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Unknown random songs start playing

maycobain
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I've been having this problem for about a month. I'll be playing an album or a playlist and suddenly it'll stop and start playing a completely random song that I've never heard. Most of the time it's not even really a song, but wolf houling noises on repeat or nature sounds on repeat where every song on this "album" is the same exact noise over and over again. Every time this happens it's the same exact music from different "artist" profiles. Sometimes I don't even have to be listening to Spotify, and it'll just randomly start playing on its own.

 

I haven't written down most of the artists names, but the ones that have most recently happened with were "Mediheal" and "Nokchure".

 

It would be awesome if someone could figure out how to fix this, because it's incredibly annoying and kind of creepy.

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Re: Unknown random songs start playing

Rock Star 7
Rock Star 7

Hello @maycobain, Welcome to the community!

 

Seems like a really weird problem indeed. Spotify is pushing out an update atm, have you tried a clean install of the client?

 

To do that, follow the steps below:


Note: After deleting the client, make sure there are no files left in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Spotify before installing it again!

Windows 7 or Vista:

 

  1. Click File > Exit.
  2. Click Start then select Control Panel.
  3. Click Programs then Programs and Features.
  4. Select Spotify in the list and click Uninstall.
  5. Go to http://www.spotify.com/download and reinstall Spotify.

 

Windows XP:
Click File > Exit.
Click Start then select Control Panel.
Open Add/Remove Programs, select Spotify, then Change/Remove.
Go to http://www.spotify.com/download and reinstall Spotify.

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Re: Unknown random songs start playing

pocius
Casual Listener

I have this same problem. Sometimes they come on in the middle of the night on the stereo, waking everyone up. I found this thread because Mediheal is the most played artist on all Spotify for me! These auto-plays all seem to be "mood music". Here are some other "artists": 

S Ential

Tike Tika

Raehl Laif

Zum Bah

Lounge Queen

Medivol

17 Chakras

 

I would love ot have this fixed, or I'll end up dropping Spotify. It's getting to be ridiculous. I see no settings for "play mood muzak randomly" and I see almost no other people having this issue and only found this thread searching for one of the artists/playlists.

 

It even does this in the middle of me listening to actual music I have chosen and am purposely playing.

 

In short, what the hell is going on? I am a paid subscriber. It's almost like some code for providing automated doctor's office muzak got accidentally let loose. 

Re: Unknown random songs start playing

Zero_G1
Music Fan

Re: Unknown random songs start playing

Xtrackt
Newbie

I'm having the EXACT same issues. Spotify will, out of nowhere, start playing this "mood music" and one artist in particular is Nokchure which indeed has a wolf howling in one of its nature/mood tracks.

 

It also played itself late at night waking me up just as OP reported.

 

Considering this happens on ANY device I use Spotify on, I really don't see how uninstalling the program is going to help.

 

 

Re: Unknown random songs start playing

Rock Star 7
Rock Star 7

I escalated your message and will report back when I get an answer from the team.

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Re: Unknown random songs start playing

pocius
Casual Listener
Yes! I suspect this is a one wolf feature int he code that has run amok. I could certainly use some calming music after listening to Opeth and Slayer, but I'd like this to be voluntary.

Re: Unknown random songs start playing

Spotify
Spotify

Hey @maycobain@pocius@Xtrackt and @Zero_G1,

 

Thanks for contacting us here in the Spotify Community.

 

You'll need to get in touch with our customer services team directly using the online contact form.

 

They'll be able to assist you further with this.

 

Let us know how you get on!

Re: Unknown random songs start playing

Test2
Regular

Found it guys...I noticed this spotiamb thing as one of my devices. It's a hack. It's a fake device that jumps in and plays these artists. Its explained here. Now...how to fix it?

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web/Spotify-Connect-Exploit-Spotiamb-0-2...

 

 

Re: Unknown random songs start playing

maycobain
Casual Listener

Yes! That's exactly what happens. Keeps connecting to spotiamb. It's so frustrating - I deleted all devices, changed all passwords, and once I got spotify up and running again the FIRST thing it did was play that music again.

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