Spotify adds new playlist functionality to iOS app

Spotify has just issued an update (version 0.4.13) to its iOS app for Apple portable devices including the iPhone and iPod Touch.

It means you can now sync your playlists even when Spotify is running in the background.

And a new left-to-right 'swipe' action on individual tracks (in a playlist, album or search result) reveals an additional menu with the following options:

• Star or unstar the track

• Share the track with friends

• Add the track to a playlist

• Show the track's album

• Show the track's artist

In addition, there's a new 'play queue' function which allows users to queue up tracks they want to listen to. Queued tracks will play immediately after the currently playing track.

After all the queue tracks have played, the playlist or album you were playing from before will resume.

Your Apple portable device will need to be running iOS 3.2 or above to work with these new features.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.