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Spotify’s Brand New Android App Hits Google Play With ICS Support, New Features

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I’ve been using the Spotify for Android beta since I picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note around a month ago, and I certainly believe it’s a huge improvement over its predecessor. If you’ve been waiting for the final release to try it out, then today is your lucky day, because the brand new Spotify can now be downloaded from Google Play.

As you will already be aware if you’ve been using the beta, the new Spotify app has been redesigned from the ground up. It has abandoned the old user interface in favor of a new one that looks more at home on devices running Ice Cream Sandwich, while introducing several new features.

Those include playlist folder support, scrobbling, high-resolution artwork and album art, and a widget for controlling playback from the home screen. It’s that last one that really makes the update worth the wait for me.

According to Spotify’s Vice President of Products, Gustav Södertröm, the update also makes the app faster and smoother than ever before:

“For all our Android users, this Spotify update is a huge leap forward. We’ve rebuilt it from top to bottom, making it faster, slicker and much better looking. The feedback we got from the preview we released a few weeks back was really positive. We wanted to give our users something special – we really hope you like it.”

The Spotify app for Android is, of course, free to download, but you will need a Spotify Premium subscription — priced at $9.99 per month — to enjoy it.

What do you think of the new Spotify app?

[via The Next Web]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...