Spotify offers you to enjoy the original version of songs. You can check this by going to the bottom-right of the screen, where you find an option “1 More Release”.
Since Spotify functions under the principle of ‘listen and share’, so not everything is private — especially the playlists. Spotify Playlists are public by default. But thankfully, there’s a way to make them only yours. Open a Playlist and click on the three-dot menu and select ‘Make secret’. Ta-da, the playlist is yours only to see and listen.
If you’re coming from Apple Music, you’ll find the act of adding an album, song or playlist to your library, a bit odd. In Apple Music, you just tap the Add button or the + button. It’s consistent everywhere. On Spotify, it’s different. Spotify gives more significance to searching and playing songs, or adding to playlists, rather than adding to your Library. So if you search and go to an artist page, you’ll see a Shuffle Play button. And when you go to an Album view, you’ll see a Save button. Tap on it to add the album to your library. But the same thing doesn’t work on a song. You come across a song and tap on the menu button, you’ll see a Like button, not a Save button. Tap on it and Spotify will say “Added to your library”. This is the only and quick way to add a single song to your library. The upside is that you can do this from anywhere. From the Apple Watch app, just tap on the Heart button when you come across a song.
It’s nice of Sony to add functionality to record gameplays and capture screenshots. However, there are times when you want to capture screenshots but the default method takes longer. We can easily fix that by changing the shortcut in the Settings. You can then instantly capture the screenshot by pressing the Create button once. To change the settings, open the Settings page and scroll down to Captures and Broadcasts > Captures > Shortcuts for Create Button and select Easy Screenshots.
Along with the desktop app, Spotify has an amazing web interface which is just a mirror image of the desktop app. So once in a while, when you crave to listen to your mix of songs but can’t yet access your PC , just log in to the web version using your credentials. However, do make sure that the permission for the web player is enabled for your account in the advanced settings.
This feature is available for Premium users. Using the download feature users can easily save there most favourite tracks or complete albums and even podcasts so that you don’t have to waste your data to stream them again and again. This also makes the downloaded tracks available to the users on offline mode, so that they can enjoy them anytime and anywhere not worrying about the connectivity. Spotify has set up a limit of 10,000 songs that can be downloaded on each of the 5 devices. The users who are using the free version also has access to download podcasts on there mobiles and tablets.
One of the biggest advantages on Spotify is that you can create a true network of friends by using some of the largest social media platforms. To do so, you need to click on the Find Friends button and connect to your Facebook account. After that, you’ll see a window that looks like the one down below. Now, you can follow all your suggested Facebook friends! If you want to check if anyone new is using Spotify, you can easily click on the same button, and you’ll see the same window. When you follow people, you can see what they’re listening to, and they’ll see what you listen to.
If you’re an iPhone user like I am, chances are you have been waiting long for a way to set Spotify as your default music player app on iPhone. Well, fortunately, with all the new iOS 14 features, Apple finally decided to let users do this as well. If you’re interested, you should check out our guide on how to set Spotify as default music app on iPhone.
Just yesterday I was listening to a soothing track by Peter Sandberg. Today, while I wanted to give it a re-run, I couldn’t recollect either the song or the artist. The history tab of Spotify acted as the saviour. And the best thing is that it’s quite easy to access — just tap on the queue icon and click on History.
To increase your following, you need to go “Find Friends” option and then start following them and can check their listening tracks.