Spotify Adds a Bunch of New Features to Free Offering

Spotify announces new free version of its mobile app

And finally, Spotify has created a new Data Saver feature to let you listen to music without emptying your data bucket.

Over the years, Spotify has put a considerable amount of focus on the features and design of the paid version of Spotify, letting the free tier wallow in the state it debuted in back in 2014. The new experience will be rolling out to iOS and Android globally in the coming weeks.

As a user saves songs to a playlist, Spotify will suggest similar songs based on what you add. Previously, users could only listen to playlists on shuffle mode.

Spotify now has 70 million paid subscribers. Not bad for free, although if you factor in that Discover Weekly, Release Radar, and Daily Mix playlists are included, there isn't that much flexibility in your choices.

Spotify has long offered a free edition of its service, and it not only delivered ads, but also cut down on what you could do, allowing you to listen to playlists you might have made, but sticking the songs on random. This is way sort of the subscription version of Spotify who recently floated in the USA.

The Spotify free version depends on your device.

But that's not necessarily the case from this week, as Spotify makes a few changes.

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Gustav Soderstrom, chief R&D officer, said that its new mobile app reduces data consumption by 75 percent. Spotify says the feature works by optimizing how the app streams music and how imagery and UI elements in the app are loaded. This comes to approximately 750 songs (or about 40 hours of music); furthermore, this mobile app is better than having Spotify take charge of the track order every time a user pushes "play".

In the wake of Spotify's recent IPO, you may think the company would focus mostly on their paid customers to boost revenue.

The service is available in most of North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Asia.

Premium Spotify customers were left like a shag on a rock paying for a service while all the improvements went to freeloaders, there was also mention of new high res audio services.

Spotify also announced today that its updated app will now be able to assist users discover songs.

Several reports have claimed Spotify is on its way to entering the smart speaker market to compete with Apple, Amazon and Google.

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