The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

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The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

rsol07
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I just cannot possibly understand why you'd remove a feature that was working perfectly. :\ Why Spotify? Why? *Bangs head on a wall*
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Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

kebab8000
Newbie

Yes! Put this back in!

 

I have one playlist per album, which is then grouped under an artist. I am no longer able to shuffle a whole artist!

 

Sure, Spotify has the ability to save 'Artists', but this approach completely fails for my local music that Spotify does not have in its library.

 

Put the Shuffle All button back!

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

GilesDH
Casual Listener

I can't believe they've removed this functionality! It's basically how I interact with the app 80% of the time and now I feel totally lost. I could easily  shuffle everything or entire genres of albums  inside playlist folders and now in down to playing single albums. Someone actually decided that this wonderful button was a waste of space and that we'd be better off without it. 

"Put the Shuffle All button back!"

 

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

rsol07
Regular

Yeah I have a similar case with playlists that are separated based on the region of music, and which playlists I want to make public and which ones I want private. But I listen to all of them (as none of them have the same songs), so I pretty much use the Shuffle / Play All button on the playlist folders practically every single time I listen to my music. I barely listen to my individual playlists.

They already had this implemented in previous versions, so it'd be a matter simply of re-adding that part of the code and maybe a little debugging to re-implement it. To be brutally honest, at times like this and as a paying customer, I get a strong feeling to simply switch to Google Play music to not have to deal with shenanigans like this. Sigh...

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

Alejandro_C
Spotify Legend

Hey @rsol07!

This option's no longer available, but we'll let the right team know you miss it!

 

Let us know if you have any other questions.

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

robboten
Regular
Kinda obvious that it's gone. However it's not very clear why since it's a key feature to use folders. Those folders are basically useless now. Also, it works on all devices except Android it seems.

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

eclectictaste
Regular

I also am lost.  I have all of my jazz in one folder.  All of my other playlists in another.  Usually I can just hit shuffle play and enjoy the tunes. Suddnely it disappeared and I am lost.  I don't want to have to pick one group of songs. I love that I never know what's coming up on my commute.  You guys really messed up on this one.  Not threatening to leave my premium yet but it won't take long before I am tired of this.  Odd thing I can still shuffle play through my stereo at home from my iMac. What???

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

rsol07
Regular

Hey @Alejandro_C,

 

Yes, there's one more thing - a little hint to your software dev team along with this issue. I think it's time to consider a beta testing program. :) Better to solve these kind of issues in beta releases than mainstream ones right?

 

Really hope this gets brought back soon. In the meantime, it'll have to be the annoying and repetetive process of having a seperate "Shuffle" playlist in which you constantly remove and recopy all the songs from every other playlist (which by the way, you can only do on a computer, not a mobile device - so that's a pain too).

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

eclectictaste
Regular

If you have a a desk or laptop at home with Spotify, you can start your big playlist on it and open Spotify on your phone before you leave home. It will still be playing the main list on your phone unless something f**ks up.

Re: The spotify mobile app all of a sudden lost the Play / Shuffle Play option for playlist folders

JamieSMcC
Casual Listener
Spotify - Please Please Please!!!!!!!!! Add the Play All button back into the playlist selection page.

I have all my playlists grouped by genre and like to have access to my full music library to shuffle it.
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