How to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify Free and Premium

Shuffling allows you to enjoy music in a different mood or experience, and is a great way to explore new music. However, questions like this one may come up from time to time in the Spotify support community, "I want to play Spotify in order , can I turn off Shuffle on Spotify through my free account?".

It seems that shuffle play is the only way for free users to listen to music on Spotify, while premium users can play any track, playlist or album in any play mode. But that's not the case, read on to find out a few effective ways to stop shuffle on Spotify, whether you're free or premium user.

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Part 1. How to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify Free for Desktop

The differences of Spotify Free vs Spotify Premium include shuffle play, ad interference and offline listening. Fortunately, for Spotify desktop app or web player, it is free to enable or disable shuffle mode. If you are a Spotify free user, you can refer to the 3 workarounds below to turn Spotify shuffle off on your computer.

How to Turn Shuffle off on Spotify Free from 'Now Playing' Page

Step 1. Launch the Spotify app, play your favorite song and then tap the "Now playing" bar at the bottom.

Step 2. Turn off shuffle by tapping on the "Shuffle" icon, which looks like two intertwined arrows, so that it turns grey. When you turn on Spotify shuffle mode, it's green.

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How to Take Spotify off Shuffle via Keyboard Shortcuts

The following steps apply to switching Shuffle in the Spotify desktop app via keyboard shortcuts.

Step 1. Play the preferred playlist in the Spotify desktop application.

Step 2. Press Ctrl + S or Cmd + S to toggle the Shuffle of the playlist you are currently playing.

Step 3. Check the current status of Shuffle in the "Now Playing" bar at the bottom. If the icon is green, then Spotify Shuffle is on. Anyway, if it's grey, then you get shuffle off Spotify.

Remove Shuffle on Spotify Free in 'Made for You'

Generally, you can find 'Made for you' playlists on the Spotify homepage or in the search tab. They are personalized playlists generated by Spotify's algorithm using your listening habits to suit your musical tastes. For free Spotify subscribers, you can turn off shuffle on Spotify in some of the 'Made for You' playlists, such as 'Daily Mixes', 'Soundtrack of your day'.

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Part 2. How to Stop Shuffle on Spotify Android/iPhone with Premium

For mobile users, it's a different story. If you're a free user, there will be no shuffle button in the mobile app and shuffle play is the only available play mode for all Spotify free subscribers. The only way you can play Spotify without shuffle is probably to subscribe to Spotify Premium. If you are already a premium subscriber, follow the tutorial below to see how to turn off shuffle on Spotify on Android/iPhone.

Step 1. Launch the Spotify app on your iOS or Android device.

Step 2. Play the playlist or song you want to listen to and go to the "Now playing" bar.

Step 3. Turn off shuffle mode by tapping the Shuffle icon at the bottom to turn it grey or white. Remember that Spotify shuffle is on when this button is highlighted in green.

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Part 3. How to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify Mobile without Premium

Don't wanna pay for the Premium but still play music on Spotify without shuffle? Lucky for you, we have found two tools to disable shuffle on Spotify mobile. No matter which way you choose, you can get Spotify Premium for free. In this case, you can turn off shuffle on Spotify without Premium as you want.

Remove Shuffle on Spotify iPhone Using Tweakbox

Step 1. To begin with, download TweakBox app from its official website.

Step 2. Go to Settings when the installation completes, and trust TweakBox app or enable unknown sources option.

Step 3. Then you'll see Spotify ++ in the App section and get it installed. Or, you can simply type Spotify++ in the search box and get it there.

Step 4. Once the installation for the app is completed, go to Settings and trust Spotify++ app again.

Step 5. Login to Spotify again and you will now see shuffle button, which you can turn on or off.

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Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify Android via TutuApp

As for Android users, TutuApp is a good counterpart for TweakBox. They are like a little app store to provide mod apps such as a mod version of Spotify for users to enjoy music freely. And of course, they share some similar setup steps.

Step 1. Download and install TutuApp APK's latest version on your Android devices from its official website.

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Step 2. Enter TutuApp's interface and put 'Spotify++ MOD' in the search box. Download and Install it on you Android phone.

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Step 3. Open the Spotify app and log in to your account. You should be able to listen to Spotify without shuffle.

Tips: These two apps are not officially verified by Spotify yet and your account may be at risk of being blocked. Therefore, we'll cover an absolutely proven and safe way to turn shuffle off on Spotify in the next section.

Part 4. Ultimate Method to Play Songs on Spotify without Shuffle

If the above solutions still do not meet your expectations, I highly recommend that you try downloading Spotify music and play them with other popular players such as VLC, Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc. They offer you various modes to play music and you can even enhance your listening experience with the built-in equalizer. All you need is a Spotify music converter to download all Spotify music to your computer locally.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter is a powerful tool designed for users to download Spotify songs, albums, playlists, podcasts, etc. in extremely high quality without Premium. It can convert Spotify to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC and other common audio formats. Once downloaded, you can not only enjoy music on your iOS/Android device, you can also listen to Spotify music in the car, and many other possibilities.

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How to Download Spotify Music for Free Playback Mode

Step 1. Download and launch AudFree Spotify Music Converter. Drag your Spotify songs or playlists to the main interface.

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Step 2. Click on the Menu button at the top right of the interface and select the Preferences and Convert section. Then set the output format of your Spotify songs to MP3.

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Step 3. Press the "Convert" button to start converting and downloading Spotify songs locally. When finished, you can enjoy all Spotify music in any playback mode you want.

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Part 5. Video Tutorial to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify

Please refer to the video tutorial below to visualize the four methods described in this article to stop shuffle on Spotify, whether you are on a free or premium account.

Part 6. FAQ of Spotify Shuffle Play

Q1: Where Is Spotify Shuffle Button?

It is in the Spotify 'Now Playing' bar, which looks like two intertwined arrows. If you are a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can see it and click on it directly.

Q2: Is Shuffle Actually Random on Spotify?

Spotify shuffle isn't random at all because it sometimes repeats songs you like better or music you haven't heard in a long time.

Q3: Why Is Spotify Always Shuffling a Song?

If you have enabled Spotify shuffle play feature and find that it plays the same song over and over again, the likely reason is that you are using an older version of Spotify. Spotify may have updated their shuffle play algorithm.

Q4: How to Fix Spotify Shuffle Sucks?

This could be a problem with the Spotify app. You can try logging into Spotify again. Or update the Spotify version and reinstall it. After that, see if you can enable Spotify shuffle play feature.

Q5: Do I Need a Premium Account to Use Spotify Shuffle?

Not necessarily, this article mentions several ways to turn shuffle off on Spotify on computers and mobile devices for Spotify free and premium users.

Part 7. Which Is the Best Way to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify

Can't decide which method to use to stop shuffle on Spotify? Then check out the comparison table below to see the advantages and disadvantages of these methods so you can make the right choice.

Turn Shuffle off Spotify Available Users Compatible Spotify App Pros Cons
via 'Now Playing' Screen Spotify Free Spotify desktop app/web player Free Not available for mobile devices
Via Keyboard Shortcuts SSpotify Free Spotify desktop app Free Not available for mobile devices
Via 'Made for You' Playlists Spotify Free Spotify desktop app/web player Free Not available for mobile devices
By Subscribing to Spotify Premium Spotify Premium All Spotify apps Free to turn Shuffle on or off, no ads Monthly subscription fee required
Using Tweakbox All Spotify users Spotify iOS app Get Spotify Premium for free Spotify accounts may be blocked
Using TutuApp All Spotify users Spotify Android app Get Spotify Premium for free Spotify accounts may be blocked
Using AudFree Spotify Music Converter All Spotify users Spotify desktop app Download Spotify songs locally for free playback The free version can only convert the first minute of each song

All things considered, AudFree Spotify Music Converter is the optimal solution. With it, you can convert and download your favorite Spotify songs to your computer locally. Then, whether you are a free or premium user, you can take Spotify off shuffle or enjoy Spotify music in the desired playback mode at any time.

By all means, choose the method that works best for you to get the most out of your Spotify music. If you've found other ways to turn off shuffle on Spotify, please don't hesitate to share them with us in the comments section.

Feb 3, 2023 5:54 PM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips


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