Spotify redesigns the design of your computer and web applications – including downloads to your computer

Spotify’s desktop app was the company’s first portal in its music service before the mobile phone prevailed, but Spotify said the desktop design hasn’t kept pace with changes over the years.


Spotify has refreshed the look and style of the PC app and web player for its music streaming service, the company announced Thursday, including the ability to transfer songs to a PC using its PC app for people who pay premium members.

It has also made the design of its web player and desktop app more like a mobile app, so using Spotify on multiple platforms is more cohesive, Spotify said in a blog post. Spotify has simplified the creation of playlists and added more controls for web or desktop users, such as the ability to write descriptions, upload images, and drag and drop tracks to existing playlists.

“We are constantly testing, developing and launching new features,” Spotify said. “Still, along the way, we felt that our desktop experience was not being maintained and that it was time for a change.

Spotify has also added new keyboard shortcuts to help perform many other tasks, the company said. Within the PC application, PC users can press Control + ?, and Mac users can press Command +? – which will open a complete list of all available commands.

The news arrived about a month after Spotify held an event revealing a announcement list, including plans to launch a new subscription called HiFi for high-quality sound later this year and expand to more than 80 new countries. At the time, the music streaming giant also unveiled exclusive podcast content and a suite of new tools for artists and podcasters.

Spotify is the largest streaming music service that listeners and subscribers have in the world.