Spotify's new redesign features on-demand playlists for free users

Spotify's new redesign features on-demand playlists for free users

Previously, on-demand music was reserved exclusively for premium subscribers, while those on the free tier had access only to the shuffle button when it came to using the mobile app.

Likewise, those in the free tier can now listen to any music they want, at any time, and for as many times. But many users of Spotify for free around the world aren't able to enjoy music whenever they want, because of the volume of mobile data streaming typically uses. It will also impact the battery less.

The introduction of these freemium features is part of Spotify's efforts to convert more free users to paid ones.

"The free experience on Spotify is becoming a lot more like Spotify Premium with much more control and much better personalization to discover the right music", said Zafar. Shuffle still exists outside of those 15 playlists, but it's an improvement over the status quo and may provide more of a hook for those tempted to make the switch to the paid subscription.

Included in the 15 playlists is Spotify's popular "Discover Weekly" feature, which is a personalized playlists based on your interests. It meant that you could listen to music for free, but you had to listen to it in the randomised order Spotify Free said you could.

Currently, Spotify is available in two forms; the free version or the premium version. The old gimped mobile experience was a good way to push users to pay for Spotify Premium, but it never made much sense, especially when the desktop apps didn't have the same limitations.

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The move is Spotify's latest to fend off increasing competition from rival Apple Music, which announced earlier this month that it had reached 40 million paying subscribers. The company hopes that these new features, which will be rolled out in the weeks ahead, will create a sizable increase in its user numbers globally. The company also recently redesigned its app, so now, free users can enjoy a new visual look and on-demand playlists.

Another important change to Spotify is a new Data Saver mode.

One of the most notable changes to the Spotify mobile app is the navigation located at the bottom.

Spotify made the announcement Tuesday at a press event in NY.

Spotify is also getting more personalized where according to the company, "When you sign up, we'll ask you about the artists you love, and we'll deliver curated playlists that match your musical taste and personalized playlists, like Daily Mix".

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