A day after Apple introduced lossless audio for Apple Music, the Swedish streaming service Spotify this morning introduced three new updates to its iOS and Android purposes that can enhance the expertise of its 356 million customers. This follows final month’s updates that improved the aesthetics of the cell app library for simpler navigation and the power to take heed to Spotify throughout the Fb app.
As defined within the firm’s weblog, Spotify purposes for iPhone and Android can have computerized transcription for podcasts, elevated textual content measurement past the restrict of the telephone system, and utility buttons with new format and colours.
The aim of all these modifications is to make it simpler for individuals with bodily disabilities to use. For instance, bigger textual content and totally different coloured buttons can assist visually impaired individuals see the app extra simply on their telephones, and transcribing podcasts permits individuals with listening to loss to proceed to get pleasure from them. Even for many who don’t have bodily issues, the potential for studying a podcast as an alternative of listening to it may be very helpful. Customers may shortly scroll and navigate by way of the paragraph, faucet on a particular phrase, and have the audio begin taking part in from that time.
Automated podcast transcription is in its beta section, in keeping with the weblog put up, and can solely work for Spotify’s “authentic and unique” podcasts for now. Nevertheless, the corporate says its aim is to ultimately provide this service for all podcasts on Spotify.
Spotify’s assertion additionally says that these are three separate updates that can roll out to cell apps within the coming weeks.