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Spotify refreshes its Desktop and Web apps

Spotify is one of the biggest names in music and podcasts services and today in a post Spotify finally admitted what we were all thinking, while the mobile apps were fresh and up-to-date, the desktop experience “hadn’t kept up.” Today Spotify is rolling out a new desktop app for Windows and macOS as well as a new Web Player that they company says “aligning the experience and making both easier to use than ever before.”

A fresh new look

By aligning the experience across both platforms, Spotify not only is able to present a cohesive look and feel, but also refine navigation to help people quickly find what they’re looking for. First, “Search” can now be found on the left side of the navigation page. Second, our refresh of listeners’ profile pages now includes top artists and tracks. And finally, listeners can now start a radio session for any song or artist radio by simply clicking the “…” menu.

Simpler playlist creation and more control

Spotify is also introducing more ways for listeners to easily tailor their playlists, including the ability to write descriptions, upload images, drag and drop tracks into existing playlists, and even use a new embedded search bar to find and add new songs and podcast episodes to new and existing playlists. Listeners will also be able to edit Queue and view Recently played via the desktop app, and apply new sorting options to “Your Library” via a new dropdown menu in the top-right corner, giving them more control for their next listening sessions.

Save bandwidth with Offline

Premium subscribers can download their favorite music and podcasts to play them back, even while offline. So whether you’re prepping for that next presentation, need some tunes for your exercise session, or are heading on a new quest in your favorite game, save your much-needed bandwidth simply by hitting the download button (icon) in the desktop app.

The new redesign for the Spotify app on desktop and web is rolling out to all users globally over the coming weeks. PC users can download the new Spotify Desktop App on the Windows Store and Epic Game Store. Mac users can download it here. Or, use Spotify on your browser by visiting open.spotify.com.

A former industry insider and tech industry enthusiast.

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