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How to Shuffle YouTube Playlist

Caroline Laurent
Caroline Laurent Originally published Feb 10, 23, updated Jan 17, 24

We often create playlists on YouTube for different moods, genres, and occasions, but you may want to change the order of the videos or songs in your list. This is where the shuffling feature can help you.

Shuffling your YouTube playlist is an excellent way to mix things up and play various videos or songs from different channels without manually selecting each one.

But if you don't know how to use the "Shuffle" feature, we'll show you how to shuffle YouTube playlists on PCs, phones, and TVs. So, keep reading to start randomizing your YouTube playlist to mix up your music or video collection!

How To Shuffle YouTube Playlist On PCs/Phones/TVs?

Whether it's a mix of our favorite songs, a set of dance videos to help get us through our workout, or a compilation of cat videos that never fail to make us smile, we all have that one go-to playlist we want to listen to over and over again.

But sometimes, even our favorite playlist can feel a little stale. That's when it's time to shuffle things up and give the playlist a fresh new feel.

To help you with this, we've provided step-by-step tutorials to help you shuffle Youtube playlists on your computer, phone, or Smart TV without having much trouble.

Part 1. How to Shuffle YouTube Playlist on PC?

Here is the step-by-step guide that can help you quickly shuffle your YouTube playlist on your PC, whether it's before playback while watching, or from the Library:

How To Shuffle the Playlist Before Playlist Playback

The following is a quick rundown of the steps you need to take to shuffle the playlist before playback:

Step 1: First, open a browser on your PC to visit the YouTube website and log in to your account using your credentials.

Step 2: Now, click the "Menu" (hamburger) icon on the top left of the YouTube home page and select your playlist from the menu.

shuffling playlist before playback

Step 3: On the next page, click the "Shuffle" button next to the "Play All" option in the playlist details section to randomize your YouTube playlist.

That's about it! Your videos/songs will now play in random order.

How To Shuffle The Playlist While Listening

To learn how to shuffle a YouTube playlist while listening to your favorite songs, do the following steps in sequence:

Step 1: Launch your preferred browser on your PC and head to the "YouTube" homepage.

Step 2: Now, use the search icon to find your favorite song's playlist or choose from the left "Menu" panel, and click "Play All" to listen to the music.

Step 3: When you start playing, you'll find your playlist next to the video player. Click the crisscrossed arrows "Shuffle" icon below the playlist title, and the songs will start playing randomly instead of in proper order.

shuffling youtube playlist while listen

How To Shuffle The Playlist In the Library

If you want to randomize your YouTube playlist in the library section, follow these step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: In the first step, head to the YouTube website using your preferred browser on the PC and sign in to your account.

Step 2: Click the "Library" option from the left side panel on the YouTube homepage and scroll down to the "Playlists" section.

Step 3: In the next step, find your playlist and click the "View Full Playlist" option below. This will take you to the playlist page.

Step 4: Finally, on the playlist page, click the "Shuffle" option next to "Play All" in the details section. Now, when you start watching the videos in the playlist, they will play randomly.

shuffling youtube playlist in library

Part 2. How To Shuffle YouTube Playlist On Handy?

It is possible to shuffle your YouTube playlist on your handy (iPhone or Android) with the following workarounds.

How To Shuffle The Playlist Before Playlist Playback/From Library

The following steps will help you shuffle your favorite playlists before playlist playback or from the Library:

Step 1: If the YouTube app is not installed on your phone, head to the "App Store" or "Google Play Store" and install the app.

Step 2: Now, launch the YouTube app on your handy and tap the "Library" option at the bottom right corner of the app's home screen.

Step 3: Now, scroll down to the "Playlist" section and tap the playlist you want to shuffle. On the playlist screen, tap "Shuffle" next to the "Play All" option, and that's it!

shuffling youtube playlist in library mobile

You can now enjoy your favorite videos and songs in a new order.

How To Shuffle The Playlist While Listening

To change the order of your favorite songs in the YouTube playlist while listening to it on your mobile device, do the following steps:

Step 1: First, open the "YouTube" app on your device and log into your account if you are not signed in already.

Step 2: On the app's home screen, tap the "Search" bar, type the playlist name, and tap to open it to start listening to your favorite songs.

Step 3: You will find the playlist available under the video player. Simply tap the crisscrossed arrows "Shuffle" icon below the playlist's title.

shuffling youtube playlist listening handy

That's all to it! Now you can enjoy your YouTube playlist in totally random order.

Part 3. How To Shuffle YouTube Playlist on TV?

The YouTube app is also available on smart TVs, which many people find to be a more enjoyable experience than watching YouTube videos on a small screen.

However, unfortunately, there is no way to shuffle a YouTube playlist on a Smart TV. This is a feature that is currently only available on the YouTube website and apps.

But if your Smart TV comes with a built-in Chromecast option, you can screen mirror the YouTube app on your TV and shuffle the playlist to your liking in the following way:

Step 1: In the first step, make sure your Smart TV and mobile device are connected to the same internet connection.

Step 2: In the next step, launch the YouTube app on your device, and access your playlist under the "Library" tab. Tap the "Shuffle" icon in the playlist details section and play your playlist

Step 3: In the final step, tap the "Cast" icon at the top-right of the screen and select your TV from the list to cast to.

shuffling youtube playlist smart tv

Now you can enjoy randomly listen to your favorite songs on a more prominent display without getting bored.


You can also use other streaming devices like Firestick or Apple Airplay to cast YouTube on your Smart TV.

A Bouns Tip: How To Make a Music Video by Yourself?

We hope you have found appropriate solutions to shuffle your YouTube Playlist. Besides, supposing you are a music and YouTube lover, do you want to create videos with your favourite music? If yes, you can watch the video we have prepared for you. In this video, you will learn how to easily use a user-friendly video editor, Filmora, to make music videos!

In this comprehensive guide, we've provided a detailed step-by-step guide to show you how to shuffle YouTube playlists on your computer, mobile device, or Smart TV.

Hopefully, you've found this article informative and can now enjoy watching or listening to your favorite video/song in a random order in your YouTube playlist.

Caroline Laurent
Caroline Laurent Jan 17, 24
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