Spotify, everyone's favourite commercial music streaming service, just got itself a facelift and 'more relevant' browsing functions. Version 5.0 is in the Store now - it's a pretty sweet free solution if all you want is music in a particular style or vein, or of course you can go premium (£10 a montn) and get any song by any artist at any time.
• Spotify has a bold and beautiful new look: playing your favourite music has never looked so good.
• Your Music on Windows Phone: helps you save, organize and browse your music collection.
• Updated Browse feature: delivering even more relevant and localized content.
With a new visual style, here are some screenshots:
Great to see a few illustrated 'what's new' screens, all very stylish....
A personalised carousel to start things off, plus all the lists and browsers you need from Spotify; (right) playback in progress, with very iOS-like gradient backgrounds...(!)
Any playing music stays in a banner at the bottom while you browse the rest of the UI; (right) looking through the various moods and other playlists. Something for everyone?
Even the playlists have sub-playlists, there's surprising depth; (right) you also get surprising music, it's a great discovery service.