Swedish music streaming giant Spotify has enhanced its home screen by introducing some new features for the Home hub. The new features will enhance the experience on Spotify, particularly for those on Spotify Premium. The new update brings a new “recently played” section that can be accessed by the history icon near the top of the home screen, which will list all the individual tracks that were listened to. The company said that this feature will give Premium and Free users access to their history as far back as three months. Each track will include the playlist, album, or show that the track was associated with, making it easier for users to discover more music. The Home Screen will now also include podcasts for Premium users. The podcasts will be marked by a blue dot in order to tell users if they are new or include a progress bars for the ones a user has already started, making it easier to jump back in where they left off.
Premium subscribers will also have access to a discovery feature on the home screen, including a new banner highlighting new tracks from users’ favourite artists. This is customised to each user’s personal tastes, so they will always know when a new song drops. “Whether you’re looking to replay some of your favorites, pick up where you left off, or discover something new, there’s something for everyone on the Home hub…We believe that together, these updates will improve accessibility of both podcast and music content across mobile for your users,” Spotify said in a blog post. It said that the new features will start rolling out to mobile users this month itself. Some of these features, as usual, are exclusive only to paid Spotify subscribers. In India, Spotify Premium costs Rs 179 per month, Rs 7 per day, and Rs 25 per week. “We believe that together, these updates will improve accessibility of both podcast and music content across mobile for your users. We’ll continue to adapt and evolve our platform to meet the needs of our users, ultimately providing the best possible audio experience for our listeners around the world,” Spotify said.