Released overnight, Spotify has released an update for their Windows Phone app. This new release – version 5.0 – introduces a totally new design and a small amount of new features. The UI revamp provides users with an iOS-esque interface using very familiar transparency and rounded corner design principles. The update also removes the Starred functionality like it’s iOS and Android counterparts did a few months ago and introduces Your Music – allowing you to build a library of songs, artists and albums much like iTunes.
According to the release information, the following features have been added:
- Spotify has a bold and beautiful new look: playing your favourite music has never looked so good.
- Your Music on Windows Phone: helps you save, organize and browse your music collection.
- Updated Browse feature: delivering even more relevant and localized content.
While the design doesn’t necessarily follow Microsoft’s “Modern UI” design principles, the app is looking quite nice – albeit still missing features such as Local File Support and Last.FM scrobbling support. However, it’s nice to see app developers taking Windows Phone seriously. Well done Spotify.