Spotify no longer shuffles albums by default, thanks to Adele

Music streaming services are a convenient option for users to listen to their favorite artists without paying for songs individually. For the longest time, some services have offered a free tier that usually comes with ads and limitations. One of these limitations is Spotify’s shuffle button. The company doesn’t allow free users to play songs in their listed order. However, shuffle play would remain the default button even after you’d upgrade to premium — until now. Thanks to Adele, paid users can now play album songs in order by default.
Following the release of Adele’s new album 30, Spotify no longer shuffle plays albums by default on the premium plan. The pop star thanked the music streaming platform in a tweet yesterday, expressing how this had been her only request.
This was the only request I had in our ever changing industry! We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to a…

Written By: Mahmoud Itani

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