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Google home speakers won't shuffle Spotify playlists 0 Recommended Answers 22 Replies 76 Upvotes
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My Google home speakers will not shuffle Spotify playlists when I ask them to. They say they are shuffling them but always start from the same track and go through in the same order. This is a new problem. They used to shuffle playlists fine. On my phone and tablet the SApotify shuffle command works fine when pressed so I am guessing it is a Google home rather than a Spotify problem. It is the same issue on different speakers on the network. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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This is indeed a recent bug, started occurring some days ago. I have exactly the same problem. The shuffling feature for Spotify is broken. There's also a topic about this on the Spotify forums:

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Unfortunately there are also posts on this issue on the Spotify community pages from 2014, 2017 and 2018 which suggest it is an old issue that is not getting fixed. I contacted google support on chat and email and they were unhelpful, suggested obvious things I had already done and then just stopped replying. (Although I think it is a google assistant issue not a spotify one as pressing shuffle direct on to spotify works; it is when you ask google assistant to shuffle on either phone or speaker there is a problem for me).
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You can pay a very small amount to belong to googleone for a month and then contact support about this as a member of that.
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Same problem here. Since December the Spotify shuffle does not work for me in Google Home routines.

It used to work with "Shuffle my <Playlist Name> Playlist".
Now the playlists are still played but not randomly.

This is annoying because I switched from Amazon Echo to Google Home because of the same problem. Now it does not work with Google Home either.
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Same problem here, this seems to have happened in the last few weeks. Quite frustrating as I use a google routine as an alarm clock and I keep getting woken up by the same song :( Hopefully it's fixed soon
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Shuffle in google home routines still does not work. What's going on Google?
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It seems to be just one of the many new problems Google Home has.  German media report on numerous problems:
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Same issue here. The problem seems to have started sometime in early/mid December. I've also reported the issue in the Spotify forum (see @lukemb64 post above for thread).
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I'm having the same issue but I've found a workaround. It's not ideal but does shuffle.  Tell google to play your playlist, once it's playing say 'hey google, shuffle the playlist'.  It will then think about it for about 5 seconds and respond with 'ok, music will shuffle after this track'.
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I got a workaround that’s working well for me.
1. Download Spotify tracks via AudFree Spotify Music Converter.
2. Move Spotify music to Google Play Music.
3. Log into Google Play Music account/
4. Play the downloaded Spotify tracks on Google Home.
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