Moving on, Spotify also announced what it’s calling the “Now start page,” a feature which recommends songs to users based on their taste, mood, and the time of day.
Lastly, Spotify has a new service for runners. Spotify says it has created tracks that adjust and change tempo based on your running pace, as we detailed this morning.
OK, that’s what’s new. Now let’s get to the photos. Here’s what the new features look like:
Videos and podcasts
Spotify’s doing this with a bunch of new partners, like Comedy Central, Vice, and ESPN.
This feature sounds a lot like Songza (a company Google purchased), as we explained here.
As we said earlier today: Spotify cofounder Daniel Ek described this feature as a music format “where the composition itself seems to magically rearrange to fit your current pace.” Expect a hands-on from us soon.
When can I try these new features?
If you have an iPhone, you’re in luck. Spotify said, “Spotify Running will start rolling out to iPhone users globally today.” The “Now experience” (those new playlists) will gradually roll out, Spotify said, “to iPhone users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Sweden — with more markets and platforms to follow in the near future.”
This means if you have an Android phone, or use Spotify on the Web or desktop, you can expect some love “in the near future.” Until then, you’re SOL.
We’re still waiting to hear exactly when Spotify’s video clips and podcast streams will roll out.