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MarkStrobel33
Level 7

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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To me, this seems more like a Youtube than a Roku issue.  Youtube and Youtube music has the shuffling function.  But, the Youtube app for Roku simply does not.  So, shuffling the videos on your mobile device or computer and casting them to the Roku TV won't work since the Roku app doesn't have this function.  Perhaps in time, Youtube will add this function to the their Roku app.

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RobertMaxx
Level 7

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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This does not solve the problem, RokuDanny. This does not even give us the option to let YouTube know there is a problem. Casting does not solve the problem either because that means I have to use my phone when I would just like to shuffle some music videos in the background while I do other things. Roku and YouTube need to get together and figure out why this is an issue and fix it.

Cnh-320
Level 8

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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I also would like to he able to shuffle on the roku tv. I have almost a 1000 song playlist and like to listen and watch while I do other stuff. Don't understand why there is a play all button but not shuffle. Casting doesn't always work for me or it lags when it does. Please fix this in the app. 

RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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@Cnh-320

Thanks for the post.

For more information about that channel's features and functionality as well as feature requests, you'll want to contact Youtube support directly to inquire further. Many channels on Roku are developed and maintained by the channel provider themselves. 

You can reach Youtube support here: https://support.google.com/youtube/?hl=en#topic=9257498
 

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
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goobysnax
Level 7

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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RokuDanny, are you trying to tell us that we should be telling YouTube to fix this since it's their app? I think that's what you mean. But it shouldn't be marked as resolved since the problem isn't actually resolved.

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Welshw520
Level 8

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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It's been years. At this point, I'm convinced Roku-Danny's responses are just automated bot trash. The *only* thing that will ever persuade me otherwise is if the "resolved" tag on this thread is removed.

FWIW, YouTube didn't answer my query about this in their forums either. So the one thing Roku and YouTube are compatible on is their refusal to help users work through problems. Great job guys.

My current work-around is casting YouTube to the TV from my phone. But it's stupid that they couldn't just add a shuffle feature to the TV app. Get it together guys.

goobysnax
Level 7

Re: Shuffling Youtube Playlists

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Yeah same here. I go to the playlist and pick out different vids to make my own "shuffle" adding each to the queue. it just seems like such a basic feature though, even Netflix has a Shuffle mode now!

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