As a paying spotify customer, I want a non-algorithmic shuffle function to play all songs of my playlist in a random order, without tampering by an algorithm, thus allowing me to hear all songs of my playlist. The current so called "shuffle" ignores many songs altogether, like described in the previous ideas and threads mentioned below.
A non-algorithmic playlist shuffle should simply work like the shuffle function of an ipod, mp3 walkman, youtube playlist etc. by reordering the current playlist in a random order and then playing the songs of the reordered list.
Discussion about unsatisfying so called shuffle in spotify has been going on at least since 2012, and the broken function has not yet been fixed or given an alternative until now in 2020. Similar discussions, bug reports and feature requests so far include:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Shuffle-Is-Only-Going-Through-A-Handful-Of-Songs/idc... # Shuffle is only going through a handful of songs, and
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/All-Platforms-Shuffle-algorithm-that-favours-quot-unpopu... # Shuffle algorithm that favours "unpopular" songs.
Updated on 2020-08-30
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