Even though there is no dearth of music streaming apps on either the App Store or Google Play Store, new apps keep popping up, vying to make it big. However, Spotify has held its own in this competition, with millions choosing it over the array of other music streaming apps available, solely for the better quality it offers.
Spotify, one of the world’s leading music streaming app, is now available in 79 countries and boasts of a 207 million-strong active user base, including 96 million subscribers. The service was launched in India for INR 119 per month after a 30-day trial.
The Premium subscription is also available on prepaid plans starting from INR 13 for a day to INR 1189 for a year. With Spotify Premium, users can stream over 40 million songs without any ads and play music offline without an internet connection, among other things.
Also read: Spotify vs Amazon Music vs YouTube Music
How to create a playlist on Spotify?
There are two ways using which you can create a Spotify playlist — by adding a song to a playlist and creating one or going to Your Library in the Spotify app and hitting the Create playlist button (as shown in the screenshot in the extreme right in the image below). To create a playlist by adding a song, follow the steps below.
- Tap on the triple-dot menu button beside the song that you wish to add to the playlist you’re about to create.
- On the next page, tap on Add to Playlist.
- Now, if you don’t already have a playlist, the next page will prompt you to name your new playlist.
- Once you’ve entered the name, hit Create.
You’ll be able to access your created playlists in the Your Library tab of the smartphone app.
How to share a Spotify playlist?
There are two ways that you can share a Spotify playlist — either from the Your Library screen or from within the playlist. First, we’ll discuss how to share a playlist on Spotify via the former.
- Tap on Your Library.
- Then tap and hold the playlist that you wish to share.
- From the menu, tap on Share; then pick your preferred way to share the Spotify playlist.
Now let’s discuss how to share a Spotify playlist from within the playlist.
- Open your Spotify playlist and tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right of the display.
- On the next page, tap on Share; then pick your preferred way to share the Spotify playlist.
How to download a Spotify playlist?
A Spotify playlist can be downloaded using three different methods — via Your Library tab, or the toggle button on the playlist page or download option inside the playlist options. Note that only Premium Spotify members can download songs for offline listening. So, to gain access to any of the steps below, you’ll need to buy a Spotify Premium subscription or sign up for a free trial.
Download Spotify playlist via Your Library tab
- Tap on Your Library.
- Tap and hold the playlist that you wish to download
- From the menu, tap on Download.
All the songs in the playlist will start downloading over your WiFi or cellular data, depending on your app settings.
Download Spotify playlist via toggle
If you’ve opened the Spotify playlist that you wish to download, scroll to the top to find a toggle switch beside Download. Turn on the switch so that it appears green. Your songs will begin downloading automatically.
Download Spotify playlist via in-playlist options
The third option is to tap on the three-dot menu at the top-right corner of a Spotify playlist and then tap on Download from the options in the menu. Your Spotify playlist will begin downloading automatically.
Prayank heads the Editorial at Candid.Technology. When not writing, he loves taking trips on his bikes or chugging beers as Manchester United battle rivals.
Contact Prayank via email: [email protected]