Update to Spotify Android app adds 320kbps sound

14 Jun 2012

Spotify Android

Spotify has released an update to its Android app, unveiling a whole new design, upgraded 320kbps music quality, Last.fm scrobbling and more.

The new look app is a free update available now via the Google Play store (formerly the Android Market).

As well as the design overhaul, the Spotify app offers full support for Android 4.0 and crucially brings what Spotify calls 'extreme' sound aka 320kbps to the Android mobile experience.

Music artwork is now in high resolution, related artists comes to mobile for the first time and there's a new navigation interface.

Last.fm integration, already on the iOS app, is now on Android too, while crossfade and gapless playback have also made the jump.

With bug fixes and the promise will be slicker and much faster, it sounds like an all round improved Spotify experiece on Android.

The new Spotify Android app is available now to download from the Google Play store.

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Lol, 320 kbps. I don't touch nothing below 800 on my smartphone. You can't bring that much music but it sure sounds better. Spotify should integrate cd-quality at least to be competitive (then they are even allowed to charge more which I would be happy to pay) At the moment I only use spotify to search music, or use as background music.

 

Last.fm was in the earlier Spotify too (but not on the beta to this version).