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Spotify for iPhone updated with new interface

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Spotify for iOS
Spotify for iOS

Spotify has just updated its mobile app for iPhone with a new interface that puts it on par with last year's overhauled Android version. There are a few big changes to the interface, and the most prominent is the addition of a swipe-across menu that lets you jump the different section of the app. If you've used the Facebook app for iOS, it's virtually identical.

The now playing bar is a very welcome addition

The most useful feature, however, is the "now playing" bar. Wherever you are in the app, the artist and track name of whatever you're listening to are displayed at the bottom of the screen along with play / pause controls. Swiping to the left or right on the bar will skip to the previous or next track from your current album or playlist. The final addition is a new track menu, accessible by clicking a "..." button to the right of each track. The menu lets you add a track to a playlist, share a track, or add to the playing queue.

The new app is more of an evolution than a drastic redesign; Spotify has tweaked a few parts of its app, and the changes — especially the now playing bar — are very welcome. There are a few bugfixes bundled in with the update as well, which you can check out in the Spotify changelog before heading over to the App Store for the download.