There have been reports in recent weeks of impending changes to Spotify's free service level, and it seems that the music service is now providing the updated UI to select users. While The Verge can not confirm whether this is officially the new version of the free mobile version that will be released next week, these UI changes would provide the option to play songs on demand in selected playlists The free tier behaves more like a premium account. Spotify declined to comment.
Last week, [Bloomberg reported that these updates would have a particular impact on mobile users, and a flyer for the company's upcoming April 24 event recently confirmed that changes would be made to Spotify Mobile. Although there are some notable changes in this version of Spotify for free for mobile phones, but perhaps the biggest is the new option to play certain playlists on demand, as seen with the "Gold Edition" playlist above. If a playlist can only be played in shuffle mode, it will now be marked with a blue shuffle symbol. Previously, all playlists on free rank could only be played in shuffle mode.
Also new is how individual songs are displayed while playing. Spotify used to use full-screen art with certain prominent playlists like RapCaviar. Well, that seems to have rolled it out as a standard. In fact, almost everything in this version of Spotify for free is redesigned, from the search page that now has colorful box prompts such as "Workout" and "Mood" to previews under Playlist Icons that contain a heads up on the See songs above (see "New Music Friday" on the right).
When it comes to the bottom strip of the navigation, the Browse button has disappeared and this content is folded in Search, the radio button is also gone and the feature is nowhere to be found in menus, and there is now a premium button on the right that prompts free users to upgrade.
Voice Control, a feature that Spotify tested earlier this month, does not appear to be up for grabs included in the update.
Spotify went public in April Third, and its services are available in 61 countries with a total user base of $ 159 million, the ad-supported free add-on and 70 million paying users as of January 2018. The company predicts as many as 96 million paid subscribers and 30 percent by the end of the year to $ 6.6 billion. It is predicted that the company is likely to continue to focus on growing user subscriptions and making better use of the free experience is critical to attracting new people to the service.