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Adele Gets Spotify to Disable Auto-Shuffle

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Nov 22, 2021 at 8:42 AM.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Adele asked Spotify to disable auto-shuffle being on by default1 for albums, and they listened.


    1. Blasphemy!

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  2. cosmickid

    Composer, but never composed.

    why was that ever the default? i don't use spotify so i had no idea. seems stupid as hell.
     
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  3. xenoabe

    Regular

    I imagine it had to do with the heavy favoring of playlists as the method of choice for most of their users. I did always find it odd on albums though. I'm a album front-to-back type of listener though.
     
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  4. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I don't think it is on by default
     
  5. brandon

    brandonmarshall.net Prestigious

    Thanks, now let's talk about why all my vinyl pressings keep getting delayed because they are prioritizing Adele's album instead
     
  6. Ferrari333SP

    Trusted Supporter

    I’ve never had an album auto shuffle for me, and I don’t remember ever changing the setting
     
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  7. WasteSomeTime

    Regular

    That answer is pretty self explanatory haha. They care much more about Adele and the money she brings in then the limited 300 pressing of Mom Jeans, Senses Fail, or any other niche artist.
     
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  8. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    I think albums were only on auto-shuffle with the free version of Spotify.
     
  9. Yep that + the annoying amount of ads made me switch to the Premium version.
     
  10. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    Nope. I pay and it was always like that.
     
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  11. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    It was. The only way I could play an album from beginning to end was by clicking track one and letting it play vs just clicking the play button at the top.
     
  12. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    Ah, I definitely misunderstood.

    I just assumed that big green play button was specifically for people who wanted to start playing an album on shuffle. Kind of weird that can’t be done now.
     
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  13. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    I feel like if they want to have shuffle as an option it should be a separate button next to the play button. Similar to how it used to be (For me shuffle was a smaller button on top of the bottom of the play button) but two totally separate buttons. But I like how it just starts the album now. But I’ve always been a full album listener. But for me it wasn’t that big of a deal once I figured out that all I had to do was click track one…!
     
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  14. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Oh darn, I thought this was going to solve my issue where I accidentally shuffle new albums all the time, but I pick the first song in an album and shuffle happens to be on and doesn’t turn itself off as opposed to me hitting the big play button at the top so I did it again today
     
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  15. The Lucky Moose

    I'm Emotional, I Hug the Block Prestigious

    I see. I never use that button for albums I guess.
     
  16. theredline

    Trusted Supporter

    Yeah, and once I figured it out it didn’t really matter that much. I’ll probably keep doing it the way I’ve always done (click track one) out of habit!
     
  17. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I was a bit confused when my wife told me this news - and despite being a front-to-back listener myself, still thought it was a bit pretentious to require that. I realize my confusion was derived from always just clicking track 1 (like others have said), and not knowing it was just the shuffle play button being changed, and not shuffle listening being banned all together.
     
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  18. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    I'd add, now looking at the app, I'm grateful the shuffle play button has been replaced by a regular play button for any and all albums (if it wasn't before?).