Among the many changes it has been making to stay current and relevant to its extensive user base, Spotify today announced two significant changes to its application, such as the release of the Lite version of its app. The streaming platform will now have a dedicated space for the Disney music library, as well as an important feature for iPad users.
The first feature, called the Disney Hub, will allow users to easily listen to songs like Let It Go and A Whole New World, adding Disney movie tracks, Marvel, Star Wars and other company products in one place.
The decision is justified by the already strong presence of Disney songs, which yields no less than 2 billion minutes spent by fans this year alone, among soundtracks, songs, and other products. Not surprisingly, Let It Go, track of Frozen, is the most heard on Spotify, followed by Moana’s tracks “How Far I Go” and “You’re Welcome”.
The novelty first comes to subscribers from English-speaking countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The value of the partnership was not reported, though Spotify has warned that the hub will have additional content, not to mention whether videos will be available.
The latest update of Spotify for iPad brings support to multitasking features long-awaited by users: Split View and Slide Over.
To use the second feature, simply add the app to the iPad dock and open the app while using another. Already to use Split Vire, you need to touch and drag the top of the Spotify preview window to the top, forming the split-screen. You can adjust the size that each app will have. The supported version is 22.214.171.124.
We can confirm that Split View for Spotify is now available to all iPad users.Our goal is to continuously improve the Spotify experience across all platforms. ”
Spotify in a note to The Verge