Solved: How to Turn Off Smart Shuffle on Spotify

Spotify introduced Smart Shuffle in 2023 and replace Enhance feature. This new feature can shuffle tracks and adding new, perfectly tailored suggestions to the quene. Smart Shuffle can be enabled in Liked Songs playlist, Collaborative Playlist and playlists created by your and your squad.

Smart Shuffle and regular shuffle are the same button. Many users hate rotating through shuffle and smart shuffle which is really laggy. Besides, Spotify doesn’t provide an option to Turn Smart Shuffle Off Permanently, making many users feel annoying.

Luckily you can still get rid of Smart Shuffle with Spotify web player and Progressive Web App. Keep reading.


  1. What is smart shuffle?
  2. How to turn off smart shuffle?
  3. Get rid of Smart Shuffle with Spotify web player or Progressive Web App
  4. How to play Spotify songs with other music player?

What is smart shuffle?

When Smart Shuffle is on, recommendations are added to your session automatically. You can find all the recommendations sitting in your queue, marked with a green icon.

If you like this song, click the ... icon and choose "Add to this playlist" or "Save to your Liked Songs". You can also Choose "Remove from quene" if you don't like it.

Smart Shuffle is available on mobile and desktop app for all Premium users.

For free users, Smart Shuffle is the default play mode on mobile devices in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Africa, Thailand, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam.  

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How to turn off smart shuffle?

It's easy to turn off smart shuffle. Just tap or click it again to turn off smart shuffle for this playlist.

However, you can’t permanently disable Smart Shuffle as Spotify doesn’t allow that. Every time you click the regular shuffle again, Smart Shuffle will be enabled, which means you need to click the shuffle icon twice to turn off regular shuffle.

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There's currently a Live Idea for having a Smart Shuffle toggle in the Settings menu, which would allow users to disable this feature. If it's something that you’re interested in, you can VOTE to the idea. The more votes an idea gets, the likelier it is that Spotify will implement it.

Get rid of Smart Shuffle with Spotify web player or Progressive Web App

Smart Shuffle is not available in Spotify web player, so you can listen to Spotify via web player to get rid of smart shuffle. Or open Spotify web player on your PC on virtually any Chromium browser and save Spotify as a PWA.

  1. Open open.spotify.com in Google Chrome.
  2. Click  in the top-right corner.
  3. Hover over Save and share.
  4. Click Install Page as App…
  5. Spotify Progressive Web App

  6. Now Spotify Progressive Web App will be saved to /Users/xxx/Applications/Chrome Apps and run automatically. It will then open like a normal window.

Spotify Progressive Web App

You can right click the Spotify icon in Dock and choose Options – Keep in Dock or Open at Login. On Windows you can pin it to your taskbar and Start menu just like a normal app.

Spotify Progressive Web App

How to play Spotify songs with other music player?

Well, another way to get rid of Spotify smart shuffle is to play Spotify music with other music player app or music device such app MP3 player ? All you need is a professonal Spotify to MP3 converter. Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter is specially designed for Spotify free/premium users to download Spotify music in MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF format. With Ondesoft, you can permanently save high-quality Spotify music files with ID3 tags, such as title, artist, album, artwork, track number, disc number, and year, so that you can transfer these files to other music players to enjoy, allowing you to listen to Spotify music without any limitations. You can see the main functions of Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter listed below:

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Ondesoft Spotify Converter Features

  • Download Spotify to mp3 and play them anywhere you want.
  • Play Spotify with Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, etc.
  • Fast download speed with all metadata.
  • Built-in Spotify player.

How to download Spotify to MP3 to play with other music player?

1. Run Ondesoft Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player, whether free or premium.

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2. Choose output format (optional)

Ondesoft Spotify Converter will download Spotify songs in original format by default, mostly in M4A format. It also supports downloading Spotify music in MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF formats. Click the gear icon on the top right corner to change output format if you need. You can also change the output folder, quality, volume, file name format, etc. according your needs.

Spotify to mp3, m4a, wav, flac

3. Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists

Browse or search to find the songs, playlists or albums you want to download with the built-in Spotify web player. Click the red Add to list button to load all songs.

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All songs in the playlist or albums will be checked by default. You can uncheck the songs you don't want to download.

4. Click Convert button

Click Convert button to start downloading Spotify music to the format you choose.

Spotify to mp3

After downloading, click below folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify songs. You can then listen to the Spotify songs offline without ads, skip any song as you like. Transfer them to your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android devices. You can enjoy Spotify premium free on any devices that support mp3.

Spotify to mp3 converter

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Download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, etc. with either free or premium account.