Spotify has released a major update for its Premium Tier that reviews its radio feature and redesigns its navigation and search on its mobile apps, the company announced in a blog post. The streaming service has streamlined its navigation, and has redesigned its search page with a greater emphasis on introducing users to new music by placing recommended genres at the top of the page.
The biggest change Spotify made today was to its artist radio feature, which will give users a personalized station – using the same algorithms that make Discover Weekly and Spotify’s other personalized playlists so great ̵
1; for any artist on song you choose. It’s essentially an endless playlist that is tailored to you, which can also be saved offline. Spotify’s new artist radio will not require the thumbs up / thumbs down interaction that helped tailor its old radio offerings to your tastes.
The update slims Spotify’s total number of tabs (down at the bottom of the app) down from five to three. “Browse”, which mainly highlighted curated playlists and and showed music by genre, has seen its functionality folded into the search page, while “Radio” is now an option you can play after searching for an artist.
The overhaul follows Spotify’s recent update to song search; Nu når du søger efter et navn med en almindelig navn, Spotify vil lave en afspilningsliste baseret rundt på sangen i stedet for at spille hver version af “Hallelujah” i rækkefølge.
The update is rolling out globally to Premium subscribers on iOS and Android starting today.