Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts, and videos from artists all over the world, like Apple Music.
Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address or by connecting with Facebook.
If you’re not keen on monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium, or just want to dip your toe in and test it out, it’s easy to get started and there’s no commitment.
You can find out the main differences between Spotify Free and Premium in our separate feature but as a quick summary, the free version is ad-supported, much like radio stations.
The free version of Spotify can be accessed on a PC, laptop, and mobile phone, but the full service needs a Spotify Premium subscription.
Getting started with Spotify!
Getting started with listening to music on Spotify is easy:
- Visit the Spotify website and sign-up. We’d recommend signing up with Facebook if you have an account as it’ll make it easier to find and follow friends, see what they’re listening to, and share songs with them.
- Choose a subscription level. We’d recommend going for Spotify Premium as it gives you access to more features, is more flexible, and will connect with more devices.
- Download and install the free Spotify application. There are versions for desktop and iPhone/iPad and Android phones.
- Sign into your account on those devices and get listening.
The basic setup is pretty straightforward but there’s much more to Spotify once you delve in and it gets smarter the more you listen!