We then passed this knowledge on and our teams got to work.
The result: an improved shuffling algorithm that avoids playing a couple songs from an artist too close together.
If you’re thinking, “that sounds kind of vague, what are these improvements” then fret no more.
Spotify’s @lukasP has written an extensive blog post on how we gathered user feedback on Shuffle, analyzed their comments, took a hard look at our previous algorithm and found the best way to bring the improvements users wanted.
We’re aware this doesn’t fix all shuffling issues forever. Rest assured we are still working on this though. You’ll also see the new algorithm in other clients other than desktop soon.
Now go hit shuffle on your favorite playlist and reap the benefits of your hard work clicking that Kudos button.