How to Spotify: Play Album in Order

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 14, 2020 3: 38 PM.

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I just got Spotify app, I'm on the free version, I'm trying to play an album, but it keeps saying 'play shuffle' and therefore it shuffles the songs. I just want to play the album in order.

One of the things that confuse new Spotify new users is that when they want to play a song in the album, Spotify doesn't play the exact song they're tapping on. The song that starts playing may be from the same album, or it just comes out of nowhere.

So in the following parts, I'm going to show you how to play Spotify album in order both on the desktop and phone.

Part 1. How to Play Album in Order on Spotify with Premium
Part 2. How to Play An Album in Order on Spotify Free without Premium

How to Play Album in Order on Spotify with Premium

If you're new to Spotify, you probably are a free-tier user and haven't pay for it yet. After signing up, you can listen to Spotify songs on the desktop or on your phone. Aside from the pop-up ads showing up in the middle of the song, you can't even pick the exact song you want to listen to. When you tap on a song from an album, Spotify won't directly play the song you choose, but the other song from the album or an unknown playlist. You'll have to skip several times before it plays the exact song you want to tune into. And you can only skip 6 times within an hour.

So if you want to play songs in order on Spotify, you'll have to subscribe to one of the Premium plans. To subscribe Premium, go to, log in with your Spotify account and then follow the instructions to choose a Premium plan. After that, you can play Spotify album in order on any device.

Play Spotify in order on the desktop:

1. Open Spotify on your computer.

2. Double-click the first song from an album.

3. Check the Shuffle button, if it's green, click on it to disable it.

turn off spotify shuffle desktop

4. Now you'll be able to play any album on Spotify in order.

Play Spotify in order on your phone:

1. Open the Spotify app on your phone.

2. Go to Your Library > Albums, then tap on an album you want to play. Or you can go to Search and search for an album.

3. Instead of tapping the SHUFFLE PLAY, tap the first song in the album.

turn off spotify shuffle phone

4. Go to the Now Playing page, and disable the Shuffle button. Now you can play the album in order.

How to Play An Album in Order on Spotify Free without Premium

There's no denying that Spotify is a great music streaming app with Premium. You can unlock many exclusive features like unlimited listening, play songs offline and listen without ads. But it's not worth it to pay for the Premium to just play songs in the album in order. Given the fact that free-tier users can not even play an album in order, they lose the best way to appreciate an album, the beauty and the elaboration in the album. Is there a way for free users to listen to Spotify albums playing in order?

Yes, with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download the whole album from Spotify and thn play in order offline without Premium. If you are into collecting music, this is also the best way to get albums on your computer.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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ViWizard Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Play Spotify album in order
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

3Play Spotify Album in Order without Premium

Now you can access the album you have download on your computer. All the songs in the ablum are listed in the same order as they're on Spotify. Now you can play Spotify album in order without the Spotify app.

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