Spotify App Not Changing Songs

12/10/2021by admin

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

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

Spotify is a digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs.

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.

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!

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…

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.

Spotify changed the way people listen to and discover new music. It has become a force to be reckoned with, and only a few can match the fantastic music streaming service. I recently started using Spotify, and I faced a little trouble getting it to work. Spotify was not working on my Windows 10 PC though it worked fine on my Android.

It took me some time to go through all the settings and sift through the support forums to find solutions that actually worked. Without further ado, here is a list of solutions that will help you resolve the same and get Spotify working on your Windows 10 computer.

Spotify App Not Changing Songs

1. Relaunch Spotify

It is possible that the Spotify app didn’t launch correctly and this may have led to an error. To check, simply click on the red ‘x’ on the right side of the window to close Spotify. Give it some time to shut completely.

Wait a few seconds and relaunch to check if everything is working as intended. If not, don’t worry, we have got more tricks up our sleeve.

2. Reboot PC

I keep recommending this solution in almost all of my Windows 10 guides. Rebooting the PC is a good idea to resolve errors without doing much of tinkering around things. Simply click on the Windows icon and select Restart.

It will take a few moments, so you can take this time to decide what you want to listen to next on Spotify.

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3. Task Manager

Several users reported that killing the process associated with Spotify in the Task Manager helped them resolve the issue. Sometimes, the process never stops properly or continues to run even after the app is closed. And when you launch an app, like Spotify, Windows gets confused because according to it, Spotify is already running. Dumb, I know. That happens even though you have closed the app.

To kill the process, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc shortcut on your keyboard to launch the Task Manager and under the Processes tab, look for Spotify.

When you do, right-click on it to open options and select End task. Wait for a few moments until Spotify disappears from the Task manager. Now relaunch it to check if it is working or not.

4. Hardware Acceleration

Many Spotify users have claimed that unchecking the Hardware Acceleration option helped them bring sanity to their life. If you can open the Spotify window, press the Alt key on your keyboard and under the File menu, select View.

Now uncheck the Hardware Acceleration option and close Spotify. Wait a few moments and relaunch it again to check if it is working or not.

5. Reinstall Spotify

If you are still haven't managed to fix Spotify, then it's possible that there is something wrong with the installation files of Spotify. Do not skip this paragraph thinking uninstalling means clicking on the Uninstall option in Control Panel. There is more to it.

Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and right-click on Spotify to select the Uninstall option.

If the app asks you for confirmation, click OK. Now Press the Windows key+E on your keyboard to open the File Explorer and navigate to the below folder structure.

You need to delete the Spotify folder here. If you are unable to view AppData under YourUsername, right-click on Quick access and select Options.

Under the View tab, click on Show hidden files, folders, and drives option and then click on Apply and OK. You can now see the hidden folder named AppData.

Do not install Spotify from the Windows Store. A Spotify support staff has recommended users to install it using the ‘full installer package.’ That means follow the link shared below and install it from there.

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6. Update Drivers

Spotify uses audio drivers to deliver music to your ears, and if the drivers are missing or not up to date, you are in a fix. Download Driver Easy using the link below. Run the program. Driver Easy will scan your Windows OS and suggest missing drivers for many apps including audio if any.

If you find audio in the list, follow the steps to download and install the latest version. The free version will work fine. However, note that you can only download one driver at a time as the free version doesn’t support parallel downloads. Still, it saves time as you don’t have to hunt for the drivers on the wild web manually. If you can, you may go that route. Either way, update your audio drivers.

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7. Compatibility & Admin Mode

Navigate to the folder where you have Spotify installed on your drive. Usually, it’s the C drive. Right-click on the Spotify.exe file and select Properties. That will only work if you have installed Spotify using the link I shared above in the point 5, and are using an OS older than Windows 10. If you don’t meet both the criteria, skip this point.

Under the Compatibility tab, select Run this program in compatibility mode for and select the Windows OS version that you are using.

In the same tab, also select Run this program as an administrator. Click on Apply and OK. Relaunch Spotify and check if the issue is resolved.

Discover, Listen, Repeat

Spotify is a fantastic app for music streaming which you can use to discover new music and listen to them. It sucks when the app fails to work on Windows 10. Some users have suggested using the web version as a workaround, but that is not really a solution, just an alternative. You might do it if none of the above solutions worked for you.

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