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Random song playing not part of playlist






Samsung Galaxy A50

Operating System

Android 11


My Question or Issue
When Im listening to my playlist, which have two podcast episodes in, on my phone, then Spotify just suddenly plays a random song that isnt part of it. The autoplay feature is off, and it is only happening on my phone and part of my playlist. If I use desktop app/program or using Spotify via browers, then it doesnt do it

I cant figure out if it is a kind of ad song, as Im using Spotify free. But if I go to the said podcast and listening to an episode there on my phone, then it wont just add a random song. It goes straight to the next episode that they had made or are able. The problem is only a part of the playlist and it is only on my phone. A bit unhandy in case Im driving and want to get on with the next podcast episode in that playlist

I hope someone can help me figure this out. If possible, I would advoid going to need to pay, as the podcasts are free before hand and I find it abit annoying to pay for Spotify when I primarily only using it to listen to podcasts

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Hi there @Danspy501st!


On mobile, if your playlist has less than 15 items in it, the app would automatically add similar content to it to extend its duration. This is done so that the same songs/episodes aren't repeated too often.


The additions from Spotify will appear under the We added section, and would vanish once you add more than 15 songs/episodes in the playlist.




Hope this clears things up. Cheers!

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I would like to kindly ask Spotify to stop messing with the lists I've created. 

I spent weeks putting together the playlists of what I want to listen to. 


And i shouldn't have to waste ANY of my free skips because you want me to listen to something you choose, idk if it's someone you sponsored or what but STOP! 

When I select to play one of my playlists, it should only play what I've hearted/liked or added to the list. 


And just because I have previously searched and listened to something not on the list, that someone else probably suggested to me ... DO NOT add it to my Playlist for future listening unless I specifically heart/like or somehow add it to the list.


When these songs come up I have no way to remove it from the list or stop future autoplays. And have to waste a skip! 


Premium or not shouldn't matter! 


At the very minimum recommended music and auto-re-play of something previously listened to should be an on/off toggle.




Please and thank you! 

Mine has over 15 songs and still happens 

Hey @patt11,


Make sure that your Smart Shuffle setting is disabled to avoid getting song recommendations in your playlist.
It looks like the regular Shuffle option but it has a sparkle next to it:

Hope this helps! In case the issue persists even with Smart Shuffle off, do let us know 🙂  

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