Spotify app updates on Windows 10 with native control options

Kareem Anderson

The Spotify app for Windows desktop has been updated today, adding support for Windows’ native media APIs.

While the Spotify update released today does not bring any new UI changes or any immediate additional feature sets, the added support for Windows Media APIs means users can navigate music controls for the app from various places within the desktop or lock screen.

Now, Spotify users on Windows 10 desktops or tablets can control song switching and pause from the volume widget in Windows 10 as well from the lock screen on their device.

Despite being a Win32 developed app, additions such as the ones released today are helping the Spotify app feel more native on Windows 10 devices. Hopefully,  the developers will use one of Microsoft’s developing bridges to complete a Universal Windows Platform transformation soon.