Spotify is the favorite music streaming service for millions of people around the world. And it looks like the platform has finally decided to add dedicated play and shuffle buttons to playlists and albums. Until last year, Spotify automatically shuffled albums and playlists, which was really frustrating for those who wanted to listen to an album or playlist chronologically.
They changed the behavior from Adele’s “30” album and removed the auto-shuffle feature in favor of a Play + Shuffle combo button for Premium subscribers.
But according to a recent Spotify blog post, the combined Shuffle + Play buttons will soon be separated so users can easily choose between the two.
This new change will allow you to choose the mode you prefer at the top of playlists and albums and listen the way you want. Whether you love the joy of the unexpected with Shuffle Mode or prefer to listen to tracks in order with just a press of play, Spotify has you covered.
While this move was welcomed by many, it’s worth noting that the changes only apply to Premium users, meaning those on the ad-supported free tier are still at Spotify’s mercy. It looks like the update is rolling out gradually for Android and iOS users, which means it may take a while before the Shuffle and Play buttons are separated on your mobile device.