Spotify App Not Appearing On Playstation 4

12/10/2021by admin

What the actual f*** is wrong with Spotify’s Shuffle?

This is the browse section of Spotify, but with a faster way to access the options. You can pin any page to the Start screen for quick access too. A few extra features. Xpotify has a Mini View, which turns the app into a pop-up player that stays on top of other windows. The settings section of the app is concise and to the point. Open the Spotify app on your phone or tablet, and find your device using Spotify Connect. Tip: Link your Spotify and PSN accounts to automatically log into Spotify whenever you log into your PlayStation Network account. Listen while you game. When you play Spotify on your PS4, it continues to play while you game. Spotify is an application that is present in a few countries only like Finland, Denmark, Canada, Hong Kong, etc. It is not available in all the nations, for example – India. As it is not available in India, therefore, the app will not work in India. Thus, the place of residence is an essential factor that affects the working of the application.

You’re on the go (maybe in a little hurry) you hit up that carefully curated playlist on Shuffle mode.

Only to get after two to three songs that Spotify plays the same song over again and again, and the very idea of you having to take out your device and adjust your Spotify doesn’t really make life any easier.

It’s frustratingly annoying.

But don’t worry..

Just hit up that Marvin Gaye and I’ll show you how you can fix when your Spotify Shuffle play is not random. 🙂

How to Fix When Spotify Shuffle Play is Not Random : 5 Ways

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1.Restart your Spotify App

Step 1: Go ahead and Log Out from your Spotify account by heading to Your Library and then your Settings (gear icon) which is to your top right hand corner.

Step 2: Once you’ve logged out from your Spotify, restart your Spotify app by closing the app, and clearing it from your apps which are running in your background.

Step 3: Now after you’ve done all that, select your Spotify app and log back in.

Now try a playlist of yours if Spotify Shuffle is indeed shuffling your music.

If you find that Spotify Shuffle play is not random then move on to the next method..

2.Sort Your Tracks By Title

This one’s apretty popular one amongst the Spotify community and for some it has provided a fix to their music shuffling crisis.

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Here’s how you do it

Step 1: Head over to your Spotify and select the playlist that you want to listen to.

Step 2: Now you’re in your playlist right? Okay. So what you do is swipe your finger down on the screen. You will see a Filter search bar at the top and a hamburger-like symbol to its right.

Step 3: Select that hamburger symbol and once you’re in, you can select how you would like to sort out your songs in your playlist. Just select Title.

Step 4: Now tap on that big green Shufflebutton in your playlist screen and see if your music plays randomly.

If you still feel that your music often plays the same song over and over again then..

Keep reading.

3.Update Your Spotify App

Make sure that your Spotify app is updated to the latest version.

More often than not, the reason why your Spotify Shuffle play is not random is because Spotify could have already updated their Shuffle play algorithm and you’ll never know since you are on a older version of Spotify and when it still plays that same song over again and again.

I’ll show you how you can update your Spotify app whether you’re on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or Android.

If you’re on iOS

Step 1:Head over to your App Store.

Step 2: Then go on to the Updates tab to your far right hand side and check if your Spotify app needs to be updated.

If you’re on Android

Step 1: Go ahead and open your Google Play Store app.

Step 2: Next, tap the Menu symbol (yeah it’s the one that kinda looks like a hamburger). Then select My apps & games.

Step 3: Look for Spotify. If you see Update next to it, then select Update. If not your Spotify is already updated to the latest version.

That’s it. 🙂

Now try your Spotify again and hit up a playlist to see it if does shuffle your music randomly.

If it does, great!

If not, you are to going need to use your last resort.

4.Use Spotify Shuffler (It’s Free)

Basically Spotify Shuffler is a completely free (and safe) third party application which helps shuffle all your music for you much better than Spotify ever does.

The only caveat is though you’re going to need to return to Spotify Shuffler every time you want your music to be shuffled. (But if you’re going to listen to a 50-100 song playlist on the go, you don’t need to shuffle all that often right?).

I’ll show you how it works.

Step 1: Go ahead and login to your Spotify account via Spotify Shuffler.

Step 2: Signed in? Great! Now go ahead and choose any playlist you like and randomize it.

Step 3: In order to listen to the playlist that you just randomized you need to listen to the playlist in your Spotify app with the shuffle turned off. (This is so that Spotify’s Shuffle doesn’t interfere with our already-randomized playlist)

That’s it!

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Now just return to the site whenever you want to repeat the process when you would like your tracks in a new order. 🙂

If you get any errors then you can drop them an email on their Contact page and they’ll let you know if there is any maintenance with their service (it’s a free service after all).But if you find that the errors you get still doesn’t get fixed, then keep reading.

Even if you have tried all the 4 methods above and you find that it still doesn’t do the trick then you can always…

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5. Switch to Apple Music or Google Play Music

I know this is not really a fix, but it is certainly indeed an option.

Both Apple Music and Google Play Music have a great algorithm to shuffle your music and both of which comes at the same price of Spotify at $9.99 or $14.99 with a Family Plan (up to six people).

I’ll only encourage you to move if you really use Shuffle play almost everyday and if you just about had it enough with Spotify’s efforts of improving their Shuffle algorithm.

The streaming revolution has brought a world of convenience to music lovers everywhere. Not only can you create playlists and discover great artists you’ve never heard of before, most streaming services also allow you to download music straight to your mobile device or computer. But not all services offer the same level of connectivity options.

Yamaha MusicCast provides wireless multi-room control over music playback and streaming with the use of a free downloadable app called MusicCast Controller, available for iOS and Android™. This lets you focus on the enjoyment of your music (in both stereo and surround sound) and not on the technology behind it.

A wide range of MusicCast-enabled products — receivers, speakers, sound bars and even turntables — offer a variety of options to set up an easy-to-use networked audio system. For those who like to use Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri, MusicCast offers even more ways to take hands-free control of your music and entertainment. It also supports Bluetooth® streaming and Apple® Airplay® … and now, with a simple (and free) firmware update, many MusicCast devices are now compatible with the latest version of Spotify Connect too, which includes the use of a Spotify free account!

This latest update provides a major advantage in that Spotify Connect streams to your system via Wi-Fi® and not Bluetooth, offering better quality audio and a wider range, with fewer dropouts. Establishing a direct connection between your receiver and the internet means that your audio system streams music from Spotify directly, rather than via your phone, which instead acts simply as your remote control. By comparison, AirPlay (which also uses Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth stream music directly from your phone to the receiving device, which unfortunately also causes your phone battery to run down more quickly.

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Spotify Connect is the brainchild of Spotify, the popular on-demand music service with more than 35 million songs. There are numerous levels of service available, including Spotify free, Spotify Premium, Premium for Family, Spotify for Students and Spotify Gaming — all of which offer a variety of free or paid tiers for your music and entertainment needs. Spotify free, as its name implies, is no-cost, although there are occasional ad interruptions, whereas Spotify Premium (price plans vary by country) offers unlimited high-quality streaming and no ads. Premium for Family allows you and up to five family members to use their own Premium accounts for one fixed price, while Premium for Students offers a 50% discount for a year. Spotify Gaming will play though your PS4™ PlayStation®.

There are a few other differences between the services. Spotify free streams AAC files at up to 160kbps, while Spotify Premium members have the option to stream their music at up to 320kbps. The Spotify Web player (which works through your browser) streams the free version at 128kbps and Premium at 256kbps, whereas the standalone desktop, mobile and tablet players stream Spotify free at 160 kbps and Premium at up to 320kbps.

Whichever service you choose, Spotify Connect will stream your music to up to three linked MusicCast devices simultaneously, all at CD-quality. This drops to a compressed format once you add a fourth device (or more). Up to ten devices can be used simultaneously at that compressed format.

Bear in mind that when using Spotify Connect with your MusicCast-enabled device, you have to connect directly from the Spotify app (not the MusicCast Controller app), as shown in the sequence below:

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Note: There may be times when your MusicCast device will not appear in the “devices available” menu within the Spotify app, even when the phone and receiver are connected to the same network. This can generally be corrected by unplugging AC power for a few seconds.

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For a list of Yamaha MusicCast devices compatible with the current firmware update, click here.

Click here for more information about Yamaha MusicCast.


Rich Tozzoli is a Grammy-nominated producer/mixer/composer based in the New York area. His credits include work with artists such as Ace Frehley, Hall & Oates, Omar Hakim and Al DiMeola. Rich's music has appeared in over a thousand TV series in 36 countries, and he has written for such shows as Live PD, Pawn Stars, Counting Cars, Duck Dynasty and NBC Olympics. Tozzoli has also authored numerous articles on audio production and technology as well as a book on surround sound mixing.


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