A Sneak Peek At New Layout for Spotify’s Desktop Player


Word on the street is the official Spotify is working on a redesign for their Linux client as part of updates to its host of applications.

The streaming company is experimenting with a redesign of the main player control UI in its desktop app with a sub-section of Spotify desktop users.

So it’s not all the official Spotify app users who can see the changes. And even among those who have seen the changes, not all of them are happy about it.

Redesigned Player Toolbar

The changes so far are so minimal that you will need an old version of the app in front of you to be able to spot them. Let’s highlight them for you:

  • The app now has player controls.
  • The progress bar is shorter as it no longer spans the width of the window, and no longer has a green color.
  • The repeat and shuffle options are now positioned on either side of the main player controls.
  • The volume, playlist and available devices icons are positioned in the lower right hand corner.
  • The album art has a bigger display size
  • The sidebar has a black background color
  • Category items no longer have icons next to them

So, the changes may not be noticeable when you first look at the app but in design, it is the tiny changes that add up to deliver beauty.

Are you among those who don’t like the UI changes? Let us know in the comments below.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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