What you need to know
- Spotify is replacing its shuffle album playback system with a traditional 'play' button.
- Adele asked Spotify to make the move for her new album and now it's rolling out to all of them.
Music streamer Spotify is ditching its shuffle button as the default album playback option, replacing it with the more traditional 'play' button that other services like Apple Music already offer. The move comes after Adele asked that her new album get such a button and now it's rolling out to everyone.
According to Mashable, this all came about thanks to the arrival of a new album that Adele wanted people to listen to in track order.
Once Adele's song got the 'play' button it was only a matter of time before we saw it come to every album on Spotify's platform. And sure enough, here we are.
So, thanks for that, Adele!
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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