[Mobile] Remove the Shuffle / Play Button

Hi, I tried out your new design, which I have mixed feelings about, but nevermind that. The most annoying thing I come over in the new Spotify (for iPhone by the way) is the dumb, big, overlapping, unnecessary shuffle play button that pops up everywhere. Is this a bug or is this on purpose? Could at least had add an option for it. Also, it doesn't look streamlined at all with the current design. Did it even occur that not everyone wants a shuffle play button?

Updated on 2018-01-05

Hi everyone, Spotify staff here. We want to let you know that while we're keeping a close eye on the growth of this idea, it is still "Not Right Now" for us. We definitely want your feedback on the iOS design and so please continue leaving your comments on the shuffle button here. If we have any plans to revisit the Shuffle button design or remove it we will let you know here. Thank you!

Comments
Newbie

"Just play the first song with the album" 

 

The problem with this approach is that it doesn't queue the whole album, instead it cretaes a 'play next' list.  This means that I can't add another album to play at the end of the current album, it queues it at the end of the current track instead. 

 

The reason for this must be political, because it makes no sense to ignore this much community feedback for this long. 

 

An official response from Spotify on why this hasn't been addressed would be nice.  

Newbie
Political? Really?
Newbie

Perhaps not so much Political as such, but maybe there is some financial incentive to not providing an easily accessible Play option to users? Surely making this a Premium only offering would offset this though, and it would certainly bring back a fair few paying users

 

By the way rooch84  is right about the play queing behaviour - and the other problem with the "Play the first song on the album or playlist" is that on smaller devices that first track isnt visible on screen, you have to scroll down to get to it. The  size of the Shuffle button helps push the track listings off screen. That is poor UI design

 

It also doesnt help much if you have stopped playback half way through an album or playlist and want to restart it - now you need to scroll down to wherever you left off - even worse UI design

Newbie
One comment many pages ago suggested that it allows Spotify to prioritize
cheaper songs in shuffle mode. No evidence to back this up, but an
interesting theory nonetheless.
Newbie

Yes, just saw that comment, and that theory makes more sense. Would also explain why so many people have complained that when they do use shuffle it only seems to shuffle through about 25-50% of a playlist - another issue that seems to have gone unfixed a long time

Casual Listener
Hi, think nobody of Spotify cares, I wonder if even read...and when it changes it will not be as reason caused by this forum (to few hits), but because of a re-organisation (or next generation...)

Newbie

I have a new Iphone 11 I do NOT have shuffle  on, But my music will not play in order. 

Visitor

PLEASE!!!!!! take the shuffle button off the default. Please make this an option. This is the most annoying thing that Spotify has to offer. I would not even recommend Spotify because of this. 

Visitor

How is the progress on this? How long do we have to wait before we can change the shuffleplay button to a play button?

Newbie

 


camyh wrote:
How is the progress on this? How long do we have to wait before we can change the shuffleplay button to a play button?

There is no progress, and I dont expect to see any anytime soon. Spotify arent listening. Pity, as I may need to eventually move off Google Play which is where I went after giving up on Spotify because of this very issue. If push comes to shove I'll probably go to Deezer