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How to shuffle on Spotify

Every day I'm shuffling.
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December 10, 2021

Be it a single song or a playlist on Spotify, you can shuffle music with the press of a button. Learning how to shuffle on Spotify is incredibly useful for when you don’t want to listen to music in the same order over and over again. It allows you to decontextualize your listening experience in a way that allows you to listen to something, even if you don’t know what you want to listen to. Let’s go over how to shuffle on Spotify.

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QUICK ANSWER

When playing music on Spotify, look for the shuffle button in the media controls. The playback tray should consist of Shuffle, Previous, Play/Pause, Next, and Repeat. Press the shuffle button once, so it turns green, and a dot appears underneath the woven arrows.

How to shuffle on Spotify for iOS or Android

shuffle button location on Spotify mobile screenshot
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To shuffle on the mobile Spotify application:

  • Open the Spotify mobile app.
  • Start playing your music.
  • Full-screen the current song from the playback bar at the bottom of the app.
  • Find the shuffle button in the media controls. It looks like two interwoven arrows.
  • Press the shuffle button once, so it turns green with a dot underneath it.

After you have activated the shuffle function, subsequent songs will begin playing at random in the Spotify mobile app.

How to shuffle on the desktop application

shuffle button location on Spotify desktop screenshot
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To shuffle on the desktop Spotify application:

  • Open the Spotify desktop app.
  • Start playing your music.
  • Find the shuffle button in the media controls at the bottom of the app. It looks like two interwoven arrows.
  • Press the shuffle button once, so it turns green with a dot underneath it.

Once this has been done, your music will begin playing at random in the Spotify desktop app.


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