If you use Spotify to get your daily fix of music, whether you’re an avid music listener who’s never without your earphones and has tonnes of painfully curated playlists at your disposal, or you’re a casual listener who likes to play music in the car or while you’re doing the housework, there are a number of Spotify hacks you should be using right now…
Don’t Rely on Spotify to Find New Music
Spotify’s algorithms are pretty good at recommending new music you might enjoy, but they aren’t the be-all, end-all. There are a number of third-party services, most notably MagicPlaylist that plug the gaps where Spotify fails by allowing you to stream music by set list play order or creating playlists from a single song you like.
Get the Student Discount
Did you know that if you’re a student, you can get Spotify premium for half-price? So, if you’ve spent all of your money on the best boombox and speakers you could afford, you don’t have to make do with Spotify’s add-laden free service. Just bear in mind that you do actually have to be a student and Spotify will use a third-party to verify your student status.
Keep Your Discover Weekly Playlists in One Place
If your favorite thing about Spotify is the Discover Weekly playlists they send you, use the If This, Then That applet to store them safely in one place, so you can keep track of them without running the risk of losing them when they’re refreshed at the beginning of each week.
Learn More About the Lyrics
If you have the Genius app, not only can you see the lyrics to your favorite jams pop up on screen as they’re sung, but you can also access annotated information about the lyrics and their meaning, to give you a more in-depth understanding of your favorite tracks.
Find the Best New Music
If you’re always on the lookout for fantastic new music from the freshest artists, be sure to check out the New Music Friday playlist, which drops every Friday. You’ll hear the next big things before everyone else and ensure that you have one of the best party playlists out there.
Find Out the Name of That Song
If you’re forever trying to find the name of songs you hear playing all around you, download Shazam and change your life. This great app which can be downloaded onto your iPhone is able to identify the name of songs and artists that it hears AND add it to your Spotify playlists so that you can listen to it at your leisure.
Make Your Experience Better
If you love Spotify, but you know that it could be better if they would only add a certain feature, get in touch with them. Spotify is a company known for taking customer suggestions on board and acting on them. You just need to get in touch with them via their Idea Exchange feature. It has to be worth a shot!
Now you know some of the best hacks, you can have even more fun exploring the huge world of music with your Spotify account.