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Spotify Premium Adds New Feature on iOS

Jul 6, 2017

If you are a Spotify Premium member on iOS, you might love to know about the new feature available to you. The new feature is only one that is available to Spotify Premium members, so if you only have the free membership you will not be able to get the new feature. The new feature has to do with playback, so read on to learn what the new feature is for Spotify Premium members.

Spotify Premium Adds Playback from Lock Screen Feature

The big announcement from Spotify is that if you have a Spotify Premium account, you can now adjust the playback via the locks screen on your iOS device. This means that if you are currently listening to a song via Spotify, you no longer have to open the app to adjust the playback. You will be able to adjust the playback immediately whenever you want to wherever you want right from your iOS lock screen. If you are unfamiliar with the real term for this, it is called audio scrubbing.

You can now perform audio scrubbing right from the iOS lock screen, which is where you can just adjust the playing track progress. Whether you want to go forward or backward in the song, you can do that as long as you have the Spotify Premium account. This is actually a feature that Apple Music has had for a long time, but it is just now coming to Spotify. It was back in iOS 9.1 that Apple had enabled the API to allow third-party apps to use the audio scrubbing feature.

This means that apps way back since iOS 9.1 have had the ability to allow you to adjust the playback via the lock screen. Not many apps have actually taken Apple up on the API though, but Spotify did include it when the app was updated a couple days ago.

The only bad news is that if you have a free Spotify account, you will not get this cool and useful feature. There are a few other music streaming apps out there that have included the audio scrubbing API for paid members as well, although it is still a feature that has yet to be incorporated by most of the music streaming apps.

Regardless of what Apple device you own, as long as you are above Apple iOS 9.1, you will be able to use the audio scrubbing feature on your iOS device. If you are not yet a Spotify Premium member, then this might be just the time to sign up so you too can enjoy the new feature.