Feeling a bit dense here!.. I’m trying to make a very simple shortcut to play a playlist from Apple Music, shuffling the songs so I get random order. Here is what I did, but it starts with the same song and order every time I run the shortcut. What am I missing?!- Thnx!
I think you’re doing it right. I can shuffle albums and playlists with the same action (tried a dozen times or so to make sure it was changing the order each time. Eventually made Apple Music crash and stop serving me song data for a bit. Humorous.)
Thanks much cornchip… you gave me an idea… I see that you tried this on iOS, looking at your screenshot… So I just tried it on my iPhone, and it DOES shuffle correctly. BUT, on my Mac, it doesn’t- just starts with the same song each time… perhaps a bug on the Mac side??
I just tried my Shortcut for this I’ve been using for years on my iPhone, and it doesn’t shuffle on the Mac.
I tried a few work-arounds I could think of, but I can’t see one myself.
I have used Keyboard Maestro for this sort of thing and someone in either this group or the Automators Talk group gave me a short AppleScript to do what I wanted:
tell application “Music”
set shuffle mode to songs set shuffle enabled to yes
You can set the shuffle mode to songs or albums.
I hope this is helpful! Good luck!
Thanks- was actually able to use KM to simply play a random song from a playlist (this is a specific action there)… would still like to understand though why my Jazz shortcut works to generate a random song on iOS, but not Mac!
I figured out a way to do it!
Thanks for posting this. Will try tonight. Welcome to the community.