Spotify is one of the most popular online music streaming service of the moment. Millions of users use this service on a daily basis to listen to their favorite music on their computer, tablet or smartphone. How does Spotify work? How to create an account on Spotify? This guide will help you to get started with Spotify.
Spotify is a commercial online music streaming service launched in 2008. The app is available in dozens of languages and as of the second quarter of 2015 Spotify had over 75 million users worldwide. It offers a very wide selection of music genres and the use of the service is completely legal.
Subscribing to Spotify
You can use Spotify from a Windows PC, Mac computer and mobile devices that runs on Android, Windows Phone or iOS. The first step is to create a Spotify account; you can sign up to the service using your email address or a Facebook account. This operation can be performed from your web browser or directly from the mobile apps:
Warning: Before subscribing to Spotify or downloading the app, check for the availability of the service in your country: https://support.spotify.com
How to use Spotify
The use of Spotify is simple and intuitive. The Your Music section is where you organize your content on Spotify, including your local files (music files stored on your PC). It plays the role of a music library, you can add an artists, albums and songs to your music collection by clicking on the small + button displayed next to their respective entries. The Search field allows you to find content by genre, artist name, song title, album or using other search criteria. Spotify also help you to discover new content, namely through the top hits, music charts and Discovery feature that displays suggestions based on your personal preferences. You can also create and manage your music playlists from this menu.
Spotify is available in both free and paid versions:
A free account gives you access to unlimited music streaming on your computer, smartphone or tablet. This is a free but ad-based service.
The main feature of Spotify Premium is that it allows you to download your music for an offline use. Additionally, the premium version contains no ads, allows you to create shared playlist and offer better audio quality. Spotify Premium costs $9.99 per month.
Spotify Family allows you to manage up to 5 separate Premium accounts at a discounted price. Learn more: www.spotify.com/family