Shuffle play is not random

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Re: Shuffle play is not random

Dvabau
Music Fan
It appears that the software grabs a chunk of songs clustered around the first song up on your playlist and then randomly plays just that chunk - thus the repeating. Since the default first song that gets played is the last one added (assuming your list is sorted by most recent), then the group of songs it grabs are naturally going to be your latest additions. Therefore when I start the program, I’ll randomly pick a first song from somewhere else and let it go. After an hour or two, I’ll do it again. I suppose I am an integral part of their randomizing algorithm...

Re: Shuffle play is not random

svtguryap916n0h
Newbie

So exactly when are yougoing to actually fix the shuffle feature for mobile phones????I saw Merideths post.I am on right now and it is still playing the same small group from my play list.When I skip to next it still comes back to SAME small group.Please fix this as it is very anoying.

Re: Shuffle play is not random

discbuyertoo
Music Fan
I don't fix it - I just posted the same question ages ago and other Spotify
users just add to the thread. Spotify haven't solved it yet.

Re: Shuffle play is not random

Jman781
Casual Listener

This is the most absurd non-feature possible. As stated above, randomly shuffling a list should be child’s play to a coder. 

 

To replecate this issue, I created a playlist with 3 albums. No matter what I do, it will lump all the songs from each album together. It never. Never. Ever. Randomly shuffles all the songs. 

 

Absurd. 

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Re: Shuffle play is not random

michaelfra
Visitor

Why can't we make an option, it can be hidden, for a true random.

Re: Shuffle play is not random

sduijvestijn
Newbie

Unbelievable that this function isn't working properly, I can't wrap my head around why such a basic thing is still broken!

Re: Shuffle play is not random

rapid08
Casual Listener

Are you ever going to fix this? I'm about to cancel your subscription due to this shuffle**bleep** not being random. Crazy that you idiots can't listen or can't code a randomizer appropriately. Truly unbelievable.

Re: Shuffle play is not random

drunkenpumpkin
Regular

It acts like a randomiser

They need to impliment an actual algorythm i.e.

If it shuffples & plays artist A, then it shouldn't be playing artist A for x amount of tracks

 

As an example I have an almost 10k playlist and I had this happen:

 

track 1: artist A

track 2: artist B

track 3: artist B

track 4: artist A

 

All four different albums, but still annoying

Re: Shuffle play is not random

rapid08
Casual Listener

Literally nobody asked or cares for the current implementation. At least make it so the new track decks are made every time shuffle is toggled. 

Re: Shuffle play is not random

Wambowill
Visitor

This is still a problem 5 years after this post? You’re competing with Apple Music and tidal and amazon music for suscibers and are asking for people to use workarounds for functions as simple as shuffle?

 

Yall should be Embarrassed. I’m embarrassed to own stock in Spotify.

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