How to Turn Off Amazon Prime Music Shuffle Mode

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February 27, 2024

Shuffle mode can be a good feature when you’ve extensively listened to a playlist in the same order, as it can surprise you by playing songs in a random sequence. However, if you are exploring a new playlist, particularly a vast one with numerous tracks, you may prefer to listen to it in a specific order. This way, you can easily identify your favorite songs, ensure you’ve listened to each track without skipping any, and make the most of your discovery experience.

As of now, Amazon Music Prime members can enjoy the full music catalog with over 100 million songs. But they also find themselves limited to shuffle play for most playlists, artists, or albums. This limitation has led to complaints from users since they are unable to select specific songs to play.

In certain cases, artists have expressed a desire to deactivate the automatic shuffle feature on their albums. For instance, Adele has requested to disable the default auto-shuffle for her album 30, as stated in her tweet: “Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended.”

If you are an Amazon Music Prime user with similar concerns, read on to discover why Amazon Prime Music is in shuffle mode and explore alternatives to turn Amazon Prime Music Shuffle Mode off for a more personalized listening experience.


Why is Amazon Prime Music in shuffle mode?

In brief, Amazon Music Prime members can only pick and play any song on-demand from the All-Access Playlists, while music beyond these playlists is played in shuffle mode.

Amazon Music Prime members can access the full music library with over 100 million songs, the same as Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. However, Prime members are limited to playing any song on-demand only from the All-Access Playlists, which are curated based on their likes, listens, and genre preferences. Moreover, Offline listening is also available only within All-Access Playlists for Amazon Music Prime members.

When checking out music beyond the All-Access Playlists—like different playlists, artists, or albums—Amazon Music Prime members will experience shuffle mode. This means you’ll hear a mix of the requested music along with other similar tracks. While this can be fun for surprise and variety, remember that you can’t choose specific songs to play like you can in the All-Access Playlists. Plus, you can only skip six tracks per hour.

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How to turn off Amazon Prime Music shuffle mode?

For Amazon Music Prime users looking to have on-demand access to music from various playlists, artists, or albums, we’ve compiled the following solutions to turn the shuffle mode off.

1. On-Demand Playback of All-Access Playlists

If you want to disable the shuffle mode on your Amazon Prime Music and enjoy your favorite songs on demand, you can start by exploring the All-Access Playlists, a selection of playlists curated based on users’ likes, listens, and genre preferences. You can find playlists such as My Frequent Plays, My Recently Plays and MoreMy Discovery Mix, and a dozen others featuring your favorite artists and genres.

Within the All-Access Playlists, Prime members have the freedom to choose and play songs on-demand without any skip limitations. You can also download these playlists with the Amazon Music app to listen offline. However, keep in mind that the download feature is restricted to All-Access Playlists for Prime members.

It’s worth mentioning that if you are using Echo devices, the music you request—whether from All-Access Playlists or other Amazon Music content—will play in shuffle mode only.

How to find your All-Access Playlists?

You can easily find the All-Access Playlists through the Search bar with the following steps:

  1. Click the Search bar on the top right.
  2. Scroll down to Listen Your Way, then you can see the All-Access Playlists button.
  3. Click the All-Access Playlists button to see the full collection.
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2. Upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited offers members the freedom to pick and play any song without any skip limitations. If you wish to stop your Amazon Music from shuffling, another option is to upgrade your Prime Music plan to the Unlimited tier.

For Amazon Prime members, upgrading to Amazon Music Unlimited is available at $9.99 per month or $99.00 per year. The regular price for Amazon Music Unlimited Individual, without any discounts, is $10.99 per month. The good news is that you can always kickstart your experience with a 30-day free trial to explore all the benefits before making a decision.

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3. Download Amazon Music to MP3 and play offline

The other solution to turn off the shuffle mode in Amazon Music is to download songs and listen offline. As mentioned earlier, Amazon Music Prime members could download songs for offline playback, but the download feature is limited to All-Access Playlists. On the other hand, Amazon Music Unlimited members can download songs, albums, and playlists to listen offline.

It’s important to mention that songs downloaded from Amazon Music Prime/Unlimited are DRM-protected and can only be played within the Amazon Music app. However, there is a professional Amazon Music Downloader – Pazu Amazon Music Converter that allows you to download any songs, albums, and playlists from Amazon Music Prime/Unlimited to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF, so you can play the songs anywhere you want, with iTunes, Windows Media Player, or your MP3 player, etc. Furthermore, the audio quality and original ID3 tags will be well preserved in downloaded mp3 files.

Amazon Music Free doesn’t support offline playback. However, with Pazu Amazon Music Converter, you can also download songs to MP3 with Amazon Music Free. Now follow the tutorial below to convert Amazon Music to MP3 with a few steps.

1. Run Pazu Amazon Music Converter

Download, install, and launch Pazu Amazon Music Converter on your computer, then click the Sign In to log in to your Amazon account.

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If you have purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

2. Choose the output format

Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner and select MP3 as the output format.

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3. Add songs, albums, or playlists

Select the desired songs, albums, or playlists you wish to download. Once you open an album/playlist and tap the red Add button suspended on the right side, you’ll be presented with the list of songs.

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All songs in the playlist will be added by default. Click the check box next to the track that you don’t want to convert.

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4. Convert Amazon Music

Click the Convert button on the bottom right corner, and Pazu Amazon Music Converter will automatically download and convert Amazon Music tracks to the default folder on your computer.

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When the conversion process finishes, you can browse all the converted songs in the history list by clicking on the  icon. And now you’re prepared to stream your Amazon Music songs anywhere.

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MP3 songs downloaded with Pazu Amazon Music Converter are tagged correctly. MP3 players read artists, songs, and other information from the ID3 tag that is embedded in the MP3 file.


If you’re frustrated with Amazon Prime Music’s shuffle mode, give the solutions outlined in this article a shot. However, note that the options within the All-Access Playlists are somewhat limited, and subscribing to Amazon Music Unlimited might be costly. In such cases, downloading Amazon music songs as mp3 files with Pazu Amazon Music Converter presents a more cost-effective alternative.

Download and install Pazu Amazon Music Converter on your computer