What you need to know
- In its Android app, Spotify has finally added support for the “Swipe to Queue” gesture.
- Previously, the gesture was only available on the Spotify iOS app.
- Last year, Spotify had stated that it had no plans to bring the feature to Android.
The Spotify Android app now allows users to add tracks to the current listening queue with a right swipe (via XDA-Developers). Since 2015, iOS users have had access to the “Swipe to Queue” gesture.
According to reports on Reddit, the feature is only available on a limited number of Android devices at the moment. This suggests Spotify is currently testing the feature on Android, and a wider rollout could begin sometime in the near future.
If you’re among the small number of users that have received the feature, you should now be able to add tracks to the current queue just by swiping right on them. Once a track is added to the queue, you will see an “Added to queue” notification on the bottom of the screen.
While it is no doubt great news that Spotify has finally decided to add “Swipe to Queue” support to its Android app, the move does come as a surprise. Last year, Spotify said that the feature was “not on its radar”. However, it looks the company decided to change its stance after seeing the high number of requests for the feature.
Unfortunately, there’s still no word on when Spotify will launch its HiFi tier. Similar to “Swipe to Queue” on Android, Spotify’s Hi-Fi service has also been long anticipated by many.
The service was originally planned to launch by the end of 2021, but the company hasn’t provided any new updates on the rollout. Apple Music and Amazon Music, which are two of the best music streaming services, made their lossless audio offerings available to their subscribers at no extra cost last year.