Spotify Refreshes Your Library, Splits Music and Podcasts

Spotify has started rolling out a major update to the Your Library view in its mobile app that separates music and podcasts from each other. But it’s available only to Premium subscribers.

“Starting today, we’re introducing a new version of Your Library to Premium users that mixes form with function,” a new post to the Spotify Newsroom notes. “Everything about the reimagined Library is designed to get you to the content you want faster. It also makes getting started and staying up-to-date with podcasts on Spotify a seamless, personalized experience.”

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Previous to this update, the Your Library view in Spotify provided a Podcasts entry in a list that included mostly music-related items like Playlists, Songs, Albums, Artists and more. In the new version, Your Library has prominent Music and Podcasts tabs at the top so you can easily toggle between those content types instead.

Inside of each view, you’ll find views that make sense for each content type. The Music view has Playlists, Artists, and Albums tabs, for example, while Podcasts has Episodes, Downloads, and Shows.

There are other changes in this update, too. Spotify has create a new automatic playslist called Liked Songs, available in the Playlists view, that contains all existing and future Liked songs. And Podcasts has a new Shows tab so you can more easily manage the podcasts you follow and scan through past episodes.

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  • remc86007

    13 June, 2019 - 2:51 pm

    <p>Is it just me or is all mobile design starting to move closer and closer to what Windows Phone looked like?</p><p><br></p><p>Not that I'm complaining…</p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    13 June, 2019 - 3:02 pm

    <p>The also just rolled out the new Your Daily Drive playlist and it is pretty good. </p>

    • fishnet37222

      Premium Member
      14 June, 2019 - 11:43 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#435186">In reply to will:</a></em></blockquote><p>Except it includes news. When I'm driving to and from work, I just want music.</p>

    • Skolvikings

      17 June, 2019 - 9:28 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#435186">In reply to will:</a></em></blockquote><p>My commute to work is less than 5 minutes, so I really don't need this, but I checked it out and you're right. They picked a really nice selection of songs that I'd like to listen to in the car. The NPR segments look interesting, but hey, it's Spotify. Unlike the radio, if you don't like a song or segment, go to the next track.</p>

  • senorlargo

    14 June, 2019 - 3:13 pm

    <p>Paul, did you ever find an acceptable Podcast app yet? Is this it? </p>

  • Rob_Wade

    14 June, 2019 - 4:58 pm

    <p>Except, what does Spotify mean by "Your Library"? It certainly doesn't show any of the music in my actual Library Folder (much less where it really resides, which is OneDrive).</p>

    • JoePaulson

      18 June, 2019 - 5:58 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#435371">In reply to Rob_Wade:</a></em></blockquote><p>As far as I know they have never really supported music locker type setups.</p>

  • mattbg

    Premium Member
    14 June, 2019 - 5:59 pm

    <p>Interesting that they can roll this out without updating the app. There are people that have the same version of the iOS app but some have the old view and some have the new view.</p><p><br></p><p>Nice to see them iterating on the Podcasts UI. Although their library is still missing some podcasts I listen to, if they keep at these incremental improvements then it may be a decent cross-platform podcast player at some point.</p><p><br></p><p>The main thing of interest in the update as described in the article is the potential to see my Liked Songs (individual tracks) separate from the full albums that get dumped into my Songs library by way of me saving the album they are on.</p><p><br></p><p>But with Spotify it's always hard to know from write-ups if my understanding of their solution to my problem is really a solution to my problem :)</p>

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