Today, Spotify pushed out an update to improve its podcasts show page. Originally, the page required you to swipe left on any podcast page in order to see the details of the podcast. With this new design, you can now see the details of a show right below the podcast’s cover art, thus creating an easier read for anyone that wants to see what a particular show is about.
Also with the new design, you now can see the trailer for any show right below the details. What is the trailer? Well, the trailer is a short snippet that allows the viewer to hear what the show is about. Right below this is the category the podcast falls under. Following the trailer, Spotify shares the episodes, starting with the newest episode first. This then proceeds down the list to the oldest episode.
Spotify’s new redesign is very reminiscent of the Apple Podcasts app. Although, the two apps are still very different. The key difference between the two is that Apple Podcasts puts the show ratings right below the title along with the years the show has been active. Apple Podcasts also labels the trailer episode as, “Trailer.” Next, they label the different seasons of the show, and towards the end, they give you the ability to rate and review. Apple Podcasts recommends a list of podcasts that one may like, whereas Spotify does not.
In conclusion, the goal of this redesign was to provide Spotify users a better experience when searching and reading about potential podcasts they may like. I happen to believe that this goal was met without fail. As an avid Spotify user, I appreciate the new design they have created. It also helps Spotify present itself as a viable platform for listening to podcasts, as until now, it has been only popular for its music streaming services.
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