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Please stop marking shuffle complaints as "not an issue" or "implemented"

Below is my precise illustration of how the so-called shuffle feature is broken. This is not a problem of people simply not understanding "true randomness". The shuffle feature will keep playing your most popular tracks first and it will keep putting...

  • Music Fan
  • Below is my precise illustration of how the so-called shuffle feature is broken.  This is not a problem of people simply not understanding "true randomness".  The shuffle feature will k...
  • Erika
  • Roadie
  • 10699 Views
  • 7 comments
  • 197 likes
  • shuffle
  • Not An Issue
  • 10699 Views
  • 7 comments
  • 197 votes

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 2,0...

  • Casual Listener
  • 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. I...
  • supavog
  • Newbie
  • 43844 Views
  • 51 comments
  • 143 likes
  • shuffle
  • Not An Issue
  • 43844 Views
  • 51 comments
  • 143 votes

[Google Home] Shuffle voice command stopped working

Hi there, Since this week, I have noticed my Google Home doesn't shuffle my playlist anymore when I give the command; "Hey Google, shuffle [playlist name] please". This used to work in the past but now it just starts playing the very first song in th...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi there,   Since this week, I have noticed my Google Home doesn't shuffle my playlist anymore when I give the command; "Hey Google, shuffle [playlist name] please". This used to work in the p...
  • Xenia
  • Moderator
  • 6943 Views
  • 56 comments
  • 30 likes
  • Google Home
    shuffle
  • Fixed
  • 6943 Views
  • 56 comments
  • 30 votes

Shuffle turns off automatically after the first song

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkDeviceSamsung Galaxy S8Operating SystemAndroid 8 My Question or IssueI usually listen to music by going to 'Songs' and click shuffle or just play button. This usually means that some random song starts playing and when it end...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Denmark Device Samsung Galaxy S8 Operating System Android 8   My Question or Issue I usually listen to music by going to 'Songs' and click shuffle or just p...
  • dirki
  • Casual Listener
  • 8063 Views
  • 63 comments
  • 45 likes
  • shuffle
  • Fixed
  • 8063 Views
  • 63 comments
  • 45 votes

Shuffle not Shuffling

When I try shuffling me playlists they do not shuffle. They just play in the order in which they have been added to the playlist.If I pick a song from the middle it will also automatically start from the top and go back down. I am having this problem...

  • Casual Listener
  • When I try shuffling me playlists they do not shuffle.  They just play in the order in which they have been added to the playlist. If I pick a song from the middle it will also automatically s...
  • Aimee_T
  • Roadie
  • 2430 Views
  • 37 comments
  • 30 likes
  • Desktop
    iOS
    shuffle
  • Fixed
  • 2430 Views
  • 37 comments
  • 30 votes

Connecting an iPhone to a bluetooth head unit turns off shuffle and turns on loop

Hello everyone, This issue persists since the last few updates for the Spotify app for iOS. The problem only occurs when an iPhone is connected via Bluetooth to the head unit and the app automatically turns off shuffle and turns on the loop. I tried ...

  • Roadie
  • ...nit and the app automatically turns off shuffle and turns on the loop. I tried to reinstall the app, restore software on my iPhone, but nothing helps. It's very frustrating that I have to listen to m...
  • jjchen716
  • Newbie
  • 4738 Views
  • 54 comments
  • 25 likes
  • App
    auto
    head unit
    iOS
    iphone
    issue
    loop
    problem
    shuffle
  • Not Right Now
  • 4738 Views
  • 54 comments
  • 25 votes

[Android] Shuffle resets after selecting a song in Liked Songs

Plan Premium Country Hungary Device Samsung Galaxy S8+ Operating System Android 9 My Question or Issue Since a recent update, shuffle gets turned off after selecting an individual song from the library to be played. It is extremely annoying as after ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Hungary Device Samsung Galaxy S8+ Operating System Android 9   My Question or Issue Since a recent update, shuffle gets turned off after selecting an i...
  • Dester
  • Casual Listener
  • 2685 Views
  • 15 comments
  • 12 likes
  • shuffle
  • Fixed
  • 2685 Views
  • 15 comments
  • 12 votes

Spotify - Fix Shuffle or I will cancel

We all know that your shuffle algorithm is completely **bleep**ing broken. I've seen countless posts without any foolproof solution. I've tried every single recommendation people have posted here and none of them should be a recommendation frankly. S...

  • Regular
  • We all know that your shuffle algorithm is completely **bleep**ing broken. I've seen countless posts without any foolproof solution. I've tried every single recommendation people have posted here a...
  • Alfredo
  • Roadie
  • 657 Views
  • 2 comments
  • 14 likes
  • shuffle
  • Not An Issue
  • 657 Views
  • 2 comments
  • 14 votes

Spotify Connect shuffling not working at all

Device: Android device and Windows PC Operating System Version: Windows 8 for PC and KitKat for AndroidSpotify Version: Latest Version 1.0.24.104.g92a22684Description: It seems to me that whenever I start a shuffle on my phone and transfer to play on...

  • Regular
  • ....g92a22684 Description:   It seems to me that whenever I start a shuffle on my phone and transfer to play on another device (my computer) via Spotify Connect, the same 20-30 songs are shuffled but n...
  • rockerjd
  • Newbie
  • 1796 Views
  • 16 comments
  • 17 likes
  • Connect
    shuffle
  • Closed
  • 1796 Views
  • 16 comments
  • 17 votes

Spotify Connect Shuffle Broken Completey

This is my third time posting this issue. The first time it was deemed not an issue and the second time a moderator requested more information and has now been over a month since I provided as much info as possible. This is definitley an issue/bug. T...

  • Regular
  • ...evice to play music , the shuffle no longer properly works at all when you attempt to shuffle a playlist on the device that is not playing sound. If you shuffle a brand new playlist after transferring s...
  • Pukingpope
  • Regular
  • 1116 Views
  • 3 comments
  • 10 likes
  • Connect
    shuffle
  • Closed
  • 1116 Views
  • 3 comments
  • 10 votes

Spotify Connect not shuffling properly

Device: Android device and Windows PC Operating System Version: Windows 8 for PC and KitKat for AndroidSpotify Version: Latest Version 1.0.24.104.g92a22684Description: It seems to me that whenever I start a shuffle on my phone and transfer to play on...

  • Regular
  • ...escription:   It seems to me that whenever I start a shuffle on my phone and transfer to play on another device (my computer) via Spotify Connect, the same 20-30 songs are shuffled but not the entire p...
  • Pukingpope
  • Regular
  • 1012 Views
  • 7 comments
  • 8 likes
  • Connect
    shuffle
  • Not An Issue
  • 1012 Views
  • 7 comments
  • 8 votes

Shuffle folder doesn't work properly since 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853

Hi. Since the update 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853, the ramdom algorithm in folders doesn't work as it used to. Now, it only pick tracks in just one folder or play songs in the original hierarchy of the playlist. Thanks.

  • Regular
  • Hi. Since the update 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853, the ramdom algorithm in folders doesn't work as it used to. Now, it only pick tracks in just one folder or play songs in the original hierarchy of the playl...
  • ZullyB
  • Roadie
  • 270 Views
  • 8 comments
  • 4 likes
  • folders
    random
    shuffle
  • Closed
  • 270 Views
  • 8 comments
  • 4 votes

Chromecast shuffle

Well guys, at first, being connected to a chromecast and playing playlists or just your song library, Spotify would only shuffle the first 100 songs. So now it does shuffle in different letters than "A" and "B", but only in the same letter as the fir...

  • Casual Listener
  • Well guys, at first, being connected to a chromecast and playing playlists or just your song library, Spotify would only shuffle the first 100 songs. So now it does shuffle in different letters t...
  • Leo
  • Spotify
  • 417 Views
  • 6 comments
  • 2 likes
  • chromecast
    shuffle
    Shuffle in playlists
    Shuffle in songs
    shuffle issue
    Shuffle play
  • Closed
  • 417 Views
  • 6 comments
  • 2 votes

Implement an actual shuffle solution

The "Shuffle" does not Shuffle, it randomizes the songs in the playlist or album. I have a playlist with 5, 10-12 song albums in it. Why is it that I often hear every. Single. Song from one album despite hitting "Shuffle"? Spotify, can you please fix...

  • Regular
  • The "Shuffle" does not Shuffle, it randomizes the songs in the playlist or album. I have a playlist with 5, 10-12 song albums in it. Why is it that I often hear every. Single. Song from one album d...
  • ZullyB
  • Roadie
  • 157 Views
  • 6 comments
  • 2 likes
  • Playlists
    shuffle
    shuffle songs
  • Closed
  • 157 Views
  • 6 comments
  • 2 votes

Shuffle doesn't really shuffle

I have about 890 songs on a playlist, and hitting shuffle only shuffles the same 30-40 songs. Currently from one song, I hit shuffle 6 times and it gave me the same three songs each time. This happens on my Android phone, and my PC. Both apps have be...

  • Casual Listener
  • I have about 890 songs on a playlist, and hitting shuffle only shuffles the same 30-40 songs. Currently from one song, I hit shuffle 6 times and it gave me the same three songs each time. This h...
  • Hubo
  • Spotify Star
  • 157 Views
  • 3 comments
  • 1 likes
  • Android
    Desktop
    shuffle
  • Not An Issue
  • 157 Views
  • 3 comments
  • 1 votes

Skipping back and forth

When I shuffle saved songs it is skipping back and forth and sometimes will lock onto one album and play only that. It’s driving me crazy. Thanks

  • Casual Listener
  • When I shuffle saved songs it is skipping back and forth and sometimes will lock onto one album and play only that. It’s driving me crazy. Thanks 
  • Aimee_T
  • Roadie
  • 268 Views
  • 4 comments
  • 1 likes
  • crazy
    shuffle
    skipping
    skips
    tunes
  • Closed
  • 268 Views
  • 4 comments
  • 1 votes

Get shuffle to work, within a Playlist at least.

Seems a tad ridiculous that Shuffle doesn't actually work. That or Alice in Chains has a really good deal set up with Spotify in that it plays at least every other song.I've tried resorting by Title, Album and Date. STILL plays AiC every other friggi...

  • Casual Listener
  • Seems a tad ridiculous that Shuffle doesn't actually work.  That or Alice in Chains has a really good deal set up with Spotify in that it plays at least every other song. I've tried r...
  • Aichel
  • Roadie
  • 183 Views
  • 5 comments
  • 1 likes
  • shuffle
  • Not An Issue
  • 183 Views
  • 5 comments
  • 1 votes

Spotify repeats same songs (both playlists and radio)

I've always had this issue with playlist radios where they repeat the same songs after an hour or 2. It repeats the same songs in the same order, as if it's a playlist and not a radio.Now something similar happens within a given playlist. I have some...

  • Casual Listener
  • ...omething similar happens within a given playlist. I have some long playlists (400+ songs) and when I try to "shuffle play", the same songs play. Typically the playlist will play the songs whose title starts f...
  • JuanCamilo
  • Roadie
  • 460 Views
  • 8 comments
  • 1 likes
  • Android
    Desktop
    Playlist
    shuffle
  • Closed
  • 460 Views
  • 8 comments
  • 1 votes

Shuffle is severely broken

So I have a playlist with 1600++ songs and about 80 bob dylan songs. And with shuffle on it is REALLY not shuffling or randomizing.Here's a list of played songs, just to show how it works. I press play on this playlist and it plays as follows: Bob Dy...

  • Casual Listener
  • So I have a playlist with 1600++ songs and about 80 bob dylan songs. And with shuffle on it is REALLY not shuffling or randomizing. Here's a list of played songs, just to show how it works. I p...
  • Sophia
  • Roadie
  • 366 Views
  • 12 comments
  • 1 likes
  • Desktop
    iOS
    Mobile
    shuffle
    Windows
  • Closed
  • 366 Views
  • 12 comments
  • 1 votes

Holiday or Christmas music year round

Just left Pandora and Apple Music and joined Spotify. After choosing several different artists - I now have Christmas music coming up (which I love at the right time of the year). I love to Shuffle my music and playlists. How do I stop this -- Never ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Just left Pandora and Apple Music and joined Spotify. After choosing several different artists - I now have Christmas music coming up (which I love at the right time of the year). I love to Shuffle m...
  • Aimee_T
  • Roadie
  • 406 Views
  • 5 comments
  • 0 likes
  • Christmas
    holiday
    shuffle
  • Fixed
  • 406 Views
  • 5 comments
  • 0 votes