In today a blog post, Spotify has shared details of a revamped Apple Watch app that makes improvements to usability and offline playback. It also adds more visual brilliance with larger album covers and new animations. “It’s easier to browse and choose your favorite music and podcasts from Your Library, as well as download music faster for offline listening from the watch itself,” the post reads. “There’s also a new, streamlined design with larger illustrations, animations, and added functionality like swiping to like a song.”
The post also highlights other devices Spotify has recently become available on. The streaming music service can be used in ambient mode/screensaver on Amazon’s latest Fire TV QLED televisions, allowing subscribers to view recommendations or “browse through albums, songs, and playlists using the remote.” Spotify has also brought its Spotify Tap shortcut to Meta’s Ray-Ban Stories sunglasses. This allows you to instantly start playing music on your phone by tapping and holding the side of the glasses; many earbuds and headphones now also offer the Spotify Tap feature.
Spotify’s latest blog post doesn’t hint at Spotify HiFi — the service’s long-delayed lossless streaming tier announced 625 days ago — or rumors the company is considering a more expensive “Platinum” subscription that could cost $19.99 a month. cost. As Amazon Music revealed this month, there are reasons to be cautious about potential changes to the service: Amazon’s decision to expand the catalog of music available to Prime customers was drowned out by complaints from people who were outraged at the loss of on-demand playback capabilities. The version of Amazon Music that comes with Prime now forces subscribers into shuffle mode and has made it harder to hear specific songs using the app and Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
Spotify notes that you need the latest version of its iOS app to get the revamped Apple Watch experience — so it sounds like that update has at least been approved. The same couldn’t be said last month when Spotify and Apple got into another public feud over App Store policies. Spotify accused Apple of hindering its recently launched audiobook initiative, but eventually released an update that complied with Apple’s rules.
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