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Spotify: Premium-Nutzer bekommen eigenen Play-Button

Spotify: Premium users get their own play button

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Premium paying users of Spotify’s music streaming service now receive a separate play and shuffle button instead of the combined play/shuffle button that used to play a playlist in any order.

Play and Mix as separate buttons

With this simple and delayed change, a distinction between free and paid versions will also be made in the future, because in the ad-supported free version of Spotify, playlists can only be played in shuffle mode. The change to the Spotify app will roll out to all markets around the world in the coming weeks, rolling out simultaneously to Android and iOS. Going forward, premium users will simply see two separate play and mix buttons in the app instead of the previously combined button.

This new change will allow you to choose the mode you prefer at the top of playlists and albums and listen the way you want. Whether you like the joy of the unexpected with shuffle mode, or prefer to listen to tunes in order by simply pressing play, Spotify has you covered.


The criticism had caused changes to the albums.

In the past, Spotify’s adherence to random play via the play button has drawn criticism mainly from artists who want their album to be played in a certain order and for whom the track order shouldn’t be arbitrary, including Adele. who publicly complained about Spotify. random preference. Unlike playlists, Spotify had already replaced the combined play/shuffle button on albums with a pure play button. In the future, Premium users will be able to choose whether they want to play the tracks in order or in any order, for both albums and playlists, directly in the main view.

Lossless transmission keeps switching

However, customers around the world still have to wait for Spotify HiFi. About a year and a half ago, Spotify announced that it would offer lossless streaming with higher quality than before. In early 2021, the feature was announced as “this year”, but nothing came of it. Spotify still does not give a new date for the hi-fi function.