Spotify’s redesign is so bad that I’m considering switching to Apple Music

“Thanks, I Hate It” is the name of a very fun song by pop-punk band Simple Creatures, and it was also my exact reaction to the news that Spotify is being redesigned. The popular music streaming service is one of my daily essentials, and so far its well-thought-out homepage and interface has been a big part of the reason I’ve largely ignored competitors like Apple Music.

But the service’s new TikTok-inspired look made me wonder if the grass might be greener on the other side. This is because despite the fact that Spotify is a music streaming service, the redesigned homepage seems not to be about highlighting new tracks, artists, and playlists, but rather the focus seems to be on video content and podcasts. This made me consider switching in the near future.

Spotify tries to fix what isn’t broken

(Image credit: Spotify)

I would argue that redesigning Spotify’s homepage is a fundamentally flawed endeavor. The app has a really well-organized interface that’s really good at throwing relevant recommendations your way. I’ve lost count of the times an artist I’ve never heard of has come into the limelight and has quickly become a new favorite.

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