IMO this is more a bug report than the submission of a new idea. But I was sent here by the spotify twitter support account after confirming my problem, so here we are.
Shuffle/Repeat location changes between playlists, which is really bad design. If you have Now Playing opened you find Shuffle left to rewind and Repeat right to Forward. But if you open a Mixtape Playlist, the controls get replaced by Like and Hide.
Why on earth would you change the controls for a handful of playlists? To confuse users?
If you search for Shuffle/Repeat, on the iPhone you will find them in the context menu in the upper right. This is by no means a good place for it. Ideally, I like to choose that any time / on starting to play a playlist. Its already bugging me out, that I have to go to Now Playing to access the controls, but to open another menu there is inacceptable.
Now here comes the ultimate deal breaker: If you want to toggle Shuffle/Repeat on iPad, its nowhere to be found! It is simply not possible while playing a mixtape. The only option you have, is to play another playlist, change the toggle, and then start playing the mixtape!
Hey there folks,
We really appreciate you sharing this with us!
We've let the right teams know about this and they'll be looking into this.
However, we're not able to provide an exact timeline for a fix, so we'll mark this Ongoing Issue as Not Right Now.
In the meanwhile, we'd recommend always keeping your Spotify app up to date to ensure you're rocking the latest improvements and fixes.
We'll keep you updated here once we have any further updates to pass on.