[All Platforms][Playlists] Better randomisation (actual shuffle) and weighted randomisation.

This would first require fixing your randomisation to perhaps (if mathematically possible) not repeat artists for a while, as the current randomisation in Spotify does not work *at all*.

 

A video I made to show this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmay2gXJMSQ&feature=youtu.be

 

But further, while fixing this, a feature I think that would really set Spotify apart would be the ability to do weighted randomisation.  This would require the ability to rate songs (perhaps on a 5 star scale), and then Spotify could have a smart randomisation feature that not only makes sure it doesn't duplicate songs/artists in a specified period, but also plays higher rated songs more often than lower rated ones.

 

Alternatively, (and perhaps this is for another post), a public API for writing our own apps in the Spotify ecosystem so I can implement this stuff myself.

Updated on 2019-08-24

Hey @dnm 

 

The shuffle function discussion is located here, and only one thread can exist per idea:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Implemented-Ideas/Implement-an-actual-shuffle-function/idi-p/27607

 

Regardless of status, please vote for it, and add a comment there, so it may be improved. Any update on the matter should be posted there.

 

You might find this article interesting too.

 

Please check this related Ideas too:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Shuffle-Prioritise-certain-songs-in-a-playlist/idi-p/456...

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Playlists-Shuffle-playlist-remember-what-song-was-played...

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Connect-only-plays-100-song-chunks-of-playlists/idi-...

 

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Updated on 2019-08-24

Hey @dnm 

 

The shuffle function discussion is located here, and only one thread can exist per idea:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Implemented-Ideas/Implement-an-actual-shuffle-function/idi-p/27607

 

Regardless of status, please vote for it, and add a comment there, so it may be improved. Any update on the matter should be posted there.

 

You might find this article interesting too.

 

Please check this related Ideas too:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Shuffle-Prioritise-certain-songs-in-a-playlist/idi-p/456...

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Playlists-Shuffle-playlist-remember-what-song-was-played...

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Connect-only-plays-100-song-chunks-of-playlists/idi-...

 

For more info on how the Ideas Board works, click here. :)