August 27, 2016
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Everyone enjoys listening to music. Whether they are driving to work, going for a run or just hanging out with friends, music makes the experience more fun and exciting.
When listening to music, people may be overwhelmed with their options as to how they will play their favorite tunes because there are a number of apps that people can use. With Spotify being one of these apps, you may have stopped to wonder what makes this app so great and why people choose it over the many others available to them. Like many of the great music apps that exist, there are things people can do to customize this app and create a more personal listening experience. It is no different with Spotify, but some of the add-ons and special features that make it appeal to music lovers everywhere may not be available on the other popular music apps, which is why it is the number one choice for some.
Here are 6 must-have Spotify add-ons for anyone who loves music.
- Smartphone Remote
It is important (but mostly convenient) to be in control of your music, whether you are sitting right in front of your computer, cooking dinner in the kitchen or even in the shower. Spotify realizes how important convenience is to many music lovers, so it actually allows you to use your phone as a remote control, which means you can play, pause or even change the song you are listening with the touch of a button. No need to run to your computer to play a song you like and then run back to the room you were in. To access this feature, just download the latest version of the Spotify app both on desktop and your mobile device.
Listening to music is always great, but when there is something for you to watch while listening to your faves, it is always nice. Spotify offers users an audio visualizer that allows them to experience their music in a cool, interesting way. Sure, you could always watch the music video, but watching colors float around the screen is just cooler sometimes. The great thing about this is that you can change the visualizer so you can look at new patterns and designs every time. For the visualizer, all you have to do is type in "spotify:app:visualizer" in your search bar (you must download desktop version of Spotify on your Windows on Mac to use this function).
How many songs do you love, but are unsure of the lyrics or don't know the words at all? During those times you will likely get curious about the lyrics and take your questions to Google or another search engine for the answers. Well, you don't have to search the internet for them because you can use Musixmatch. When a song is playing in Spotify, all you have to do is download the Musixmatch app available for both iOS and Android and connect your Spotify Premium account with the Musixmatch app.
Ever wanted more information on your favorite artist or band? With Spotipedia, a Chrome extension, you can listen to your music and do a little research at the same time. While looking up the artists of your choice, if you click on the extension in the Chrome toolbar, Spotify will open up and have the artist's songs right there and ready to play. This is actually perfect if you are looking into a new artist and don't know much about their life or music.
A true music lover will always be open to discovering new artists and hearing music they haven't heard before. With Spotibot, users are able to discover new artists and songs that are similar to the ones they currently enjoy listening to. This is the perfect way to add new playlists to your Spotify, but also ensure that you don't have to keep listening to the same stuff over and over again.
- Release Radar
There are too many artists in the world for you to possibly keep up with all of your favorites and know everything that is going on with them. Release Radar will notify you when your faves release new tracks. With this tool, you'll never be out of the loop and will definitely be able to discuss artists you love and all of their new tracks you've heard with friends and family. You can easily access Release Radar every Friday from your Spotify app to keep up to date with the newest releases catered to your personal music taste!