Spotify is the brilliant music streaming service that has been a big thing in the UK for some time and, had a huge welcoming to the US markets in July of last year. As with all big name streaming services, Spotify has mobile Android and iOS apps. While the iOS app doesn't look too bad, its Android counterpart is, to put it simply, ugly.
After months of unanswered requests, Spotify have finally come out with a new app with an overhauled UI, features and full Android Ice Cream Sandwich support.
If you've ever used an ICS app before, you'll instantly recognise the UI which the devs have clearly matched against Google's design standards. While the new UI is the most obvious change, under the hood there is a lot going on too - the brand new discovery engine, helping premium Spotify users to discover new music.
Currently the app is in beta (download below), but a full, official, release should hit the Play Store soon!
Full Features List
- Totally new app with full support for Android 4.0
- Top-to-bottom redesign
- All-new slide-out navigation
- Even more social - check out friends’ profile pages and playlists on the go
- Artist imagery in high resolution
- Related artist view - available for the first time on mobile
- ‘Extreme’ sound quality setting for 320kbps listening
- So much faster!
NB: A Spotify premium account is required to access the streaming services; sign up for a 30 day trial premium account here!