What you need to know
- Spotify has updated its iPhone app.
- It has new features like more album art and more.
- It's received an overall refresh. too.
Spotify has today released a new version of its iPhone app, with an overall refreshed look coming alongside new features for following playlists and more.
The update was announced via a press release, with Spotify taking the chance to highlight three particular improvements that it things users will enjoy.
In the looks department, Spotify now has a new green "shuffle play" icon. Users can now just tap that button and have Spotify immediately start playing music. It's shuffled, and it's probably the quickest and easiest way to just get into music right from opening the app.
Spotify also gained Action Rows, with the most common actions available in one place.
Users will also notice that they now have cover art visible in all views except one, making it easier than ever to find your very favorite songs even when you're just thumbing through a long list of tracks.
The update is rolling out to users of Spotify on iPhone right now, so if you're not seeing it yet, just give it some time.
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