Spotify held its second annual Stream On occasion for creators right now, and whereas the streamer didn’t announce the coming of its hi-res music tier, it took the chance to raise the veil off its largest redesign in a decade. The revamp not solely brings a brand new scrolling, image-heavy, interactive visible look paying homage to TikTok and Instagram to the cellular app’s House web page, however there are a number of new discovery-based options for music, podcasts, and audiobooks.
Whereas the Stream On even had a giant deal with new instruments and assets for music artists, podcasters, and audiobook creators, the highest of the presentation was massive on the brand new look and options for customers — some that may solely be obtainable to everybody and a few to subscribers solely. The largest change involves the House display screen, which takes the previous format of album art work and static photographs and brings it to life with video clips, audio previews of songs, playlists, albums, podcast episodes, and extra.
All the pieces may be tapped and swiped to discover additional, or saved for later. All the pieces, after all, is predicated in your utilization from what Spotify thinks you may like. The brand new feed-style design might be evident throughout the app, in sections like Discovery Weekly, Launch Radar, and New Music Friday, and, Spotify says, to encourage a “extra energetic expertise” that they hope helps their creators to “develop, have interaction, and monetize.”
Different options introduced on the occasion embrace a brand new “Good Shuffle” that Spotify says will breathe new life into playlists by recommending songs primarily based in your playlist’s “feeling,” and “Autoplay for Podcasts” that, like the present function once you attain the top of an album or playlist, when a podcast ends, one other one will robotically begin primarily based on what you want. Good Shuffle, nevertheless, will solely be obtainable to subscribers.
These new options complement Spotify’s not too long ago introduced DJ function that provides AI-generated commentary within the type of a DJ’s voice (it’s really the voice of Xavier “X” Jernigan, Spotify’s head of cultural partnerships) to assist personalize the curated alternatives of radio station-like music Spotify creates for you.
Moreover, Spotify introduced some new instruments and options for artists, together with “Spotify Clips,” a method for artists to work together with followers, a brand new “Spotify for Podcasters” suite of instruments that streamline the method and provides information and analytics on every creator’s podcasts, and a brand new “Countdown Pages” (launched by the Jonas Brothers) that, yep, counts down the months, days, and hours till a brand new album launch.
Spotify didn’t give a launch date for the redesign options, however is “starting to roll out to Premium and Free customers globally throughout iOS and Android,” they mentioned, including that options will begin to seem over the approaching weeks and months.