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[Mobile] [Other] Smart Shuffle toggle setting in settings menu

Smart shuffle is a fun way to discover new songs, but it comes at a cost. Want to reshuffle your queue? Bam, wait a few seconds longer. Want to unshuffle your playlist? Bam, no longer works, and goes to a completely random place in the playlist.

 

To me this is an unwanted complication, and I'd much rather be able to choose in the settings menu whether I want to enable the Smart Shuffle feature, or disable it.

Updated on 2023-05-01

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OutOfTown

@Ghostfox175, if you find out, how made it to get into “impossible to turn it back on“, let us know, this state is wanted by many….

danetheriteboi

i just noticed smart shuffles on for every playlist i see but when i listen i dont wanna be bombarded with random recommended songs every time so i turn it off but its annoying to do that with every playlist, is this a glitch, either way at least add a setting like "enable/disable smart shuffle for every playlist"

 

also i might listen to a playlist but forget to turn it off & unexpectedly hear a bunch of random other stuff

OutOfTown

Good suggestion with close to 2k votes, 56 pages of comments (and similar threads with a similar amount of likes), Spotify simply doesn’t care about customers, why should we care? Just not following own rules… until it dies out. Fortunately Spotify has competition 

OutOfTown

Do you really understand our problem? It is a very bad UX to toggle with one button across 3 functions? And each time you need to wait for this bug to turn on and off. I am not using Spotify anymore due (and only due to) this. I want to shuffle my songs several times until I can get a better order. NO other weird songs included and no waiting in between. Well for me it’s done with Spotify until I can turn it off 

doramagnea93

We had the enhanced button, it worked great. Then they removed it and gave us this **bleep** instead...

People are begging them to be able to disable it but they don't care. At this point I'm seriously beginning to wonder if I should switch to some different music service. 

 

This feature it literally making me go insane.

marcolin

this is one of the most annoying features.

it really drives me mad you cannot permanently disable it.

jgable1

It still keeps re-enabling itself and I don't like this feature. Please fix your software so we can actually Disable Smart Shuffle!!! I like Spotify over Apple Music, but I may have to cancel my family plan and move to Apple or Amazon music. Fix this NOW! 

Ebii1

F&:$2&2$ this feature. 

Seriuosly. 

Piece**bleep** idea from a mind of aomeone who never listens to music

 

Just have it as an opt-in option. 

Or some way to cancel it

Ebii1

Why doea this even needs to be a suggestion. 

 

How the **bleep** do you release a feature without a toggle button. 

It's a no brainer an the easiest thing to add. 

 

But I guess you couldn't care less of your customers

 

Mikedod7

Made this d**n account just to vote. Been using Spotify for a decade and have been fine with every dumb update until SMART SHUFFLE. 

 

Bring back the true random shuffle and give us a toggle for smart shuffle. 

 

Vote #1,999