Spotify recently announced at its Stream On event that it is
revamping its app to expand user experience beyond music by introducing people
to different kinds of content. In other words, Spotify’s new display that consists of full screen images and videos, seems to resemble TikTok and Instagram feeds.
Over the years, Spotify has worked to introduce a variety of functions in its app in addition to music streaming. These include video podcasts, audiobooks, and live audio. Spotify has now redesigned the app to help make these content forms easily discoverable. The new home screen shows album and playlist covers at the top, while video podcasts could be seen running on autoplay to give users a peek into the content.
New feeds have been added where users can explore autoplaying
music, podcasts, and shows, and play or save them. On a whole, Spotify’s aim
seems to have been mainly at trying its best to get users into all sorts of
things than just music.
In addition to the altered design, the “just for you
playlist” feature has been transformed into a Smart Shuffle tool that works to temporarily
add music tracks to existing playlists.