With one of the world’s most popular and trusted music streaming service and millions of loyal listeners, Spotify is giving sleepless nights to its competitors like Apple Music, YouTube Music, and Tidal. It offers a vast variety of music from across the world coupled with a very simple interface that makes it a favorite of millions of users all over the world.
Spotify Tips and Tricks
Many of the users (this includes those who are using it regularly on an everyday basis) don’t know some of the features such as sharing your music, getting amazing sound quality and filtering that can actually enhance the whole experience of listening to music on Spotify. Below are some of the tips and tricks that can help you in taking your Spotify experience to the next level.
1] Build your own library
You can start by building your own library where you can store various playlists and your favorite tracks. You can build your library by either adding your favorite soundtracks to playlists or by saving music to your own library. By using the plus/save sign, you can keep building your library as you add more and more playlists, albums, artists’ soundtracks and podcasts. All the music you have saved then can easily be assessed through the “Your Library” option.
2] Creating a new playlist
You can create your own new playlist in “Your Library*. Simply go to the playlist category and you will a music icon on the top with a plus sign or alternatively, you can click on “Edit” and then “Create” to start your new playlist.
3] Save your favorite music and listen offline whenever you want to
Save your favorite music and listen offline whenever you want to If you are a premium user of Spotify then you have the luxury of downloading the music you like and listen to it offline anytime you like. This means you can listen to your favorite music in places where there is no internet reception. You can download any music with this simple process. Those using Spotify on the Android platform can press the three dots and select “download” and those using Apple can select the playlist then press “download” at the top.
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4] Stellar Sound Quality
Astounding sound quality- Spotify allows its users to enjoy an astonishing sound quality by making simple changes. You just have to go to the menu and select any one from three options, the Normal (96 kbps), High (160 kbps) and Very High (320 kbps) as per your preference and you are good to go. The only thing you need to take care of while choosing the options is the amount of data you can spare for the quality of music because the Normal (96 kbps) option will use less data and very high option will use a good amount of your data to stream the sound quality.
5] Search your own saved tracks
If you have a lot of soundtracks saved on your library and you want to look for a specific music album or playlist of artists from your own saved tracks then you have an option to do so on Spotify. Go to subcategories in “Your Library” on your mobile and pull the screen down on your mobile. This will show the search bar at the top of your mobile screen with an option where you can filter your search.
6] Control Spotify through keyboard shortcuts
Spotify allows its users to operate it using their keyboard. To start with, you can create a new playlist by pressing Control-N, you can play or pause the music using the space bar of your keyboard and can increase or decrease the volume using Control+Up or Control+Down. If you want to go to the next track you can do so by pressing Control+Right and if you want to go to the previous track you can do so by pressing Control+Left.
7] Add Artists and Music that are missing on Spotify
Another amazing feature at Spotify is the option to add artists and music albums to your playlist and library that are not available on Spotify. For that, you need to go to “preferences” on your computers desktop app and click on “Add a Source” and select a folder that stores your music files. You can now access these in your Spotify library “Local Files”.
Follow your friends-Share your music and keep a track of what your friends are listening to with this amazing feature in Spotify where you can follow your friends who you think have an excellent taste in music. All you have to do is to locate your friends with the option “Find Friends” and their playlist will be yours as well.
8] Follow your friends
Share your music and keep a track of what your friends are listening to with this amazing feature in Spotify where you can follow your friends who you think have an excellent taste in music. All you have to do is to locate your friends with the option “Find Friends” and their playlist will be yours as well.
9] Collaborate with your friends to create a playlist
Collaborate with your friends to create a playlist- Organising a party and want a playlist that includes songs that are loved by all your friends? Spotify allows you to do so. Just right click on the playlist name and you will find the option to collaborate with your friends, grant access to your friends and enjoy.
10] Recover your deleted songs albums and playlists
Deleted your playlist by mistake? You don’t have to worry at all as Spotify will assist you in recovering it. Just go to “Account Settings” and “Recover Playlists” it’s as simple as this.
Above are some of the options and features that you can use to enjoy your favorite music on Spotify and share your taste of music with your friends and enjoy what they have to offer.
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