Shuffle Play on playlists still sucks

Status: Not An Issue

Device: LG G4


Operating System Version: Android


Spotify Version:


Description: Shuffle Play on playlists keeps repeating same group of songs, to where I am never able to hear more than 75% of songs on playlists keeps it keeps playing the same songs. 


To reproduce:

  1. Step 1: Turn on shuffle play on a playlist
  2. Step 2: When Spotify is closed or shuffle play is selected again, the same group of songs repeat.

Workaround: Never close down your Spotify app maybe??????????????????????



Additional information: Let me start off by saying that I have been a spotify premium member for almost a year now, and I have really been enjoying it. It wasn't too long ago (about 5 months ago) that i started making my own playlists. Although, I started noticing that the same 10-15 songs would keep playing whenever I would use the shuffle play option on my 350 song playlist. I would never be able to hear more than 75% on my playlist because the same group of songs keep playing. I know that this happens because I either close down spotify on my phone or I select shuffle play again, hence starting it over. I understand that when you start the shuffle play over again, there may be some songs that repeat. But the rate at which the songs are repeating are just flat out utterly ridicolous. There is obviously something wrong with the shuffle programming on this app. I have done my research, and have seen that many people have experienced this issue AS FAR BACK AS 2012. 2012??????????????? Really, Spotify????????????????? This problem has not been fixed for almost 4 years now??????????? 

I have seriously considered switching to another music provider, but I feel like that nothing is better than spotify and its services. But this problem is a huge issue that is hurting the app. I just want to be able to hear a huge variety of songs on a 350 song playlist by using a shuffle option. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR??????????

Can someone please tell me the right channel and way to get this communicated to the right people so that this problem can be solved???? This community and thread seem to be the only way I can let my voice be heard. Unfortunately, I am not sure that this method will help things any. 




Hi there!

Thanks for bringing this up to out attention. We’d love to hear your feedback here:

Rest assured we'll pass it on to the right team.

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I just became a Premium user and I agree it is horrible. One day it played a song and then the next song was the exact same one!  Not sure how that happened. But like others, I hear the same songs over and over. 


Definitely an issue. Really annoying. I would get a better shuffle experince by taking if off random and adjusting the column sort preferences every few songs! Love Spotify but reading the comments I realise there is much better out there. Hate it when products you care about are run by companies who don't return the care (or worse, pretned to but don't) 😞


It still sucks.. I hear the same dozen or so songs every time I play my 280+ song playlist. Spotify does this on PC version, iOS and Android. Please fix your shuffle algorithm!!!


Fix shuffle on you're app, its quite annoying! Almost as if you just want the big artists to rack up all the plays, all the time. I know your game Spotify!! Fix the problem that's been apparent since as far back as 2012. Fair enough if you want to do over none premium users, but for someone like myself that is paying for your service, I would appreciate it. 


How could it happen that Spotify plays songs that I didnt select? It looks like I get all the songs of an album from an artist. My playlist shows 7 songs, but as soon as I ask spotify to shuffle this playlist, it starts with a different song of one of the artists on my playlist. But NOT the song I selected. How to change this weird presetting?


Right now, when I play a playlist, all of a sudden a random song thats not on my playlist is played? 


I am having the same problem with shuffle as everybody else is there a fix (Spotify waiting for answer


This is October 27 2018 and I am having the same exact problem it is not fixed. It's driving me crazy. They haven't done a thing to fix it. You have no way of contacting them to let them know when there is a problem. There are also broken links that need to be fixed. This playing 10 to 15 of the same songs on every list is ridiculous. I have even uninstalled and reinstalled the app several times and it still does it. I'm ready to go to a different app because these people don't seem to care at all. I don't know how it got a 4.6 star rating. I'm certainly not going to pay for it!


want to add that regardless of the client I use (mac, android), shuffle still sucks big time.

it gets stuck on particular artists (okay, I like REM, but how many REM songs can I hear one after the other?).

why can't shuffle be just... random?

maybe just with a non-repeating bias.

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