Today, Spotify's Android app received an update that should please audiophiles the world over (where available): if you're using the mobile app on Ice Cream Sandwich or above, you can now access an equalizer from the Settings menu. The features is actually called "Audio Effects" in 4.0, but on Jelly Bean it's been changed to the more readily-recognizable "Equalizer" moniker.

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Also new is the ability to share music via NFC. Assuming you and a friend have NFC-enabled devices and both subscribe to Spotify, you can share tracks by tapping your devices together. Handy! Other improvements include a better offline mode bar and a bunch of bug fixes. The update is live on the Play Store now, so grab it and start tweaking and sharing songs to your heart's content.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Jeff B

    Audiophiles do not like eq!

    • Jeff

      This one does!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      This one as well!

  • Tobbbe

    Finally equalizer!

  • RedPandaAlex

    Damn it Spotify, come out with a web player so I can switch to you. Mog has been pissing me off lately and you keep adding features.

  • igloobunny

    Updated but don't see the EQ in app settings on Verizon HTC Rezound running ICS 4.0.3. Weird.

  • http://jesuiscontentducontent.tumblr.com/ Yod-b

    So, still no tablet interface, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius


  • crankerchick

    +1 for web interface but equalizer pleases me for the time being

  • ranova

    WHERE is landscape mode?! Also, where are enhanced notifications with play controls for ICS and JB?

    Seriously, implement those two instead of NFC sharing

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      This. 100x this.

    • blunden

      The interesting thing is JB style notifications with play controls for spotify were shown off at the JB keynote as an example of what 3rd parties could do with it so they must've already coded it. I asked a friend who works there but he didn't know anything about it.