Spotify this week announced it would start rolling out updates to its premium service to both Android and iOS versions. The new improvements include an overhauled UI with streamlined navigation, redesigned search page, and personalized artist radio. Here is a look at what you can expect with the upgraded Spotify Premium experience.
Spotify Premium Update
The new updates are for subscribers of its Premium tier that upgrades the radio feature that will provide users a personalized station that uses the same algorithms that the company uses for its popular Discover Weekly and personalized playlists. “If a subscriber wants a great playlist based on one of their favorite musicians or songs, they can simply search for it and start listening to one of the brand-new Artist Radio playlists,” Spotify writes in its announcement. It’s essentially an endless playlist of your favorite artists and will even allow you to download the songs for offline playback.
The update also includes streamlined navigation that helps you find what you’re looking for. It gives you easier access to the Home, Search, and Your Library sections of the app. And the new search experience has been revamped and give you more personalized results. When you tap the search button, it lists your favorite genres of music at the top that you can select to start listening. In addition to including favorite artists, and albums, it also includes your favorite podcasts available on Spotify.
These new changes are an attempt at staying on top in the streaming music market and ward off its major competitor, Apple Music. Earlier this year in a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple Music was on track to overtake Spotify’s U.S. subscriber base. The new updated started rolling out globally to all Premium subscribers this past Thursday to mobile devices running both Android and iOS. Once you have some time to play with the new update, let us know what you think of the new overhauled experience.