I also had the problem of not being able to turn off shuffle while playing on my home stero (Yamaha receiver) using Spotify Connect. I knew where to change the setting, but no matter how many times I pushed the shuffle icon, it would not turn to white from green. Finally, I disconnected Connect so that I was playing only through my device (iPad Air), at which time the shuffle button worked as expected. I then reconnected to my Yamaha receiver while shuffle was off and, voila, the playlist now plays in order.
Definitely non-intuitive and, I expect, the failure of the shuffle button to work while using Connect may be a bug with my device and version since some people seem to have gotten it to work.
I only ever have 2 desired states with regard to album playback order:
1. I don't care (so I hit shuffle play since it's the one and only 1-tap option to get the music started)
2. I don't want shuffle
I never actively WANT shuffle.... it would be nice if there were a "Play" button next to the "Shuffle" button. This is a MAJOR consideration for me in terms of whether I will keep my Premium access beyond the trial end.
I agree in general with the above comments, I usually prefer to play an album in secuential order, and I had some time wasted on the internet to realize how to disable shuffle mode. Its not as intuitive as something so simple should be.
The shuffle ON/OFF option should be presented at album level, not only song.
For example, as some user suggested, add a PLAY button next to Shuffle when you view an album.
Now generally speaking the Spotify mobile app is not very UI friendly, it has poor usability and thats clear when you compare it with other players.
I hope they improve this aspect in the near future, because premium users -me included- are paying for it.
And BTW the same applies for Android.
Re: iPhone App: Do not play album in shuffle mode by default.
Likewise - husband just bought a family account so I can have my own login and am already tired of shufffle being turned on by default. Who EVER wants to shuffle an album? How is this even an issue? sort it out please
Just checking in on a very old issue that's been bugging a looot of poeple and I still can't find a solution. Not even a response or comment from Spotify...
It looks very much like this is not actually a mistake or a bug. I'm really starting to think that Spotify has some sort of contractual obligation to push users towards shuffle mode... Sounds stupid, especially when limited to an album, but we've all seen marketing ppl in the music industry come up with a lot more nonsensical and idiotic music consumer limitations before.... Anyway, wish Spotify could just tell ppl what the deal is so we don't keep chasing solutions in vain.