Spotify App Update Brings Personalized Artist Radio Stations and Better Search to Premium Subscribers

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    Spotify has announced a major update to its mobile apps for users with a Premium subscription to the service, including an overhauled radio feature and changes to the onscreen navigation controls and search functions.

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    Paying Spotify users can now search an artist and song to generate a unique radio station that can be saved for offline listening.

    Like the service's Discover Weekly and other user-tailored playlists, Spotify says the endlessly playing radio streams are personalized to the user's own musical tastes.

    But unlike the old radio stations, the new Artist Radio playlists don't have thumbs up/thumbs down buttons as they rely more heavily on Spotify's personal listening algorithms, and Spotify says they will be regularly updated to keep things fresh.

    As for the other changes, the navigation controls at the bottom of the interface now consist of Home, Search, and Your Library. While Home is where recommendations live, the redesigned Search screen opens with Top Genres at the top and Browse All buttons below.


    Spotify says users can also expect a better song search experience, with the app now able to generate unique playlists based around searched songs, rather than just returning a list of tracks with the same name.

    The mobile app update is a global update rolling out today to all premium subscribers on both iOS and Android devices.

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  2. freezah macrumors newbie

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    Spotify, you better fix that left icon which sometimes is a “heart” (normal mode) and sometimes a “thumb down” (radio mode). I believe this c*ap is there for years and makes people mistakenly dislike tracks which disappears for good (no freaking way to recover them).
     
  3. M33-1 macrumors regular

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    I’ll believe it when I see it. Nothing yet on the US App Store.
     
  4. bumbo macrumors regular

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    You think they'd announce this and then not roll it out?
     
  5. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, who are they, Apple?
     
  6. H.E. Pennypacker macrumors regular

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    How about Apple watch support. That should be the #1 priority.
     
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    The update a couple of days ago included these features. Just restarted the app and they appeared on my phone
     
  9. AhRiHmAn macrumors regular

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    Is it an app store update or a server side change?
     
  10. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502

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    Both, the update a few days ago included the features which were just enabled
     
  11. nburwell macrumors 601

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    Confirmed this is the method to get the update. I forced closed the app, launched it back up and the updated features appeared.
     
  12. M33-1 macrumors regular

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    Still not up? Hmmmmm. Latest US App Store version is 8.4.75. Like I said...

    Features not available in update rolled out 3 days ago. Home screen on app still has 5 icons, not (3): home, search and library.
     
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    I’m in the UK and got the changes. It might be taking a while.

    Not surprised to see that the new design hasn’t made its way to CarPlay. They literally couldn’t care any less about it
     
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    Still waiting! It’s 2:23 PM central time and still no update in the US App Store.
     
  17. jezbd1997 macrumors 6502

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    That’s the version that included the features... it was a server enabled change be patient. They obviously didn’t roll it out to everyone immediately
     
  18. Hmm macrumors regular

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    I'm just glad they now allow you to clear the Spotify cache. I don't even know when they finally added that, but I looked in the settings a few weeks ago and there it was.
     
  19. NutFlush920 macrumors regular

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    I’d like to access “Radio” on CarPlay. Add a Radio tab then I’d be more inclined to keep my premium account
     
  20. MrJeffreyGee macrumors regular

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    They need to add support for the Apple Watch.
     
  21. tom.humphrey macrumors member

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    It's a real shame they haven't yet and keeps tempting me to cancel my premium. But I doubt they'll do this until Apple allows streaming for thirds party apps on the apple watch
     
  22. AhRiHmAn macrumors regular

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    Still no change here...(France)
    Tried to force close the app and restart but no luck
     
  23. M33-1 macrumors regular

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    Spotify is a joke.
     
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    Lol.
     

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