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NowPlaying App Gets Major Update with New Features and Enhancements

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New widgets, discover page, and Spotlight integration

NowPlaying, the popular Apple Music client developed by Hidde van der Ploeg, is celebrating its second anniversary with a major update. The latest version of the app introduces some of the most important features from iOS 17 and watchOS 10, promising to enhance your music-listening experience.

Discover the facts behind your favorite songs

For those unfamiliar with NowPlaying, the app allows you to explore the facts and details behind your favorite songs, albums, and artists. From discovering new content to reading behind-the-scenes stories and exploring lyrics, NowPlaying combines the functionality of Shazam with everything you might want to know about an artist while enjoying your favorite tunes.

Listen to music around you with new widgets

The new version of NowPlaying introduces new and interactive widgets that allow users to listen to the music that is playing around them. This feature adds a whole new level of convenience, making it easier than ever to discover and enjoy new music.

Discover page for finding new content

In addition to the new widgets, NowPlaying now includes a dedicated Discover page. This page is designed to help users easily find new and exciting content, expanding their music library and introducing them to new artists and genres.

Spotlight integration for quick access

NowPlaying's latest update also brings Spotlight integration, allowing users to find and open any of their songs directly from the Spotlight search feature. This seamless integration makes it effortless to access your favorite music whenever you want.

Enhanced navigation and new watchOS 10 experience

The developer has also made improvements to the navigation for iPad users, ensuring a smoother and more intuitive user experience. Additionally, NowPlaying now offers enhanced support for watchOS 10, providing Apple Watch users with a completely new and improved music-listening experience.

Exciting future updates

Looking ahead, NowPlaying has even more exciting updates planned. The app will soon include SharePlay support, allowing users to listen to music together with their friends and family. In addition, ChatGPt integration and App Clips are also on the horizon, promising to further enhance the app's functionality and user experience.

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Download now and take advantage of limited-time offers

NowPlaying is available for free download on the App Store, but some features require an in-app purchase or a yearly subscription. However, from today until Cyber Monday, the lifetime purchase option is available at a significantly discounted price of $1.99, down from $14.99.

About the author

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. With previous experience covering Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac and working as a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo, José is based in Brazil and has a passion for all things tech.

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