So, you’re on the way to school or work and you want to shuffle all of your songs in Spotify. After a few songs, you start to realise that all of your songs aren’t being shuffled randomly, the same songs are just playing over and over again.
This can be extremely annoying especially when you’re busy and you don’t have time to change tracks.
This means that you constantly have to manually change the songs all because Spotify couldn’t shuffle songs randomly.
The Reason Spotify Shuffle isn’t Random
The reason Spotify shuffle doesn’t play songs randomly is due to a bug.
A bug is a failure in the system that causes unexpected results.
In the case, the unexpected result is that songs aren’t playing in a random enough order.
Sort All of your Songs by Title
The first and most popular way you can try and fix this problem is by sorting all of your songs out in the order of title.
Spotify gives you the option of how you want all of your tracks to be ordered by and this Custom, Title, Artist, or Recently Added.
Right now, your tracks are probably sorted by recently added but you want to change that to Title.
To do this:
- Open Spotify and Click on the playlist
- Once you’ve done this, swipe down and a search bar will appear at the top
- Click on the 3 lines towards the right of the search bar
- Click on Title
- Click on the Shuffle button
Once you’ve done this, you should listen out and check to see if songs are being played randomly and not the same songs are playing repeatedly.
If you’ve tried this and it didn’t work for you, go to the next step.
Use the Spotify Shuffler app
Since this problem has gotten out of hand, there is now an application created by 3rd party developers.
This helps you shuffle your music more randomly that Spotify ever will.
Using this app requires you to visit the app each time you want to play music from your playlist.
This shouldn’t be a problem if there’s a lot of tracks on your playlist and you’re going to be listening to a lot of them.
In order to use this app:
- Go to Spotify Shuffle and log in with your Spotify credentials
- Select the playlist you want to be shuffled
- Turn off shuffle in the Spotify app
- You can now listen to the playlist that has been randomised by the shuffler
In order to get a new randomly playlist, you’d have to repeat the same steps with the Spotify shuffle app so that your playlist is shuffled randomly in a new order every time.
Update the Spotify app
Since you’re experiencing a badly shuffled playlist, this could be due to the poor steps Spotify have taken to ensure that a playlist is shuffled randomly.
If there’s a new update, there could be a change in the shuffle algorithm which would mean playlists are shuffled more randomly.
You need to go to the store you download the app in and check for a new update.
If there is a new update, then you need to update the app.
If you’ve updated the app and you haven’t seen a difference, go to the next step.
Wipe the cache and Re-Install the app
If there is something currently wrong with the way the app is installed on your device, wiping the cache files would be a necessary step to take.
The cache files are temporary files the tell the app what to do each time you load it.
You want to wipe the apps data from your device then install the app again to see if anything has changed.
To wipe the app:
- Hold down on it and delete it
- Go to the app store and re-install again
- Visit the app to see if the shuffle is random