Spotify is the most popular music streaming service in the world, so chances are you’re a regular user, but even if you know it well, there are always new features to try.
Sure, you’re probably already aware of the likes of Discover playlists, the Spotify Connect tool for streaming to wireless speakers, and the Behind the Lyrics integration, but dig in and you’ll discover ways more. more useful and remarkably flexible to control how you organize and listen to your favorite music.
We’ve extracted some hidden or lesser-known features from the mobile app (unless otherwise noted) to help you enjoy your listening even more.
- Spotify Hidden Features: Merge with Friend
- Spotify Hidden Features: Import Your Own Songs
- Spotify Hidden Features: Crossfading Like a DJ
- Spotify Hidden Features: Buy Concert Tickets
- Spotify Hidden Features: Run with Peloton
- Spotify Hidden Features: Edit Spotify Playlists
- Spotify Hidden Features: Listen to Your Favorite Music Offline
One of its latest features, Spotify Blend, allows users to create a shared playlist with another person. It’s a neat and creative way to get to know your friends’ musical tastes, and Blend even serves up a Taste Match score based on the compatibility of your music choices, as well as a custom cover art.
Perhaps best described as the collaborative version of the old-fashioned mixtape, which was often curated by one individual for another, Spotify Blend could prove a useful tool in finding out a potential partner’s musical tastes before any battle does begin over what to play on the home music system.
Users have long been able to create shared playlists manually, but now Spotify Blend can do all the work for you. Follow this step-by-step guide to create a Spotify Blend playlist to get started.
Despite an impressive library of around 70 million songs, Spotify doesn’t include every song ever recorded – so you’re likely to encounter the occasional missing track. These could be live recordings, B-sides, remixes, or catalog albums, for example, that for some reason didn’t make it to Spotify’s library.
If you already have copies of the missing content downloaded or ripped from CDs in MP3 format, you can add your own tracks to Spotify so you can listen to your favorite songs wherever you go. You’ll need to use Spotify’s desktop app for Mac or Windows PC to do this, but then you can sync them to your phone for future listening. Just follow our step-by-step guide to download music from Spotify for complete instructions.
Creating a playlist with all the right vibes for a particular mood or event is a favorite pastime for many music lovers. But if you’ve gone to great lengths to select the most appropriate tracks and place them in order to create the right mood, any space or “dead air” between tracks can be a mood killer.
DJs learn the art of switching from one track to another to keep the good vibes going seamlessly using a technique known as crossfading. By default, Spotify doesn’t automatically add crossfade to songs, but it offers the feature in a menu. Here’s how to find it:
1. With the Spotify app open on the home screen, tap the Settings gear icon at the top right of the screen.
2. Select the Proofreading list option.
3. Adjust crossfade bar at your preferred fade time and make sure Automix is selected for a smooth transition between songs in a playlist.
We all love listening to music on Spotify, but there’s nothing like seeing your favorite artist or band perform live in front of a big crowd. The live music event industry has been battered as shutdowns have prevented audiences from gathering around the world, and experiencing live music again is something any music fan will enjoy. serious.
Here’s how to use Spotify to buy tickets for artists performing near you.
1. After launching Spotify, go to Search tab and tap the Gigs hub as shown in the picture above.
2. Enter a location and select it from the search results.
3. Select from list nearby events you would like to attend.
4. Spotify will display a screen displaying performance dates near your location and/or direct links to sites where you can purchase tickets for the event.
Along with a selection of celebrity-inspired playlists on its workout hub, Spotify and Peloton have teamed up to inspire fitness fans to keep moving and working out through its exercise classes. The Peloton partnership adds several rotating playlists from its instructors and includes motivational playlists for popular fitness disciplines, including running and strength training.
Head to the workout hub to find some music to move to.
Just because someone created a playlist in a specific order doesn’t mean you have to listen to tracks in that order. Here’s how to edit Spotify’s preset playlists.
1. When you listen to a Spotify playlist, tap the three lines icon in the lower right corner.
2. This takes you to the playlist track list, where you can select the song you want to edit by by tapping the circle icon to the left of the song title, as shown in the image above.
3. From here, you can choose to remove the song from the play queue or add it to the queue to move it to the top of the list to play the next track.
OK, this one isn’t exactly hidden – but it’s still worth remembering. If you want to listen to music on your mobile devices in places without Wi-Fi connectivity, you need to know how to download songs. If you have a free account, you can only download podcasts, but Spotify Premium subscribers can download up to 10,000 songs to up to five different devices.
It is important to understand that there are some limitations and you will not be able to directly download individual songs, only albums, playlists and podcasts. However, you can put individual songs into a new playlist and download it. And once you’ve done that, those downloaded songs will be available for offline playback even if you’re listening to another playlist that contains them, but hasn’t been fully downloaded.
Also, keep in mind that to maintain access to your downloads, you’ll need to log in at least once every 30 days. this provides the usage data Spotify needs to pay for the artists you listen to.
To learn how to continue listening when there is no Wi-Fi or data connection, follow this step-by-step guide on how to download songs from Spotify.