23 January 2015

Spotify introduces new gestures to make browsing music easier

Source: Spotify.
Spotify has introduced the Touch Preview feature, which allows users to preview any playlist, song, album or artist before they hit play. 

The company says new gestures support makes music discovery immersive, seamless and instant:

● To preview, users press and hold on any song, album, artist or playlist to start listening. The music starts instantly. Drag to move between each song. To play the entire track, tap on it.

● Once the preview is over, the user is returned to the same point where he or she left the previous session.

● Swipe left to save to Your Music, or swipe right to queue.

“For decades, music fans have had to rely on a rather clumsy way of scanning through songs, albums and playlists,” says Sten Garmark, VP of Product at Spotify. “With Touch Preview we’re taking music discovery to the next level, offering our listeners a unique and entirely new way of finding out what to listen to. It means less time looking for the perfect music, and more time actually listening to it.”

Both Touch Preview and the new swipe gestures are available to iOS users from today, and will soon be rolled out across other platforms.

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