Moods, discoveries and sharing: tips and tricks to make the most of your Spotify listening

Guardian Technology 01 Jun 2020 04:15
Spotify’s music collection is huge, so use these tips to get the most out of it. Photograph: Artur Debat/Getty Images

How to use Spotify: hit play, ensure ears are on. Right? Actually, not quite. There’s a much deeper audio experience to be had if you take advantage of the platform’s impressive functionality across its mobile and desktop versions. From turning Spotify into an alarm clock to creating communal playlists with friends, not to mention using it to learn Korean, it’s worth looking into the full range of its features. Read on for our list of the best tips and tricks to make the most of Spotify. Although, yes: you will need your ears on.

Get a super-specific song-based mood
Wish you could listen to your fave tune for hours on end without getting bored? Spotify Radio can help with that. Find the song on Spotify, select the three dots next to it and choose the Radio option. It’ll then play you an endless, curated list of similar music. You can use the same trick for artists, albums or playlists as well, and listen to music ad-free with Spotify Premium.

Listen with others
Spotify’s at its best when used socially. You can follow your friends to see what they’re listening to – as well as other artists to get updates on their releases. To follow artists, just click on their name and select Follow. For friends, you’ll need to connect your account to Facebook.

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