Listening to music has never been easier with the help of online streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music. Virtually every song you’ve ever enjoyed can be listened to with the tap of the finger or a click of the mouse. The ease of streaming music is reflected in the number of those who use the service. Spotify reported over 207 million active users as of 2018.
What is Spotify?
Spotify is a digital provider that allows you to sign up and listen to music. You can also listen to podcasts and watch videos with ease through your Wi-Fi or mobile data connection. There are a number of ways this can be done; either through their web player or app. The app can easily be downloaded through either the Apple or Android app store. Users can utilise the platform’s free plan or sign up to their premium plan. The premium plan requires a monthly fee to be paid. However, it does provide additional benefits such as no adverts and offline streaming.
Getting Started with Spotify
Once you’ve downloaded the app or visited the web player you will need to create an account. This is done by entering your email address and creating a password. Once complete, you will then be prompted to fill out a few other details. Have a look at our previous blog post which shares top tips on creating a strong password! After you have signed up, you will then have over 35 million songs at your disposal.
Overall, Spotify is a relatively easy platform to use. It has a great search function making it easy to find and listen to your favourite tracks. Once you’ve found the artist or song you’d like to hear, either tap the name or click play. There are several other functions you can use, such as adding a song to queue, shuffle or repeat. Spotify has a great help section for anyone who’d like a more in-depth breakdown of the platform’s functions.
Discover New Music
Spotify is also one of the best ways to discover new music, alongside reconnecting with old favourites. It will then show you playlists or artists it thinks you’ll enjoy, along with creating you a Discover Weekly playlist. Updating every Monday, the Discover Weekly playlist has a variety of songs it thinks you’ll enjoy, helping you uncover new music on a weekly basis.
Connecting Through Music
Once you’ve created your profile you can start finding friends and family who also have a Spotify account, allowing you to view their public playlists and see what music they’ve been enjoying. Your loved ones can follow you back as your profile is easily shared via social media or email, making sharing the joy of music even easier. Families and friends can also create shared playlists, guaranteeing at the next gathering there’s a song or three for everyone to enjoy.
Spotify is the perfect platform to have millions of songs at your fingertips. It makes it ideal service for those who are struggling with their mobility and may not be able to change records or CDs as easily as they used to.
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