[Android] Redesign to fit the Material Design Guidelines

Hi guys,


I've been using the Android app for a bit. To be honest, the UI feels a bit dated and doesn't really fit the Holo design guidelines which you can find here. One example of a really nice redesign is attached to this post.


Thanks for considering this.


EDIT: Now that Lollipop has been released along with the Material Design Guidelines, I think it would be a good idea to update the UI to fit these guidelines. A nice redesign is now attached to this post.


Updated on 2017-08-29

Hey everyone. This idea has been marked as "Not Right Now" since 2014 and today we're marking it as "Case Closed". 


To ensure Spotify feels familiar across all the different platforms and moments in peoples lives we work hard to ensure the experience feels like Spotify everywhere first, which means we follow our UI guidelines and would not follow the material design guidelines like for like.


However we are always sensitive to the nuances of the platform guidelines and work hard to balance the familiarity of the platform with the familiarity of Spotify.


We appreciate all your feedback, but we want to be transparent about the fact that this won't be fully implemented. Keep your eye on the Ideas Board for other announcements about idea we can implement for all of you.

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Nice redesign! Spotify already announced to update their design, so you will hopefully see some changes soon. 😉
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@Osyx Done.


Now we just need to share it so we can get some more kudos.  To get the Spotify team to notice 🙂


This needs to be a higher priority. Spotify is one of the last media streaming apps to get updated to Material Design.

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Hello everybody,


I made this concept of the Android app to match the new material desgin a bit more. It's a result of one sleepless night, so it's basically just couple of ideas.


1.jpg 2.jpg   3.jpg 4.jpg

 5.jpg 6.jpg





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Oliver, I've moved your topic over here to gather all Material design feedback. Nicely done! 🙂

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Awesome, some of those things have really made it into the latest update! 🙂
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Wish Spotify had a total material design overall.


It would look so much nicer!

Status changed to: Not Right Now
Updated: 2016-08-05

Hey @i077! Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange with your feedback. While we're always updating and improving the Android app, we don't have plans for these specific design changes. We're marking this as 'Not Right Now' but this idea is still open for more votes and comments with feedback. Thanks!

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@cclawrenceI totally agree with you!