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Spotify for iOS gets Discover and playlist editing

And a shiny logo
Tue Jul 02 2013, 15:28
Spotify for iOS on an iPhone 5

MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE Spotify released a major update for its iOS app on Tuesday, as it looks to keep users happy ahead of the debut of iRadio.

The update, which bumps Spotify for iOS to version 0.7.1, brings several new features to the mobile streaming client, most notably the addition of a Discover tab. This feature, which Spotify announced at the end of May, is a place for Spotify users to discover new music, based on what they and their friends have been listening to.

Gustav Söderström, chief product officer at Spotify said, "With the Discover page, we're making good on our promise of helping you choose what to listen to when faced with millions of songs.

"We've made your listening experience more personal, more social and more current."

Perhaps our favourite addition to the app is playlist editing functionality. Now users can delete songs from playlists from within the app without having to log on to a desktop version, ideal for those with collaborative playlists and friends with bad music tastes. There's also the option to make playlists collaborative from within the app. 

Although it's not showing on our iPhone 5 yet, Spotify also said that there's a "shiny, new Now Playing view" complete with an Up Next queue on iPhone. The firm said that this feature will be rolling out to everybody soon.

Other new features include an updated app logo, updated Search tabs and a number of performance enhancements and fixes, including improved Ford integration.

Spotify for iOS is available to download for free from the iTunes Store, and is compatible with devices running iOS 5 and later. µ


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