12 November 2021
Spotify has decided to disable the Shuffle option by default for albums. As reports have emerged, the decision has been taken after a request made by the British singer Adele. She thanked Spotify for agreeing to her request and implementing the change through a tweet. The change rollout is taking place at a gradual pace.
Adele tweeted that whenever an artist releases an album, they put a lot of thought into not only making those individual tracks but also sorting them. She added that each album tells a story and it should be listened to as intended by the artist. The shuffle option by default leads users to listen to albums with songs playing in random order.
This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you Spotify for listening 🍷♥️ https://t.co/XWlykhqxAy— Adele (@Adele) November 21, 2021
With the new change, Spotify will now play album tracks in the same order as arranged by the artist. This is the default choice but if you are someone who prefers to shuffle through songs, that can still be done. It can be done by playing the album and then tapping the shuffle icon on the Now Playing interface.
As mentioned in the beginning, Spotify's new change is under a gradual rollout phase. It means while some users will receive it sooner and some slightly later. If you are looking forward to trying out the change, it is advised that you install the latest Spotify update version from the Google Play Store and App Store.