Spotify has rolled out redesigned UI for both Mac and Windows, along with an updated web app. The new UI is meant to give the apps a more streamlined, less cluttered look and feel.
As part of the new changes, the search bar has been relocated from the top left of the screen to a slimmed-down vertical menu on the left. Various 'Your Library' options—Made For You, Recently Played, Albums, Artists or Podcasts— have been moved to a sub-menu under a single tab, which the user can click to access.
The library option has also been re-optimised, along with a different section for browsing podcasts. Users can now add descriptions, images to their custom playlists. A new dropdown menu with multiple shorting options has also been added.
"The playlisters are incredible on Spotify, but it seems like there's limited ability to interact with those playlisters — or for those playlisters to really understand who is listening to them and be able to build that second set of creators [who] are indirectly creating by helping other people find content to experience," said Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify, according to a report in TechCrunch.