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I want to play all of an artist's songs that I have, on multiple albums. Making a playlist seems overkill. This was never an issue in iOS 4, as there was a track-shaped option for shuffle play.

Please note that I want something that always works, so simply "pressing play while on an artist's page" won't do the trick as sometimes a song is currently "playing" already.

I'm running iOS 5.1.

  • I assume you excluded the only option available. At least that's what I usually do: Navigate to the artist, select "All Songs" and then "Shuffle"... – nohillside Mar 11 '12 at 9:13
  • @Patrix That only worked in iOS 4 and earlier, in iOS 5, there's no option to do that. "This was never an issue in iOS 4, as there was a track-shaped option for shuffle play." – Timothy Mueller-Harder Mar 11 '12 at 13:07
  • Hmm, probably I'm not understanding what you want to accomplish. See d.pr/CLmV for a way which works for me in iOS 5.x. – nohillside Mar 11 '12 at 14:15
  • That's where it was in iOS 4, but it's not there on an iPad :( – Timothy Mueller-Harder Mar 11 '12 at 14:40
  • Seems to have gone indeed (didn't realize your question was iPad related). – nohillside Mar 11 '12 at 15:05
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Not obvious at all, but:

  • Tap My Music from bottom nav.
  • Tap the red filter menu selection that's located roughly upper central on the screen, just below the Recently Added section.
    • The filter menu should say Artists or Albums or Songs etc. Choose your desired filter option (Artists in this case).
    • The list items below the filter will update.
  • Tap the list item's avatar (tap the artist photo, in this case). Do not tap the list item's text (the artist's name), unless you want instead to navigate into sublists.
  • A queue will begin playing from your selection.
    • If you already had a queue, the old queue will be replaced with this new queue.
    • The first song in the queue will not be random, even if you had shuffle enabled.
  • An almost-too-skinny-to-tap bar will appear at the bottom of your screen.
    • Tap it to view the current song, to access shuffle and continuous buttons, and to preview the queue (menu icon to the right of the fast-forward button).
  • Complain to http://apple.com/feedback.
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Select the artist of choice, then hit the play button. Selecting a song in any of the albums plays only that album.

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    Ahem. "Please note that I want something that always works, so simply 'pressing play while on an artist's page' won't do the trick as sometimes a song is currently 'playing' already." – Timothy Mueller-Harder Jun 7 '12 at 17:07

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