Spotify announces new free version of its mobile app

Spotify launches a new free version that lets users choose songs from specific playlists

With Spotify's continued effort of removing clutter from the app, users will now be able to save songs by selecting the heart icon.

Spotify unveiled a revamped version of its free mobile app on Tuesday. Previously, users could only listen to playlists on shuffle mode.

So far, the company has announced no changes to its Premium service which is a bit rough as these subscribers are generating the revenue that allows the freeloaders to get access.

While free users now are locked into shuffled songs, Spotify is freeing up more on-demand mobile music. 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.

The new app streamlines the user interface so that it's easier to discover music and navigate between different sections. It'll reduce data consumption by 75%, presumably through an undisclosed compression system, though there's no word yet on how this affects audio performance. After all, towards the bottom of the app, four buttons will be present.

Spotify relies on it's free service to attract more users to it's Premium service, and it needs more users if it wants to withstand the freight train of Apple Music.

Spotify has 90 million free users already, and 70 million paid subscribers.

More news: BMW iX3 concept unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

Spotify allows users to create and customise their own playlists and browse content using parameters such genre, artist and album searches. While Spotify hasn't explained the technology thoroughly, our guess is that the music quality will decrease little by little, helping to reduced the bandwidth as your ears and phone consumes that music file.

The company was founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon and officially launched on October 7, 2008. "We think these changes will increase the number of music fans using Spotify, regardless of whether they're ready to pay a monthly subscription or not".

The service is available in most of North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Asia. Initially wooed by its futuristic design, the two become quickly irritated when they realize it can't play Spotify or Pandora playlists.

The revamped Spotify free tier that was announced today is very much the same redesign that IBTimes reported nearly a week ago. Tap the ♡ to quickly save songs to your Favorites playlist and tap the ⃠ icon to hide songs you don't want to hear.

While Spotify hasn't yet confirmed when it plans to enter India.

Spotify also announced it will be coming to another 20 countries worldwide.

Related News:

  • Willie Snead thanks Saints as deal with Ravens becomes final

    Willie Snead thanks Saints as deal with Ravens becomes final

    Snead is a restricted free agent, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the New Orleans Saints are not going to match the offer . On the final day of restricted free agency, the Ravens signed Snead to an offer for $10.4 million total over the two years.
    Bharatiya Janata Party Releases a List of 72 Candidates for Karnataka Elections

    Bharatiya Janata Party Releases a List of 72 Candidates for Karnataka Elections

    Meanwhile the Congress party has expressed confidence that Siddaramaiah will get a second run as Chief Minister of Karnataka. One member is a representative of the Anglo-Indian community nominated by the Governor of Karnataka.
    Saudi air strike kills 15 at Yemen wedding

    Saudi air strike kills 15 at Yemen wedding

    Yemen's Houthi rebels state their behaving head of condition was murdered in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition. In October 2016, 140 mourners were killed during an air strike on a house in Sanaa.
  • Allison Mack freed to parents on $5 million bail

    Allison Mack freed to parents on $5 million bail

    Raniere said he was "deeply saddened" and denied "abusing, coercing or harming" anyone in a letter posted on the site. Mack is accused of recruiting women into DOS , a secret group that was supposedly dedicated to women's empowerment .
    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) officially announced in India

    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro (M1) officially announced in India

    This is an advantage over other phones that come with hybrid slot The base side has micro USB, Speaker and headphone jack. Sensors onboard the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 include Face Unlock sensor, fingerprint sensor, and the likes.
    William Blair Reaffirms Outperform Rating for, Inc

    William Blair Reaffirms Outperform Rating for, Inc

    It increased, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. 168 funds amassed stakes and 667 increased stakes. The Olstein Capital Management Lp holds 281,000 shares with $10.76 million value, down from 346,000 last quarter.
  • Israel arrests 2 Palestinians on Gaza border

    Israel arrests 2 Palestinians on Gaza border

    Haaretz reported that Hamas has recruited some 40 Palestinian students to serve as operatives on Malaysian campuses. She said the 30-year-old mother of three was inconsolable despite being surrounded by family and friends.
    Oppn to move SC to challenge rejection of impeachment motion against CJI

    Oppn to move SC to challenge rejection of impeachment motion against CJI

    Venkaiah Naidu claimed that the Opposition party MPs were unsure of their own case and was based on 'suspicion and conjectures'. Sibal stated that they're going to approach the Supreme court in the matter of impeachment for the chief justice of India.

    Manchester City pitch invasion after Swansea win being investigated by FA

    Asked about the potential for disciplinary action, Guardiola said: "No problem". "Football is an emotional game", he said. Chelsea's record of 30 wins last season may last only a year if City can add another two to their current 29.
  • Armenian Opposition Leader Says He is Ready to Lead

    Armenian Opposition Leader Says He is Ready to Lead

    Deeply disliked by the Armenians, Sargsyan ruled for two presidential terms, winning in largely rigged elections in 2008 and 2013. On April 17, Armenia's parliament - which is dominated by the ruling Republican Party - elected Sargsyan as prime minister.
    Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul bomber who killed 48 people

    Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul bomber who killed 48 people

    Tolo News, a local website, said three voter registration centers around Afghanistan were attacked before Sunday. Haidari blamed the Taliban who have stepped up their attacks on Afghan security forces across Badghis.
    Amir Khan vs Phil Lo Greco: All you want to know!

    Amir Khan vs Phil Lo Greco: All you want to know!

    Khan was brutally knocked out by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Las Vegas when he stepped up to middleweight in May 2016. As mentioned above, Kell Brook could be the next contender, if Khan can live up to his billing.

Most liked

Kellyanne Conway chides CNN host over question about husband's Trump tweets
Conway's response: "It's fascinating to me that CNN would go there". "It's fascinating to me that CNN would go there", Conway said .

More than one billion people take part in 2018 Earth Day
To mark the day, people are set to march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees and clean up their towns and roads.

Iranian general threatens to 'annihilate' Israel
If there's a war, the result will be your complete elimination", he said. "The only way for you to escape will be to the sea". Zarif's comments come after senior Iranian officials threatened Israel with annihilation over the weekend.

Russell Westbrook Vows to Stop Ricky Rubio in Game 4
Utah can take control of its series against Oklahoma City on Monday, while Minnesota looks to pull even with Houston. After a 24-poin/t, 12-rebound production in Game 1, Capela had only seven points on six shots in Game 3.

TCS' market cap briefly breaches $100b mark
Why there is a possibility of a double digital growth? However, TCS is probably the only company that remained totally unaffected. The TCS market valuation has surpassed around the 6-crore mark and overall TCS has performed exceptionally well in the numbers.

Turbulence Causes a Window Panel To Fall Off An Indian Aeroplane
One of the injured passengers received stitches after the jet landed safely at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Forty-three-year-old mum Jennifer Riordan was pulled back into the plane by other passengers but died from her injuries.

Lance Armstrong pays $5m to settle federal lawsuit
If the case had gone to trial, damages could have been tripled. "I would have liked to have been questioned under oath. However, the settlement was greeted with dismay by Betsy Andreu, the wife of former Armstrong teammate Frankie Andreu.

Kris Bryant Shows no Signs of a Concussion
Yu Darvish (0-2) didn't allow a hit until Arenado's two-out single in the fourth but then the Rockies hit him hard in the fifth. The Cubs did have a chance in the top of the 3rd, wherein they had two men on with only one out, but they squandered it.

Trump Assails Democratic Opposition to Pompeo Nomination
Jeff Flake of Arizona has signaled he has some concerns about Pompeo's nomination but hasn't yet said how he'll vote. Still, some observers predict a historic setback for the president in the Foreign Relations Committee vote.

23year old Miracle Igbokwe emerges winner of BBNaija
Miracle Igbokwe, victor of the third season of Big Brother Naija , will be walking away with a treasure chest of spoils. The coal city revabrated in different areas when the victor was announced by Ebuka until the channel closed.

Hannity Defends $90 Million in HUD-Backed Real Estate
Hannity is the hidden owner behind some of the shell companies and his attorney did not dispute that he owns all of them. "Mr. The Guardian report comes days after it emerged Hannity is a client of Michael Cohen , Trump's longtime lawyer and fixer.

Champions League: English clubs Manchester City and Liverpool paired in quarterfinals
In front of goal, he's like a machine. "Obviously, it's a big thing for Roma to be in a semi-final - as it is for us". Joel Matip is out for the season, and other long-term absentees Adam Lallana and Emre Can will also miss out.

P&G buys Merck KGaA's consumer health unit for $4.2bn
Nevertheless, the final sales price is below analysts' expectations which had valued the unit at 4 billion euros. For the full year 2017, net sales of the consumer health business amounted to 911 million euros ($1.1 million).

Another School Shooting Happens in Florida
Some students and teachers piled desks and filing cabinets against classroom doors as a makeshift barricade. Noted that arrived on the scene, law enforcement officers detained a suspect in the shooting.

Temporary stay of execution for 83-year-old Alabama inmate Walter Moody
The execution is set to happen almost 30 years after Walter Leroy Moody Jr. killed a federal judge with a bomb mailed to his home. In 1996, Moody was convicted of killing Vance. "He was a great judge, a great lawyer before that, and a great father", he said.