Spotify is absolutely separating its play and shuffle buttons — however just for Premium subscribers. Right now, the corporate introduced that it’s starting to roll out particular person buttons for the 2 capabilities, which is able to substitute the mixed play / shuffle button that’s at the moment on the prime of playlists and artist pages. The change is predicted to hit Android and iOS units “within the coming weeks.”
“This new change will will let you select the mode you favor on the prime of playlists and albums and pay attention the best way you need to,” Spotify wrote on its weblog. “Whether or not you’re keen on the enjoyment of the sudden with Shuffle mode, or desire listening to tunes so as by merely urgent Play, Spotify has you lined.”
Spotify’s penchant for shuffling tracks has, at occasions, drawn the frustration of artists who need their albums to be heard within the authentic operating order. “We don’t create albums with a lot care and thought into our monitor itemizing for no motive,” Adele tweeted final 12 months. This led Spotify to show the usual play button by default on album pages as a substitute of the play / shuffle combo. Now, Spotify Premium clients will see particular person buttons all through the app. “From the second you hit play on Spotify, you determine the best way you need to hear your favourite playlists or that new album you’re obsessive about,” the corporate wrote.
It appears a bit ludicrous that Spotify is now utilizing buttons and its consumer interface as a differentiator between the service’s free and paid choices, however right here we’re. Sadly, you continue to received’t be capable to play or shuffle any Spotify HiFi tracks. It’s now been nearly 18 months since Spotify introduced its lossless-quality streaming tier, and the corporate has but to roll it out to subscribers. And no, I’ll by no means cease bringing it up.