Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

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Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

Jinteki
Casual Listener

 

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Premium

 

Device

Galaxy s8

 

My Question or Issue

 I have an echo dot and very recently Spotify has started to turn on auto shuffle every time I ask to play an artist's music. I have tried turning it off through the app and via voice commands, but every time I do so it is turned back on as soon as I ask the echo dot to play another artist. Spotify version is 8.4.66.733 armv7

 

 

 

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Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

Alfredo
Roadie

Hey @Jinteki.

 

Right now, when asking Alexa to play an artist, it'll automatically shuffle the content on the artist page. However, when asking to play a specific playlist or album, it'll play it depending on the shuffle setting being on or off.

 

All the best.



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Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

mdriscoll33
Regular

I am not a fan of this new setting.  Spotify - please reverse this change.  It seems simpler to request that songs be shuffled vs having the feature auto enabled.

Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

Jinteki
Casual Listener

I would also strongly request that you reverse this change. I can't understand the rationale behind it. If I request the Alexa app to play an artist, I want to hear the most popular songs, not some random shuffle collection of B-sides and other non hits.

 

In addition, because Spotify automatically sets to shuffle, when I go to listen to Spotify afterwards on my phone, the shuffle setting is switched on.

 

This is actually ruining my Spotify home audio experience, so I hope that you can reverse this change in the next update.

Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

wthomas69
Gig Goer

Spotify, PLEASE REVERSE this setting. I too do NOT want the artist's songs shuffled when I request them from my echo dot. Please play them in order of popularity. If i want them shuffled I will say it. 

Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

dnw78
Regular

So pleased to find this post!

 

Spotify this has RUINED the Alexa/Spotify experience please reverse it immediately.

 

I used to be able to say "Play songs by X..." and get the top songs by that artist as they show in the Spotify app. Now after one song I recognise I get a load of random songs from the B side or album fillers of the artist. 

 

I will cancel my Spotfy Premium subscription and move to Amazon if not reversed quickly.

Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

Moderator
Moderator

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for your feedback on this, we really appreciate it.

 

You can check out this similar idea and vote for it, or if you want to be more specific about implementing a shuffle control, you can submit your own idea here.

 

Hope that helps. Let us know if there's anything else we can help with :)

 

Take care,

 

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Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

mdriscoll33
Regular

We are not looking for new ideas, just change the setting back so Alexa does not auto shuffle the songs.    I appreciate yo responding, but you really did not address the concern.

Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

Moderator
Moderator

Hey @mdriscoll33.

 

We understand your frustration at the change, but in order for any change to be implemented, even if it is a feature which once used to be available, you have to submit an idea for it, if one doesn't already exist. We invite you to do so if you feel passionately about this issue.

 

Best,

 

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Re: Spotify is auto shuffling through alexa app

dnw78
Regular
Exactly. Just reverse the change, problem solved.
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