Spotify Testing New Playback Interface

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Music + Videos, Spotify with 7 Comments

Spotify is testing an improved interface for playback on its iOS app. The company is testing a tweaked interface that re-organizes some parts of the playback interface.

Spotify started testing a new interface for its app a little while ago which included a looping video for some songs, and that came with an improved UI for the playback controls, etc. However, songs that didn’t support these looping videos (“Video Covers”) continued to have the old interface for playback. Moreover, the new UI for these looping videos didn’t include the “Behind The Lyrics” feature, either.

The new interface helps solve that issue by putting the Behind The Lyrics feature underneath the playback controls, making the interface scrollable. It also unifies the playback controls for both songs with looping videos and those with a regular cover image. There still isn’t an option to turn off Video Covers.

Spotify continues to provide the Behind The Lyrics feature via Genius, which means you still can’t get full lyrics from the app. Instead, you only get some tidbits from Genius, which are actually very interesting but the lack of complete lyrics for songs can be annoying as you have to manually search up the lyrics somewhere else.

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