To get started, menu colors become light, whereas in the previous application they were dark. On the other hand, you can also see the increased agility of the application, which now reacts much better to touch gestures, and moves between menus in a faster way. There is a very pleasant feeling when using Spotify for Android, since the reaction is almost instantaneous and we do not have to wait.
Now, when we start a song, it starts to play and a small bar at the bottom of the screen with the title of the song and the artist, as well as a thumbnail of the cover and the play / pause button. If we want more details about that song, see the full cover or manage the repetition and random jump settings, we will have to click on this small bar, which will display the full screen playback mode. If we don’t, we’ll just keep browsing our lists and friends menus while the song is playing. It has also improved the cover resolution, which will now look much better on a high definition screen.
They have introduced a sidebar, which is displayed by clicking on the button enabled for it in the upper left corner of the screen. This drop down bar It contains direct links to the search section, playlists, news and updates, received songs, friends list, and settings. The friends list is one of the novelties, since now we can also navigate between their own playlists.
Finally, you can highlight the clear social orientation what has been charged Spotify for Android. When we are playing a song, we have a button specially enabled to share the link to this through all the applications that we have on our Android and that allow it, such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, short messages, Evernote or even email. Y the same can be said for lists, since when entering each one of them we have the same button in the upper area of the screen.
Do not forget a couple of details, the application, being still a Beta version, is in testing phase, and will improve until the final version is released in Google play. Of course, if we decide to install the preview version, it will be overwritten in the previous one, and we will lose the old. We should not worry about our downloaded songs, since these will continue on the mobile and it will not be necessary to synchronize again. This new version of Spotify for Android, it is only in English. It is expected to be released definitively in more languages, but at the moment it is only available in the Anglo-Saxon language.
As a curious detail, it can be highlighted that the Menu button loses all functionality in the application, since it is worth absolutely nothing. Spotify It supplies all its functions with buttons on the touch screen. This may mean that the future version for iPhone is going to look a lot like this, since now there are no functions that depend on the menu button. Although, yes, the style would continue to retain the Apple touch, which we have always seen in the application of Spotify for iOS. In any case, if you want to test the application now, you can do it downloading the preview version of Spotify and installing it on your Android device.