Spotify completely separates the play and shuffle buttons for Premium subscribers only. Today, the company announced that it has started offering separate buttons for the two functions, which will replace the play/shuffle button currently at the top of playlists and artist pages . The change is expected to reach Android and iOS devices “in the coming weeks” .
Spotify summarized the new features in a blog post:
“This new change will allow you to choose your preferred mode at the top of playlists and albums and listen the way you want. Whether you like the unexpected with Shuffle mode or simply press Play to listen in turns. Spotify has it all.”
Spotify’s Mixed Albums Upset Singers
Spotify’s penchant for mixing tracks has sometimes upset even artists who want their albums to be heard in their original order. Adele voiced her complaint about this issue in a tweet last year. This caused Spotify to display the standard play button instead of the play/shuffle combination on album pages by default.
Now, Spotify Premium customers will be able to see these two options separately in the playlists and albums in the application. “From the moment you hit the play button on Spotify, you’ll decide how you want to hear your favorite playlists or the new album you’re obsessed with ,” the company said . says.