Music streaming website Spotify has rolled out an update for its Android App , including a faster, sleeker user interface and greater social integration. Succeeding a beta trial, the app has now been revamped to include playlist folder support and Last.fm scrobbling. Spotifiers can also control the app via a widget that sits on the home screen, meaning there’s no need to open up the app each time you want to skip or pause a track.
Available now on Google Play, features include:
- Totally new app with full support for Android 4.0
- All-new slide-out navigation
- Crossfade/gapless playback settings
- Widget – control Spotify from the home screen
- Playlist folder support
- Even more social – check out friends’ profile pages and playlists on the go
- Artist imagery in high resolution
- Related artist view – available for the first time on mobile
- ‘Extreme’ sound quality setting for 320kbps listening
- Play queue
- Last.fm scrobbling
- So much faster!
Spotify for Android is completely redesigned to support Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and it adds several new features including slide-out navigation and a widget to control the app from your home screen.“For all our Android users, this Spotify update is a huge leap forward,” said Gustav Södertröm, VP Products at Spotify, in a statement. “We’ve rebuilt it from top to bottom, making it faster, slicker and much better looking.” Spotify for Android is only available as the Premium service, which costs £9.99 a month. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below.