Spotify on the desktop now supports offline playback and has a streamlined experience.
What you need to know
- Spotify has a new experience on the desktop and the web.
- The update brings offline music support for the desktop version and a streamlined interface.
- It’s now easier to create playlists within Spotify as well.
Spotify has had a desktop app on Windows 10 for quite some time, but it isn’t exactly modern. Its dated design and interface have been called clunky. While it’s been functional for years, it’s due for a refresh. Luckily for Spotify users on PCs, that refresh is finally here.
Spotify announced today that it’s rolling out a redesigned experience for desktop and the web. The update brings a cleaner interface to the desktop and aligns the web and desktop experiences.
The company describes the move in a post:
With this redesign, we’re combining the technical opportunity of a modern and scalable web player together with a cohesive Spotify design and the features that you’ve all come to expect across the desktop app. Ultimately, we’re making this change because we believe in the future of both platforms, and we want to make sure it can continue to serve the needs of our users now and in the future.
The update isn’t just about looks. The new desktop version of Spotify supports downloading music and other content for offline playback. The current desktop version only supports downloading playlists, not individual songs.
The new experience for desktop and the web is rolling out over the coming weeks. You’ll be able to get the updated Spotify desktop app through the Microsoft Store or the Epic Game Store. The same experience will also arrive on macOS. You can also use the new experience at open.spotify.com.
The new Spotify experience brings a streamlined view, offline playback support, and more. It also brings the desktop app in line with the web version of Spotify.