Do you miss the classic "shuffle by album" feature? This simple app brings it back! Now you can listen to your music library on shuffle, without mixing up the tracks inside a live concert, classical recording, or concept album.
Simply tap the button marked "Shuffle Albums". AlbumMixer will shuffle all your albums, then add the first 12 to the built-in iPod music player and start playing. You can close the app now: the music will keep going.
If the album now playing has album art, AlbumMixer will display it. Otherwise you will see the album title and artist. You can use the bottom toolbar to pause, skip to the next track, or skip to the next album. You can also rewind to the previous track or album.
In the settings, you can select the number of albums to queue. You can also select a playlist or a genre from which to shuffle. However, this is slower than shuffling everything - especially for large playlists.
Don't like what's playing? Press the "Shuffle Albums" button again.
Minor bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Useful features that should be standard
This app has useful features that should have been standard in Apple's music player. Since they are not this app is great.
Beware that as of the current version 1.22 filters are unreliable and you may end up hearing stuff that should have been filtered out. I contacted the developer about this so hopefully it gets fixed.
Update: the dev worked with me to quickly solve the filter bug. Yay for responsive devs!
Defeats the Purpose
This app has a nice interface and seems to be better than some others at picking truly random selections, but it is worse than the free apps when it comes to maintaining a playlist. I want to shuffle albums on my car stereo with some continuity (actually listening to a whole album followed by another). If I get out of the car for a few hours and do some other things on my phone, this app “forgets” the playlist it had going. I don’t want to start a new shuffle every day, or even multiple times in a day.
Nice idea, but ...
I really want to like this, but there is a flaw in the randomization algorithm. The same group of about 20 albums (maybe more or less, I've never tried to count) is shuffled over and over and re-shuffling simply changes the order rather than loading a new group of albums. So if you wait long enough you just end up listening to the same things over and over again while the majority of music on your device is ignored. This is the only thing that is stopping me from using it regularly.
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- Michael Blakeley
- 9.6 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.