The Rate at Which a Song is Chosen at Random

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The Rate at Which a Song is Chosen at Random

CoreySalt
Casual Listener
So as someone who regularly plays from a playlist of 650+ I've noticed that there are some songs that play a lot more, in fact almost always play when a hit the "shuffle" button for the first time. I find this really strange because there are a few songs from my playlist that I actually never hear due to this. Is there some sort of percentage chance at a which a song can play that is regularly updated based on a songs age and popularity? I've noticed this for a while now but after a song plays a lot of times I have to speak up.
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MattSuda
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Hey @CoreySalt

 

Spotify just tweaked the shuffle algorithm about a month ago, it should be much better now.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Implemented-Ideas/Implement-an-actual-shuffle-function/idc-p/128618...

 

The new algorithm also works between sessions and keeps better track of the songs played and lowers them to the bottom of the queue from what I understand.

 

I'm not sure about how random it is though. I don't work at Spotify, just a contributor here helping out.

 

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