After at least a month of testing, Spotify introduces an updated library look for premium users who will more clearly separate podcasts and music. It also introduces a number of new functions for podcasts and music. Currently, the layout for a premium user library is difficult to navigate, with all your media – playlists, songs, albums, artists, podcasts, and video & # 39; s crammed together at the top. This new design, although not necessarily a monumental change in how people listen on the audio platform, makes the experience a little more pleasant, especially given that people did not like Spotify & # 39; s podcast treatment.
Podcasts on Spotify are currently only organized by programs that follow users, unplayed shows and downloaded shows, that is, it is chaotic. In the new design, the podcast category will be subdivided into three sections: episodes, downloads and shows. The episodes tab contains new episodes or lets people resume episodes that have already started. It also contains a list of newly released episodes of the podcasts that people follow. The downloads tab is where downloaded podcasts will live, that is, those that can be accessed offline. The Shows tab allows people to find podcasts that they follow and explore previous episodes. Views that are placed higher in the tab are those with the most recently released episodes.
The new music section offers playlists, artists and albums, just like people are used to. The biggest change will be that beloved songs are all added to a new Liked Songs playlist and that that playlist can be downloaded for offline listening with one tap.
The edge published screenshots of this test last month, so we knew it was coming. Spotify has had a lot of news this spring, especially with regard to podcasts. The team launched its first playlist with built-in podcasts; launched a web app for creating shows; built his first hardware product to find out more about the audio consumption in the car; and signed a deal with the Obamas production company for exclusive shows. It was a big season and Spotify is only recently seriously engaged in its podcast activities. I'm sure there will be more.