Spotify has 406 million monthly active users and over 180 million premium subscribers. The app is available in 37 countries, and it has been witnessing exponential growth in terms of popularity. So if you have not tuned into Spotify to listen to your favorite artists or podcasts, you don’t know what you are missing out on.
As for Spotify users, have you tried tinkering with the settings to improve the listening experience? Features are hiding in plain sight that can crank up your listening experience, and some of them are mentioned below.
Turn on Data Saver
Do you want to save money while using the Spotify application? You can switch on Spotify’s Data Saver by opening the app > tapping the gear icon > and tapping Data Saver.
You can even choose to stream the audio from video podcasts or set the music quality to low when you are not connected to Wi-Fi. You can even save memory on your phone by only downloading the audio from the video podcasts.
Play Spotify on Your Apple Watch
Thanks to the hyper-connected Apple ecosystem, it can sync your devices without hassle. Similarly, you can play Spotify on Apple Watch.
First, you have to set up Spotify on your iPhone. Then, open the Watch app > scroll down to find Spotify and click Install. Next, confirm the installation to Apple Watch by entering your Apple ID and password.
However, for this hack to work, you need an iPhone running OS 12 or later and Apple Watch running watchOS 6.0 or later.
Premium users can quickly download songs and podcasts to listen offline. This saves mobile data and allows users to listen to their favorite songs or podcasts wherever, whenever.
Furthermore, you can save the playlists in the best possible quality.
So select the three dots on the app > choose Download on Android devices and Apple devices, choose the playlist and then click Download.
Recover Deleted Playlists
Have you accidentally deleted a playlist? You can restore it by logging in to your account via Account Settings. Then, choose Recover Playlists. So you don’t have to go through the hassle of creating a new playlist from scratch.
Share music with Spotify Codes. Quickly scan a code on your friend’s phone to import or download a tune posted by an artist. You can even scan a code from a billboard or poster. You’ll get a code by tapping the ‘…’ context menu next to a song you want to hear and then using the Camera icon to scan the code. Alternatively, you can tap the Code-enhanced artwork and then save it to your Camera Roll. Finally, you can upload the song to your social media account.
Listen to Radio
Are you confused about what to listen to? If so, the Radio option can help. First, on the desktop application, go to the left-hand pane and select Create New Station. Then, select an artist, playlist, or album you like, and Radio will provide you with a selection of songs or artists similar to your listening preferences.
On the mobile app, click the three dots when on an album, song, or artist and choose Go to Radio.
Do you listen to Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift when feeling low? You can keep your listening history private if you don’t want your friends to know about your love for these artists. First, go to Settings > Private Session on your Android device. On your iOS device, go to Settings > Social > Private Session. Then, you can listen without any fear.
Link to a Track’s Specific Part
If there is a fantastic solo you want your friend to listen to, but you don’t want them to skip to that specific part of the track, you can share the link that starts from a specific part.
On your desktop app, copy the URL of the song and then paste it into a text message or email. Then, add #time2:53 to the end. When the recipient clicks on the link, they will be transported to the part you want them to listen to.
Activate Voice Commands
Spotify no longer supports voice commands on its mobile application. However, you can connect to voice assistants, such as Alexa. You can enable voice commands for apps and assistants by opening the Spotify app > tapping the gear icon > and tapping Voice Assistants & Apps. You will find an option to enable notifications for suggestions on your system to connect to voice assistants. Once this is enabled, Spotify will allow you to link your account to these apps and voice assistants.
Listen to Podcasts
You can listen to your favorite podcasts on the music streaming platform. First, go to Browse and click Podcasts. Then, follow your favorites and go to the Podcast section. You will find all the saved podcasts in Your Library.
Memorizing these features will help improve your listening experiences on Spotify.