Spotify’s bought a brand new desktop app, but it surely received’t make me swap from Apple Music

Spotify’s desktop app has been lengthy overdue for an replace, and right this moment, it lastly occurred.

In a weblog submit, the corporate introduced that its desktop app is getting an improve after trying fairly the identical for a lot of years. The 2 greatest adjustments to the app, if you end up utilizing it on the desktop or the net, are a brand new Your Library and Now Taking part in view. You may also now collapse the library, search and filter the library, and resize the Your Library and Now Taking part in views.

One of many large adjustments coming to the app is that the Your Library view is now anchored on the left-hand facet of the app window.

On the left-hand facet of the app window, we’re anchoring the brand new Your Library so you may rapidly entry your saved music and podcast collections. And from preliminary insights we’ve seen, customers have discovered that the brand new Library helps them save time, gives them with a greater overview, and permits them to extra simply swap between playlists. 

In all probability the most important change is that the Now Taking part in view takes up all the right-hand facet of the app. Not solely will it present you what’s enjoying, however provide up extra details about the music, artist, and extra.

On the right-hand facet of the app, you’ll discover the Now Taking part in view, which shows the present music or podcast you’re listening to. You may even discover extra details about the music and artist right here, in addition to data on tour dates and merch—making it simpler to attach along with your favourite artists and uncover extra about them. For choose podcasts, you may even observe transcripts as you hear.

It’s an ideal and lengthy overdue replace however, even with some good new options, it isn’t sufficient to drag me away from Apple Music. Granted, like many people, I began with Spotify way back and have even switched backwards and forwards between the companies over time. Nevertheless, I’m squarely within the Apple Music camp now. I feel the app is healthier, the Atmos options are attention-grabbing, and the audio high quality is healthier.

Talking of audio high quality, plainly Spotify is lastly planning to launch its new premium tier that may embrace Hello-Fi high quality.