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Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Newbie

Plan: Premium

Country: USA

 

Device: iPhone 8

Operating System: iOS 12.3.2

 

My Question or Issue: 

Prior to the latest update, I could play or shuffle-play all downloaded songs. The new Liked Songs category does not have a filter for dowloaded songs only. Is this featured buried? Your interest in pushing podcasts is interfering with the usability of the app. 

 

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Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Regular

So come on, Spotify. Let's have an answer. I just switched from Deezer (because there were some albums I couldn't get). In Deezer, it's one click for downloads, and another click to shuffle all tracks in all downloaded albums. Thats what I want. (It's like your personal radio station.) I'm about to switch back. This is a deal-breaker for me. The workarounds offerred are ridiculously tedious. If theres a Spotify tech reading this, please say if and when this will be implemented.

Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

user-removed
Not applicable

After years with Spotify, I've now cancelled my subscription. They confirmed to me this is no longer an option. 

 

I don't know what was more annoying, the fact that they removed probably the most basic function that a music app should have, or if it was that they treated the request to put it back as being feedback, or a new idea.

 

The process they advise to simply 'shuffle all' is absolutely mind boggling. I'd suspect a large number of users do so via a mobile device. We simply want to open the app and hit shuffle and be done. LIKE WE USED TO. Why is there a need to add every single song or album into a playlist and then shuffle that? And they still won't answer why they removed it in the first place.

 

And then they come back at you with some scripted answer about the updates are designed to make the user experience better. 

 

Spotify, let me be clear. Removing the ability to shuffle all downloaded music, and then hiding behind 'it makes a good user experience' is downright insulting.

 

It's like removing a wheel from my car, and saying that it improves my experience. 

Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Casual Listener
Completely agree. This extremely basic function is gone and a nightmare when traveling. I don’t want to listen to only albums or even playlists. Sometimes I want to shuffle all my Downloads. In fact this is one of my most common behaviors and now it’s gone. A smart playlist feature that handled this would also be welcome.

Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Regular

So is it still not there? Was thinking of going back to Spotify as Google Music doesnt work with Alexa-enabled Sonos speakers. 

Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

user-removed
Not applicable
Hello!

Unfortunately not 😔

They seem too focused on podcasts at this particular time.

Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Moderator
Moderator

Hey there folks, 

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Community about this. 
 

Spotify constantly strives to improve the user experience with its features and the easiest way to achieve this is by regular app updates. This might also include new features or getting back the old ones. 

 

We appreciate you taking the time to share your suggestion with the Community. If you think other users might also like it, go ahead and create an idea on the relevant idea board. We always take new ideas and feedback into consideration to improve the app. Here you can read more on how ideas work.

 

We also suggest checking this help article for useful tips on how to submit an idea. As a heads-up, it's good to know that the higher the number of votes an idea gets, the more likely it is for the idea to be implemented 🙂 


Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions.

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Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Regular
Jesus!

Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

Casual Listener

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Re: Shuffle play all downloaded songs

user-removed
Not applicable
Canned responses are so so poor.

This isn't a new idea. Not a new suggestion. It is a request to put the shuffle all feature back.

Incredibly simple
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