Spotify is adding new features for users to discover new content from mobile. The idea is for users to find a more personalized experience without having to take any action. And to do so, they will be able to use the new options they will find in Home.
New features for Spotify on iOS and Android
Without the need to perform a manual search or go directly to our library, Spotify brings together in Home some options to discover new content with recommendations based on what we have recently listened to, weekly discovery, new releases radar, mix, etc.
And it also allows us to resume music we’ve listened to, for example, with “Go back to…”,” dive back into your music”, etc. And now all these dynamics are enhanced with new functions. Some are exclusive to premium users, for example, they will find a new source of recommendation to discover new content, taking into account their preferences.
On the other hand, another feature for premium accounts will focus on new podcast recommendations. In-Home they will find these new recommendations with a blue dot to differentiate from those podcasts with half-finished playback.
And for all users, a “travel back in time” feature will be implemented that allows users to scroll through up to 3 months of playback history. Yes, you will be able to see your history of the last months and play those songs you liked in the past.
Just choose the clock icon at the top of Home and the app will direct you to your new section with all the content divided into dates. You will see songs, playlists, podcasts, etc. They have not mentioned if this option can be disabled from the app settings so that it does not save the playback history, so we will have to wait to see what the dynamics of this feature are.
All these features will be implemented in the Spotify app, both on iOS and Android, during this month. A dynamic that will take advantage of both those who have a premium account and those who choose Spotify to listen to music for free.