“Alexa shuffle playlist” always plays same song first, then shuffles

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Re: “Alexa shuffle playlist” always plays same song first, then shuffles

Casual Listener

I just got Alexa a few days ago and thought I was going crazy.. I can't believe this bug even exists!

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Newbie

The Alexa "Shuffle <Playlist>" algorithm doesn't work nearly as well as the shuffle in the Spotify App.  It only shuffles through about the first 50 songs of my playlist instead of moving through the whole playlist. 

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Casual Listener

Lucky, my spotify does 20 songs out of over 1,000.

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Re: “Alexa shuffle playlist” always plays same song first, then shuffles - MORE ISSUES

Newbie

Still waiting on this to be sorted, getting a bit ridiculous now!

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Newbie

quite pathetic - makes you wanna switch back to Amazon Music just so shuffle works (and pay less w/ Prime!)

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Regular

I was able to solve this after finding some ideas on Reddit. 

 

Create your routine, add music, then, next to "Play" put in the name of your playlist then "in shuffle mode" without quotes. 

 

This will turn on shuffle mode as it plays. HOWEVER, it will not start on a random song! It always starts on the first song of the playlist, which was annoying until I discovered my new favorite playlist kickoff song "1 second of silence" - make this the first song in your playlist, and your routine will now start on a random song of your playlist. 

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/5V3b2UB9tCAHuqXj2b2EP7?si=M274Uq-jQC-7xNnxZoMN3w

 

...now if I could only get my routine to play music to a multiroom group... 😉

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Routine is not necessary.  I overcame the issue by changing from saying "Shuffle playlist My Mix" to "Play playlist My Mix in shuffle mode"

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Casual Listener

Tried that but it played from the first track, and it wasn't shuffled even after that one.

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Ha! Worked twice then resorted back to the problem. Spotify doesn't play

Re: “Alexa shuffle playlist” always plays same song first, then shuffles - MORE ISSUES

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I have this problem as well!!! I'm a programmer and know this should be a simple fix. Listen to your paying customers Spotify!!!
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