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


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

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?


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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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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Casual Listener

Same, I'm not sure how the algorithm works but I'm starting to think it's tied to Playlist we create? I created a new playlist and have been listening to it regularly. These songs have begun to populate on the tail end of my daily drive. As a note, I've also unliked (removed the heart) from all of the songs that regularly populate and that hasn't seemed to make a difference but I'm trying all I can think to try. It's a bummer, I love spotify and this could be an excellent feature if it was tweeked on the back end. Maybe it could work more like the Artist Radio Playlists?

Gig Goer

Not fixed. Sanctify by St Paul has been on my DD playlist for 5 days in a row now. I'm on the web player so I can't clear my cache (the suggested solution). If the news is updating and the songs aren't updating it seems like a bug to me.


I have >1600 songs in my Liked list -- yall have a lot of songs to pick from to put on my DD playlist. 

I've bored of listening to 2-4-6-8 Motorway every day. The songs don't change no matter what you do. grrrr

I discovered the daily drive playlist 4 days ago and thought what a great idea. However now I hate it as the podcasts change but the songs don't. Please fix Spotify.

Casual Listener


Unfortunately this doesn't work for Win10 App. I cleared the cache manually, but always the same songs appear.



But this is happening on my desktop app. How do I empty the cache there?

Casual Listener
I've got this in my profile:
alias rockout='rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Spotify/PersistentCache/Storage/* && open -a Spotify'

But if you just run this it will clear your local cache:
rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Spotify/PersistentCache/Storage/*

I don't think it solves the problem though.

Casual Listener
This isn't a solution! Obviously this isn't working for anyone else.

Casual Listener
I’m pretty sure I said that I contacted up port and they did something on their end. Did you try that?

Casual Listener

This doesn't seem to work on my iPhone 😕 I'm SOOO frustrated at the music repeating for months now!! I couldn't find a "go offline" option on my app so I used airplane mode, and then I found the location to "delete cache". But, even after waiting, and closing out/reopening the app, nothing changes. Also tried signing out of all devices at the same time, but didn't help. 


I can find the "go offline" option on desktop, but I cannot find a way to delete the cache through the Spotify app. I'm gonna try emptying the cache on my computer to see if that will help, but I don't have high hopes...

This didn't work for me. I'm just going to unfollow for now it's seriously ruining songs for me I used to like. If the weekly 'for me' lists can work why can't this?


I'm listening from my desktop and having the same issue of the same songs replaying in my Daily Drive. I tried your suggestion, on my mobile device but I'm unclear on what I should do for desktop. Do I clear my internet browser cache?? Nothing has changed.

Casual Listener
unfortunately i have not been able to fix this issue


I'm having the same problem...did anyone figure out how to fix it?

Casual Listener

If Daily Drive pulls songs from playlists I've made, doesn't it stand to reason that I like those songs, but I don't LOVE those songs? Their inclusion in Daily Drive is making me sick of them and ruining my self-created playlists. Is that the goal??? Mostly love the new songs though so just increase that ratio, please.


Same problem here. Podcasts update twice a day and the order of the songs also changes twice a day, but they are the same songs.


Alos happening on iOS. its like sometimes I'll think some songs are new? but then still recognize the same 10-15 songs that I've had on there going on 2 weeks. 😞 

Casual Listener

It used to auto-refresh for me twice a day, but now the songs are 13 days old and counting.