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SoundCloud Reveals New Visual Player

SoundCloud attempts to improve its aesthetics with their visual player

What do you want SoundCloud to change the most? Well, today, they revealed a brand new visual music player. Almost everything is virtually the same as before, but they’ve made a few changes that could make navigating our way through this bottomless pit of music slightly easier.

With the new visual player, related tracks will now pop up directly in the player when pause is pressed, or after finishing a song. A bonus for Pro Unlimited users is that only their own songs will pop up when their fans pause a track or finish listening to a track. This will incentivize producers to sign up for Pro Unlimited, which is a smart move for SoundCloud. We have embedded the new visual player below so that you can take it for a test run.

Now if you’re like me and deal with SoundCloud on a daily basis, you might think it’s kind of silly they are focusing on making things fancier instead of dealing with the constant crashing and simple errors. However, these new players do seem to load faster and behave less erratically, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. I know I might be hostile towards the website, but I know I’m not the only one. Personally, I think SoundCloud needs to prove that they can handle being the biggest music sharing website on the planet, because the fact of the matter is they are going to be essential in the years to come whether we like it or not. So for the sake of all of us, let’s hope these visual players are here to save the day.

SoundCloud was recently valued at a huge dollar amount, so it only makes sense for them to start making improvements to the platform. After testing out the visual player for yourself, click here to find out what the music platform is currently valued at!

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