Spotify What New Androidbonifacicengadget: Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services out there, and it’s adding a new feature to its app this week. As of today, Spotify has added an “What’s New” section to its iOS and Android apps, which is constantly updating new releases from followed artists. The feature will be rolling out over the coming weeks.
This section will show a continually updating list of what your favorite artists have been up to just for you. You’ll see new albums, songs and playlists from artists you follow.
In addition to adding this section, Spotify is also rolling out a new version of its app today that will bring back shuffle mode on iOS. The company had removed shuffle from its iOS app back in September. It was a pretty controversial move, but now it’s back for good (and with Apple’s blessing).
It seems as though Spotify is finally giving in to the fact that there are a lot of music streaming apps out there and it wants to stand out from the crowd. The company had recently pulled its integration with Apple’s new live radio stations feature, which drew criticism from users who wanted Spotify to stick around on Apple Music, too. At the same time, other services like Tidal and Deezer are working with Apple to integrate their services within Apple Music.
Spotify is going in a different direction. The company is focusing on its own users and making sure it’s providing them with the best possible experience. If you’re one of those users, then this new feature will be a welcome addition to your app.
In the coming weeks, Spotify will also bring a new “Top Albums” section to its iOS app that will show you what albums are popular among your friends. We don’t have word on when an Android version of this feature will roll out, but it could happen in the near future.
Spotify says it’ll be updating its What’s New section regularly with new releases. As with any other section of the app, you can customize it by following and unfollowing artists in order to only see releases from the ones that interest you.
One thing to keep in mind is that these new updates will only appear for users who have followed an artist on Spotify, which means it’ll probably be a while before these features become available to everyone. But if you’ve been wanting some more control over your music discovery, then this could be a huge welcome change.