Updated · Sep 26, 2022
Spotify App to Separate Music and Podcasts
Updated · Aug 10, 2022
The music streaming giant has designed a new home tab with separate feeds for music and podcasts.
Better Organization and More Recommendations
Spotify says the reorganization is a part of an effort to give users “more and better recommendations.” It also addresses the common criticism that the app smushes all kinds of audio together.
The new layout is rolling out now for Android users, and it will arrive on iOS “in the near future.”
This new home feed features two extra buttons - Music and Podcasts & Other Shows. Tapping on one of those takes the user into separate feeds. The former only shows song recommendations, while the latter surfaces the latest episodes of the user’s favorite shows and suggests new ones.
So, while Spotify introduced the change as the new home screen, it is actually launching new filters.
The change looks particularly useful for podcast listeners. The platform previously had the designated feed relegated to the New Episodes playlist.
Spotify’s podcasts have been on the rise recently, with many of its 420 million monthly active users tuning in. By estimates, the Joe Rogan Experience averages about 11 million listeners per episode.
Dominating the Audio World
Spotify continues to look for new ways to cement its place as the world’s leading audio streaming platform.
It has already amped up its fiction podcast effort earlier this month, bringing in Mimi O’Donnell as the company’s head of scripted fiction.
The audio giant took over the music trivia game Heardle earlier in July.
Mobile users will also soon get a chance to see what their friends are listening to through the new Community social feature. The only way to do this at the moment is through the Friend Activity tab, which is exclusive to Windows and macOS.
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