Shuffling songs

You can set iTunes to play songs, albums, or groupings (collections of the movements of a classical work) in random order.

Here are ways to shuffle songs:

  • To turn shuffle on or off, click the Shuffle button (shuffle is on when the arrows are blue):

    iTunes shuffle Shuffling songs
  • To choose whether iTunes shuffles by songs, albums, or groupings, choose Controls > Shuffle > [Option].

    If you select “by Albums” or “by Groupings,” iTunes plays the songs in the order in which they appear on the album or in the grouping, and then chooses another album or grouping at random.

When shuffle is on, you can’t drag songs into a new order in a playlist.

Related Topics

Playing songs in a specific order

Creating a mix using iTunes DJ

Shuffling songs