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  • robins80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can tell you why (at least in my case). I got very used to album shuffle when I got my 20GB iPod. I found that I liked it quite a bit. Then I get a touch and that functionality is gone. I have tried two album shuffle apps, a trick with smart playlists, but they aren't quite the same as the apps sometimes go into random track land and for some reason, my touch has suddenly decided to stop following playlists. It's frustrating to have to adopt kludges to get something that has been stripped away.
  • Aussi4Ever Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As a Classical music enthusiast, it is disappointing that the new iPod Nano won't shuffle by album. I like to hear all movements of a symphony in sequence. I was able to do this with my 4th generation.....
  • Techuntr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You can shuffle albums on the 6th Gen iPod nano it just depends on how many songs you have in it.
    Like if you have 2 songs it won't show the button. But if you have a few more it will appear.
    And also on all the other forums no one seems to know about the home button on the nano all you have to do is hold down your finger on the screen until you see the home page.
  • Sarcoid Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    You misunderstand the desired feature. What people want to do is not shuffle songs within an album. They want to randomly pick an album and play that entire album in its proper song sequence, then randomly pick another album. It's the equivalent of randomly picking a CD off the shelf and playing that entire CD.

     

    It's my favorite way to listen on my old 3rd gen Nano.

  • MacPipkin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Shuffling albums is like shuffling songs. It is a good feeling when the perfect song pops up at the right time. you weren't thinking about that song, yet there it is. Now imagine the same thing only with albums...

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    great point! some love to hate. i love the 6th gen nano. makes a great watch too. album shuffle gone but shake to shuffle is awesome!

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    TRUE!!!! SHAKE TO SHUFFLE! Better yet create a playlist directly on the device with all the albums you want and shuffle the playlist. Not quite the same but I wouldn't trade this ipod for any other thus far including iphone!

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Fair but SHAKE TO SHUFFLE was added!

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ah ha! they got ya! Pushed to Iphone data usage and 1.99 app price. Can't "album shuffle" or make calls but you can wear this ipod as a watch! I get compliments before people notice it's an ipod! AND I'll say it again SHAKE TO SHUFFLE is a worthy addition that might have limited some other shuffle options. lot's of love for Mac even if they try to be too future forward at times i.e, ending Me.com website parking very dissapointing but hey you know you love that phone!

     

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  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    exactly

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Morons stupid enough to use genius or dumb enough to create "smart playlists" that live update! like me thanks

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Use smart playlists and genius. not the same but close! you can also create playlists on the fly!

  • MacPipkin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Ah ha! they got ya! Pushed to Iphone data usage and 1.99 app price."

     

    I've owned an iPhone since Jan of '07, I just didn't want to use it as my iPod due to wear and tear. My iPhone 4 streams music via bluetooth to my car stereo, so it has turned out to be a better iPod for me than the 6th gen Nano...

  • juxelson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    that's much cooler than a watch any day! still waiting for eligibility to upgrade! doh

  • gmutalthybius Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Shuffle By Albums was one of the most, if not THE most, useful feature of my 1st Gen Nano. It allowed the Nano to flow from one random album to the next without stopping or having to fuss with the Nano to get it to keep playing.

     

    Without this function, when a song randomly comes up that's in the middle of an album I'd like to listen to, I'd have to stop what I'm doing, go into the Nano menus, start the album from the top and listen through to the end. At the last song, it stops and I have to get it to play something new.

     

    If anyone else is having this problem, please send an Enhancement Request to Apple to put Shuffle By Album into the 6th Gen on the next update. The more requests are made, the more likely Apple will listen.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodnano.html

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