21 Feb Top Spotify Tricks You Should Know
Music fans have a lot to love with Spotify, which offers 80 million tracks and 4 million podcast titles, for $10 per month. Here’s how to get the most out of your next music-streaming session.
Spotify Premium puts more than 80 million tracks at your fingertips for less than $10 per month (much to the chagrin of some music professionals). But like it or not, streaming has taken over the music industry, and its dominance begins and ends with the Stockholm-based Spotify. In the same vein, casino pokies online is also trying to become dominant in the gaming industry.
The music-streaming service has evolved quite a bit over the past few years, growing more predictive and personalized while pulling in an ever-expanding array of music and podcast content. The tips below largely apply to the $9.99-per-month Spotify Premium, but free listeners have some options, too. Read on for a rundown of all the hidden and not-so-hidden tools to take your music streaming to the next level.
You’ve been able to create playlists on mobile devices for a while, but AI-backed “assisted playlisting” uses machine learning for more customized listening. When you create a new playlist, the Spotify app will analyze the words you input as the playlist name to give you song recommendations. As you add songs to the playlist, the app changes the recommendations in real-time to give you more tailored suggestions based on the songs you’ve already added.
Create a Radio Station Based on a Song
Similarly, Spotify can create a radio playlist based on a single song. Open that song, tap the three-dot menu next to the track, and scroll down to Go to the radio. Spotify will create a stream of songs based on your favourite tune, and you can enjoy your casino games while listening to the curated songs.
‘Blend’ Your Musical Tastes With Friends
Spotify has long offered the option to collaborate on playlists; just click on the three-dot menu in a playlist and select Invite collaborators to let other people add or delete tracks. In 2021, Spotify stepped up with the launch of Blend, which uses Spotify’s recommendation algorithm to serve up a playlist based on the musical tastes of the people included in Blend. It has since expanded(Opens in a new window) to support up to 10 people in a Blend, up from two.
Inside the app, search for “Blend” or navigate to Search > Made For You and tap Create a Blend. Select people to invite, and once they’ve accepted the invite, Spotify will create the playlist, which can be shared on social media. Once you’re part of at least three Blends, meanwhile, Spotify will collect music from them to create a sort of meta-social playlist known as a Friends Mix playlist.
Listen Together With a Group Session
If you want a live listening session, meanwhile, tap into a Group Session, which lets Spotify Premium users jam out, or listen to a podcast, together. On the play screen, click the Connect icon on the bottom left. Scroll down and tap Start a group session, which will produce a URL you can share with your friends or family. Or have them scan the Spotify code to join the session. Everyone can then pause, play, skip, and select tracks on the queue as well as add in their tunes. (Those on iPhones or iPads can also listen together with Apple SharePlay.)