The new design, which rolls out today for the desktop player, web player and iPhone app, features a new dark color scheme, new fonts and icons and creates a more consistent look and feel across platforms.
One of the major focal points of the redesign is around content and discoverability. The dark theme — which is similar to Beats Music — was specifically chosen to make content really “pop” within the app and to put cover art and other iconography front and center.
Beyond just making content pop, Spotify now makes it easier for users to manage and browse their actual music collection. In the past, to add an album or song to your Spotify account, you needed it needed to be starred or belong to a specific playlist. As a result, people such as myself wound up with literally hundreds of playlists of favorite albums.
The new Spotify desktop app is available now and Spotify for iPhone has received an update in the App Store.
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