New Spotify app coming for Android, preview today

By on April 19, 2012, 5:30 PM

Music streaming service Spotify will soon be launching an updated version of their mobile app for Android users. The revised software is getting a complete overhaul with a totally new look and more features including full support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The updated app is highlighted by a new slide-out navigation system, artist imagery in high resolution, related artist view and more social integration. Sound quality is available up to 320kbps, granted you have the bandwidth to support it which shouldn’t be an issue in most cases unless you are in a low-signal area.

Premium Spotify members are invited to preview the app right away. To do so, first set your phone to allow installation from unknown sources (if you haven’t already done so) by visiting Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources menu. Then navigate to this page and tap the Download button.

More features are in the pipeline as well such as folder support and Last.fm scrobbling. Scrobbling a song means that it’s added to your Last.fm profile when you listen to it. This is a good way to keep track of which artists you listen to the most.

If you aren’t already a Spotify member but would still like to try the service and new app, you can sign up for a free 30-day Premium trial. No word yet on when the app will officially go live in Google Play nor do we know when a dedicated iPad app will be available.




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