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Screen recording that explains the issue:
When playing music in the iOS/iPadOS app,
in a playlist or in an album view
pressing play using the Play/Shuffle button,
music will play in shuffle mode as expected.
when you start playing music by touching a single song from the playlist or album view, (don’t use the play/shuffle button)
music will start playing without shuffle turned on, but in the sequence of the album or playlist. (as expected)
When playing music from a playlist / album view,
touching the Play/Shuffle button, music will start playing in shuffle mode. (Expected)
Using Spotify Connect feature, continue listening on an iPhone (same account and logged in) enables you to seamlessly listen to what you started on the first device.. The music will play in shuffle mode on the 2nd device now. (Expected)
If you choose now a different playlist or album and decide to listen in non-shuffle mode, you would expect touching a song from the playlist/album would play music without shuffle turned on. However, shuffle stays on, when you touch a song (not the play/shuffle button).
This happens after the Connect scenario mentioned above.
You now have to launch the player view, where you see shuffle is turned on (green plays a dot under the icon) and turn shuffle off. As this icon is only visible in the player view, you may miss that, listening to a full album in shuffle mode even if you did not intend to use shuffle this time.
Please, no matter if I used Spotify Connect to switch devices, whenever I start a new song from a playlist/album by touching a song instead of the Play (shuffle) button, please DON‘T keep shuffle from previous listening. Even if I used Spotify Connect to switch between devices.
In user reality it looks like this:
1) I’m sitting on the couch, using my iPad to read a book, and listen to Spotify in the background. I started the Focus playlist in shuffle mode as I know the playlist already a bit.
2) I decide going for a run, I have switched to my iPhone using Connect. The Focus playlist continues playing, but I choose another playlist for a run and let it play in shuffle mode.
3) I come back from my run, I switch back to the iPad using Connect. I decide listening on my headphones to a cool new album I discovered thanks to Spotify. I tap the first song in the album view and leave the ipad on the desk, while cooking a meal. Only after a few songs, I figure out, Shuffle is still on. Even I touched the first song of the album, not the play/shuffle button. I need to get to the iPad, launch spotify, tap on the cover/bring up the player screen and turn off shuffle which I did not wanted to be turned on in the first place.