Spotify has introduced a new interface for its Home page that allows users to preview audio in a TikTok-style vertical scrolling feed. The new Home page features three sections – music, podcasts, and audiobooks – with video previews for music videos and podcasts that enable users to scroll through or choose whether to listen to the full recording. The new feed is available on users’ home pages now, with music, podcasts, and audiobooks that users can scroll through being curated to tailor to their tastes and preferences.
The statement read: “There’s so much to listen to on Spotify, and so little time. We know you don’t want to spend precious hours on titles and tracks you might not enjoy.
“Beginning today, when you open up Home on the Spotify app, you’ll find personalized, curated previews of the songs, podcasts and audiobooks you might enjoy,” it continued.
“Quickly dive into what speaks (or sings) to you, or save it for later when you need that perfect soundtrack.
“Our data shows that more listeners become committed fans after previewing what they’re about to listen to, making this feature simply the latest update in our largest mission to create even deeper connections between artists and fans.”
Once tracks have been previewed, users are then able to save, download or share the tracks by tapping the Plus (+) icon.
This feature is available for music and podcasts in countries where podcasts are available on the app, with audiobook previews currently available in the UK, the USA, Ireland, Australia and New Zeland. There are plans to expand the rollout in the future.