Spotify for iOS Adding Streamlined ‘Touch Preview’ Controls

After not subscribing for a while, my family has been thoroughly enjoying a renewed Spotify subscription these last few months. The constant stream of improvements since they first launched has made the service more valuable than ever. Now they have introduced a new feature – Touch Preview – that lets you quickly check out new songs without leaving your playlist.

Spotify for iOS Adding Streamlined 'Touch Preview' Controls

First, Spotify announced that as of the end of 2014, the service had 15 million paying subscribers and 60 million active users. Those number were up from 10 million subscribers and 40 million active users reported by the company in May 2014.

Touch Preview and Swipe Save

Spotify last week announced an update to its iOS app that will bring more streamlined controls into its music browsing software, most notably allowing users to get a sneak preview of a song, album, or artist with a simple tap and hold on the screen.

The new feature, dubbed “Touch Preview”, is aiming to get Spotify users to find their preferred music faster and with less hassle. The update also brings a swipe-left gesture into the app — doing so on any song quickly saves it into Your Music for listening to later. The update to Spotify’s iOS app have already rolled out to users.

Check out more info on Spotify’s website, or head here to grab a few trial or new subscription!

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!