Non-paying Spotify users now have on-demand access to 150 songs from 15 customized playlists.
(CCM) — Spotify has overhauled the free tier of its music streaming service in the first change since 2014.
The company's 90 million non-subscriber customers can now listen to 15 "select" playlists of fifty songs each on demand: they can listen to any song in the playlists immediately, and no longer have to wait for a song they want to appear to be selected by the app in shuffle mode.
These 15 playlists that can be fully controlled by the user are generated automatically based on listening habits and are continually update, often daily. The Discover Weekly, Release Radar, and Daily Mix playlists are including in this group.
To make it easier for the app to learn users' tastes and start generating customized playlists, free customers will be asked for their favorite artists when they first run the app. Spotify has also introduced a "data saver" feature, activated with a simple toggle switch, for people who have a limited data allowance.
The new free experience will be available on iOS and Android and will be rolling out globally to all markets in the coming weeks.
Spotify is the world's largest music streaming service with about 160 million active users in total.
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