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Remote App and shuffling a single album

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jon8979 Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
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Jan 16, 2013 1:49 PM

I'm using iTunes 11.0.1.12 on my PC and Remote App 3.0 (598) on my Touch 5G running iOS 6.0.1, and I want to play an album with its songs shuffled. For example, I go to Artists, choose Steely Dan, then "A Decade Of Steely Dan". I press the first song, which begins playing. This takes me to "Up Next", which has all the songs from the album I was on, PLUS 7 songs from the album, "Everything Must Go", also by Steely Dan. This makes no sense at all, but I ignore it for the moment, as shuffling is what's on my mind. The thing is, there's no shuffle button on "Up Next", so I click on the tiny album artwork in the upper right corner, and it takes me to the traditional "Now Playing" screen, with the transport controls and big album artwork in the middle. There I find my shuffle button, so I press it, and it turns blue, so I'm all good, right? Wrong! When the next song begins, it's from some other Steely Dan album chosen at random, like "Katy Lied". When I go back to "Up Next", songs from all my Steely Dan albums now appear. All I wanted was to shuffle the one album "A Decade Of Steely Dan" and play just its songs, but this simple thing doesn't appear to be possible. Am I missing something?

iOS 6, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 PC
  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 2:33 AM (in response to jon8979)

    If you select the album view and click on the Album there are a play and shuffle symbol next to the Album Name

     

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    These buttons work within the confines of your album. So if you click play it plays thriough all the tracks in the standard order. Shuffle will Shuffle just the album tracks

     

    Same thing works in Artist View, Genre View

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:58 AM (in response to jon8979)

    Apologies for misreading.

    On the Apple remote I can select Album choose the first track and it starts playing.

     

    Then I tap on the big picture and I can set Repeat and shuffle.

     

    The same is true of Artist. Select the artist select all sogs start playing the first and then I can Access the Repeat and shuffle buttons.

     

    I also cleared the up next list.

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to jon8979)

    The people who are on this forum are other users NOT paid Apple employees. Sometimes best efforts by volunteers means items slip through the cracks.

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