Spotify is adding some visual polish to its Android app.
The version 3.0 update brings a redesigned player that increases the size of the control buttons and now uses a down arrow to indicate that you can minimize it. Previously in that place was an “X,” which could be confusing.
When you minimize the main player you’ll still get the mini player, which now allows you to use a swiping gesture to move to the next song.
Despite the bump to 3.0, you still won’t see the new running feature and redesigned start page already rolled out for iOS. When those features arrive, they’ll probably come first to the new beta app first.
If you already have Spotify and don’t want to wait for the update you can grab it from APK Mirror.
The story behind the story: Spotify has long given iOS preferred status, with new features and visual changes headed first to Apple’s platform first. Now that the iPhone maker could soon be Spotify’s largest competitor with the launch of Apple Music, it will be more important than ever for Spotify to pay closer attention to Android. This is especially important since Apple Music will be in the Play Store this fall as well.