Spotify Launches New Design for Desktop App and Web Player

Spotify today announced that it has overhauled its desktop app and web player with an "improved look and feel" that offers design parity and also makes both the app and the web experience easier to use.

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According to Spotify, it took "months" of tests, research, and user feedback to develop the new, cleaner design that's simpler while also offering all of the useful features from the desktop app.

Using the desktop app and then switching to the web player will feel like a seamless experience now that the two share the same general design. There's a redesigned Home experience, search has been relocated to the left side of the navigation page, and listener profile pages feature top artists and tracks. Users can now start a radio session for any song or artist using the "..." menu.

It's easier than ever to edit and customize playlists, and there's a new embedded search bar for quickly locating new songs and podcast episodes to add. With a new dropdown menu in the top-right corner, Spotify desktop app users can edit Queue and view Recently played.

Spotify users on Mac can download the new Spotify app for desktop from the Spotify website or use Spotify in the browser through open.spotify.com.

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Top Rated Comments

Neepman Avatar
18 months ago

Oh no, they've removed almost everything from the sidebar and buried things :/
I really dont understand this design generation's hatred of the sidebar.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
atoqir Avatar
18 months ago
For those people that don’t want to wait for the official rollout.

The new UI is in the past 30 versions of Spotify already and can be activated by adding the follow line to your Prefs file

ui.experience_override="xpui"

Make sure Spotify is closed when adding this line.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1im Avatar
18 months ago
Still no M1 support!?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hlfway2anywhere Avatar
18 months ago
Wake me up when it supports cloud integration with my local library like Apple Music.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
18 months ago
Apple music needs to get their act together with the software. It’s slow, tons of network latency, buggy, and the interface works like microsoft from the early 2000’s. Does anyone at Apple actually use this software and like it?

The playlists at Spotify stink compared with apple. they both have huge catalogs. Just get the software right Apple.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Neepman Avatar
18 months ago
Can't wait to log in and see how they have made it even worse.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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