How to shuffle a Spotify playlist in the desktop app

1. Open the Spotify app on your Mac or PC.

2. Navigate to a playlist by searching for it or by selecting it from the list in the left sidebar.

3. Begin playing your playlist by clicking the large green “Play” button at the top of the screen, or by double-clicking a song title.

4. Click the shuffle icon at the bottom of the screen — it looks like two arrows crossing over each other. When shuffle mode is off, it should be white. When shuffle mode is on, it will turn green. You can click it again to turn shuffling off.

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The shuffle icon will turn green when it’s on. 

How to shuffle a Spotify playlist on the mobile app

1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android device.

2. Navigate to a playlist by searching for it or by selecting it from your library.

3. Begin playing your playlist by tapping the large green “Shuffle Play” button at the top of the screen, or by tapping a specific song.

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If you have the free version of Spotify, you can only listen to the mobile app in shuffle mode. 

4. If you have Spotify Premium, tap the “Now Playing” bar at the bottom of your screen, which shows what song you’re currently listening to.

If you are using the mobile app on an iPad, tap on the album artwork on the left-hand side instead.

5. Tap the shuffle icon at the bottom of the screen, next to the rewind button — it looks like two arrows crossing over each other. It’ll be white when shuffle is off, and turn green when shuffle is on.

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The shuffle icon is tiny, and tucked away in the bottom-left.