Spotify launch ‘What’s New’ function: “You’ll never miss a new release again”
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It will arrive on the OS and Android mobile apps soon

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Spotify has launched a ‘What’s New’ feature that allows users to keep up to date with their favourite artists latest releases.

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The music streaming platform will roll out the function globally to OS and Android users over the coming weeks, as announced on its official website yesterday (July 26). “Soon, you’ll never miss a new release again,” Spotify said.

The ‘What’s New’ feature will be accessible via a new bell icon located at the top of the Home tab within Spotify’s mobile app. As per the announcement, a blue dot graphic will indicate whether new songs or podcasts have been uploaded by the accounts you follow.


“What’s New also includes filters that allow you to sort for new music releases or new podcast and show episodes, helping you find what you’re looking for more quickly,” the official update reads.

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“Looking to add more content to your What’s New feed? Simply head over to your favourite artist and show pages and tap “Follow” in order to have their new releases appear in your What’s New feed over time.”

The feed will be updated in real-time, allowing users to “listen to new content just as it’s released” onto the platform.

Spotify last month launched a new Greenroom feature, a live audio platform similar to Clubhouse. It came after the streaming giant acquired the company behind audio app Locker Room in March.

Meanwhile, Netflix has commenced production on a new series about the rise of Spotify, and how it revolutionised the music industry as it became one of the world’s leading streaming services.


The six-part limited series reportedly focuses on Swedish tech entrepreneur Daniel Ek and his partners who changed the industry by offering free legal streamed music for people across the globe, as Variety reports.

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