Connect only plays 100 song chunks of playlists




Operating System Version:

Win 7


Spotify Version:




When I play music over connect the remote computer only seems to have access to the 100 subsequent songs from the song I start playing from. For example, if have a playlist of songs from 1:200 and start playing song 1, then press the previous song button instead of playing song 200 it plays song 100. Subsequent presses of the previous song button play tracks 99,98,97... etc. The same issue appears to occur if I have shuffle turned on.


To reproduce:

  1. Play music over spotify connect




Additional information:

 Occurs both with computer to computer play as well as phone to computer play.

 Only occurs when the playlist is started on the "remote" device. For example, if I want to control my computer via my phone, the bug does NOT occur if I double click a song on my computer and then control everything from my phone. If, however, I open up my phone and select my computer as a remote device and then begin to play music via the phone, the error occurs.

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Mine has reverted to previous behaviour as well, possibly even worse I think I was on a 10 song shuffle at my dinner party on Saturday.  Get your s*it together Spotify.


It's been 3 years. Any update?


Yeah, I've been having an issue with shuffle for quite some time. I feel like there's always about 25% of my playlist that just keeps repeating. At times, I've used a script file to take my "shuffle" playlist, random sort, and then start from the top (about 350 songs). This is kind of a hassle work-around when I'm always swapping. Please make this work, it's been years...


Shuffle works ok on my Windows 10 machine, but it's still broken on my Android phone. Using Connect with my Hegel H190 or just going through headphones, it's identically broken regardless of playback method when using the mobile app.


I would just like a shuffle that mixes my entire library, which is about four thousand songs, without replaying a song or making it seem like it's picked a genre or two and it's only mixing up a few artist from those genres. Pick a song at random, take it out of selection until every other song in the library has played, reset when every song has played or random has been taken off. Doesn't seem difficult to implement but I'm no computer expert.


Well when Spotify list a status as Not Right Now they certainly mean it.


They have major flaw in one of the most popular tools used by millions of customers. Fixing  the faulty shuffle feature is an absolute no brainer that should be addressed immediately. But following the well trodden path of completely ignoring what their users actually want Spotify prefers to focus developer time on useless features that hardly anyone wants such as podcasts or overhauling the library functionality to render it unusable. 


Absolutely ridiculous that this still doesn't have a fix. Been having issues for at least a year now, but recently got even worse. Shuffles only the first 10 or so of my playlists. How have they still not fixed this? Such a standard function of literally any other music player, yet the service I pay for can't seem to figure it out. Thinking it's time I stop paying for Spotify. Problem has made the app almost unusable for my purposes. Play while connected to my sound bar the majority of the time, but I'm done paying to play the first 10 songs of a playlist on repeat.


Any update on this one?  Three years on and  the problem remains.


This occurs on my Android phone, MacBook Pro, AND Windows 10... No matter what playlist I select if I hit SHUFFLE I'm guaranteed to hear the same tracks consistently. 

I listen throughout the day while I work and there's only so many times I can hear the same song before I wonder why I subscribed to Premium...


I left Spotify months ago and haven't looked back for one second, customer service goes a long way. 


Seeing as how Spotify choose to ignore the issue, here's the skinny; it won't be fixed. It also affects other services, but rather than pretend you can have 10,000 songs in your playlists they limit their playlists to what can reasonably be shuffled. Amazon Unlimited can only have 500 tracks in a playlist, for example. 


I have no idea why the limit is there, possibly due to streaming device limitations, but it is. Spotify could have told us this af any time, but instead take your money and choose not to set the record straight.