Spotify Offering Preview of Revamped Android App
Spotify recently made a new version of its Android application available for download via its web site. The new Spotify for Android app is a preview, and not a final build yet, but the application is 100% new. Spotify says the new version has been completely redesigned, supports Android 4.0, uses a new slide-out navigation panel, offers more social network integration, offers high-rez artist imagery, and is much faster. The preview must be downloaded directly from Spotify, and itsn't available in the Google Play Store.
Spotify's Android App Gains 'Running' Playlist
Spotify today updated its Android app with the Running playlist feature available to the iOS app since May. Spotify Running places an emphasis on discovering the songs that match tempo to the runner's pace.
Video Now Playing On Spotify's Android App
Spotify has launched video content in its Android app. Users can now browse through video and audio clips from a wide variety of content providers, such as ABC News, Comedy Central, and ESPN.
Starbucks Adds Spotify Music Discovery to Mobile Apps
Starbucks today expanded the scale of its mobile application to include Spotify-backed music discovery. People who visit Starbucks stores will be able to use the Starbucks mobile app to discover what songs are being played in-store and save those songs to a personal Spotify playlist.
Google Releases Final Developer Preview of Android 7 Nougat
Google today made the fifth and final preview of Android 7 Nougat available to app developers and beta testers. Google says devices that are enrolled in the beta program should be able to update to the newest preview right away.