Spotify is a force in the music streaming world, providing the world with seemingly endless access to music for all walks of life. Spending a little time with the platform, you’ll find there’s much more to it than just search, find and listen. Whether you consider yourself a casual Spotify user, or are basically glued to the platform, these six tips and tricks for Spotify are sure to enhance your entire music experience — online and offline.
1. Share & Collaborate
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Like fighting over a road trip mix CD, but better! Invite your buddies to a collaborative playlist with you online. Because Spotify has music from every genre and era imaginable, you can build an endless playlist with your friends and take it anywhere. Just create a playlist, select options and invite your friends to join.
2. Modify Searches
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It’s easy to go into Spotify and search for your go-to band or current obsession, but listeners who really want to open up their options can get into the nitty-gritty with special searches. You can add cool modifiers like: “artist: [artist name]” and “year: [year].” You can also exclude specific albums, years and more.
3. Go Private
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We all have guilty pleasure songs or embarrassing audio habits. While Spotify shares listening activity with connected friends by default, you can easily go into a Private Session to block what you’re listening to from reaching your network. To turn this on, just log in to Spotify and go to your Settings!
4. Enhance with Add-Ons
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In-browser music controls for Chrome and Firefox users lets you control from your keyboard. Shazam integration lets you track songs and immediately locate them in Spotify. “Where is the Drama” plugin automatically plays the most dramatic part of every song on your playlist. Need we say more? See a few more of our favorites here.
5. Get a Tailored Playlist
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If you ask REAL nicely (and also probably have an issue that needs to be dealt with), the @SpotifyCares support account on Twitter has been known to dole out some amazing, personalized playlists (and assistance) in response. Seriously, just take a look at this guy’s.
6. Download & Listen Offline
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Spotify has endless options, but the service won’t let you download Spotify music offline to other devices as MP3s. Replay Music lets you record music from Spotify and save tracks as MP3 files, so you can truly listen anywhere. Our software can easily record from Spotify and save the music back to your PC computer as MP3 files.