Spotify is overhauling the “Your Library” section of its mobile app with a new layout, better search filters, and shortcut options that should make sifting through your ever-expanding Spotify collection a lot less tedious.
New library sorting options
The Your Library tab also now consolidates your music collection and podcast subscriptions into a single, searchable list. The default view displays your entire music and podcast library at once, but you can also tap to view just albums, playlists, artists, or podcasts episodes. As always, you can arrange your collection alphabetically (including creator names), by recently played, or by recently added.
For Premium subscribers, the “Downloaded” toggle filters your collection down to just content saved on your phone — a helpful option when you’re dealing with poor connections or limited data plans. All of these new sorting options appear at the top of the Your Library tab.
A grid view
You can also toggle a new grid layout that uses large thumbnails for artist photos, album covers, and podcast logos. It’s not fully replacing the standard list view, but the larger images make it easier to quickly spot an item from your library. Tap the grid icon in the upper-right of the library tab to toggle the new layout.
Along with the new grid format and expanded sorting options, you can now pin content to the top of the Your Library tab to access an album or podcast faster. The app lets you pin up to four playlists, artists, albums, or podcast episodes at a time, but you can also pin playlist folders for fast access to multiple playlists. To pin an item in Your Library, swipe right on the thumbnail and tap “pin.”
All of these new Spotify features are rolling out to all iOS and Android users over the coming days. Be sure to check the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for any pending app updates.