Rumours that Spotify is revamping its service for free users are beginning to strengthen as screenshots of an update UI have appeared online. It is said that the music streaming service is introducing play on demand features for selected playlists; making the free app feel more like the premium tier.
The Verge shared an early look at what may be the new version of the mobile app. In the current version, free tier users are only allowed to listen to playlists on shuffle. These shuffle only playlists are marked with a blue icon to inform users that the on-demand feature is not available.
Overall, the new app doesn’t stray too far from its current design cues. Though there are improvements in most part of the app. For instance, the Search page now has colourful boxes to indicate mood for the users, the bottom navigation bar is now without the Browse button and also a full-screen album art on the Now Playing screen.
Spotify might have more surprises for the event next week as rumours have been circling around about a voice control feature for the app and a possible hardware product. More information will soon be known of Spotify plans to compete in the ever challenging music streaming business when it holds its 24 April event.
(Source: The Verge)