Spotify at 15: Unveiling 15 Hidden Tricks to Master the Music Streaming Giant

Fifteen years ago, a Swedish music startup named Spotify was launched, revolutionizing the way we consume music. From its humble beginnings in eight European countries, Spotify has grown into a household name in music streaming. As we celebrate this milestone, let’s dive into some lesser-known features that can elevate your Spotify experience.

Key Highlights:

  • Fine-tune your music recommendations.
  • Revisit your old Wrapped playlists.
  • Explore niche microgenres like goblincore.
  • Enhance audio quality for a better listening experience.
  • Dive deep into your listening statistics.
  • Generate your dream music festival lineup.
  • Play a musical game of Snake on Spotify.

Fine-Tuning Recommendations:

Spotify’s Discover Weekly and Wrapped features are a hit among users. However, if you feel these recommendations are skewed due to certain playlists, you can adjust your taste profile. By selecting “exclude from your taste profile” for specific playlists, you can ensure that they don’t influence your recommendations.

Wrapped Playlists: A Trip Down Memory Lane

While Spotify Wrapped is an annual treat, did you know you can revisit your Wrapped playlists from previous years? Simply search for “spotify:genre:2018” (or any other year) to relive your musical journey.

Discovering Microgenres:

Spotify’s “Niche Mixes” introduces users to microgenres they might not be aware of. From the intriguing goblincore to the somber funeral doom, there’s a world of unique genres to explore.

Elevate Your Audio Experience:

Premium subscribers have the option to adjust the audio quality of their downloads. While the “High” setting offers a bitrate of around 160kbps, the “Very High” setting boosts it to 320kbps. Rumors suggest that a new “Spotify Supremium” tier might soon offer lossless audio quality.

Deep Dive into Your Listening Stats:

Beyond Spotify Wrapped, several third-party sites like “Stats for Spotify” and “Obscurify” provide detailed insights into your listening habits, offering a comprehensive view of your musical preferences.

Craft Your Dream Festival Lineup:

With the Instafest app, users can create a personalized music festival poster based on their Spotify listening history. This fun feature lets you visualize your ideal music festival.

A Musical Game of Snake:

While this might come as a surprise to many, there’s a version of the classic game Snake embedded within Spotify, adding a touch of nostalgia and fun to the platform.

In Summary:

As Spotify celebrates its 15th anniversary, it’s evident that the platform has continuously evolved, offering users a plethora of features to enhance their listening experience. From fine-tuning recommendations to discovering niche genres and diving deep into listening stats, there’s always something new to explore. As the music streaming giant continues to grow, users can look forward to more innovative features and hidden tricks in the years to come.