Apr 19 AT 9:12 AM Anthony Domanico 30 Comments

Spotify for Android gets a much-needed overhaul


Spotify for Android has gotten a massive and much-needed UI overhaul. The Spotify overhaul is actually pretty awesome. Spotify has fully embraced Google’s Holo UI interface, making Spotify’s new beta a pleasure to use. Spotify also feels a bit speedier, with pages rendering more quickly and no noticeable lag when switching between panes. I’ve spent a good part of the morning with Spotify, and have been pleased with the overall experience. Spotify’s high price point aside, the Spotify application was one of the main reasons I stopped using the service, so it’s good to see Spotify taking consumer complaints seriously after 6 months of not updating their application.

Of course, to be able to listen to Spotify on your mobile device, you’ll have to spring for a $10 per month premium Spotify subscription, though you can sign up for a 30 day free trial on Spotify’s site. If you’d like to give the new Spotify application a go, head over to Spotify’s preview site to download. Be sure your settings allow for installation of non-Play applications.

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If you do check out the the beta version of Spotify, let us know your initial impressions of the UI overhaul in the comments.

Update: Thanks for the corrections, all. Happy to admit I goofed and mis-read Spotify’s email. Good to know the holo theme does work on Gingerbread.

Source: Spotify

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