When music streaming apps started offering their services in India, Rdio (RIP) was my top choice because it offered a list of new releases with multiple filters. This helped me keep track of new albums from artists that I loved.
Now, Spotify is rolling out a similar feature that will help you keep track of all the new releases from your favorite artists. This feature, called What’s New, is accessible on your home screen via a bell icon. If there’s new content in your What’s New feed, you’ll see a blue dot on top of the bell icon.
When you hit the bell icon, it’ll show you a real-time feed of new stuff from musicians and podcasts you follow. You can also filter out new releases by just podcasts or music.
Usually, I scroll through Wikipedia to learn of new albums, or go through sites like Pitchfork to check if an artist I like has released something new. But Spotify’s What’s New feed will make my life easier. Now, all I want from the company is to launch a feature to see new albums released this week.
This new feature is rolling out to all users globally on iOS and Android over the coming weeks.
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