TOP ten helpful Spotify Tips
Spotify were an enormous success in Europe, with above a thousand customers inside the uk.
With only the occasional advertising displaying the stream of music, it is like having the biggest songs collection worldwide.
It is so huge that you might need a bit more assist searching for songs and managing the results.
We are now get ready 15 hidden functions, helpful hints and add-ons that will guide you take full advantage of Spotify.
1. Search tips
Search Spotify song via modifiers to restrict and improve your results. Such as, searching for Madonna's 1983 outcome you type in "madonna year:1982". You can also search for a range of years, in this way: "rolling stones year:1965-1972". Second modifiers include "album", "artist" and "genre". They could be mixed, For instance: "album:love artist:cult" only finds songs from The Cult's "Love". Finally, Boolean syntax can be used to exclude keywords, like this: "genre:trip-hop NOT morcheeba".
boolean search (NOT)
EXCLUSIVE TRACKS: Filter bands and songs away from search results using the Boolean NOT operator - or try the minus sign "-".
2. Search by genre
Do you know might use several unique keywords all together?
The different search phrases usable are; label, year, genre, artist, album and track.
For instance, the search string label:EMI year:0000-2007 genre:house will give you every house music released by EMI before the year of 2008.
3. Multiple versions
Many albums can be found in multiple versions with different edits - and Spotify may have multiple listings for the same collection of tracks. When this occurs you can see a tiny arrow in the "Track" column of your results. Click on it to see all the instances of that track appearing with a different version of the album.
Multiple spotify tracks
MULTITRACK: Different edits of your preferred albums have several track versions. Spotify finds them, but hides from view them
4. Link to part of a track
As originally offered on the Spotify blog, you can give buddies a song URI with a time index embedded in it. Copy the Spotify URI and paste it into your email or message window, then modify the URI to add '#time' to the end. E . g . if the song includes a brilliant solo a #2:31, you append #2:31 to the end of the URI. You may also do this with HTTP links, but you'll need to change the hash tag "#" with "%23".
5. Dragging URLs
You probably know you could right click on Spotify playlists, songs and albums to copy the HTTP link or Spotify URI to the clipboard. You can also drag and drop any Spotify link to the text box of some other program; an email client, instant messager(Bing, Gtalk), URL shortener or Facebook window. The HTTP link is inserted - not the Spotify URI.
6. Top Lists
Many fans jsut forget the "Top Lists" feature displays the most popular music everywhere on the Spotify community, . You can shift the display to show top artists, albums and music. If you look in the top left corner - you could change where Spotify obtains its data. Select "Everywhere", the uk or another region where Spotify is live. Finally, choosing "For Me" shows your most frequently played songs since the list was last updated. This should happen once a week - but the feature is notoriously buggy.
Spotify top lists
TOP OF YOUR POPS: Spotify claim that its lists of top music, albums and artists are refreshed once a week, so don't worry if your currents faves aren't at number one
Donwload Spotify tracks
A number of Spotify fans curious that is it possible to save tracks from Spotify. The short answer is YES. The long one is that Spotify music is streaming music which you can?¡¥t download directly from it. Instead of download you can Spotify recorder it with Spotify ripper software.
7. Quicker playlist making
So, you've found Spotify's most popular music - now turn them into a playlist. CTRL and click on songs to make multiple selections, then right-click to open the context sensitive menu and choose "Save to" and "New Playlist".
8. Integrate Spotify with Firefox
FoxyTunes is just one of is most liked extensions. It lets you manage Spotify (and more than thirty other media players on Windows) from Firefox. Also you can search for information on the present song direct from your browser. Combine it with Spotify Search for a complete search and playback solution in your browser.
FIREFOX ONLY: Though available in versions for Firefox and Internet Explorer, Spotify support is currently only at Mozilla's web browser
9. Keyboard navigation
Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate faster in Spotify; tab to move through columns, use up and down arrows to select tracks or move through tracks or playlists, click enter to play. The Spacebar toggles pause on and off. When you are playing a song, CTRL and right skips to the next in the list, and ALT and left or right goes back and forward through pages.
10. Volume control
Push CTRL and hit the up or down arrow on your computer keyboard to change Spotify's sound level . To mute playback, hit CTRL SHIFT and down - but note that advertisements stop if you do that. You will need to get a premium account to get rid of advertisements on Spotify.