⌘ July 26, 2021

Spotify Introduces a What’s New’ Feed for Followed Artists

Here’s another instance of Spotify building something I’ve longed for in Apple Music:

Easily access your What’s New feed by clicking the new bell icon (🔔), located at the top of the Home tab on your phone. A blue dot indicator on the bell icon will let you know at a glance if new songs or episodes have been released since your last visit.

As it is, I rely on separate apps for tracking releases from artists in my library. But it would be so much better if they copied this straightforward thing and gave us a running list of all the releases. As it is, Apple Music’s notifications for new albums appear with no rhyme or reason that I can discern, and you can’t return to one after tapping on it.

I’m also a fan of the concept of following” an artist:

Looking to add more content to your What’s New feed? Simply head over to your favorite artist and show pages and tap Follow” in order to have their new releases appear in your What’s New feed over time.

Artists of music in your library would automatically be followed (though you should be able to unfollow specific ones at your discretion), and you should be able to follow artists whose music you haven’t saved, too.

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