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The play queue is nothing but trouble for me. It never works the way I expect, despite having tested its behavior and read multiple articles explaining it.

The most recent frustration is when I try to play an album starting on a specific song, it only plays that song and then resumes the queue. I'm pretty sure even sometimes when I try to play an album with the play button for the whole thing, it goes back to the queue after the first song, and then puts the rest of the album in the queue. I'd rather not have the queue at all. Makes me want to throw my phone through my windshield, which reminds me this is a safety issue as well, as I will get in the car, pick something to play, and 4 minutes into my drive it's playing something else, leaving me to either pull over to fix it safely, or put other people's lives in danger to fix it while driving.

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I just came across this thread due to having similar difficulties and frustrations. My queue seems to supersede any manual input of listening desire. This morning, I paid attention and can give you a detailed account. Last night I was listening to an album which then continued into similar music at the album’s conclusion, as chosen by Spotify. This is normal behavior. One of those albums/songs was from Dntel. I stopped playing, went out for the night, then started listening again this morning. I searched “Dexter Brown” and selected the album “Doin’ Allright.” I then hit play on track one, and at the end of track one,  instead of moving on to track two, I’m sure you can guess what happened…it did not move to track two but instead started playing a Dntel song from the previous evening. This is annoying. Why on earth would it jump away from the album I’ve selected playing and instead default to my queue? Additionally, if this is the default behavior, it would seem that each time I want to use spotify I’m now going to have to first check my queue and clear it? That seems like a wholly unnecessary and wasted step when trying to listen to music. I don’t want to have to keep an eye on my queue each and every time I interact with the app. 

Hi @elektrikhd@corysmith01,


Thanks for reaching out. Could you please provide us the following:

  • Is this on all devices or only on specific one(s)? How about the webplayer?
  • When did this start happening?
  • Does it happen with all content (albums, playlists, etc.)?
  • Does it matter if you're playing via Connect or not?
  • Screenshots or a video of the behaviour

With this information, we’d be happy to investigate.

Keep us posted.

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Just getting back to this as once again this frustrating behavior is back. I'm attaching two screen grabs so you can see. In one, you'll see my Daily Mix 2. I've been trying to play that all morning AND have it continue the mix, as it should. But, if you go to my queue, you'll see that the first three songs match what is in my Daily Mix 2...but beyond that it goes off on a tangent and seems have a mind of its own. I know I can remove the songs, however, you can only do that one at a time and the frustration of having to remove them each, individually, is just not going to happen. I have logged out of Spotify and restarted my computer, didn't help. What can I do to just get this app to play the mix as it is showing in the mix and not play a random selection of songs that are in my queue, which I did not actually place in my queue?

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