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Spotify Radio/Autoplay will not work with duplicates in playlists bug

Spotify Radio/Autoplay will not work with duplicates in playlists bug

Plan

Premium

Country

Australia

Devices

Windows 10, Mac OS Mojave.

 

Hi, I discovered a bug in the Desktop Applications that Spotify Radio or Autoplay will not work if there are duplicates on the playlist. I have tested this on Windows 10 Desktop and Mac OS Mojave. The android version seems unaffected. Removing the duplicate does not do anything until you reboot Spotify.


Test Methodology:
[Working]

1. Open Spotify application.

2. Have a playlist with no duplicates.
3. Right click on playlist > Go to playlist radio.
Spotify successfully opens Playlist radio screen.
Close Spotify.

[Not Working]
1. Open Spotify application.
2. Have a playlist with no duplicates.
3. Add duplicate to playlist.
4. Right click on playlist > Go to playlist radio.
Spotify displays This radio station cannot be started. Please try something else.
5. Remove duplicate track from playlist.
6. Right click on playlist > Go to playlist radio.
Spotify displays This radio station cannot be started. Please try something else.
7. Restart Spotify application.
8. Right click playlist > Go to playlist radio.
Spotify successfully opens Playlist radio screen

I have uploaded a narrated walkthrough of the bug here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11ZWG3Q8UfJvmWWT0uNqpaEMIm-URLsk2/view?usp=sharing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4cNdC4e0i4

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2 Replies

Hey @samchungy, thank you for coming here!

 

What is the version of Spotify app you see this issue happening in?

I don't see this issue on my Win10. Have you tried reinstalling the apps yet? It could be a client-side issue that just affects two systems at once. 🙂

 

Also, the walkthrough requires permission to access.

 

Let me know how it goes!

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Hey @Sebasty !

Fixed the video link!

You have to fully close Spotify first. Do not click Go to Spotify Radio yet. Head to the playlist, add a duplicate song and then right click Go to spotify radio. You will hit the radio station cannot be started screen.

Additionally, try using the autoplay feature by falling off the end of the playlist after adding a duplicate.

Yes I have tried reinstalling 🙂

Happens on Mac OSX Spotify - 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b

and Windows 1.1.26.501.gbee11e53b.

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