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When I open a playlist in Google Music and press the "play" button, it reads from first to last in the playlist's order - as expected.

My question is: is it possible to change this "default behaviour" to shuffling (instead of "1st to last")?

Thanks by advance!

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From the Google Play Music App, open up your Playlist section. Find the playlist you want to shuffle, and tap on the three vertical dots on the lower right. Choose Shuffle on the popup.

You can turn on Shuffle mode by first starting song from your playlist, and while it's playing, tap on the banner at the bottom that displaying your currently playing song. This will bring up Google Play Music's player interface, which has the song name scrolling at the top, album art in the middle, and the play/pause buttons at the bottom. Next to the play/pause button, in the lower right,is an icon that looks like two crossed arrows. That's the shuffle button. Tap to turn it orange and it's on. It will stay on even if you switch songs/albums/playlists.

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    Thansk for the answer, but that's not exactly what I asked ^^ I know how to activate the shuffle mode, but wanted to know if this was possible to make this the default playback option, right when initially opening the playlist, even at phone startup for example (why, may you ask? For automation purposes) – Pierrick Bruneau Dec 9 '14 at 18:38
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    Well, if you activate shuffle by tapping on the shuffle icon in the "Now playing view" It stays activated even when switching songs/albums or even closing the app until you turn shuffle back off. – Trish Ling Dec 9 '14 at 19:02
  • Just checked, indeed. That's the best I can expect without resorting to crazy hacking I guess ^^ – Pierrick Bruneau Dec 9 '14 at 19:33

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