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Shuffle play

There are 2 ways to shuffle.


Shuffle any playlist, album, or artist profile to mix up what plays next.

Smart Shuffle

For: Mobile (Premium only)

Smart Shuffle is a play mode that keeps your listening sessions fresh by mixing in recommendations that match the vibe. You can activate it in any of the playlists you've created or your Liked Songs, and we'll also start recommending songs we think will go well with them.

To activate Smart Shuffle:

  1. Go to the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen or open any of your playlists.
    Note: On tablet, tap the album artwork in the side menu.
  2. Look for the Shuffle symbol and tap it.
  • Shuffle Shuffle is off - tracks play in order
  • Shuffle smart active Smart Shuffle is on - tracks and personalized recommendations play randomly
  • Shuffle active Shuffle is on - tracks play randomly

You can identify any recommended music content on the Now Playing Bar. Any recommendation will have a sparkle_icon next to the artist name.

Don't have Premium?

If you’re on our free service, you can only shuffle music except on certain Spotify playlists such as those made for you.

Upgrade to Premium to have full control over listening.

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