Device: Motorola Moto G5
Operating System: Android 8.1.0 (I also have Spotify for PC but I've not tried this bug from it yet)
This is an issue with Spotify Connect. I use SC for two contexts:
* Phone to my Sonos Connect (I control Spotify through my phone)
* Phone to Amazon Echo (we have Echos from multiple accounts in the house, and to connect to some not under my name requries Spotify Connect)
I typically (ok, always) select a single Playlist I made with over 3k songs.
If I Shuffle the Playlist to play on the phone, Spotify will correctly select a variety of songs from all the artists in the playlists, as desired.
If I then go to 'Devices' and select my Sonos Connect or any of the Amazon Echo devices, I can actually see the Playlist order change. It changes to play artists from only 2 or 3 letters of the alphabet.
If I select the device first, and then hit the Shuffle Playlist button, the same happens where only a few small number of artists play.
Recent example: I connected my phone to the Sonos Connect, and Spotify would suddendly only play songs by Alestorm, Alice in Chains, and Angra. Only artists that start with A.
A couple of other times, I had artists starting with letters R and S I think.
I do not know if there's a limit to the songs quantity, since the song selection is already fairly small due to the artists limit.
Needless to say, this SEVERELY LIMITS the enjoyment I can get out of Spotify when not using it with the phone.
I've seen other reports of bugs on here, sometimes mentioning a sub-selection of 100 songs, but I've not yet seen documentation on this particular alphabet-driven issue. Thanks for any tips if you managed to fix this!