Spotify has given us access to the most popular music all over the world and covering all genres. Spotify has become the online streaming service that allows users to listen to countless songs on-demand with a no-advertisement subscription or for free.
Spotify’s apps and settings have extended its functionality but as a user, you may not know its full potential. To help you learn more about Spotify, here are 5 cool tricks for you.
1. Listen to your songs offline
If you’re working on your Mac at home and you want to listen to some tunes, the best way to do this is to listen to Spotify in browser. But if you’re not at home, you can still listen to your favorite songs by downloading them from Spotify’s huge library.
Doing this allows you to listen to a song even if you don’t have a WiFi or data connection. Downloading is very easy. First, go to one of your playlists and search for the Download option, then tap the toggle. That’s it!
If you choose to download playlists when you don’t possess a stable WiFi connection, go to Settings > Music Quality > Download. Then select Choose Opt into Download Using Cellular.
The great thing about this is that you can download virtually anything on Spotify. You aren’t limited to playlists as you can also download podcasts, individual songs, and entire albums too.
2. Sing along with Spotify karaoke
If you love singing, you will surely enjoy this next feature. You can use the services of Spotify to sing along to the songs you love the most even if you aren’t sure about the lyrics because Spotify will provide the words for you too.
To locate this feature, search for the Lyrics button located at the bottom-right corner when you’re listening to a song. Clicking this will show you the lyrics for almost all of the songs in the library.
You can also find more information about your favorite songs by going to the Settings and enabling the “Behind the Lyrics” mode. You can also use this tip when trying to search for a song using only its lyrics. You don’t have to search on Google because you can do this in Spotify.
3. Jam with your friends
Another interesting feature of this app is its Spotify Group Session. This feature will allow you to be a DJ for your friends if you are a Premium account holder. You can play and listen to songs in real-time.
To set this up, you must first select a song, then tap on the Connect or Devices button. Under Start a Group Session, click Start Session. If someone else started the session, click Scan to Join.
If you started the session, click Invite Friends. All of the members of the group session can skip, add, or pause songs on the playlist. You also have the option to create a Collaborative Playlist on Spotify.
Go to your Library, then choose a playlist. Tap on the tiny icon that looks like a human, then click Make Collaborative. Doing this allows you to share your playlist with others. You will see a profile picture next to the tracks to know who added them to the playlist.
4. Create your own private playlist
While using Spotify on your desktop, click on “Private Session” from the main menu. This option will halt the broadcasting of your song choices for a set amount of time. You can also find this setting found in the Social menu in the Settings on Spotify’s mobile app.
If you want to stop sharing your musical selections permanently, go to the Spotify Menu > Preferences. Un-tick the boxes for Share My Activity and What I Listen to With My Followers on Spotify and Share My Activity and What I Listen to on Facebook.
5. Allow Spotify to find music for you
As a fan of Spotify, you might want to listen to the playlists that the app can assemble for you specifically. This feature can give you a more enjoyable experience instead of having to put together a playlist on your own.
The very first entry in Your Library is a section entitled Made for You. This includes a weekly playlist, a roundup of the newest releases that Spotify thinks you should listen to, and some daily mixes that are greatly influenced by everything you listen to.
You can also see a yearly playlist that highlights the songs you have listened to most frequently throughout the year. This can give you a nostalgic experience. It’s the audio version of the â€œone year agoâ€ feature of some social media apps.
Spotify has displayed its dominance in the world of online streaming. The music-streaming service has grown more personalized and predictive while pulling in an ever-expanding collection of podcast and music content – and now you know how to make the most of it.