iPod Shuffle

Creates a fresh 100 song shuffle from your library based on how recently music was added.


iPod Shuffle Shortcut

I built this Shortcut for Apple's Music app (iOS 15 & macOS Monterey) to help rediscover forgotten songs in my Music library and avoid hearing repeats.

“iPod Shuffle” creates a fresh 100 song shuffle from your library based on how recently songs were added; how recently songs were last played, and how many times songs have been skipped.

Setup and Use

  1. Get the Shortcut.
  2. Set most recent Shuffle range (Default is 2 months ago).
  3. Limit how recently songs were last played (Default is 10 days).
  4. Set the maximum number of skips a song can have (Default is 4).
  5. Limit the number of songs scanned at a time (Default is 13,000). Set slightly lower to improve shortcut speed, or higher if you don’t care about speed.
  6. Run the shortcut to create a 100 song Shuffle.

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Latest Release Notes

1.1.5 - May 17, 2022, 8:13 p.m.

- Very small update to setup copy before I work on adding some new features.
- New red icon color added to my blog: https://daught.me/shuffle-shortcut

🏆 2022 Automation April Shortcuts Contest Winner: Best Media Shortcut
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❤️ Thank you to MacStories and all the judges!

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