Spotify has updated Mac and web apps with a simpler design to easily discover music and podcasts

The Swedish music streaming service, Spotify has now updated its Mac and web apps with a simpler user interface to make it easier for subscribers to listen to and discover songs and podcasts. Recently, the company introduced a redesigned Home hub on iOS and Android apps to directly access songs history, new and old podcasts, and to discover new content. And not stopping there, Spotify has expanded a new look for its desktop and web experience as well.


The company writes:

At Spotify, we’re always looking for ways to provide the best possible experience so our listeners can consistently discover and enjoy music and podcasts—and that includes look, feel, and functionality. We constantly test, develop, and launch new features, optimize for new devices, and look to expand our content offering. Yet along the way, we felt that our desktop app experience hadn’t kept up, and that it was time for a change.

Spotify redesigns Mac and web apps with a new users interface, playlists creation, control, and offline features

Designed to easily access songs, podcasts, and playlists, the updated Spotify desktop, and web apps offer the following features:

  • New users interface with a simple design to easily navigate to the content

 First, “Search” can now be found on the left side of the navigation page. Second, our refresh of listeners’ profile pages now includes top artists and tracks. And finally, listeners can now start a radio session for any song or artist radio by simply clicking the “…” menu.


  • The new simple layout for playlists creation and more controls

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.


  • Premium subscribers can now download content to listen to offline

So whether you’re prepping for that next presentation, need some tunes for your exercise session, or are heading on a new quest in your favorite game, save your much-needed bandwidth simply by hitting the download button (icon) in the desktop app.


The music streaming service has also introduced new keyboard shortcuts like Control + ? on PC and Command + ? on Mac to see the list of all available commands. The new Spotify app on desktop and web will roll out to users globally in the coming weeks. The company hopes that the new changes improve users’ experience across platforms.

With this redesign, we’re combining the technical opportunity of a modern and scalable web player together with a cohesive Spotify design and the features that you’ve all come to expect across the desktop app. Ultimately, we’re making this change because we believe in the future of both platforms, and we want to make sure it can continue to serve the needs of our users now and in the future.

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