December 6, 2023

Each time I believe I’m in the best place with Apple Music, Spotify fights again with a candy redesign to considered one of its apps, and I get despatched into one other inside battle over which music streaming service to make use of. At present is one other a kind of days after seeing the redesign of Spotify’s TV app.

At present, Spotify introduced that it’s rolling out a significant redesign to its TV app. In a weblog submit, the corporate revealed the brand new design, which takes a variety of inspiration from the desktop model of the music streaming app. It seems that the corporate needed to replace every thing, contemplating that it has additionally rolled out updates to its cell and desktop apps this 12 months as properly.

The brand new model of the TV app brings the expertise of utilizing Spotify on tv nearer to the expertise on the cell and desktop expertise — particularly the desktop expertise. The brand new Dwelling web page appears to be like nearly precisely what the desktop app appears to be like like with its shortcuts, lately performed, and advice sections.

The corporate can be rolling out a brand new “Up Subsequent” queue to see all the songs that may play subsequent, a brand new Darkish mode to dim the display screen at night time, and a neater method to change between accounts so everybody can simply play their favourite music — regardless of who’s utilizing the TV.

You possibly can try all the new options listed under:

  • New Dwelling design: We’ve redesigned the Dwelling web page, bringing the big-screen expertise in keeping with our Cellular and Desktop apps. Now you can simply discover acquainted shortcuts to favorites, lately performed audio, and personalised suggestions proper on high of the Dwelling web page.
  • ‘Up subsequent’ listening queue: Beforehand it was solely doable for TV listeners to view the subsequent music lined up. Now, with the newly launched Now Enjoying view, you possibly can higher handle your listening session by viewing and controlling what performs subsequent by way of the simply accessible queue.
  • Darkish mode: For these events the place the TV is just not meant to be the focus, merely activate Darkish mode by way of Now Enjoying view. This can dim the display screen and tune down the visuals to show a minimal quantity of knowledge so you possibly can pay attention and nonetheless hold the temper.
  • Account switching: Since a number of individuals in your family in all probability use the TV, account switching is a key function for TV app customers. We’ve made it simpler to modify accounts by at all times exhibiting the energetic profile within the top-right nook of your display screen. Altering profile accounts could be carried out at any time by choosing your profile picture, holding the expertise tailor-made to your preferences and listening habits.

After trying out the announcement video, evidently Spotify is making an attempt to mix the long-beloved audio expertise with the video one as properly. Spotify has lately made a push to get video podcasts on its service, so I wouldn’t be stunned to see the corporate highlighting video variations of podcasts — particularly on the TV app. I’m positive the corporate would love so that you can watch them there as an alternative of on YouTube.

I’m actually to dive into this new expertise and evaluate it to what I presently expertise with the Apple Music app on the Apple TV. Spotify says that the brand new TV app is beginning to roll out to Free and Premium customers as we speak to “supported Sensible TVs, gaming consoles, and media-streaming units.”