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Introducing great new ways to discover music

by Moderator on ‎2012-12-06 07:32 PM - last edited on ‎2015-09-23 07:03 AM by Community Manager (20,935 Views)

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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‎2012-12-06 07:57 PM - edited ‎2012-12-06 08:00 PM

Hey Richard!


Why you not announcement that METALLICA is in Spotify now?


But let me say this: you have best product ever I used for 2 years and those new cool features are so cool. I wait those... Please let me know download link from where I can download this cool update now, not in 2025. :D


I can't wait this for weeks before my client auto-update itself! I'm so ready for betatest this!

on ‎2012-12-06 09:41 PM

Looking forward to seeing these new features :D 



by International Star
on ‎2012-12-06 09:47 PM



Now all I need is repeat track mode! =)

by Top Star
‎2012-12-06 10:12 PM - edited ‎2012-12-06 10:12 PM

OMG Metallica \m/

My first "real" music I've listened to, that's just great! :D


Also can't wait for the discover feature!

by David
‎2012-12-07 06:29 AM - edited ‎2012-12-07 06:38 AM

Also, here's a little video. Hope you like our new website too! 


on ‎2012-12-07 07:10 AM

Every single piece of hardware in that video is made by Apple!
Spotify = Apple Fanboys ;-)

by David
on ‎2012-12-07 07:31 AM
You try and get out, but they pull you back in.
on ‎2012-12-07 11:55 AM

Will the first users get the new desktop client with discovery this week or next?

by Top Star
on ‎2012-12-07 12:27 PM

The new website looks stylish too!

But I'm kinda missing a direct link to the community like it was before. Now you have to go to help -> support forum.

by boobooboy
on ‎2012-12-07 02:25 PM

When will these new features (collections specifically) show up in the apps?

on ‎2012-12-07 03:07 PM

It will come in two steps - some functionality as a major update to the desktop client in the next few weeks and the full cross platform update in Q1 2013.


But if the world ends in December 21th 2012, we will never be able to enjoy it. though. However the risk of an apocalypse is so low we don't need to count on it.

by boobooboy
on ‎2012-12-07 03:26 PM

When you say "cross platform" for Q1, would that include iphone?   


Should have held Metallica announcment until 12/20.  That would have been especially cruel.

by gautes
on ‎2012-12-07 08:36 PM

Will this functionality come to the Windows Phone 7 and 8 apps?


Please? ;-)

by International Star
on ‎2012-12-09 02:09 AM

boobooboy wrote:

When you say "cross platform" for Q1, would that include iphone?   


Should have held Metallica announcment until 12/20.  That would have been especially cruel.

Yes, this includes the iOS app. 

by mattschreiber
on ‎2012-12-10 08:34 PM

When will they be laucing the desktop update? Will premium members get it first?

by International Star
on ‎2012-12-10 11:54 PM

I'm guessing by the end of 2012. Not sure though...


The mobile apps will be updated in early 2013.

by Community Manager
on ‎2012-12-13 09:57 PM



We don't roll out based on subscription status. We'll update this thread once the roll out begins. At that time, everyone should be free to download the newest version from the Spotify website. 

on ‎2012-12-17 09:59 AM

One week left before christmas, I hope the roll out will be done before Christmas. Tomorrow it's only two weeks left on 2012, so I wonder if the roll out will be at all before that.

by mattschreiber
on ‎2012-12-18 09:08 PM

Seriously... When are we getting this desktop update? =) 

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