We admit, we’re obsessed with music discovery. Have you not seen our crazy playlists be it for Christmas or Halloween? And let’s not forget the top pop songs or guilty listening pleasures that we all but shamelessly admitted to.
Although it doesn’t really matter where we get our music, we gotta say that a huge part of finding new music happens amongst friends. Every day, millions of listeners find, discover and share music on Spotify – but a great recommendation from someone you trust is something special. So what if you could tap into all these moments of discovery and see what your friends have been listening to – without having to ask?
With that in mind, Spotify recently launched new discovery features that make it easier than ever to tap into your friends’ latest music picks.
“Top Tracks in Your Network” is a new chart showing the most played songs among the people you follow. The more popular a song is with your friends, the higher it is up the chart. Refreshed daily, the new chart can be found in the “Browse” section under “Top Lists”. A drop down list of the people listening to the song can be found next to the track details. “Top Tracks in Your Network” is the easiest way to stay in the loop about what your friends are listening to.
A lot of the time, listeners are simply browsing Spotify to find a new playlist or artiste to explore. And whilst “Top Tracks in Your Network” shows you what’s trending, Spotify believes that information should also exist throughout the app, so that you can see what your friends are digging in context. So now, when you go to an artiste or album you’ll see who’s been listening, which is a great way to spark conversation and discover friends who share your taste in music.
“Top Tracks in Your Network” has begun rolling out on iOS and Android platforms, and to desktop soon. The updated album and artist pages are now available on desktop, with a mobile update arriving in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit Spotify’s website.