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Introducing great new ways to discover music

Roadie

We're very happy to announce some major upcoming changes to Spotify. Never again will you have to ask the question "what should I listen to next?" as we're about to make music discovery easier and better than ever.

 

First up is the new Follow tab

 

Here you'll not only be able to see what your friends are listening to, but also what playlists they're creating and sharing. And it's not just your close friends  - we're happy to welcome on board real artists and tastemakers who'll keep you updated with the latest songs you have to hear.

 

Want to know what Bruno Mars is listening to right now, for instance? That's only a click away. Follow him you'll get an update as soon as his next album is out, too. Connecting with your favourite artists has never been this easy.

 

Whilst you're following lots of interesting new people, you'll also want to check out the Discover tab.

 

Here, we'll be your new best friend and offer handpicked recommendations that we think you'll love. We'll give you a full explanation of why we've picked each song too - like any best friend should.

 

You'll get concerts reviews, new people to follow, recent album releases and plenty more - all on the same page. That's more time spent listening to music that's right for you - and less time head-scratching.

 

Fancy something we've picked out? Add it to your Collection and it'll be waiting to be listened to whenever you feel like checking it out.

 

But wait, there's more! Last up is the Audio Preview feature.

 

With all this great new music you'll be discovering, you might not want to interrupt the song you're currently listening to. After all, why should the music ever have to stop?

 

Simply hover your mouse over a song that you fancy and you'll get a short snippet to listen to.Then save the song for later, play it in full or go right back to what you were listening. It's up to you.

 

The upcoming changes will be rolled out over the next couple of weeks. The first installment of these features will come very soon. So if you're keen to try out these for yourselves just hang on in there. A great new music discovery experience is on the way.

 

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445 Comments
Spotify Legend

The first social discovery features should be available now. Just download the latest version of Spotify from our website.

 

www.spotify.com/download

Community Legend

Hmm still getting the 0.8.5.1333.g822e0de8 version when I install the "new" version. 😕

 

Tried reinstalling Spotify first, but same result.

Regular

Yes same here... I am anticipating the "collecton" feature and the discover page and nither are avalible yet... Downloaded "new" versoin from website but still the same

Music Fan

here too, still waiting to try tis.

Roadie

Same here.... not getting the new update... 😞

Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Anyone have the direct file path so I can download the new update?

Roadie

spotify rolled out for me this afternoon 19th December, 6pm, GMT+10 Sydney. No discovery tab or collection. But can follow artists etc. Looks to be "phase 1" as explained previously. Can't wait for discovery tab, but very happy with the new feature of following artists!

One thing I have noticed - they have completely removed the playlist time length altogether. Now have no idea how long a playlist will play for. Disappointing.. but hopefully something that is not gone forever.

Community Legend

Could the ones who managed to download the new version send it over to me by a file sharing tool like sprend or yoursendit?

Music Fan

still nothing in my dimension not

Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

They removed playlist runtime? WHAT THE HELL!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Spotify Legend

Discovery things will be rolled out later - follow will be the first thing you come across. However, as ever, we're doing a rollout with these things, in case something is actively on fire and we need to stop. 

Community Legend

I downloaded Spotify again - took 2 minutes longer this time, then installs it, but then nothing happen, spotify didn't start as used to be after installation and the version has not changed at all.

 

Is it meant that we should be able to download the new version now from spotify.com?

Spotify Legend

Hi guys,

 

My mistake. I thought I had tested this to confirm its availability but its not just yet. 

 

While the rollout has started, it is not yet available from the Spotify website. However, it should be before too long. I'll find out and update you once it has been made available on the site. 

 

 

 

Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Alright, no problem

 

I'm not sure I want to update if playlist runtime has been removed, like some people have said. 

Community Legend

Can you set descriptions to playlist now in this build?

Music Fan

made you wait

Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

Please kudo my new idea so we can get the playlist length indicator back!

 

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/BRING-BACK-total-playlist-length-across-all-platforms/...

Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

There is no better alternative, but I might cancel to speak my mind. I'm sick of Spotify not listening to our feedback!

 

I really don't want to have to if Spotify declines in usability. 

Roadie
I agree, very poor effort, thinking of removing my Premium subscription.
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24

I won't cancel, but I would like to see improvement. Who thought remove playlist length was a good idea?

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