Report: Spotify's Desktop App Just Got Way More Sleek

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Spotify's rolling out a sleek new look for its desktop clients: darker, cleaner, and less cluttered, according to The Verge and some users. There are rounded images, larger text—and a little less information.

So, artist pages show fewer tracks on a single page, and feature pleasant, circular avatars. The Discover tab seems to do away with the clutter of differently sized boxes, in favor of a neat grid. And sharing options are now represented by a subtle three-dot button.

All told, it's perhaps slightly less intuitive than before, but it does look pretty. While Spotify has yet to make the new look—version 0.9.8—official, many users are reporting that they've received the update on Mac and Windows. That could mean it's in testing, or that it's a soft roll out. Sadly, there's currently no way to force the update. [The Verge]