Spotify’s “Follow Feed” for new music from your favorite artists is rolling out
Popular music streaming app Spotify recently rolled out a new mobile UI with a refreshed home screen layout, a universal Shuffle Play button, a redesigned Action row, and more. According to Spotify, the new UI was designed to make the app more streamlined and easier to use with just one hand, with the updated home screen allowing users to quickly jump back into familiar content. Now, in a bid to help users discover new music from their favorite artists, the service is rolling out a new feature called “Follow Feed”.
Spotify is working on “Follow Feed” of “New releases from artists you follow and more” pic.twitter.com/8DdoUXtseq
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 29, 2020
The “Follow Feed” feature was first spotted earlier this year by prolific reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) and, as previously revealed, the feature lists down new releases from the artists that you’ve followed on the app. On top of that, the feature also suggests new artists that you can follow based on the ones that you’re already following on Spotify.
Spotify has now started rolling out the feature to a few users worldwide via a server-side update and Tushar from our team has already received it on his device. The feature is reportedly available on Spotify v126.96.36.1991, however, I didn’t see it on my device even after updating the app to the latest release. This suggests that Spotify is currently testing the feature with just a handful of users and will begin a broader rollout in the coming days. As you can see in the screenshots above, the feature shows up as a new lightning bolt icon in the top right corner of the app next to the settings cog. Clicking on the icon opens up the Follow Feed, where you’ll be able to see all the latest releases from the artists you’re following, along with a few artist suggestions.