Apple Music scores a much-needed interface redesign, will treat you to curated daily playlists


Apple Music has been around for a tad less than a year now, but ever since Day 1 it was clear that the app was in need of a drastic redesign. True, it did it's music-streaming job just fine, but the cluttered and illogical at times interface made it totally not user-friendly.

Luckily for all who have been staying away from Apple Music because of the disappointing interface are in for a treat - Apple just showed us a revamped version of Apple Music. At first sight, it looks way cleaner than before, putting what's most important up front - the music you care about. Simplicity was the leitmotif during the announcement of the design revamp.

There's now less info on each page of Apple Music, which was previously cluttered with different songs, playlists, and relevant info about the artist you're currently listening to. Apart from seeing less, you will be seeing everything better - the font is bolder and bigger, making everything easier to access. Additionally, when you play a song now, you will be able to check out lyrics by a simple swipe up. Nifty, right? 

Next, we have a new section of the app, dubbed Downloaded Music, which will allow you to access all the tunes you have saved locally for offline listening. Finally, we have the For You tab, which will treat you to curated playlists on a daily basis, similarly to what Spotify has been doing with its Discovery Weekly feature.

The overhauled app will arrive alongside iOS 10 this fall, but impatient users will most likely take it for a spin once the public beta rolls out. 

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5 Comments

1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sorry Apple, still can't beat the value of YT Red + GP Music.

2. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Welcome to 2016 Apple. Been enjoying all of this on spotify since a long time!

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Basically. Not saying ITunes catalog isn't awesome or nothing. But YT Red has changed the game for me.

5. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

The problem with YT Red is the availability. Here in Argentina it's not yet available, so Spotify is for me!

4. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

so Apple admitted the 1st Apple music UI sucks hence redesign completely.

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