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[All Platforms] Option to have a true shuffle

So I’ve been noticing more and more recently that Spotify’s default shuffle feature doesn’t fully shuffle your songs. It does some sort of grouping to try to get similar songs together based off of what I’m sure is dozens of factors. Every time I shuffle a playlist (the one I noticed this with the most is ~100 songs and 6 hours of mostly full albums) it will group the songs mostly or completely together by album/artist, and given the number of times I’ve re-shuffled and checked the order there’s no way it’s just a coincidence. They also generally seem to be in the same order as well. If I hit shuffle play on a playlist it’ll generally put the same artists at the beginning every time.

 

With larger playlists of albums I am really not a fan of this shuffling method. If I have 6 hours of music on a playlist I will hardly ever have 6 hours to actually listen through the whole thing, but when I do listen to it I would like to hear all of the music on it equally, and not just the artist or two your algorithm likes to shuffle to first.

 

Anyways, I’m a reasonable man, all I’m asking for is an option to have a true shuffle (take all songs in the list, put them in a random order, and once they’re all played reshuffle them and play them again). Make it premium only if you want. I don’t think you should scrap the current shuffle algorithm because it sucks. Looking at some of the suggestions on here it seems like some people lobbied hard to have it that way. Just add an option for a true shuffle for those of us that don’t care about potentially getting the same song twice in a row.

Updated on 2024-05-01

Hello everyone, 

 

Thank you for your continued engagement and valuable feedback on this idea. 

 

I'm afraid there hasn't been any change on the status of this idea since our last update. However, we've been reading all your comments and feedback which have been incredibly insightful. 

 

We’ll keep you folks posted as soon as we have any new info to share.

Comments
Mookpsu
Rozeboosje they don't respond to English so maybe Portuguese is the secret!
rozeboosje

Repareer die kutshuffle stelletje kloothommels.

 

Bitte das Shuffledingsbumms reparieren aber schnell bitte.

 

Shøflefixenbjorkbjorkbjork

Mookpsu
Rozeboosje or German!
zx6dude

Oh goodness! Another merged thread! 

Vamos lá Spotify: ordem aleatória sem repetições. Repitam comigo: sem repetições. 

rtuite81

I've noticed this on my long playlists. I have several basic genre playlists that I listen to all the time as background noise. While I don't really focus on any one song, I do notice when the same songs come up repeatedly. I have one playlist that has about 500 songs and dozens of artists. It will get stuck alternating between 2 artists.I have almost 31 hours of music on this one playlist, I shouldn't hear the same song twice in a day.

Dmitrу

The same awful songs keep playing every day. While 90% of songs are never played. This is Shuffle by Spotify. This is ridiculous! 

Dmitrу

On top of that, the same "random" order often repeats exactly at its full length.

TurboDiverArt

disabling auto-mix, smart shuffle and clearing cache does each time you switch play lists does help quite a bit.  At least with my 900 song playlists.

kllyrmr1

As another user commented I am beginning to hate my own liked songs bc of this shuffle feature playing the same group of songs over and over everytime I start the app. My whole family is frustrated. I noticed this several weeks ago. It previously wasn't that way. Please fix this. Soon.

TurboDiverArt

I removed all songs from my liked list cause of this and just do playlists.  I had originally used liked songs as a way to get new music but it just became so frustrating for me with stuff being played over and over again and seeming like there was a bias towards liked songs.  Also, I had gotten some "recommendations" that for the life of me I could not figure out the heck it was suggested for me.....