Question: iTunes is buggy on both HomePod and Apple TV4k
I’m seeing the same problems with both Apple TV4K and on my new HomePod...
When playing a playlist via iTunes in shuffle mode it skips 6-10 songs before landing on one that will play. Once a song has been skipped it takes it out of the line-up as though it has played it. Effectively cutting my play list in half or more.
Another issue with the HomePod is that when it finishes playing the playlist (but only half or a quarter of it in reality) it won’t play it again no matter how many times I ask it to. It responds by indicating that it will or IS playing it but no music is being played.
So far, resetting seems to help with HomePod but I’ve had to reset it about six times in the two weeks that I’ve had it. As for the Apple TV4k, no amount of resetting/rebooting it changes the behavior of skipping songs during playback.
As with most customers, my iTunes library is a mix of songs I imported from CDs I own and (mostly) songs I have purchased through iTunes.
Apple TV 4K, iOS 11.2.5