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The latest Spotify update isn't anything major, but it should help make it easier to navigate the vast amount of content out there and discover what new tunes you might be interested in. Clicking on the Browse section of the Spotify side navigation menu shoots you out to a grid of genres to choose from. Clicking on any of them presents suitable artists, and there's a menu at the top where you can break down the genre even further.

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The change log for this release is pretty short. In addition to sub-genre filtering, the app now has an expanded new releases section, and - more importantly - it's finally available for cats. Now our feline friends can finally hop over from Pandora.

What's new:

  • New: Now you can filter sub-genres in Browse.
  • New: We've extended the new releases section.
  • Fixed: We've banished more bugs and bad things.
  • Fictitious: This app is now available for cats.

There you have it. This update isn't going to fundamentally change your listening experience, but your pet cat will surely be grateful.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • remister

    The update was great in finding specific content. Spotify should have a site where they announce lost content. I was sad to find some of the foreign licenses gone.

    Sidenote: Anyone having sound stutter issues when they have Bluetooth settings enabled? I am on the HTC One for Tmobile and no issues with Google Play All Access?

  • Josh Williamson

    Did this update ever fix the issue with google navigation in which the audio would mute whenever directions were being told?

    • Floss

      Um, since when is that an issue?

      • Josh Williamson

        If you are using Google Play Music app or other audio apps the music volume will go down while the navigation app gives the directions. On Spotify it pauses the music and then resumes.

    • Matt Alexander

      That's not an issue...

  • hocestquisumus

    i would become a customer if there was a native way to wirelessly beam the tunes to my wlan enabled receiver. 3rd party workarounds work better with google music.

  • http://www.parafriv.net/ Para Friv

    I would become a customer if there was a native way to wirelessly beam the tunes to my wlan enabled receiver. I like this, or create a website that is one way I express thoughts and personality a positive way. Thank you.

  • bareeirik

    Chromecast support would have been great, but I guess that would be too much to ask for...

    • Guest

      Yes, it is. Because the sdk is not yet available and you have to cooperate with Google to get a chance to develop for it right now, and that's easier said than done.

  • psychoace

    I turned off my service because on my phone my Microsd port is broke and for some reason Spotify needs some sort of external storage in order to work. Why in the world is it needed? I don't need to cache audio, I just want to stream

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    This has my approval, I'm still debating myself whether to migrate to Google Music All Access or keep Spotify,

    • remister

      I'm on the fence also. Spotify has the better UI and license rights.
      Google Play is cheaper (1st month adopter) and has Chromecast support.

  • Morten Ulveseth

    At every update I check for tablet UI. Nope.