Spotify has redesigned its app with the focus on improving the experience for paid subscribers. The company has simplified the navigation of the app by reducing the number of buttons and redesigning the search page, which now includes elements previously found in Browse, such as favorite genres or music to match a mood. And it also gives its radio service a new design and new, easy-to-use Artist Radio playlists.
The most obvious change is the navigation of the app.
Spotify has always felt a bit cluttered. with its five navigation buttons – Home, Browse, Search, Radio and My Library. The new app has split them into just three buttons: Home, Search and My Library.
Recommendations are displayed on the start page after updating while discovery is done through the search.
On the search page, you can search for artists, albums, and podcasts by typing requests as you did before. But the site is now also personalized and shows your own "top genres" under the search bar ̵
The Browse panel has been redesigned to reflect this search page and highlights things like top charts, programmed playlists from Spotify, custom personalized playlists, and music Mood, genre, activity and more.  The radio section has also been revised
With the update, you can search for a favorite artist or song and instantly list it with one of Artist Radio's brand new playlists. These are personalized, endless streams based on your own tastes – and they are regularly updated to stay fresh, Spotify Notes.
This final feature seems to address a more recent challenge from Pandora that resulted in their music genome personalized playlists for its users. Spotify is now also turning its radio stations into personalized playlists. Instead of asking users to move the selection up or down, only stations that you know you like based on existing data are created. These radio playlists also work offline, says the company.
The updated app for premium users is following a redesign of the app for their free customers, which was announced in April. This redesign made it easy for freelance users to access more than a dozen Song on Demand playlists, including the skip title option. In addition, the number of tabs in the lower navigation has been reduced.
This week, the company also introduced a new Android Wear application. In addition, third-party Mighty has released a new version of their Spotify player, which is basically an iPod Shuffle-like device that works with Spotify instead of Apple Music or iTunes.
The changes to the Spotify app occur simultaneously when the company loses to Apple in North America. Pandora has just been stolen by Sirius XM for $ 3.5 billion, which could increase competition in the United States.
Spotify's premium subscribers grew to 83 million in the second quarter of 2018 and have 180 million monthly assets, including free customers (19659002). Spotify says the redesign for Spotify Premium will be available to all premium subscribers from today is available on iOS and Android.