Spotify Connect is showing strange behaviour for me... It first appeared about a week ago.
I am using Spotify Connect on a daily basis to listen to music over my living room speakers. Most of the time I'm playing a playlist of about 1000 songs on shuffle. This was working like a charm for the last two years.
Now I experience the following behaviour: I start the playlist on shuffle from my phone or my PC (likewise always patched and updated). But after the first song Spotify either starts the playlist alphabetically from the top or continues alphabetically from the current song. So shuffle is effectively turned off. When i view the "next up" queue in the App, the songs appear randomized at first but switch to either the start of the playlist or the songs in alphabetical order starting with the song playing at the moment.
When I toggle the shuffle button off and on again, the songs randomize again only to revert back in order after a few seconds. It seems like the Spotify server reverts my settings back to a baseline setting or something like that.
My Spotify Connect device is a Denon AVR X-1200W receiver.
The receiver is on the newest firmware, too and there have been no updates for the last months.
When I'm not using Spotify Connect (local playback, bluetooth etc.), shuffle is working like it should.
So my workaround for the time being is using bluetooth to connect to the receiver, but since I have to keep my PC running or the battery from my phone being drained, that's far from ideal.
Did Spotify change something on their backend of Connect which could lead to this bug?
Oh, I'm a Spotify Premium user of course.