Spotify continues to improve the dynamics of its application to make music search and discovery a simple and intuitive user experience.
Following that same line, it is now adding a series of new filters that will make it easier to find the content we are looking for from the app on iOS and Android.
Spotify improves its search system in the app
The team of Spotify has been very active this year releasing frequent updates that greatly improve the app and give more prominence to podcasts.
We have already seen that it has developed a virtual assistant that is activated with the “Hey Spotify”, it has launched a new design in its web version and desktop app, and a series of novelties for podcasts. And now a new dynamic is added that enhances searches from your mobile app.
When we do a search on Spotify, all possible results are automatically presented. So we will see albums, podcasts, artists, songs, among others, that match the word or phrase of our search. While it can be handy when we’re not sure what we’re looking for, it can be frustrating if we only want to focus on one type of content. The new dynamic that Spotify proposes solves this problem.
When we do a search, Spotify will add these new filters below the bar so that we can define what we are looking for in the app. As you can see in the image above, you can use the filters so that the search results only show songs, artists, playlists, podcasts and albums. Or you can choose Top, which will show you the most relevant results for your search.
Yes, a dynamic similar to the one Spotify implemented in “Your Library” with filters that allow us to focus on specific content and not waste so much time searching through all our favorite music or podcast episodes. These new filters are available for both free and premium accounts, but it may take a few weeks to reach all users.