While you probably have your Spotify playing music and podcasts while you work, study, read, or just relax, with so much new content it’s easy to lose track of new releases. Now the podcast and music streaming giant will make it easy for users to keep up with new music releases and new podcast episodes, at least for the ones you follow. An update to the mobile app will see a new What’s New feed so you can see all the new releases from your artists and followed shows in one place.
Spotify says there are over 50,000 hours of content uploaded to its library every day. Wow, that’s a lot of songs and podcasts to read. Well, you probably won’t review all those thousands of hours, of course, but it’s still hard to keep up with what’s new. So this News feed, which will be updated in real time, will be populated with new releases from all the artists you follow on the platform and the new episodes of the podcasts you subscribe to.
Once the update is rolled out, users will see a new bell icon found at the top of the Home tab in the Spotify mobile app. There will be a blue dot that will tell you if there is new content since you last visited the feed. This new section will also have filters so you can sort new music releases or new podcasts and show episodes that should make things easier for you rather than categorizing both. Hopefully they’ll add more filters later to make sorting easier, especially if you’re following a lot of artists and shows.
But if you notice that your content in the What’s New feed looks a bit sparse or there are days or weeks before you see something new, maybe it’s because you’re not following it enough. That’s why Spotify encourages people to follow more artists and podcasts. Head over to the artist and display the pages and click the Follow button so that when they post new things, you will see them in the new What’s New feed.
What’s New will be available to all users around the world on Android and iOS devices. The launch will take place in the next few weeks, so don’t panic just yet if you’re not already seeing it in your Spotify app.