fix ?

Thanks,

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Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

arese8c
Music Fan

@Sophia: Any update about this issue ? :)

Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

Joe
Community Legend

It's as @TroublesomeBob mentioned- spotify connect does not support large playlists. This has been reported as a bug here and also affects shuffling as reprted here

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Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

Arigoud
Music Fan

the bug report is from over a year ago.. wow.. unbelievable.. 

 

An update of the actual status of resolving this bug would be nice.

Re: Chromecast audio - playlist always returns to beginning

arese8c
Music Fan

Thanks Joe for your feedback :)

 

It seems the issue discussed in this thread is different and is linked to Chromecast Audio.

 

When you play a song at the end of huge playlist (+800 songs) the next song that should be played does not follow, instead it always goes back to the first song of the paylist. It's very annoying. It's not possible to play the lastest songs of a playlist in a row as each time you try to listen one the next song is the first one of the playlist.

 

The issue is new. I have had huge playlists for a long time and it always worked. The issue appeared 2 months ago. It's a Chromecast issue. It does not occur with other devices like bluetooth ones.

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