Now Spotify will allow users to download albums with the latest updates on its desktop application. However, only users with premium subscriptions can download albums and playlists, while free account holders can only download podcasts. Previously, users could only download playlists on desktop applications. At the same time, the company updated its desktop and web client UI at the end of last month. The update should be visible to all devices soon.

Through the information published by the streaming media on Spotify’s support site, the music streaming service announced that desktop users can now download albums outside of the playlist, which was previously available. However, this feature is only available to Spotify premium account holders, while free account holders can only download podcasts. To download an album, the user first needs to navigate to the album page, and then click the download slider button at the top of the song list.

Last month, Spotify updated the UI of its desktop and web clients, mainly by moving the search bar to the upper left corner of the screen. It also adds the ability to drag and drop songs in the playlist, thereby improving the playlist creation tool. The music streaming site also added synchronized lyrics for listeners in India.

Another Spotify update last month can now show users their most recently played music, podcasts, and discovery feeds on the home screen. The “Recently Played” tab shows the playback history three months ago. However, podcasts and discovery feeds are only for advanced users. At the same time, Spotify has added new personalized mixes to its users based on genre, artist, and decades of experience. The new mixes are appropriately named “Artist Mix”, “Genre Mix” and “Decade Mix”. Each mix has a set of six playlists.

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