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    Default Apple music shuffle algorithm

    I'm ready to get rid of Apple music just because I'm tired of the shuffle function. I have around 8k songs downloaded.

    Yesterday I heard a few songs repeated within a few hours. Is there any way to have it so there shouldn't be any repeats?

    I start up listening again today and it just seems like I'm hearing all the same songs as yesterday, wtf. Not sure if any other streaming services would be the same, any insight would be appreciated.

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    What people want:

    Take this playlist and make a new playlist that has the songs reordered in random order.

    What programmers provide:

    Take this playlist and randomly pick a song from it.

    The first is easy to do but requires a programmer to understand things like pointers. The second is very easy to do and requires little programming knowledge.

    Just remember y'all, these are the same guys keeping your OS "secure".

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    People aren't just using Spotify? Weird.

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    Benefits of Spotify:

    Has a free tier

    I can see why Buster likes it
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    Incumbent apps have a HUGE advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Benefits of Spotify:

    Has a free tier

    I can see why Buster likes it
    I pay good money for my spotify!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    People aren't just using Spotify? Weird.
    Spotify's original shuffle was what programmers did.

    They then tried the first way, but it was done in such a non-performant way that it materially affected battery life.

    After about ten tries and programmers not employed by Spotify literally writing the code for them, they figured it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    Spotify's original shuffle was what programmers did.

    They then tried the first way, but it was done in such a non-performant way that it materially affected battery life.

    After about ten tries and programmers not employed by Spotify literally writing the code for them, they figured it out.
    I have no idea what any of this means.

    I just find it surprising that people would use something called "Apple Music" instead of one of the better options. Do people make this decision because Apple is 2nd or 3rd best at almost everything, and that's easier than using the best product for each task?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I have no idea what any of this means.

    I just find it surprising that people would use something called "Apple Music" instead of one of the better options. Do people make this decision because Apple is 2nd or 3rd best at almost everything, and that's easier than using the best product for each task?
    What is Spotify better at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    What is Spotify better at?
    Literally everyone I know uses it, which means its much easier to find music. Can just search friends and play their playlists. Makes playing DJ on road trips much easier as I can play your music without switching bluetooth.
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    So Spotify is better because your friends have better choice in music that you do?

    I don’t have poor friends so we all own our own vehicles and phones.
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    Spotify has lots of podcasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    So Spotify is better because your friends have better choice in music that you do?

    I don’t have poor friends so we all own our own vehicles and phones.
    Can I cast to my in-ceiling speakers from Apple Music?

    Maybe I can if I have Apple Music on android, which is lulz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Can I cast to my in-ceiling speakers from Apple Music?

    Maybe I can if I have Apple Music on android, which is lulz.
    I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I do?
    how do you play music on your in ceiling speakers on an iPhone. I actually have no idea.

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    The same way I play music to any other speaker?

    I personally use Sonos, which accesses my Apple Music sub natively, or I can AirPlay from my phone to any of the sinks speakers alternatively.

    I can also AirPlay from my phone to my Marantz home theatre.

    I suppose I could Bluetooth anything from my phone too if I wanted to?

    None of this is new lol, Weird question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    The same way I play music to any other speaker?

    I personally use Sonos, which accesses my Apple Music sub natively, or I can AirPlay from my phone to any of the sinks speakers alternatively.

    I can also AirPlay from my phone to my Marantz home theatre.

    I suppose I could Bluetooth anything from my phone too if I wanted to?

    None of this is new lol, Weird question.
    It's new to me. It sounds like it works, if a little complicated.

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    Mods can we move this to the apple vs android subforum?
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    It's new to me. It sounds like it works, if a little complicated.
    Didnt you need to buy a half dozen intermediate google products to make your speakers work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Didnt you need to buy a half dozen intermediate google products to make your speakers work?
    nope

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