Spotify Simplifies Podcast, Music Navigation for Subscribers


first_imgThe Music tab automatically drops you into playlists, with artists and albums you follow just a click away; pull down to search, sort, and filter as you like.Every playlist you’ve ever created or approved lives here, with new roommate Liked Songs: Any time you “heart” a track, it gets added to this list (which is downloadable for offline listening).Similarly, all followed artists and saved albums are front and center.Podcast listeners, meanwhile, can now manage content in three distinct sections: Episodes, Downloads, and Shows.The first tab prioritizes paused broadcasts (“so picking up where you left off is a snap”), followed by fresh releases; the second serves as a repository for the chapters you’ve downloaded for offline enjoyment.Last but not least, the new Shows section collects all of your podcasts in one place—sorted by most recently released.“From podcasts to music, the refreshed Spotify will help you manage and access all your audio content in a more personalized, streamlined manner,” the blog said.A brief outage on Thursday was not related to the app redesign, TechCrunch reported.Earlier this month, Spotify introduced the experimental listening app Stations and snagged the Obamas to produce a series of exclusive podcasts. As if that weren’t enough, on Wednesday it launched Your Daily Drive—a new playlist feature that merges news and music for the commute.More on Brings Years of Killer Video Game Songs to SpotifySpotify Is Testing A New Feature That Will Let You Block Music ArtistsDIY a Spotify Speaker With Raspberry Pi Stay on target The streaming service on Thursday rolled out a new version of Your Library to Premium users.“Everything about the reimagined Library is designed to get you to the content you want faster,” according to a Spotify blog post. “It also makes getting started and staying up-to-date with podcasts … a seamless, personalized experience.”Visit the revamped tab for easy access to favorite songs, artists, and albums, as well as the latest podcast episodes, downloads, and a catalog of your shows.All it takes is a tap or swipe to toggle between tunes and talk.center_img Spotify’s Rise to Power Dramatized in TV Mini-SeriesDisney Soundtracks Now Live in Special Spotify Hub last_img

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