Spotify Will Unveil a Revamped Mobile App Next Week

Joanna Estrada
April 17, 2018

According to a new report from Variety, Spotify has recently poached Carl Chery, Apple Music's Head of Artist Curation for hip-hop and R&B programming. Sources say that Chery might become a curator of Spotify's popular RapCaviar playlist. He is also credited for securing exclusive releases from Chance The Rapper, including the Grammy Award-winning album, "Coloring Book", for Apple Music. But that's not the only aspect that Spotify plans to improve starting this month.

This new device aims not only to increase the number of subscribers of the streaming music service, it could also replace the vehicle radio.

With the departure of Chery, Apple Music appears to be continuously shuffling its team.

Spotify's potential hiring of Chery signals the company's efforts to further bolster its curated playlists feature on its music streaming service. Similar to the Google Home, or Apple HomePod, such a device from Spotify is said to do basic tasks such as set timers, but most importantly will be able to play music through Spotify through voice recognition.

We already know Spotify is a few steps ahead of Apple Music in terms of subscribers and popularity. An invitation to a Spotify event obtained by The Verge confirms major changes are coming to the mobile app as well. Additionally, Bloomberg reported that the company has been also working on several changes to the free tier that will make the service much easier to use, especially for mobile users.

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