Spotify for iOS Updated with Redesign, Revamped Browse and Playlist Features

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Streaming music service Spotify today updated its app for iOS, bringing a major user interface redesign that emphasizes album arts with a darker theme, along with the addition of newer fonts and icons. The app’s new look is meant be in line with the design of the desktop and web versions of Spotify, which marks the first time the service has seen a visual overhaul since it first launched in 2008.

    Speaking to The Next Web, Spotify’s Director of Product Development Michelle Kadir said the following about the service’s new look on iOS and other platforms:
    In addition to an overhauled user interface, the app also now includes a revamped Playlists section that allows users to save and organize music in a variety of ways, along with an updated Browse feature that contains enhanced smart playlist functionality and improved context-aware suggestions.

    Spotify launched its free streaming tier for iOS devices last December, and integrated its Browse playlist curation feature last August as it has attempted to keep up with the likes of rival music streaming services such as Pandora and iTunes Radio. A report from Edison Research last month noted that Spotify was the fourth most popular service in the United States, making up for 6% of all listeners behind Pandora, iHeartRadio, and iTunes Radio.

    Spotify is a free download for iOS devices and can be downloaded through App Store. [Direct Link]

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  2. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2013
  3. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Yeigh the design it good, but neigh I do not use it
  4. macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    Its ok! That shuffle play button placement is horrible though. And I bet many would agree with me!
  5. macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    I do not. I use Spotify to listen to music rather than searching what I want to listen. I like the idea that you can play random music any time you want.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Oct 22, 2011
    Newcastle, England.
    I agree. I'm a premium subscriber so don't expect the shuffle button to be so prominent. It wasn't on the previous version.

    Love the new design though!
  7. macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2011
    Riga, Latvia
    I really love Spotify and I really like this new redesign. :)

    I only hope redesigned iPad version will soon follow.
  8. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Looks great. Taking advantage of using the artwork blurred in the background, that's cool! Love the new fonts too.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2012
    since when was there a redesign released for the mac? I havent gotten any new updates...
  10. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    I agree. Once you start scrolling through a playlist the shuffle button half covers whatever song is at the top. I hope they fix that.
  11. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    Reminds me of Rdio. Anyways, I love it. Looks awesome.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    Is Spotify still in business? I'm seriously surprised they have any customers left since the launch of iTunes Radio rendered the Spotify service useless.
  13. macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2012
    Much better, but where is the iPad version? That's the version I use the most

    I'm going to assume this is a terrible attempt at sarcasm
  14. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
    They both do very different things. That may change in iOS 8 though.
  15. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    No. I used Spotify/Rdio quite regularly until the launch of iTunes Radio. I haven't used it once since. And I get iTunes Radio for free as part of my Match subscription. It's an insanely great deal that Spotify doesn't come close to matching. I think these services are doomed.
  16. macrumors 68030


    Feb 20, 2004
    Did a double take. Glanced at the user name. Had guessed correctly. ;)
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    Have they added the ability to save/organize music by artist yet? I can't believe this has been missing from the service all along, which is the main reason I switched to Rhapsody even though I like Spotify better overall.
  18. macrumors regular


    May 23, 2012
    They have added/are adding a "your music" section which is supposed to be much better than just having a massive list of playlists. I haven't seen this feature on the app yet so don't know if its still on its way or it needs to be kicked off on the desktop app.

    Hopefully someone else can shed some light on this.
  19. macrumors 604


    Mar 26, 2008
    two completely different services. iTunes Radio never ever plays what I want while i got the whole music catalogue at my disposal with Spotify.


    and yeo that Shuffle button is horrible, especially in german. the writing barely fits inside
  20. macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2007
    and yet STILL you can't arrange playlists so last added is at the top. How many years Spotify? Its RIDICULOUS. Even the OSX app refuses to remember you want last added/newest tracks at the top.


    I'm not sure you're longed for this world...
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2009
    Any tracks I add or star to playlists are at the top, and stay that way, arranged by date. Just click the date/added time, in the column of your playlist?
  22. macrumors 68020


    Mar 16, 2012
    Why is the playlists portion of the app still the old version? It's the old ugly color and design while the rest of the app is the new sleek black

    It's like they forgot to update a portion of the app
  23. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    I use the iTunes store for my collection and iTunes Radio for discovery. It's the perfect combination IMO. Why rent music that can disappear from your playlists/library at any time when the publisher pulls the tracks from the service? It happens all the time on these subscription services. It makes renting your music totally unedifying.
  24. macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2006
  25. macrumors 68030


    Feb 20, 2004
    Do you not see this?


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