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Spotify brings desktop experience closer to mobile

Tyrone Stewart


Spotify has quickly followed its mobile app home screen update with a redesigned desktop and web experience, bringing them closer to the platform’s look on mobile.

The main aim of the update is to align the desktop and web experiences, while making it easier for users to access content. The ‘Search’ feature has been moved to the left side of the navigation page, while the listeners’ profile pages now include top artists and tracks. And users can now start a radio session for any song or artists radio by clicking on the ‘…’ menu.

Spotify is also adding the ability to write descriptions, upload images, drag and drop tracks, and use an embedded search bar in playlists. Moreover, listeners will be able to edit ‘Queue’ and view ‘Recently played’ via the desktop app and have more control over their libraries via a dropdown menu.

Finally, premium subscribers will have the ability to download music and podcasts for offline listening – a feature that has long existed on Spotify’s mobile app.