Spotify continues to personalize content delivery for its Premium subscribers with the launch of a new DJ feature. The DJ uses Spotify's recommendation technology to deliver a lineup of music based on your previous listening. The new feature expands upon existing customized playlists such as Discover Weekly and the annual Wrapped summary.
Spotify announced a significant change to its user interface, which is currently rolling out to users around the world. The Heart button, previously used to add songs to the Liked Songs playlist has been upgraded to a Plus (+) button.
Spotify creates a customized taste profile for each of its subscribers. The taste profile is developed over time based on the listening habits of the user. While this can be a great way to find new music and generate playlists, listening to a few oddball playlists can steer things in the wrong direction.
The Spotify app includes many settings to customize the experience and control how much data is used while listening. Spotify Premium members can access premium streaming audio quality on their iPhone and iPad. By default, Spotify automatically controls the audio quality based on a variety of factors that are not explained. If you are a subscriber and prefer to maximize audio quality most of the time, these controls can be manually set to "Very high" to improve music quality.
Spotify Premium subscribers can travel with their favorite music offline and away from their iPhones. The Apple Watch can download up to 100 songs per playlist for offline listening directly from the Apple Watch. AirPods or Bluetooth headphones can be connected directly to Apple Watch, taking the paired iPhone out of the loop completely.