Spotify Shuffle Sucks? This is How to Improve It

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov. 4, 2020 3:20 PM.
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I'm not too big on making a bunch of playlists on Spotify, so I tend to use shuffle on my entire "liked songs" section. I've come to realize how terrible it is at actually giving a "true" shuffle on my library of over 2200+ songs. It will constantly repeat songs that I've heard countless times, and leave others untouched entirely. Does anyone have any insight into this issue, and is there any sort of fix or workaround?

One of the most complained issues from Spotify users is that Spotify is not really shuffling the whole playlist but a select few bunches of songs. And there used to be a thread on Reddit where Spotify users discussed this hot topic and the thread was then closed after a Spotify representative came and say "there's no timeframe for a fix".

Apparently, Spotify still hasn't fixed this problem up until now. But nevermind, you definitely can fix it on your own. In the following parts, I'm going to show you how to solve Spotify shuffle play sucks issue and improve your shuffle experience.

Part 1. How Shuffle on Spotify Sucks?
Part 2. Possible Workarounds to Solve Spotify Shuffle Issue
Part 3. 100% Working Way to Play Spotify on Real Shuffle

How Shuffle on Spotify Sucks?

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This is what you may experience when you put thousands of songs in a playlist and play them on shuffle. Spotify will prioritize new releases and major artists who can make more profit and play more of their songs on repeat. There's a potential that Spotify is trying to boost major artists or labels and as result, they'll be played over and over again on shuffle mode.

But what about those local files you uploaded to the playlist? They might not even have a chance to get into the shuffle queue. There have been many complaints on the internet about this issue and this is how the Spotify team tackles these queries:

1. Ignore the questions asked on Reddit or the Spotify Community

2. Lock the thread

3. Delete the complaints

4. Make a rhetoric statement saying that the shuffle works just fine

Possible Workarounds to Solve Spotify Shuffle Issue

1. Log Out and Log In Again Your Spotify Account

Step 1: Click on your name on the Spotify app > Log Out

Step 2: Close the Spotify app

Step 3: Relaunch Spotify and log in to your account again

Step 4: Play a playlist on shuffle

2. Update Your Spotify to the Latest Version

This might work sometimes when you update your Spotify app and it will reset the shuffle algorithm on Spotify and make the shuffle feature play random songs indiscriminately.

3. Sort Your Playlist by Title

This method is one of the most popular solutions to fix Spotify shuffle algorithm sucks issue, and what it basically does is to put songs in the playlist in order. Then the Spotify will kind of play these songs on the real shuffle mode without picking the popular and new ones.

To sort your playlist:

1. Go to Spotify, and select a playlist that you want to listen to.

2. In the middle of the page, there'll be headers like TITLE, ARTIST and TIME under the filter. Click on TITLE and then all the songs will be sorted by title.

3. Turn on the shuffle mode again and the playlist should play randomly.

100% Working Way to Play Spotify on Real Shuffle

If your Spotify still can't play songs on shuffle with solutions above, then there's not much you can do on the Spotify app. But is it possible to play Spotify song on real shuffle? Yes, just with a little trick.

With TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can download all your Spotify songs to your computer without Premium. Then you can put these songs on any media player and play them on the real shuffle mode offline.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Play Spotify on real shuffle
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Launch TunesKit and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the TunesKit interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play Spotify Songs on Shuffle Anywhere

After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can now play them on any media player and shuffle these songs in a real random way.

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