Spotify, the music streaming service, offers the daily mix feature. As its name suggests, it offers an automatically generated playlist based on your tastes.

The daily mix is designed to include some of the user most listened songs and new alternatives (based on the genres most listened to by the user).

But, it seems that the feature is not working properly for some. The recommendations of the daily mix algorithm on Spotify are not to the user’s taste (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Spotify daily mix algorithm is recommending the same songs for some

One of the problems reported is related to the repeatability of the recommendations. Spotify daily mix is always offering the same songs constantly to some users.

I really like the concept of the daily drive- I think it is a great way to hear songs I like with news I care about in the morning. BUT the songs in between podcasts are always the same. My Spotify Wrapped was very predictable this year because most of the songs were on my Daily Drive playlist. That being said, however, I don’t listen to it as often as I did because I was getting sick of the same songs every morning.

This is annoying because the affected users feel tired of always hearing the same thing.

Daily mix also recommending random songs/music genres

The Spotify recommendation algorithm is also reportedly offering recommendations unrelated to the taste of some users.

Hello, I’ve been usig spotify for more than 6 years and I have created at least 20-30 playlists during this time. I don’t use the “like” button or the “library” at all. Although I’ve been listening to my playlists all the time, the weekly discovery lists that Spotify makes for me has nothing to do with my music taste. Is there a way for me to solve this?

That is, although users listen to certain specific musical genres, the daily mix algorithm recommends songs of totally different genres.

i have a problem with the algorithm in the app

two of my daily mix playlists are full of mainstream pop and rap music, which i don’t listen to at all.

it’s very weird. i only listen to rock, metal, jazz, and middle eastern, and the app shoves drake, lil nas x and this doja cat in my face.

recently one of the playlists got back to normal, but then just got back to pop.

why is that, and how can i stop it? it’s starting to become very annoying.


At the moment, it is not known if Spotify is aware of the complaints about the daily mix algorithm. We will update this article if new developments arise in this regard.

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