How to Play an Album in Order on Spotify

Updated by Adam Gorden on May 26, 2022 3: 38 PM.

Q: "I just got the 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 album in order on Spotify."

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One of the things that confuse new Spotify 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 form the same album, or it just comes out of nowhere. So, in this article, we are going to uncover how to play Spotify album in order both on the computer and phone.

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

How to Play Album in Order on Spotify with Premium

If you're new to Spotify, you are probably are a free-tier user and haven't pay for it yet. After signing up, you can listen to Spotify songs on your computer and mobile phone. Aside from the pop-up ads showing up in the middle of the song, you can't 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 a premium plan. To upgrade a free account to a premium account, go to and log in with your Spotify account then follow the instructions to choose a premium plan. Here's how to play an album in order on Spotify.

How to Get Spotify to Play an Album in Order PC/Mac

Step 1. Open Spotify on your Windows and Mac computer.

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

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

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

How to Get Spotify to Play an Album in Order Android/iPhone

Step 1. Launch Spotify on your iPhone or Android device.

Step 2. Go to Your Library and select Albums then tap on an album you want to play. Or you can go to search for an album by using the Search feature.

Step 3. Instead of tapping the Shuffle Play, tap the first song in the album.

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

How to Get Spotify to Play Album in Order without Premium

There's no denying that Spotify is a great music streaming that offers free and premium services. You can unlock many exclusive features like unlimited listening, play songs offline, and listen without ads if you are using a Spotify premium account. But it's not worth it to pay for a premium subscription to just play songs in the album in order.

Given that fact that free-tier users cannot even play an album in order, they lost 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? Sure! By using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download download album from Spotify and then play in order offline without premium. If you are into collecting music, this is also the best way to get albums on your computer.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

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

Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer and it will automatically load the Spotify app. Then go to find albums you want to listen to and copy the album link then paste it into the search bar on the converter. Also, you can directly drag and drop albums from Spotify to the interface of the converter.

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Step 2Set up the Output Audio Parameters

Navigate to the menu bar and select the Preferences options then there will pop up a window. In the Settings window, you can personalize the output audio parameters for Spotify music. As there are six audio formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, and WAV, you can set MP3 as the output format. You can also adjust the bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

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Step 3Download Album from Spotify to MP3

Once all the setting is finished, click on the Convert button to start downloading and converting Spotify songs to MP3. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking on the Converted icon on the converter. Furthermore, you can locate the output folder.

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Step 4Play Spotify Album in Order without Premium

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


Here's how to get Spotify to play an album in order. With a premium account, you can listen to an album in order on Spotify. Or you can download Spotify songs by using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Then you can freely play Spotify songs through other media players in order.

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