5 Spotify Basic Features to Use on Android or iOS

More than just play music, the Spotify has some functions that further enhance the user experience through the application for mobile devices. This includes listening to high-quality audio, removing pauses between songs, saving your radio stations, and more. The options go even further if you are a premium service subscriber. We separate 5 examples; check it!

1. Listen to your favorite radio stations offline

If you’ve ever gotten sick of the songs listed in your playlists, an interesting alternative is to listen tothe radio stations offered by Spotify . There are hundreds of them, they can be of a specific genre, of an artist or with a particular theme – perfect for various moments of the day. And for these stations to be available, the best tip is to save them to play them even without an internet connection.

In iOS, if the radio was created by Spotify itself , just select the station and check the “Download” option. For a custom station you created, touch the three pots button in the upper right corner of the screen and select “Add to playlist.” You can then choose which tracks will be on the existing radio station or create a new one. Then just go to the “Your Library” tab, search for the desired playlist and touch the “Download” option.

On Android, if the radio is pre-established by Spotify , the procedure is the same: open a station and check “Download”. For custom stations, the situation is much more time consuming, because the app does not allow the creation of customized radios with just one button; You’ll need to create a radio and add music by song by clicking the three-dot button next to each track and selecting “Add to playlist.” When you add all of them, be sure to open the playlist and check the “Download” option. But remember: this option is only for those who have a Premium account.

2. Whenever possible, listen in offline mode

And since we’re talking about putting it all down, there’s nothing better than saving your entire Spotify music library right on your smartphone. This will allow you to hear them even while offline, which will help you save money on your mobile data plan whenever you are not connected to a WiFi network.

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On iOS, go to Your Library> Settings> Playback> Offline mode to activate the feature . On Android, go to “Your Library”, then touch the gear icon to open “Settings” in the upper right corner of the screen, and check “Offline mode”.

If your version of Android is 7.0 (Nougat) or higher, you can also add an “Offline Mode” button in the operating system quick access window. Tap and drag from top to bottom on the screen to open the quick settings, tap “Edit” at the top, and look for “Offline mode” in the “Drag to add blocks” section. The feature of listening offline on Spotify is also only available to subscribers Premium.

3. Listen to songs “without stopping”

Are the songs in your playlist gone, and you have not left continuous play mode turned on? Then you can test the AutoPlay function, which will automatically play recommended tracks whenever a playlist or a disc played at the moment ends.

On iOS, go to Your Library> Settings> Playback,  and then check “AutoPlay”. On Android, the path is Your Library> Settings  (on the gear icon in the upper right corner) and enable or disable the “AutoPlay” option.

4. Remove pauses between songs

To give a continuity effect between the songs –  that is, not to leave pauses in the exchange of one track and another -, Spotify counts on a feature called gradual transition. You can select between 0 and 12 seconds.

In iOS, go to Settings> Playback  and set the desired transition time. On Android, open “Your Library”, go to “Settings” and determine the time in “Gradual transition”.

Another tip to remove the gaps between songs is to check the option “No pauses”, also located in the settings section of Spotify .

5. Modify the audio quality

By default, Spotify automatically adjusts the audio quality of songs based on your internet connection –  and this is true for both what is being played and for content downloaded in offline mode, which in turn are optimized to ensure A balance between sound quality and storage space on your smartphone. At  However, for those who always seeks the best transmission, the tip isenable the best setting for the music heard through the application .

To do so, go to Your Library> Settings  and look for the “Music Quality” section. Here, set to “Transmission” the desired quality, which can be automatic, normal (96 KBps), high (160 KBps) or extreme (320 KBps). Obviously, the larger it is, the more storage you’ll need to have on your phone.