Spotify introduces a new design for its desktop and web players. The new look and feel offers an improved look with the search bar on the left side of the navigation page. It also introduced simpler tools for creating playlists and the ability to drag and drop songs into playlists. Web player users in India will also have access to synchronized texts. The new design is said to be the result of months of testing and research after receiving user feedback.
The company announced that the new design and functionality will be rolled out today for desktop app and web player users and will be available to all free and premium users worldwide in the coming weeks. As mentioned earlier, Spotify web player users in India can now access the synced texts feature popular in the mobile app. The company says the feature will also appear in the desktop app in a new style, in line with the updated design and desktop experience.
The new design offers a new, clean look with more controls. The search function is now on the left side of the navigation page. The listener’s profile pages now include top artists and tracks, and there’s easier playlist creation with built-in search. Users can also write descriptions, upload images, drag and drop titles into existing playlists. The new embedded search bar can be used to find and add new songs and podcast episodes to new and existing playlists.
Spotify Premium users can download their favorite music and podcasts to play offline too. The desktop app now has the download button next to the titles to make things easier for paid users. Spotify has a number of premium plans that start with Rupee. 7 for a day and Rs. 25 for a week. There are individual plans that start at Rs. 119 per month and family plans that allow access to over six accounts – starting at Rs. 179 per month.
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