Music streaming services like Pandora, Deezer and Spotify are powering the second coming of how people listen to music. The first wave was of course Apple and its powerful iTunes ecosystem that allows users to preview and purchase millions of songs via its iTunes Store.
With the advent of high-speed 3G and 4G LTE mobile data networks, it has opened the floodgates to a plethora of services being quickly adopted by consumers.
Most prominent and useful of which are smooth internet radio and music streaming to enjoy your tunes as though you were playing them off your local device.
If you have read our introduction to Spotify, you would know that the music streaming service offers you access to over 20 million songs (depending on your location).
Aside from the sheer number of songs available, you also get to create and share playlists with your friends. While it is rather straightforward to use, there are some tweaks and tips to consider to make the most out of the service.
We list 8 such options that you can apply on the desktop application to better enjoy Spotify:-
1) Top lists on desktop application
Looking to explore what's popular on Spotify right now? On the left sidebar of the Spotify desktop application there's a feature called Top Lists. What you get here are top lists based on artists, albums or tracks. You can further refine the lists based on location.
2) Organize the mess with folders
With so many songs and the ability to create playlists, you will probably end up with more playlists than you can handle. Fortunately Spotify lets you create folders to organise your playlists. You can even create sub-folders in an existing folder. Go to File and click the New Playlist Folder to get started.
3) Import your own music
Spotfiy does have a large library of music, but if you can't find what you're looking for, you can always import your own music so it can be added to your Spotify playlists. Go to Edit > Preferences, find the Local Files section, click on Add Source and navigate to the folder where your music is stored. All the files that you have imported can be easily found under "Local Files" in the left pane of the Spotify application.
4) Spread the love
Sharing what you're listening to is as simple as dragging or copying and pasting the songs from your Spotify app into your instant messages or emails. This will create a simple link for your friends so they can also enjoy what you have been listening to.