20 Top Spotify Tips


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A selection of hints & tips to help you get the most out of Spotify!

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20 Top Spotify Tips

  1. 20 Top Tips<br />for<br />
  2. 1. Using the Filter <br />Press Ctrl + F when viewing a playlist to display a filter option <br />Start typing into the filter box to narrow down the list of songs:<br />pansentient.com<br />
  3. 2. View Multi-Album Playlist Art<br />Press Ctrl + G when listening to a multi-artist playlist<br />The view changes to show the album art for each track <br />pansentient.com<br />
  4. 3. Enable High Quality Audio<br />If you’re on Spotify Premium, remember to enable high quality streaming for better quality audio <br />It’s in Edit > Preferences (or press Ctrl + P)<br /><ul><li>“High Quality” means 320kbps rather than 160kbps streaming
  5. Not all tracks on Spotify are in this higher quality yet</li></ul>pansentient.com<br />
  6. 4. Searching for Record Labels<br />Use the label tag to list all artists on a certain record label<br />For example, search for label:“metropolis records”<br />pansentient.com<br />
  7. 5. Display All Search Results<br />When you do a search in Spotify, it might seem that some of the results are missing<br />Spotify only delivers about 60 results at a time, so press Page Down or keep on scrolling down to get all the search results loaded up <br />Now sort-by-album or artist etc. to find all those “missing” tracks. <br />pansentient.com<br />
  8. 6. Check for Fully-Sequenced Albums<br />Some albums (especially DJ-mixed compilations) have both the individual tracks as well as the complete mix in one track available on Spotify<br />Listen to these “continuous mix” versions to avoid the gaps (and ads) between songs<br />pansentient.com<br />
  9. 7. Find Remastered Albums<br />Search for remastered to find old classics sounding better than ever<br />pansentient.com<br />
  10. 8. Find Out How Many Songs Are on Spotify<br />The Pansentient League’s New on Spotify page updates daily to tell you the current total number of tracks on Spotify<br />pansentient.com<br />
  11. 9. Favorite Artists<br />Make a playlist called Favorite Artists then add one song from each artist<br />You then have a sortable list of your favorites, with one-click access to the artist’s tracks and albums (just click the artist’s name in the playlist)<br />pansentient.com<br />
  12. 10. Backing Up Your Playlists I<br />Press Ctrl + A to select all songs in a playlist, then drag and drop them into a Word document for an instant clickable backup<br />pansentient.com<br />
  13. 11. Backing Up Your Playlists II<br />Drag and drop a playlist to a desktop folder to create a shortcut link<br />To select an album, click & hold the cover art<br />pansentient.com<br />
  14. 12. Android Tip: Use Spacers to Organize Playlists<br />Create some empty “spacer” playlists to help break up the list and make finding your playlists a bit easier. <br />For example, create some genre spacers using the “-” character in the name to make them stand out <br />You don’t need to add any tracks to the dividers – simply organize your playlists to follow the spacer headings<br />Folders are better, but they’re not yet available on Spotify for Android<br />pansentient.com<br />
  15. 13. Send Playlist Links From Desktop to Phone<br />If you can’t use Spotify at your place of work but have it on your mobile, use Chrome to Phone or FoxToPhone to easily send Spotify pages from your desktop browser to your smartphone <br />pansentient.com<br />
  16. 14. Browse in Spotify Service for Mac OS<br />If you use Spotify on your Apple Mac, take advantage of a hidden feature in Spotify:<br />The Browse in Spotify Service for Mac OS X is a quick way to select some text on a webpage (like a band or album name) then search for the results in Spotify<br />See http://log.arrelid.com/post/2510765809/a-search-in-spotify-service-for-mac-os-x<br />pansentient.com<br />
  17. 15. Show Spotify Songs in Windows Messenger<br />If you use Windows Live Messenger, you can set it to display your currently playing track in Spotify as a personal message <br />In Messenger, go to Options > Personal then tick “Show Song Information from Windows Media Player as a Personal Message”<br />pansentient.com<br />
  18. 16. Find What’s New in Your Favorite Genre<br />Use the Pansentient League’s New on Spotify page to search new releases by genre<br />pansentient.com<br />
  19. 17. Get New Release Notifications<br />Sign up on SpNotify<br />Enter your favorite bands then get notification emails whenever they release something new on Spotify. <br />pansentient.com<br />
  20. 18. Add a Graphic Equalizer to Spotify<br />Install EQUALIFY, a free Windows app that integrates a fully-featured graphic equalizer into Spotify.<br />pansentient.com<br />
  21. 19. Watch Music Videos From Spotify<br />Once you have a playlist in Spotify, sites like Utubify can translate it into a YouTube playlist and let you “watch your playlist in motion”<br />pansentient.com<br />
  22. 20. Listen to Bands Playing Near You<br />Use Gigero to find bands playing near you and listen to them on Spotify – great for checking out those support acts too!<br />pansentient.com<br />
  23. For more Spotify hints, tips, news, reviews and advice, visit:<br />pansentient.com<br />