How To Use Spotify – Beginners Guide (Features)

It has been requested by many people to make a detailed guide on how to use Spotify. Using Spotify for the first time can be confusing and overwhelming. My guide will cover all the basic features of Spotify, along with some useful tips and tricks.

When you first start using Spotify, you will have two choices:

  • Spotify Free
  • Spotify Premium
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Both plans include access to a huge music library that you can play on PCs, smartphones, and other devices. You may have to deal with the occasional advertisement with a free plan, but with a premium plan, you can remove the ads and enjoy additional features. Alternatively, you can download Spotify++ APK, free to use and includes all premium features.

Some Interesting Features of Spotify

Spotify is not only a music app; you can also make playlists, follow artists, and a lot more. I will cover all the awesome features you need to know in this article. 

Shortcuts To Playlists

If you like a particular playlist you listen to constantly, you can add it to your home screen. Open the playlist and click on three dots, then scroll down. A button called “Add To Homescreen” can be found at the bottom of the screen. This option will add an icon of this particular playlist to your home screen. If you wish to listen to that playlist later, you need to click on the icon on your home screen, and the music instantly starts playing. Read complete guide on how to create, edit and delete playlist on Spotify.


Crossfade and Gapless

All you have to do is click on your library, and below the settings icon, you will find the crossfade option if you want to crossfade songs or have no space between songs. In this menu, you can choose how many seconds you would like the crossfade to take between each song. Additionally, you can choose gapless play, meaning there will be no silence between songs.

Instagram Stories

If you’re interested in sharing a Spotify song to your Instagram stories, click on the three dots to the right. Afterward, click on share, then Instagram stories, and then it will copy the Instagram little artwork to the Instagram stories. Additionally, you can customize your story.

Search Bar

In the top left corner, you will find a search bar that can be used to find a specific song, artist, album, or playlist. Clicking on the search bar will show you your recent searches. All related items similar to your search will appear when you search for any query in the search bar. Rather than making a playlist, you can use the search bar to find out if someone else has made a similar playlist already.



Visit the browse section on the top left if you want to discover new music. Here, you will find Spotify’s suggested playlists. The charts, new releases, etc., are available on this page.


Using Spotify’s radio feature is another way to discover music. Spotify Radio gives you a similar experience to Pandora music service if you’ve ever used it. This page shows you recently played stations, recommended stations, and stations based on the genre below. My favorite feature on this page is Create New Station. You can search for songs or artists in the create a new section. 

The advantage of creating a radio station is that you can listen to songs without making your playlist. You can give a thumbs up or thumbs down to any song you hear on the radio. By thumbing up a song, it will automatically appear on the Light from radio playlist. The Light from radio playlist contains all the songs you gave thumbs up to while using the radio feature.


How to create a playlist on Spotify?

The process of creating a playlist on Spotify is much simpler. 

  • Click on create a new playlist in the lower left corner.
  • Name your playlist.
  • After that, choose your playlist’s image.
  • It would be best if you then wrote a description for your playlist.
  • Once this is done, select create.
How To Create a Playlist on Spotify

Make Group Playlist With Your Friends

The Collaborative Playlist feature on Spotify is a great way to create a playlist with your friends. Using this feature, you can create playlists with your friends and other individuals. Members can add songs to the playlist, delete songs and record songs. 

Just follow these steps if you want to make a collaborative playlist:

  • Open the playlist you have already created.
  • Select ellipses adjustment from the menu.
  • After that, select the make collaboration button.

How To Setup and Host Group Session?

For premium subscribers, the company recently introduced a group session. Listening to songs in real-time with friends is possible with group sessions. Users can choose what to play during that session and control the music as a group. 

Follow these steps to start a group session

  • Stream any song on Spotify.
  • Select the available devices.
  • Click “Start a Group Session”

The scan-to-join option is also available for starting a group session. Those in the same location can join the group session with their mobile phones. 

You can use third-party apps to collaborate with friends who are located across the country. JQBX can also be used. You can meet different people using this web player. There are many similarities between this web player and Spotify.

Spotify Login And Password

It is a good practice to change your Spotify password frequently to ensure that your account is secure. Changing Spotify’s password isn’t that difficult. This guide briefly covers all issues related to Spotify passwords and email recovery.