Spotify unveils brand new Desktop and Web experience

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What you need to know

  • Spotify is getting a brand new desktop and web experience.
  • It includes a new look and feel with easier access to content.

Spotify has today announced a brand new experience for its web and desktop players including on macOS.

In an announcement the company stated:

...starting today, we're rolling out a new improved look and feel for the Spotify app for desktop and web—aligning the experience and making both easier to use than ever before.Since the desktop experience served as the original window to the world for Spotify, this was not a task we took lightly. It took months of tests and research, talking to users, and gathering feedback. Now, we're pleased to deliver a new, clean design, more controls, and a great new foundation for our listeners to use Spotify across our desktop app and web player for the years to come.

The new experience features an improved look and feel. Search is moving to the panel on the left of the navigation page, and listeners' profile pages now include top artists and tracks. Listeners will also be able to start a radio session for any song or artist from the '...' menu.

Playlists are getting more customization options too:

We're 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.

Spotify is also getting new keyboard commands accessible through 'Command + ?'.

You can read the full release here.

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