Spotify on Tuesday announced that an overhauled version of its Android application is now available for download in the Google Play marketplace. The updated Spotify app has been rewritten with full support for Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich and it adds a host of new features including slide-out navigation, a new home screen widget, new sharing social features, 320Kbps streaming support and Last.fm scrobbling. “For all our Android users, this Spotify update is a huge leap forward. We’ve rebuilt it from top to bottom, making it faster, slicker and much better looking,” Spotify VP of products Gustav Södertröm said. “The feedback we got from the preview we released a few weeks back was really positive. We wanted to give our users something special – we really hope you like it.” Spotify’s full press release follows below.
Spotify for Android – now on Google Play
Our latest Android app – faster, slicker, better…
Today we’re taking the covers off our latest and greatest Android app. Having undergone a top-to-bottom redesign and with a completely new box of tricks under the hood, we reckon this might be our best mobile app yet.
Available now on Google Play, features include:
- Totally new app with full support for Android 4.0
- All-new slide-out navigation
- Crossfade/gapless playback settings
- Widget – control Spotify from the home screen
- Playlist folder support
- Even more social – check out friends’ profile pages and playlists on the go
- Artist imagery in high resolution
- Related artist view – available for the first time on mobile
- ‘Extreme’ sound quality setting for 320kbps listening
- Play queue
- Last.fm scrobbling
- So much faster!
Gustav Södertröm, VP Products at Spotify, said: “For all our Android users, this Spotify update is a huge leap forward. We’ve rebuilt it from top to bottom, making it faster, slicker and much better looking.”
He added: “The feedback we got from the preview we released a few weeks back was really positive. We wanted to give our users something special – we really hope you like it.”
As with all Spotify Mobile apps, you’ll need a Premium subscription to get your music on the move. To download Spotify for Android, click on this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spotify.mobile.android.ui