Spotify for iPhone and iPad revives the boombox glory days with new equaliser

Spotify for iPhone and iPad revives the boombox glory days with new equaliser
Spotify's equaliser has genre presets and manual toggling

Music streaming giant Spotify has updated its iOS app to include an equaliser that allows users to fine tune musical selections according their precise aural sensitivities.

The new equaliser gives users plenty of genre-based presets, such as Latin, Rock, Dance, etc., but the most useful may be the Small Speakers setting, to optimise the audio for users without headphones.

For true audiophiles, Spotify patrons can also manually alter the various bass, middle and treble frequencies by moving a finger up and down on a visual EQ graph.

The equaliser, which Spotify says is its most requested feature on iOS, can be accessed through Settings > Playback rather than the regular options on the Play screen.

iOS only for now

Elsewhere in the update, the Discover section has been moved within the Browse tab and iPad users will have redesigned artist pages to peruse.

Those pages will now include the latest release and the chance to snap up merchandise.

No word yet on if and when the update will land on Android (which already has a very basic equaliser), but we don't see why not.

Via TechCrunch

Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.