July 22, 2019

A Shortcuts Version of Spotify's Daily Drive

I really like the concept behind Spotify’s Daily Drive playlist, which combines morning news podcasts in with some music you should enjoy. That said, I really like iOS’s automation, which Spotify hasn’t set itself up to play nice with. The other thing I don’t like is Spotify picks music for you, which may or may not for the mood you’re in on a given day. I’d like a little more control.

So, I set out to create my own version of this in the Shortcuts app. Unfortunately, I can’t get it to behave how I want it to. While I can select a single playlist, I can’t get it to play just one episode and then continue on. If you have any ideas for a work around on this, please shoot me a response.