After announcing an update of the mobile experience earlier this week, Spotify is now also gives the desktop app a new look.
I often open Spotify on my computer just to feel extremely overwhelmed by the website, which is a mix of things I’ve heard a million times, recommendations for things I do not even know if I want to like, and the curated playlists that I often just completely ignoring (except for Discover Weekly, which has been pretty good lately). The company announced Thursday, the new desktop and web design is based on “months of testing and surveys” and will provide a cleaner look, more controls and similar features as they it is introduced on the mobile app.
First, the service updates playlist controls by allowing it you to upload photos and write descriptions and it is too a new search box to find music and podcast episodes. A new drop-down menu will meanwhile give listeners the opportunity to sort through content. And best of alll, for those of us who often find us Googleing lyrics to a song we have heard but can not remember the title of, the app adds scarsrecently played list and the ability to edit your queue.
A new search field has been moved to the left of the navigation page, and users can now also go straight to the radio for an artist or song by selecting the “…” button. Premium-level subscribers can also download their playlists for offline listening with a prominent redesigned download button.
The new design will begin rolling out to both free and premium users starting today, and will be widely available “in the coming weeks.”