Spotify announced, on Tuesday (24), improvements in the free version of the app for iPhone (iOS) and Android. With a completely redesigned design, the update allows the user to choose and listen to any music in the order they prefer, including the option to skip tracks that they do not want to hear. Another novelty is an optimizer to save the Internet package when using streaming outside the home. The new mobile version has a personalized feed with recommendations for playlists according to your musical taste, among other changes. The update will be released in the coming weeks for all countries and should please non-subscriber users, that is, those who do not pay for the service.
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Users will have the convenience of choosing and listening to music in the order they prefer and skipping the track they want, which was only possible in the desktop version. However, it is worth noting that the resource can only be used in 15 playlists on demand, based on musical taste. They may, for example, include playlists curated by Spotify, such as Top Brasil, RAPblica, Discoveries of the Week, News Radar and Daily Mix.
There is also the debut of the Data Economy function. It makes it possible to save the smartphone data plan when listening to music on Spotify outside the home. That is, the optimizer helps to reduce the volume of mobile Internet consumption when using streaming.
New free version of the Spotify app makes it possible to "skip" songs and even save the Internet on your smartphone Photo: Divulgao / Spotify
With a modern appearance, the app has a new personalized home screen with updated playlists, based on the listener's musical preferences. To collect this information, the user needs to answer some questions about the artists he likes to hear at the time of registration.
Another innovation is the "" and "" icons. To save music to your Favorites playlist, tap "". If you don't want to hear the track, just choose the option "" to hide it. This functionality is another way for Spotify to map musical taste to later make recommendations in the feed.
Features help customize Spotify feed Photo: Divulgao / Spotify
The update also makes it easier to create and edit playlists. After giving a name and choosing some songs, Spotify suggests tracks according to the user's preferences.