Spotify's free shuffle mode feature does what it is supposed to do - it shuffles songs in your playlists, etc. If you don't have enough songs in a playlist, it'll find some extra ones to throw into the mix (which isn't desirable either but whatever).
I've really started to seriously hate shuffle mode when I actually wanted to listen to a specific song. I actually had to listen through ~45 minutes of music just to hear one song. If you were wondering what song that was, it's embedded below.
At this point, I had a magnificent idea: Why not have a truly free option for mobile? I mean, if Spotify did this they would easily gain more mobile market share, even if ads are still involved. I'm really eager to see why they haven't done such a thing yet, but I've narrowed down possible reasons:
- Ridiculous music contracts prevent this
- They don't want to do this right now in an effort to gain more premium subscription users
- They don't care
Hope you guys enjoyed this small opinion post. I typed this at like 4 AM and decided to finish it up now, so if it seems like I'm tired, I was.