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

Wednesday April 2, 2014 3:01 AM PDT by Richard Padilla
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:
We thought it was time for us to make a change… What we felt the past year is that we’ve kept innovating — we’ve shipped a lot of new features, we’ve launched in new markets, and we’ve also shipped on many new platforms. But what we haven’t done is to take a step back and just redo the design so that we feel like it’s new, it’s fresh — but also so that it really works across all platforms.
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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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Posted: 9 months ago
Much better, but where is the iPad version? That's the version I use the most

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.


I'm going to assume this is a terrible attempt at sarcasm
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

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.


They both do very different things. That may change in iOS 8 though.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
Someones looking good....
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
Its ok! That shuffle play button placement is horrible though. And I bet many would agree with me!
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

Its ok! That shuffle play button placement is horrible though. And I bet many would agree with me!

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.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago
since when was there a redesign released for the mac? I havent gotten any new updates...
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

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.


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

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and yeo that Shuffle button is horrible, especially in german. the writing barely fits inside
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

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.


Did a double take. Glanced at the user name. Had guessed correctly. ;)
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

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


Do you not see this?

Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 9 months ago

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.


This is Spotify's biggest issue, IMO, and the main reason I greatly prefer Rdio
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