[Android/iOS/Web/Desktop App] Welcome to the Dark Side…(of Deezer!)


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You’ve asked for it, and here it is!

We received dozens of posts from our community members about dark mode. Many of you voiced that you'd love to use dark mode because you prefer a screen that is easier on the eyes, comfortable to use while driving at nighttime, prevent eye soreness and/or just prefer the look and feel of a dark setting.

Ok. So why the wait?

Some of you have pointed out that it should be easy to introduce a dark theme to an app. A few of you even worked it out yourselves, with hacks and third party apps. That isn’t totally wrong. However, our app needed a technical overhaul in order for dark mode to be implemented.

Our tech team spent a lot of time and work to build a dark theme that could offer you the best seamless experience. We also waited while we rebranded our platform to make it more personalized for you.

Cool! When can I get it?

It's currently being rolled out to all Android users on mobile and web by the end of this week. dark mode will also be available to iOS and desktop app users in the coming weeks.

How do I set up dark mode?

It’s a simple 3 step process. Just head to Settings followed by Display and then select dark mode.

Can I keep an all-over dark background or select dark mode with the colorful track changes?

Dark mode users can customize their visual experience by choosing an all-over dark background or keep the colorful version that is also available on bright mode. Users that choose to keep the vibrant background will notice the color dynamically change to match the artwork of every track that is being played.

For those among you who don’t really fancy our new player which changes colors according to the album art, there’s an option in the settings to choose a 'monochrome player'.

It goes without saying that you don’t need to be kept in the dark. Once you've tried it out, let us know: are you Team Dark or Team Bright?

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#TeamDark 🙂
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I'm happy that the desktop app will have a dark mode setting as well, because I use it most of the time when streaming music due to its HiFi audio quality, even on a 40" Sony Bravia TV in the evening where the all-white GUI is way too bright. So this new feature and the new switch to synchronize the play queue are most useful to me, as I have large playlists with more than 1k tracks which I listen to in shuffle mode. Remembering the last song when closing the desktop app makes this much easier than before.

By the way, when will this forum have a dark mode, too? 😉 And another BTW talking about the Dark Side: gapless playback for this album would be nice as well when I am not shuffling my large playlists, but listen to concept albums or operas.
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By the way, when will this forum have a dark mode, too? 😉 And another BTW talking about the Dark Side: gapless playback for this album would be nice as well when I am not shuffling my large playlists, but listen to concept albums or operas.


+1 for gapless playback 😊
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#TeamDark 🌚
Dark mode is clean! Well done on the little transition/fade from light to dark, vice-versa. One comment, on a page where the class="datagrid-row" is visible it transitions a bit weirder than the rest of the page. I attached a picture of the example. It looks as if it goes instantly to black rather than smoothly transition like the rest of the page.

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#teambright here!
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Well done! I must admit you've done a very good job lately with the app re-design and having the dark mode is simply like having the cherry on the cake 🤘🏽☺
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Thank you very much @Hellion 😌
There's still a lot to do to make Deezer the platform you all deserve, but we're working on it 🙏🏼
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thank you so much for the dark mode! can't wait to have it on iOS too!! I tried the web player dark version and is super duper! well done! and thank you also for the option menu restyle with the new design! now waiting for the same restyle in the artist's bio 😉
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Please lord give me dark mode on the windows app for desktop.
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Please lord give me dark mode on the windows app for desktop.

Eagerly waiting for this. Any date for the release @Rudi ? 🙂
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Thank you! thank you so much for the fantastic dark theme in the iOS app! this morning was a very nice surprise to find it!!

it really look amazing!

well done Deezer! :))
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Just got the new desktop app version 4.13.4 with dark mode enabled, thanks!
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me too! LOVE IT!!!!
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pretty slick, right? 😏
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Just got the new desktop app version 4.13.4 with dark mode enabled, thanks!

How did you activate? I can't seem to find option and I work in IT. I'm also on desktop version 4.13.4...
Rescue me please @Rudi !
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Just got the new desktop app version 4.13.4 with dark mode enabled, thanks!How did you activate? I can't seem to find option and I work in IT. I'm also on desktop version 4.13.4...
Rescue me please @Rudi !

Sorry for the hysterical reaction, I was to excited and now I found it, not under settings though... You have to click on your profile pic top right corner. It should be directly under there..,.
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Hey @Tummie555

You were faster than me! Yes, just under your profile pic, seen when you open that menu. Glad you found it. I'd be hysterical too, the app looks so cool dark 😜
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I didn't even activate it in the new desktop app, but only in the web player which also counts for all other apps, I assume, like scrobbling to Last.fm or probably the new synchronise queue feature.

Here are two screenshots: one of my "Inspired by..." playlists and the same list in the queue:



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iOS 7.15.0.4 has Dark Mode for all users 😌

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