“Music—and how you listen to it—should be yours to control,” the company stated. “So from the moment you hit play on Spotify, you decide the way you want to hear your favorite playlists or that new album you’re obsessed with. So to make that choice even clearer and simpler, we’re improving the listener experience and separating the Shuffle and Play Buttons for Spotify Premium users.” Of course, in classic fashion, Spotify has managed to take something that should have been a standard feature on its app for years and turned it into a Premium-only feature.
iMore has the audience’s backing. We might receive an affiliate commission if you make a purchase using links on our website. Why should you believe us? Read on. Finally, a feature that Spotify’s iPhone and Android apps should have had years ago is being added. This Monday, the business said in a blog post that Premium customers would soon be able to select between pressing shuffle or play to hear music in order on devices like the iPhone 13.
Last week it emerged that the video giant had filed for a TikTok Music trademark that will allow users to purchase, play, share, and download music. Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore’s latest breaking news regarding all of Apple’s products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Spotify says that with its new two-button configuration, users will be able to choose whether they listen to playlists and albums “from the top” or through the unexpected joy of Shuffle mode. Spotify says this change is coming to both iPhone and Android worldwide “over the coming weeks.” Spotify continues to dominate streaming markets when it comes to music. News last week revealed it has a 50-60% share of the market in the UK, compared to just 10-20% for Apple Music. While Spotify remains one of the best iPhone apps for listening to music, a new challenger could be on the way in the form of TikTok Music.
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