September 2, 2014

Spotify releases an all new design across its apps

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Spotify are today releasing an update which you’ll notice will change the look of the music streaming service across all of their applications and platforms.

Called “Cat” internally, the design is said to be inspired by iOS 7 and is focused on placing emphasis on the content. That includes frosty panes, clean sharp icons, and circular album art.

“We have this metaphor of stepping into a theatre — when you dim the lights, the content comes forward,” Michelle Kadir, director of product development at Spotify, told Wired.co.uk. “We wanted to use that for ourselves and the product.”

A ‘My Music’ feature will also be focused on which contains all your music you’ve liked, starred, or added to a playlist. When you hit the plus button alongside a song, artist, or album, it will automatically be added to the new ‘My Music’ list rather than having to specify an individual playlist. Starred items will remain, however.

Spotify has been working on the new design for six months in order to perfect it and it says it sees this as a “first big step of many this year.”

The new design is rolling out starting today, and will be available across Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac, Windows, and Web Browser as the day progresses.