Spotify is working to improve the Home Screen on Android and iOS devices. The company is rolling out a new look for the desktop and web player. The redesign will start rolling out today and will reach a global audience in the coming week.
The new-look on desktop and web features will have a new clean design, more controls, and a great new foundation for listeners. The company said that it spent months on tests, research, and feedback from users on updating the interface for its desktop and web players.
The changes include that the search tool is now located on the left side of the navigation page. It was earlier kept on top of the home screen. A search bar has been added to playlists as well. The new update allows the users to write descriptions, upload images, drag and drop tracks into existing playlists. It also has added new keyboard shortcuts to assist with many more tasks. Within the desktop app, PC users can press Control + ?, and Mac users, Command + ? — that will bring up a full list of all commands available.
Swedish music streaming service Spotify has paid over $23 billion in royalties to rights holders, including over $5 billion in 2020, which is up from $3.3 billion in 2017. The company generated $1 million or more in royalties. This music streaming app is currently used by more than 340 million active users and 150 million subscribers using its ad-free premium product across 93 countries.