Spotify has removed the shuffle button from all album pages following dialogue with the singer Adele. The feature, which allows songs from an album to be played in a random order, remains on Apple Music at the time of this writing.
No Shuffle on Album Pages on Spotify After Adele Request
A Spotify spokesperson told BBC News that the feature was “long requested by both users and artists,” and that we will continue to iterate our products and features to create the best experiences for both artists and their fans.” There was also a Twitter exchange between Adele and Spotify following the change:
Anything for you 🙏✨
— Spotify (@Spotify) November 21, 2021
The singer conducted an extensive interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe prior to the release of her album ’30’ on Friday. It will be interesting to see if it follows Spotify’s move in the near future.