How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

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How do I change the Daily Drive playlist? The news changes, but the songs haven't changed.

stevearrants
Music Fan

Premium, USA. Pixel 3XL, Oreo, Android Auto. 

The Daily Drive news changes, but the songs don't. Day in, day out, the SAME music. I'm getting tired of it. How do I refresh or change it?

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smlee
Casual Listener

Thanks for the solution Hjscott316! I cleared the cache on my android device and by next refresh cycle I had new songs! Just go into the gear icon, disable offline mode, and then clear the local cache, and wait for a bit. Glad I can use this feature again!

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Xenia
Moderator

Hey all,

 

Thanks a lot for your feedback – we appreciate it! 

 

We always aim to improve, so we’ll make sure that we cover your concerns as we speak about these changes internally.

 

Our developers are already looking into ways to mix up the music within the Daily Drive playlist so it'll update with more variety, but just as a heads up, we're not able to provide an exact timeline for this. If we have any further info, we'll let you know.

 

Going forward, we'd like to refer you to the Idea Exchange in the Community for any further feedback you might have and suggest you add your +VOTE to this idea

 

The Idea Exchange is a great way for us to see what our users are interested in and how many people like a certain idea. You can read more about it here.

 

We hope you'll find this information useful and we’ll be here for you if there's anything else you'd like to ask.

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Tim_U
Music Fan
No this problem is NOT solved. How do we get it back on Spotify's radar?

JKMarks
Regular

I hope all following this post READ this! In an email with Support, spotify basically said developers won’t even start to entertain a suggested edit to the UI functionality until a Community post receives over 100 likes... so like away every single gripe on this thread! Tell your friends & family to do the same. Here is part of their response, — “Your idea is something that can help many people with the same issue. You can post it on our ideas forum. That way, other users can vote for your idea or leave their comments to support it.

Stay tuned for the status of the idea on the Spotify Community website. Once the idea receives 100 votes, our team evaluates it and passes it on to the appropriate Spotify team for implementation analysis. We've already implemented other user-suggested enhancements , such as Chromecast support, the Xbox app, and the return of Your Year in Music campaign.”

syntheticchaos
Casual Listener

So basically they said, if you want us to fix this blatant error on our side we need to see 100 people like this extremely unfriendly user voting system that maybe 10 percent of the Spotify community gets on? Customer support champs...

syntheticchaos
Casual Listener

I agree, Spotify needs to put this on their to do list. This many people have this problem means it’s a bug on your end not a constant thing we need to do. I’ve tried clearing the cache, unfollowing, logging off, force closing with no success. I listened to the lion king song once, didn’t even favorite the song and now it’s on my daily drive for eternity. 

Tim_U
Music Fan

Another workaround for this bug was suggested here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Your-Library/Daily-Drive-not-updating-at-all/m-p/5050313# 

 

I've not tried it myself as it is counter to my purpose of using Daily Drive.

RDogPinK
Casual Listener

Have the same problem, did also delete cache and everything but still, the same songs showing up. 

I don´t understand where the problem lies. Since the news are always fresh, it shouldn´t be that hard to also switch out the songs... 

Is this issue on spotifys radar? 

jruegge
Regular

I also have the same problem on every device.

Even when I clear the cache in the Win10 App or the iPhone it doesn't load new songs, it always plays the same (about 30-40 songs).

 

Now comes the best part: The same songs are played, even when I select the option "hide from Daily Drive" on the iPhone!

Under Windows this option is not available at all, but that doesn't matter, because it doesn't work anyway

 

Mihail
Moderator
Moderator

Hey everyone,

 

Thanks for searching for the answer you need here.

 

We've summed up all troubleshooting steps gathered so far bellow. If your Daily Drive Playlist is still not updating, it's a good idea to give them all a go:

  1. Perform a clean reinstall of the app. This removes any corrupted files that might be causing this behavior.
  2. Log out and back in two times in a row.
  3. Make sure that Private listening is deactivated.
  4. Actively listen to music outside the Made For You section. 
  5. Like and add to your personal playlists new content.

If you have more than one device, we recommend that you test the steps above on all of them and give the playlist 3-4 days time to update.

 

Hope you find this useful. Keep us posted how you get on.

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Rebibug
Casual Listener

I’ve found a clumsy workaround is to click “hide song” on the ones you don’t want repeated and eventually it’s forced to repopulate with new songs when there’s nothing left. 

dan_kwc2000
Regular
I tried hiding the songs and clearing the cache, but it didn't repopluate the song list.

Tim_U
Music Fan

I found a different workaround - a trial to a music service whose name refers to the effect of the moon's gravitational pull on ocean waters.  

This thread was started 1.5 years ago.  Spotify has had plenty of opportunity to fix this bug if they were so inclined.

DaPopeHimself
Regular

I bought a new phone, installed spotify and voilà, the songs changed. So I recommend everyone to buy a new phone let's say weekly.

Binkfloyd
Casual Listener
You may be right - I got a new phone 2 weeks ago, this morning tried Daily Drive - and voila! New songs - we'll see how long this lasts!!

JKMarks
Regular
This also works for desktop. Removing all traces of Spotify (including extensions and burried files.... search online fir “how to remove Spotify” from either Mac or Windows). Reinstall, then restart your PC. You must restart. It won’t be perfect until you also begin listening to more music bc the revised algorithm still recalls what your already heard, but the developers have improved it!

JKMarks
Regular
Sigh. Why are the moderators saying the same fixes over and over and not hearing us? We have reinstalled, logged out & logged back in. I’ve done the hokey pokey and lit a candle to pray to the tech gods. Why should must we “Actively like new music” on a daily basis to get alternate music on the daily drive? It’s a computer... we the listeners... we the paying client are asking you to create a algorithm that works by choosing new music for you... based on the high amounts of data Spotify has ALREADY collected on our likes, listens & playlists. Why is this soooo hard?????? Its so hard to get through to someone that is willing to admit there’s a problem and that there’s a better way, I feel spent like bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

Tim_U
Music Fan

I've decided "if you can't beat them, join them".  So now at the end of each day when I'm not going to be listening, I'm launching Spotify to play my Liked Songs playlist on random play with the volume turned off.  Hopefully this injects enough variety in my playback history to have an effect on the Your Daily Drive, but if it doesn't at least my favorite artists will get a few more pennies in royalties.  Perhaps Spotify will start to care when it costs them more not to fix bugs.

JKMarks
Regular

Good thoughts Tim. Maybe only let it run for a few hours... I think it starts to spin into other music territory if you run out of a playlist, and leave it on play.

dan_kwc2000
Regular

I've just started using Daily Drive and noticed the songs are the same every day.

Xenia
Moderator
Moderator

Hey all,

 

Thanks a lot for your feedback – we appreciate it! 

 

We always aim to improve, so we’ll make sure that we cover your concerns as we speak about these changes internally.

 

Our developers are already looking into ways to mix up the music within the Daily Drive playlist so it'll update with more variety, but just as a heads up, we're not able to provide an exact timeline for this. If we have any further info, we'll let you know.

 

Going forward, we'd like to refer you to the Idea Exchange in the Community for any further feedback you might have and suggest you add your +VOTE to this idea

 

The Idea Exchange is a great way for us to see what our users are interested in and how many people like a certain idea. You can read more about it here.

 

We hope you'll find this information useful and we’ll be here for you if there's anything else you'd like to ask.

XeniaModerator
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geoffmackey2
Newbie
As a workaround on my laptop I've been listening to the 'Your Daily Drive' radio station instead. Doesn't have the news and other stories, but it does have fresh music!

DaPopeHimself
Regular

Still not fixed. Damn.

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