Spotify will offer separate play and play buttons for Premium subscribers: details
Audio streaming service Spotify completely separates its play and shuffle buttons as part of an upcoming update. Both buttons will only be available to Spotify Premium subscribers. The service has announced that it is starting to roll out individual buttons for both functions, which will replace the combined play/shuffle button that currently sits at the top of playlists and artist pages.
The change is expected to hit Android and iOS devices “in the coming weeks.”
“This new change will allow you to choose your preferred mode 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 the songs in order by simply pressing Play, Spotify has you covered,” Spotify recently announced, as reported by The Verge.
Spotify’s penchant for shuffling tracks has sometimes drawn frustration from artists who want their albums heard in the original broadcast order. “We don’t create albums with such care and thought on our tracklist for no reason,” Adele tweeted last year.
This led to Spotify showing the default standard play button on album pages instead of the play or shuffle combo. The upcoming change means Spotify will start using buttons and its user interface as a differentiator between the service’s free and paid offerings.
Unfortunately, users still won’t be able to play or shuffle Spotify HiFi tracks. It’s now been nearly 18 months since Spotify announced its level of lossless quality streaming, and the company still hasn’t rolled it out to subscribers, according to The Verge.
Last month, Spotify silently enabled real-time lyrics on the Google Nest Hub allowing subscribers to use Spotify to listen to music while displaying lyrics that change as the song continues. The feature was previously accessible on iOS, Android, game consoles, desktops, and some smart TVs.
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