Spotify has announced three new features — buttons with increased readability features, options for text resizing, and a beta for podcast transcripts

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Spotify is bringing the update to both Android and iOS apps and it will be rolled out in the coming weeks, Spotify said on a blog post. One of the most notable features coming to the music streaming service is the ability to auto-generate transcripts for podcasts. However, the feature will currently feature only Spotify Original and Spotify Exclusive podcasts but other podcasts will also gain the feature sometime in the future.

The new transcripts feature for Spotify will let users read specific parts of the podcasts with or without sound. It will allow users to be able to quickly scroll and navigate to a specific part of the podcast episode. Additionally, users can click on a specific paragraph to start playing the podcasts from that point.

Another notable new feature is the ability to resize text for Spotify and increased readability features. The music streaming platform already reflects system-wide text changes to a certain extent using the Dynamic Type text.

Spotify is also changing the layout of the buttons to make it more user-friendly for low-vision and visually impaired users. Spotify is changing the buttons to shuffle a playlist or start a listening session in terms of colour, text formatting, and size. Spotify explained, “Changing the text formatting from all caps creates more space for translation or localization for the more than 60 languages Spotify currently supports.”
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