Spotify updates its Android app, adds new time-saving features

Spotify updates its Android app, adds new time-saving features
Music streaming site Spotify updated its Android app on Tuesday, adding a number of features that users are going to want. First, we should explain that Spotify has two levels of service starting with a 48 hour free trial that gives you access to unlimited tunes. After the trial period is up, you can continue using the app to listen to your music, or you can subscribe to Spotify Premium. With that service, users get unlimited access to Spotify's library.

Today's update, only available for the Android version of the app, allows you to filter and sort your playlists and tracks. After the update, when you return to your playlist view, it will always be to the same position. And Spotify's Android users will be happy to see that the app no longer crashes when the $ is used in a username. When you log out and then log back into Spotify, the app will now start up from where you left off.

It sounds like Spotify users are gaining a few time saving features with this update, which is available now from the Google Play Store.

source: Spotify via AndroidCentral



1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's an okay update but i want the JB treatment with a lockscreen widget and an adjustable notification widget thing and i want to be able to move songs around in my playlists not just sort them alphabetically.

2. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 2012

The one feature I'm still missing personally is notification shade music controls. I really dislike having to pop back into the app to skip a song or pause the music.

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

love this service. i think i might try another one next though, check out the compitition

4. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

how about a freaking andriod tablet version? EH EH

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The main problem with the app is IMHO that it doesn't rotate! It doesn't work in landscape mode. That's pretty lame.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah but that's really only a bother for me when i want to use the phone's car dock in landscape.

8. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Get the Ultimate Screen Rotation app from the Play store. It works great and allows Spotify to work in landscape.

6. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

If poweramp teamed up with Spotify they would be unstopable. I actually pay for the $10/mo and love spotify, but hate the player.

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