Spotify’s shuffle feature is great when you don’t know what you want to listen to. But what if you want to listen to an artist’s new album from start to finish?
Spotify Premium customers can switch the shuffle feature on or off whether on desktop or mobile:
However, if you’re using Spotify’s free service, you’ll always be in shuffle mode on the mobile app…
Yet, on desktop, there is a way to stop the shuffle without being a Premium member!
Sadly there is no way around Spotify’s monetized shuffle on mobile. The only way to get complete control over the order in which songs are played and when they are played is going Premium.
So, is Spotify Premium worth it?
Music streaming service Spotify is now one of the world’s most popular services. The service has millions of songs, podcasts, and more, to choose from.
It’s possible to use Spotify on a wide variety of devices, including mobile phones and game consoles, PCs, and more. And obviously, if you go Premium, replay, playlist, shuffle and play/pause are all available.
However, Spotify users have long grumbled about their inability to disable shuffle without going Premium. So here’s how to do it on a Desktop computer:
How To Disable Shuffle Play On The Desktop (Free and Premium)
- Go to the “Now Playing” section of your Spotify app.
- The “Shuffle” button will be green if shuffle play is enabled. Shuffle play can be disabled by clicking the “Shuffle” button.
And for users who choose to go Premium:
Disabling Shuffle on a Mobile (Premium Only)
On mobile devices, turning off shuffle is quite similar to how it is done on the web player. You may learn how to achieve this in iOS by following the instructions below.
- To begin, open the Spotify app on your smartphone or tablet.
- The second step is to tap on the library icon on the right side of the bottom ribbon.
- Play a song from the playlist or album you’d want to listen to without shuffle, and then click on the song name above the bottom ribbon to see all of the available alternatives.
- The shuffle icon will be green with a green dot below it once the ribbon has been enlarged.
- Once the shuffle icon turns gray, shuffle play has been disabled.
A wide variety of audio streaming services exist. All of them are dominated by Spotify. However, there are a few limitations on the Spotify Free version:
One of them is not being able to disable shuffle play on mobile. Considering this function is available on desktop for free but not on other devices, the decision is clearly deliberate by Spotify.
Considering the amount of time this feature has been locked on certain devices, it is unlikely to change in the future. So if the locked shuffle feature is a big deal to you, it might be time to go Premium or switch to another service.