Are you new to Spotify? Want to learn how to make the most of the app? We’re here to show you the ropes. Watch this video to learn how to use Spotify and giving you some helpful tips to improve your experience using the app.
How to Download and Sign Up for the Spotify App: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ7YmNh-mbE
0:32 Browsing & Search
1:57 Playback Controls
2:23 Spotify Library
2:54 How to Make a Playlist
3:38 Spotify Radio
4:24 How to Follow Other Users
Once you’ve set up your account, you’re ready to start using Spotify. This is what the app’s home page looks like. Here you’ll be able to browse a selection of playlists, new albums, moods, and music Spotify thinks you’ll like based on what you’ve already listened to. Of course, the more you use the app, the better Spotify will get at suggesting music for you to check out. If you see something that interests you and want to listen to it, tap a playlist or album to check out what songs are on it and listen to it if you like.
If you want to browse music by genre, mood, decade, or theme, tap Search in the bottom menu. Then select the category you’d like to explore. When you find an album or playlist you want to listen to, tap Play at the top to start listening to it. Keep in mind that if you have a free Spotify account, you will only be able to listen to playlists and albums on shuffle mode. If you have a paid membership, you can listen to any song on Spotify at any time.
If there’s a specific artist, album, or song you want to hear, tap Search. Then type in what you want to listen to. When you find what you’re looking for in the search results, tap it to start playing it. When playing music, tap the name of the song you’re listening to at the bottom of your screen to open a larger playback window. Here you’ll find options to play, pause, skip to the next song, and go back to the previous song. You can also turn shuffle on and off if you have a premium account. If you really like a song and want to add it to your library of favorites, tap the heart icon. To access all the songs you’ve added to your library, tap Your Library at the bottom. Then tap Songs. Here’s a quick tip: if you want to have these songs available to listen to offline, tap the switch beside Download. This way, if you don’t have an Internet connection you’ll still be able to listen to your favorite songs! You can do this with playlists too. This feature is only available to Spotify Premium members.
To make your own playlist, tap Playlists. Scroll to the bottom, then tap Create Playlist. Enter a name for your playlist, then tap Create. The playlist will then appear at the top of your list of playlists. To add music to your playlist, search for songs in the search tab. Then tap the three dots beside the song’s name. Then select Add to Playlist. Tap the name of your playlist to add the song to it.
Another cool feature of the app is Spotify Radio. This feature picks music for you, based on an artist, album, or song you like. Spotify automatically analyzes songs and creates “radio stations” with music that is similar and are likely to be enjoyed by people who enjoy the artist, album, or song the station is based on. Note that Spotify cannot be used to listen to regular FM or satellite radio stations, it’s just called Spotify Radio because the songs are chosen for you, similar to how traditional radio stations work. You can access radio by tapping the three dots beside a song title, album name, or artists name, then selecting Go to Radio.
The last tip we have for you is to follow other users. Whether you want to check out what your friends are listening to, or your favorite influencers, following other Spotify users is a great way to discover new music. Type in the name of the user you want to follow in the search bar. When they appear in the search results, tap their name. Then tap the Follow button. When this person makes a new playlist or updates one of their existing ones, it should pop up on your Spotify home page.
Check out our other Spotify tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AFK3ntyKtc&list=PLk3xjyeTggSYwvXJFX41zPLWXtqcTCab7
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