I am using the default android music player and I tend to always play playlists in shuffle mode. I find it unintuitive though that I cannot set a playlist to play in shuffle by default, I need to manually select shuffle each time. Is there a setting that I have overlooked or otherwise how can I do this? Happy to use another music player but I have tried many of the popular ones and they appear to have the same issue.
I found one solution to this, will leave this in case someone has a better one. Basically by adding the full music widget to the homepage you can easily toggle the global shuffle setting and play a playlist from the same place. This doesn't let you set it per playlist but since you don't need to keep pressing shuffle each time you play it works similarly. Closest I have found so far.