Spotify has a few premium plans to choose from. If you’re paying for any of these, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your monthly subscription fee. We’ll help you get your money’s worth.
While it’s entirely possible to use Spotify for free, there are some limitations, including ads. If you’ve weighed the differences and decided to give Spotify Premium a try, be sure to take advantage.
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Download music for offline listening
Arguably Spotify Premium’s best feature — ads aside — is the ability to download music for offline listening. This is great for saving data and making sure you can still listen to music when you don’t have an internet connection.
You can download pretty much anything on Spotify for offline listening. This includes full albums, playlists, and podcasts. It’s not technically possible to download a specific song, but you can download your Liked playlist. Just click “Like” a song you want to download and it will be available offline.
It is very easy to download music for offline listening. Just look for the little download icon in playlists, albums, and podcasts. It is available in the mobile and desktop apps.
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Listen to music in high quality
If sound quality is important to you, streaming services may not be your thing. Usually the streaming quality is not as good as other methods. However, if you have Spotify Premium, you can improve it.
Spotify limits the music quality to a maximum of 160kbit/s for a free account. That’s pretty solid, but it can be better. Spotify Premium has an additional “Very High” option that streams at 320kbps, double the free option.
Streaming quality can be adjusted in all Spotify mobile and desktop apps. The web player limits the quality to 256kbit/s for Spotify Premium and cannot be adjusted. Make sure you have good headphones to appreciate the higher quality.
Use third party services
Finally, let’s take a look outside of Spotify. Due to Spotify’s popularity, there are many third-party apps and services associated with it. Many of these services require a premium subscription.
Basically, if an app or service needs to be able to play a specific song on demand, you need a Spotify Premium account to use. One of these services is JQBX, a virtual “room” that you and your friends can join. One person is the “DJ” and anyone can suggest songs.
If you are an Android user, Google watch supports Spotify. You can choose any song from Spotify and use it as alarm clock. To do this on an iPhone, you can download a third-party app, e.g. B. Morning Music Alarm Clock Up.
As briefly mentioned, one of the best things about Spotify Premium isn’t a functional “feature” but listening to ads. That, in addition to all those other features, makes it worth the price for people who listen to music a lot. If you ever feel like you are not using these features enough, you can easily cancel them at any time.