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The Shuffle function on YouTube is not working correctly. I have had a YouTube account for years and a YouTubeRed account since it started. I have hundreds of liked videos I listen to while working. When I select shuffle, it will only shuffle between 20 or so songs in that area of the playlist. It also repeats each song. So if I scroll to video 250 of 800, it will shuffle between songs 240-260 and repeat each song before going to a new song. The shuffle was broken a few years ago and it would go to one video and repeat; however, that appeared to be fixed. The shuffle worked well for a year or so, but now it is back to not working properly. Please fix this issue or find a solution. I really like using Chrome, google account, and YouTubeRed for everything. Very disappointed that a simple function that can really impact enjoyment of a product is constantly broken. 
I also see the same complaint from others and the response is always "we sent your issue for review" or whatever the chat bot says to make you think something will get done. If it is a browser update, account setting, list setting, please let me know. 
Wouldn't surprise me at all if the shuffle is clashing or blocking the recommended video algorithm that steers people through promoted channels and most importantly ads. I pay my monthly membership, I'm on the google account connected to my life program, Google gets all my data no problem; give me a break and let me enjoy your product for 10+ hours a day like the Google drone I am. FIX THE SHUFFLE!!!

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I am also experiencing the same problem of the shuffle function not working properly.  I pay monthly fees for a reason and I expect the system to work as promised.  Please get this fixed before your subscribers start moving to different platforms.

This is ridiculous to have a Google product that the customer pays for and Google is non-responsive to the issue.
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If your video get's stuck on loop during playlist shuffle give a thumbs down and post a comment about the issue so google can track the problem!

Please pass on the word, thumbs down and comment on the video that loops (not trolling)
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JXR, you are telling people to negatively effect the video creators, for a problem that is out of their control, and a reoccurring problem that youtube has yet to rectify.  Creators are already losing trust in the site from how they're running it, they don't need viewers flaming their video for an issue that is youtube's fault.
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I have no idea what effect commenting about this issue or using the thumbs down button to help google track this issue does or doesn't do for video creators. I thought all comments even ones not related to the video was a good thing for creators. Also if it's such a bad thing for content creators maybe they will push google to provide a fix or move to another platform that doesn't have this issue. It would be nice to know how the youtube buttons effect content creators with some kind of tool tip or something. I've always thought thumb down was for content you want to a void, and i'm trying to avoid this issue. 

It doesn't seem to be in google's interest to fix the issue so I am just trying to help but getting their attention and putting a way for them to track the issues because according to other posts and replies i seen form google on this issue they claim to have no way to track this issue (it's been an ongoing issue for a long time now). So a thumbs down and comment should easily be tracked by google for a prompt fix.
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The shuffle function has NEVER worked as intended for Youtube desktop ever since their big update a few years back, and they clearly don't care at all. The problem is even getting worse.

I am actively booted STRAIGHT OUT of my playlist into random auto-play, at any track on my list. Any track! If I skip through 3 or 4 tracks on my list during shuffle, I'm booted out into auto-play.

Why is that? Eh?

Shuffle used to work. The  they made it not work. And they know it. Fucking bullshit.
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I'm so annoyed by this. The shuffle algorithm on Youtube playlists is awful. It often does not work well at all. Sometimes, even though it's supposed to shuffle the entire playlist, it will play a video it already played, and then the next video it plays was the exact video that followed the video it already played earlier. So basically, at times, it just repeats the same videos in the same order over and over again. Very frustrating. Please shuffle our playlists better.
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I'm having the same exact problem, it repeats the same videos over and over instead of properly shuffling them.
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I am having the same problem.  I have a playlist consisting of some 300 videos (approx 20 hours worth) which I listen to for an hour each day while doing my work out.  Always at least 2-4 videos (out of the 300) are repeated during the hour.  As mentioned by others, I suspect there is a glitch in the algorithm which Google uses to direct customers the viewings preferred by Google to increase ad revenue.  This should not happen to premium subscribers who are paying significant fees already.
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That theory is bunk, it sticks to a certain section of the playlist and repeats over and over from a small part, no idea what the cause is but it certainly isnt because of ads and revenue, it will repeat low view small videos if I go to a certain section of my playlist
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Simple fix.  STOP USING GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE.  You think they're going to fix these issues?  You're wrong.  THEY'RE WORTHLESS ASSHOLE LEFTISTS, WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYONE, BUT THEMSELVES.
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