Spotify for iOS Update Brings Discover Feature, On-the-Go Playlist Editing, and MoreBy: Josh Wolford - July 2, 2013
Spotify for iOS received a nice update today, brining their mew music discovery feature to mobile and giving users the ability to edit playlists on the go.
First up, Discovery mode:
Spotify first announced the new Discover feature last year, and they recently made it available to all users via the Web Player.
“With the Discover page, we’re making good on our promise of helping you choose what to listen to when faced with millions of songs,” said Gustav Söderström, Chief Product Officer at Spotify. “We’ve made your listening experience more personal, more social and more current.”
What you’ll get from the Discover feature on your iOS device is nearly identical to what you get on desktop – recommendations based on what you’ve listened to and who you’ve followed, plus playlists and artist listened to by your friends. You’ll also see new releases and suggested tracks.
There’s also a new Now Playing view, which sports the ‘Up Next’ queue on iPhone.
You’ll also find that the app logo has changed.
Here’s the pretty extensive list of updates:
- New: Ever find yourself wondering what to play on Spotify? Introducing the new Discover experience on iPhone. (Coming soon to everyone.)
- New: A shiny, new Now Playing view, featuring the ‘Up Next’ queue on iPhone. (Again, rolling out to everyone soon.)
- New: Say hello to our new logo.
- New: You can now edit your playlists on your iPhone.
- Improved: We’ve changed the order of the iPhone search tabs. Now it’s Artists, Albums, Tracks. (iPhone/iPod only.)
- Improved: We’ve moved the … context menu button in the Playlist and Album views to the top right of the screen. It’s better there. (iPhone/iPod only.)
- Fixed: Ford integration now works correctly when your iPhone/iPod is set to a language other than English.
- Fixed: In your playlist folders, “All Tracks” will now show you the actual number of tracks.
- Fixed: We’ve sorted lots of crash issues too.
- Fixed: The unread messages in your inbox will now update correctly.
- Fictitious: This app shares 73% of its DNA with bees.