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Spotify updates Home screen with faster access to favorites


Spotify is making big changes.
Photo: Spotify

Spotify is making it a lot faster to find your favorite music or new things to listen to with a big update for its iOS app today.

The music streaming service revealed it overhauled the Home screen on its iPhone and iPad app, packing it with more content you love and better discovery and recommendation features that change throughout the day.

Starting today, Spotify users should notice a space at the top of the Home screen that gives you one-tap access to albums you’ve been listening to recently, favorite podcasts, playlist recommendations and more. The content changes throughout the day and adjusts to your schedule. In the early hours, you’re greeted with a “Good morning” message that changes to “Good afternoon” and then “Good evening” by nightfall.

“All in, the new Spotify Home does the hard work for you, making it easier than ever to find something to listen to—whether a long-time favorite or brand-new discovery,” said Spotify on its website.

Spotify’s changes come less than two weeks after Spotify added a new Shuffle Play button and album artwork throughout the app. That update also moved the action icons for like, play and download onto a central bar of the screen making it easier to reach with one hand.

Underneath the six recommendation tiles is a space for custom playlists, like Spotify’s “Your Discover Weekly” playlist. Podcasts are also found here along with recommendations based on what you’ve been listening. iOS and Android users should see the changes as the update rollouts to users starting today.


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