Spotify’s app for Android has changed quite a bit over the past few months, most recently by introducing a new bottom-bar oriented UI. However, it seems that Spotify isn’t done quite yet, as some users are currently reporting a new ‘now playing’ interface on their Android devices.
According to screenshots obtained by Android Police, some users are a part of an A/B test which is running on random versions of the app for random users.
The new UI brings a cleaner overall look which takes away a lot of the clutter in Spotify’s current UI. Some of the buttons have been moved around or buried, such as the shuffle and repeat settings. While the controls are active, the album art will appear behind it in full-screen, but a single tap on the album art will hide the controls and place a small progress bar along the bottom of the display.
Spotify’s current Android UI doesn’t look bad, but these changes are certainly a welcome improvement, especially with the clear Material Design influence in the buttons on this new UI. It’s unclear when Spotify will begin rolling out this new UI or with what version.