Spotify is separating its play and shuffle buttons for paying subscribers, the streaming service has announced.


Currently, Spotify’s interface uses a combined play and shuffle button at the top of playlists and artist pages, so the change should make things easier for premium customers who prefer listening to songs in the order they’re listed.

In a blog post, the company said the individual play and shuffle buttons would be rolling out to iOS and Android devices for Spotify subscribers worldwide in the coming weeks.

This new change allows you to choose your preferred mode 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 music in order by simply pressing play, Spotify has you covered.

Spotify has been criticized for its penchant for shuffling tracks in the past, not only from users but also from artists who have been frustrated with their albums being experienced out of order.

Following the release of Adele’s “30” last November, the singer thanked Spotify for removing the shuffle button as the default option when playing albums. Artists “don’t put so much care and thought into making albums in our track list without a reason,” she said tweeted. “Thanks Spotify for listening.”

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