Spotify has overhauled the look and navigation of the ‘Your Library’ section of its app for Premium users with the addition of two new sections, Podcasts and Music.
The update is being rolled out today (June 13) according to a blog post, which explains that the redesign is intended to make it easier to scroll between podcasts and music in the app.
“Put simply, the new design gives you more control over your podcast listening experience, and quickly helps you discover new shows and episodes,” says Spotify.
The new Podcasts tab will allow users to manage their podcasts in three sections: Episodes, Downloads, and Shows.
The Episodes tab allows you to quickly find new episodes or resume podcasts you’re listening to and further down the list you’ll find new episodes of podcasts you follow.
Downloads will show all the podcast episodes you’ve downloaded and the new Shows tab allows you to manage the podcasts you follow.
The tabs in the Music section are Playlists, Artists and Albums.
All the playlists you’ve previously liked or made can be found in the Playlists tab, plus a new one: Liked Songs.
Every time you ‘heart’ a song it’s added to this playlist, and you can now download all its content at once for offline listening.
The Artists section will show the artists you follow and Albums will contain any album you tap the heart icon on.
“Starting today, we’re introducing a new version of Your Library to Premium users that mixes form with function. Everything about the reimagined Library is designed to get you to the content you want faster.”
“Starting today, we’re introducing a new version of Your Library to Premium users that mixes form with function. Everything about the reimagined Library is designed to get you to the content you want faster,” says Spotify.
“It also makes getting started and staying up-to-date with podcasts on Spotify a seamless, personalized experience.
“Right away, you’ll notice that Your Library is streamlined, and all it takes is a tap or swipe to toggle between new tabs for Podcasts and Music. Under each of those sections, you’ll see how quickly you can control and access the content you want.”
Spotify is also launching it own news podcasts. The company has posted a job ad for a New York-based News & Documentary Podcast Producer who will be part of a team “focused on developing a diverse slate of original news and documentary podcast programming”.
Spotify boss Daniel Ek (pictured) set out the company’s ‘Audio First’ content strategy in February and has acquired thee podcast companies since then, including Parcast as well as Anchor and Gimlet Media for $343 million combined.Music Business Worldwide