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Shuffle play

Mix up what plays next with Shuffle. Great for long playlists, switching up your listening, or when you just don’t feel like following orders.

Get started

To turn Shuffle on, find the  button in the Now Playing section of the app (pick your device below for more info).

Note: Shuffle isn’t available when listening to Radio or Daily Mix.

You can turn shuffle on for any playlist, album, artist profile, or Songs in Your Library.

  1. Click Shuffle at the bottom of the Desktop app.
  2. The order of songs due to play is now mixed.
    Tip: Want to see how it’s changed? Check out the Play Queue.
  3. Click again to turn Shuffle off. Songs return to their original line-up.

You can turn shuffle on for any playlist, album, artist profile, or Songs in Your Library.

  1. Click Shuffle at the bottom of the web player.
  2. The order of songs due to play is now mixed.
    Tip: Want to see how it’s changed? Check out the Play Queue.
  3. Click again to turn Shuffle off. Songs return to their original line-up.

Tap SHUFFLE PLAY at the top of any playlist, album, artist profile, or Songs in Your Library.

Note: If you’re using Spotify Free on mobile, it’s only possible to listen with Shuffle. You can use a tablet or desktop computer to listen to specific songs or playlists/albums in their original order.

For Premium 

To control Shuffle on mobile:

  1. Tap the Now Playing bar  at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Shuffle to turn it on.
  3. The order of songs due to play is now mixed.
    Tip: Want to see how it’s changed? Check out the Play Queue.
  4. Tap again to turn Shuffle off. Songs return to their original line-up.

FAQs

Nope! Check out how to play to listen to what you want, when you want, in the order you want.

Note: If you’re using Spotify Free on mobile, it’s only possible to listen with Shuffle. You can use a tablet or desktop computer to listen to specific songs or playlists/albums in their original order. 

There is! Check out the Play Queue and Sort and Filter.

If you're using Spotify Connect or another wireless connection method to play from one device to another, it's possible only the first 100 tracks in the playlist are transferred to the other device, which means the shuffled tracks are only selected from those first 100 tracks.