Spotify Mobile's Home Hub to Gain Recently Played History and More

Spotify has announced new features coming to its mobile app this month that aim to provide new ways for users to access their recently played history and discover new music.

spotify march 2021 home screen update
The upcoming update adds a new History icon to the top of the Home screen. Tapping the icon (which looks like Apple's Time Machine icon) displays a screen containing up to three months of listening history in the form of individual tracks. These also include links to the playlists, albums, or shows that the songs were played from.

The History section will be available to both free-plan members and Premium subscribers.

Coming exclusively to Premium users, a new section of six tiles at the top of the Home Screen will show new and relevant podcast episodes. New episodes will be marked with a blue dot, and episodes already started by users will display a progress bar indicating how far into the episode they are.

Lastly, another Premium-exclusive feature is a new section that will sit under these six tiles to highlight new releases from followed artists. Spotify says this section will be "personalized, timely, and reactive to your taste."

Spotify says the redesigned Home interface will begin rolling out to both Android and iOS users globally this month.

Tag: Spotify

Top Rated Comments

agffth Avatar
20 months ago
They need to move the podcasts and shows to another app or give us a toggle to hide all podcasts and shows.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rictus007 Avatar
20 months ago
Support for HomePod/Siri.. just a suggestion.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
20 months ago
They need to create a separate podcasts app - call it Spotcasts or something.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
majomi Avatar
20 months ago
Looks cool, but someone explain to me why they are ignoring our request for the ability to pin our playlists to the top of our library, instead of the mess currently...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hazeof3dd Avatar
20 months ago
They STILL don’t even support Airplay 2...
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Minxy Avatar
20 months ago
History would be great.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

General Spotify Feature

Spotify Still Doesn't Offer AirPlay 2 Nearly Six Months After Last Promising to Support the Feature

Tuesday January 25, 2022 7:49 am PST by
Spotify has still not enabled AirPlay 2 in its iPhone and iPad app, nearly six months after last promising to support the feature. "Spotify will support AirPlay 2 and we're working to make that a reality," a Spotify spokesperson informed MacRumors in early August, in response to a Spotify Community forum post that said the company had paused plans to support the feature. The streaming...
apple music replay 2022 feature2

Apple Music 'Replay 2022' Playlist Now Available

Tuesday February 15, 2022 4:43 am PST by
Apple today started sharing its "Replay 2022" playlist to Apple Music subscribers. Just like the past few years, this playlist ranks all of the music you've been streaming since the year began, with 100 total tracks in the ranking. "Replay 2022" will update every week with the newest order of your most-listened-to tracks. By the time 2022 ends, the playlist provides an overall look at your...
Spotify OnlyYou InApp 04 Birth Chart

Spotify Launches New Stat Tracking 'Only You' Hub and Collaborative 'Blend' Playlists for Friends

Wednesday June 2, 2021 8:41 am PDT by
Spotify today announced a new collaborative playlist and a collection of new stat tracking features for users. The company is referring to the stat tracking updates, called "Only You," as a way to see your Spotify Wrapped stats earlier in the year. In total, there are six new ways to break down your Spotify listening history, including finding out which artist most aligns with your...
spotify notify tab

Spotify Rolling Out New Notification Tab for New Releases From Artists, Creators, and More

Monday July 26, 2021 7:09 am PDT by
In the coming weeks on iOS and Android, Spotify will be rolling out a new tab in its mobile app that will provide users with notifications about new songs and album releases from their favorite artists, podcasts shows, and more. The new page will be accessible with a tap of a new bell icon placed on the top-right hand corner on the Spotify home page. Tapping provides users a "real-time" view ...
maxresdefault

The MacRumors Show: Jon Prosser Talks iPhone 14 Design and Controversial Flat-Edged Apple Watch Rumors

Wednesday February 2, 2022 8:18 am PST by
Leaker Jon Prosser joined us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to discuss the expected design of the iPhone 14 and the enigmatic squared-off Apple Watch rumors from last year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The fourth episode of The MacRumors Show takes a deep dive into the purported design of the iPhone 14 lineup, including information that emerged in...
maxresdefault

The MacRumors Show: Mark Gurman Talks Through Everything Apple is Expected to Announce in 2022

Thursday January 6, 2022 8:32 am PST by
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman joined us on The MacRumors Show podcast this week to discuss everything we're expecting from Apple in 2022, providing insights into over a dozen of Apple's upcoming products. Gurman also shared his expectations for Apple in 2022 in the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The second episode of ...
Apple vs Spotify feature2

Apple Music Is the World's Second Most Popular Music Streaming Service Behind Spotify

Thursday January 20, 2022 2:38 am PST by
Apple Music is the second most popular music streaming service globally, but remains far behind Spotify in its continuing quest for streaming dominance, according to new market research. According to a new report by Midia Research, Apple Music subscribers made up 15% of all streaming service listeners in the global market in the second quarter of 2021, placing it in a distant second place...
Podcasts Feature

iOS 14.6 Beta Brings Tweaks to Podcasts App Following Complaints

Tuesday May 11, 2021 7:45 am PDT by
Apple has added a number of features to its Podcasts app in the third beta of iOS 14.6, seemingly in an attempt to address some of the useability problems introduced in iOS 14.5. MacRumors contributor Steve Moser spotted the Podcasts app changes in iOS 14.6 beta 3 and its source code, which include new features for marking all episodes as played, removing downloads, and recovering episodes. ...

Popular Stories

USB C Over Lightning Feature

EU Passes Law to Switch iPhone to USB-C by End of 2024

Tuesday October 4, 2022 3:30 am PDT by
The European Parliament today voted overwhelmingly in favor of enforcing USB-C as a common charging port across a wide range of consumer electronic devices, including the iPhone and AirPods, by the end of 2024. The proposal, known as a directive, forces all consumer electronics manufacturers who sell their products in Europe to ensure that a wide range of devices feature a USB-C port. This...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

10 New iOS 16 Features Coming Later This Year

Monday October 3, 2022 2:41 pm PDT by
iOS 16 was released to the public three weeks ago with a customizable Lock Screen, the ability to edit iMessages, improvements to Focus modes, and much more. And in the coming months, iPhone and iPad users have even more new features to look forward to. We've rounded up 10 new features coming to the iPhone and iPad later this year, according to Apple. Many of the features are part of iOS...
ipad pro m1 feature

Gurman: Apple Event This October Remains Unlikely, No Touch ID for iPhone 15

Sunday October 2, 2022 6:41 am PDT by
Apple is developing new iPad Pro, Mac, and Apple TV models, and at least some of these products will be released in October, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. However, Gurman continues to believe that Apple is unlikely to hold an event this month. In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said "the big iPhone 14 unveiling last month was probably it for Apple in 2022 in...
iOS 16

Apple Preparing iOS 16.0.3 With More Bug Fixes Following iPhone 14 Launch

Monday October 3, 2022 7:53 am PDT by
iOS 16.0.2 was released last month with several bug fixes for iPhone 14 issues, excessive copy and paste permission prompts, and more. Now, evidence suggests that Apple is planning to release iOS 16.0.3 with additional bug fixes. Evidence of an upcoming iOS 16.0.3 software update has shown up in MacRumors analytics logs, which have been a reliable indicator in the past. There are several...
Apple SIM Card

Apple SIM No Longer Available for Activating New Cellular Data Plans on iPads

Sunday October 2, 2022 8:04 am PDT by
As of October 1, Apple SIM is no longer available for activating new cellular data plans on supported iPad models, according to an Apple support document. Introduced in 2014, the Apple SIM was designed to allow iPad users to activate cellular data plans from multiple carriers around the world. Initially, the Apple SIM was a physical nano-SIM card, but it was embedded inside later iPad Pro...
maxresdefault

Video: AirPods Pro 2 vs. Bose QuietComfort II

Monday October 3, 2022 12:50 pm PDT by
Apple on September 23 officially launched the second-generation version of the AirPods Pro, introducing updated Active Noise Cancellation, Adaptive Transparency, improved sound, and more. Right around the same time, Bose introduced new QuietComfort II earbuds with many similar features, so we thought we'd compare the two to see which has the edge. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for ...
General YouTube Feature 1

You May Soon Need to Be a YouTube Premium Subscriber to Watch 4K Videos

Monday October 3, 2022 4:29 am PDT by
YouTube may make watching videos in 4K quality on the platform exclusive to only YouTube Premium subscribers, according to screenshots posted by users on Twitter and Reddit. On Reddit (1,2) and Twitter, some users have started to recently notice that on iOS, and presumably across other platforms also, YouTube is now saying that in order to watch videos in 4K, the user must be a paying...
dynamic island alan dye

Apple Executives Talk About iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island in New Interview

Sunday October 2, 2022 10:48 am PDT by
In a new interview, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, and Apple's vice president of human interface design, Alan Dye, sat down to discuss the thinking behind the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island and how it was developed. During the interview with the Japanese magazine Axis, Federighi, who oversees the development of iOS, said Dynamic Island represents the...