Ask any Spotify Premium subscriber what their greatest problem with the service is and a good proportion would say the muddled interface that locations podcasts amongst music.
The app is now rolling out a brand new House expertise which includes a devoted feed for music, and one other for podcasts and exhibits. Reward be to the audio streaming gods. “Dive straight into Music,” Spotify advises. What a novel idea from a music streaming app!
Spotify says this can assist it present extra suggestions, however to many customers, the choice to have a much less cluttered house display is certain to be the largest perk right here.
In a weblog publish, Spotify says: “By creating these feeds, Spotify will assist listeners to simply scroll by means of the kind of content material they’re on the lookout for at that second. “The up to date interface will make the expertise extra personalised whereas permitting customers to dig even deeper into their suggestions.”
Android customers are first up, with the replace now rolling out. iOS customers face slightly little bit of a wait with Spotify promising phrase on the discharge within the “close to future”.
Critics of Spotify’s present coverage have expressed frustration with the incursion of podcasts into the primary feed. Some customers have additionally taken umbrage with the cash Spotify is paying high-profile podcast hosts, whereas elevating the price of Premium subscriptions for music followers.
Whereas customers are going to have to love or lump podcasts inside the primary Spotify app, at the very least the corporate is making it extra tolerable for individuals who’d wish to ignore their presence.
“Within the Podcast & Exhibits feed, listeners will be capable to head straight to new episodes of their favorite exhibits,” the corporate provides. “They’ll additionally discover personalised podcast suggestions. What’s extra, listeners will be capable to learn episode descriptions, save to Your Episodes or begin enjoying podcasts with out leaving the web page, so the expertise all begins from one place.”