[BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

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[BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

User9999
Casual Listener

When using Spotify Connect, Spotify only shuffles 100 songs of my playlist (containing 800+ songs).

 

Steps to reproduce: (Perform all steps on Desktop, except opening Spotify - Android app when instructed)

  1. Normal Behavior (Desktop only):
    1. Open Spotify - Android
    2. Open playlist with 500+ songs
    3. Sort by artist
    4. Play first song
    5. Open Play Queue
    6. Toggle shuffle several times, noting "NEXT SONGS" populates with a random sampling of ALL songs in the playlist.
  2. Buggy behavior (Spotify Connect to Android device):
    1. Turn off shuffle
    2. Reopen playlist
    3. Play first song
    4. Open Play Queue
    5. (On phone) Open Spotify - Android
    6. Connect to device: Android
    7. Toggle shuffle several times, noting "NEXT SONGS" populates with a random sampling of ONLY THE FIRST 100 SONGS.

Spotify for Windows: 1.0.24.104.g92a22684

Spotify Android App: 4.7.0.878

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Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

MBSteve
Newbie

Completely agree. I can deal with a poor shuffling algorithm (begrudgingly), so long as the shuffle at least uses all the selected songs in their algorithm and does not repeat the same song. I don't care about repeating artists or any other stuff that they claim their algorithm does.

 

I can only assume that this is a memory limitation on Android or with the Connect feature. 

 

What I do to get around this is to manually shuffle the songs by copying the songs (ctrl-c) and pasting them into a "text shuffler" such as this one: 

 

http://www.miniwebtool.com/randomize-lines/

 

Then I delete the songs from the playlist and paste the output from the shuffler back into the playlist. This will randomize the playlist, so you can play it without shuffling it, giving the same result. 

 

This is painful and you cannot paste more than 800 songs at a time without Spotify desktop crashing, so my 3000 song playlist takes me 5-10 minutes to manually shuffle.

 

We should not need to do a workaround for something as fundamental as a shuffle.

 

Spotify should just ahve a setting that the user can change to say how many songs should be shuffled at a time. This can be defaulted to 100, but users can increase this to, say 10000, based on the device the shuffle is playing on.

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Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

auhsor
Music Fan

This happens to me with Mac and iOS too. I was able to reproduce it too until I just updated my Spotify on the Mac to 1.0.26.123. No idea if they actually fixed it. This has been annoying me for months.

 

My devices:

Main computer that the music will come out of: Mac with Spotify 1.0.26.123

My laptop: Windows with Spotify 1.0.25.127.g58007b4c

My Phone: Apple iPhone 6 Plus with Spotify 5.2.0.1205

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Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

auhsor
Music Fan

This is definitely not fixed. I have had it happen multiple times with running music on the Mac and trying to control it on my Windows PC.

 

It happens when playing from a playlist of 1000 odd songs. When I shuffle the list it just seems to shufffle songs from artists that start with A or B.

Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

keestieleman
Casual Listener

I also appear to have this problem when shuffling on my Yamaha CRX-N470D.

Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

keestieleman
Casual Listener

Ok, what might help is copying all the songs to another playlist...

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Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

meadowcroftt
Music Fan

I have same issue, here are the results of my investigation:

 

Conclusion:

There is a limit to the length of a playlist when using connect.  If the playlist is about 100 songs long then the playlist plays correctly, but if the playlist is over 100 songs then the playlist is restricted to playing only the first 100 songs.

 

Details of the test:

–Android 5.1.1 phone, running Spotify 6.9.0.1212 arm V7.  The phone has 1 GB available out of 8 GB storage on the main storage device and 30 GB available out of 60 GB storage on the secondary storage device.

 

-Windows 10 PC, running Spotify 1.0.42.151.g19de0aa6

  • I am using my phone as a remote to control the PC app:

-I perform two tests:

 

Test 1:

–Log into cs_test_1 on both my phone and PC

–On my phone, in settings I ensure Spotify app is online

–Next I connect my phone Spotify app to the PC

–Using the phone as a remote, I navigate to “My library”>Playlist “A”

–Navigate through Playlist “A” to Track “200”

–Play Track “200”

–I ensure Random mode is turned off (random is always off)

–While track “200” is playing, I navigate to the play queue:

  • The next songs in the queue should be song 201, 202, 203….; however, the next songs are song 1, 2, 3…..

Indeed, after song 200 finishes playing, then song 1 begins playing

 

Test 2:

–Navigate through Playlist “A” to Track “50”

–Play Track “50”

–I ensure Random mode is turned off (random is always off)

–While track “50” is playing, I navigate to the play queue:

The next songs in the queue should be song 51, 52, 53….; and in fact the next songs are song 51, 52, 53…..

 

 

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Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

meadowcroftt
Music Fan

Spotify Connect effectively limits playlists to the first 100 songs, no matter how big the playlist is.  This is a known issue.  Spotify labels the idea to increase the playlist size, "Not Right Now".  See link here:  Go to this link and add your vote to increase the playlist size.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Ongoing-Issues/Connect-only-plays-100-song-chunks-of-playlists/idi-...

 

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Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

blubbo
Roadie

It's so sad what Spotify are doing to their own product. They have all these great features and they keep screwing them up. Some of the other weird changes that has been done lately is probably due to push from the big 4 labels but this one I really don't get.

 

Regarding the idea, haha, "not right now" without as much as a line of text to explain the reasoning is just ... meh. :/

 

edit: oooh, the comments are _that_ far down ... doh. Still, it's a lame status for something that should be a simple fix.

Re: [BUG] Spotify Connect only shuffles 100 songs

cnrd_
Newbie

I can reproduce bug too. A lot of songs of my stars list (list of 400+ songs) are unavailable to listen because of that fact and other ones - player gets always a predictible range of list for my user. For example, when I sort list by "title" column and select first song from list, queue is shuffled from numbers to max "D" character with some exceptions. Weirdest thing is that I asked my friend to do that and range wasn't the same, but "100 songs" problem is 100% reproductive and in connection with second problem I mentioned situation is problematic for me. I was thinking, that when I will uncheck "repeat" button and click "next" button X times I will see another songs in queue, but what I saw, was end of queue. Depending on selected "playing raidio of playlist after end of playlist" - radio of playlist was played or player stoped playing anything. I would be greatful if could be possible to do something with that :).

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