Spotify shuffle sucks

I have a playlist with over 2,000 songs 

 

Shuffle gives me the same 50 songs over and over again! 

 

Depending on how I sort the playlist depends on which 50 songs I get. If I sort my playlist by title all I get is songs starting with "a".

 

I have over 2,000 songs and I want to listen to them all. Not just a handful. 

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Hey @TeeJaywade, thanks for letting me know about this!

That's not cool! I've passed on your feedback on the shuffle feature to the right folks. Meanwhile, check out this workaround for the issue you posted. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Have an awesome day!

Comments
Huib
Community Legend
Status changed to: Not An Issue

Hey @TeeJaywade, thanks for letting me know about this!

That's not cool! I've passed on your feedback on the shuffle feature to the right folks. Meanwhile, check out this workaround for the issue you posted. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Have an awesome day!

TeeJaywade
Casual Listener
Thanks! That workaround will work perfect in the meantime.

Very helpful :)
rndmranger
Casual Listener

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Trap380
Regular

100% right the shuffle SUCKS. People have comments about this going back to 2013 so I am guessing this is something they do on purpose. Perhaps because they choose songs with lowest royalties. As a programmer this is as easy as songs.play(math.random()%songs.count()) and reissue the function everytime the playlist has been gone through.

unknown6623
Newbie

You mean a company the size of Spotify cant figure out a legit algorithm to randomize the shuffle.. this is aboslutely still an issue and its total BS to ask people to use a "work-around" when they pay top dollar for your service.. this issue has been going on for YEARS.. heres hoping someone comes along and knocks Spotify off soon

VforVenick
Newbie

I have had this problem too and rrom

the looks of it, this has been an identified issue since at least 2014.

 

What gives, Spotify? This seem like it should be an extremely simple problem to fix (unless it’s a business/royalties issue, in which case, please just tell us)

 

Thw workaround suggested by @Huib is extremely cumbersome and more trouble than it’s worth.

brain270
Newbie

I completely agree, shuffle does not work properly. You pay not only for the music, you need the player, and you can't be doing a playlist for all the songs you add. It just doesn't work. I strongly agree that's a huge issue.

 

Dddxd
Newbie

I love all the songs I’ve downloaded, but not when it plays the same 50 songs on shuffle. I have way more good ones that I haven’t heard in a while. Hope this gets fixed. Otherwise I’ll just go with a different music streaming service. Smh. 

Eashaan
Newbie

Agreed. This sucks and is doing it to me right now. Shuffled my whole library but hearing the same three artists over and over. 

vvdavid15vv
Newbie

Fix**bleep**! That BS doesnt work for years! „Not an issue” lol XD Are you kidding us? Its issue as **bleep**. Maybe its time to try out Apple Music instead