Spotify unveils upgrades to Windows Phone app

19 Jan 2015

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Spotify has rolled out a number of upgrades to the Windows Phone version of its popular subscription-based music service app.

Customers utilising the software via a Windows Phone have up until now had to do without some of the features enjoyed by Android and iOS users. But as revealed by Spotify in a blog post, these new upgrades appear to have finally evened things out.

In addition, Windows Phone users can now enjoy what the company has called “the best-looking Spotify ever”.

“With a darker theme, refreshed typography and rounded iconography, playing your favourite music has never looked so good,” it wrote.

Curiously absent from the Windows app was the ‘Your Music’ menu, which allows users to browse the songs, albums and playlists saved to their device. This feature has finally been introduced, while updates to the ‘Browse’ feature have also been added to help users find more relevant and localised content.

Last week, it was revealed that 52pc tracks streamed via Spotify are now played on users’ phones or tablet devices. That breaks down as 42pc being streamed to mobiles, with tablets accounting for 10pc. Spotify’s desktop software, meanwhile, facilitates 45pc of streams, while its web player makes up the remaining 3pc.

Spotify image via Shutterstock

Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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