Learn about Spotify
Spotify Technology S.A or Spotify, is a Swedish streaming service for digital music, videos and podcasts. Spotify has a library of more than 70 million songs and podcasts that allow its users to listen to any content of their choice at any time, thanks to their licensing deals with major corporations like Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group.
A bit more on Spotify
Founded by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzo in 2006 and launched in 2008, Spotify is one of the largest and most popular music streaming service in the world, with more than 345 million monthly active users and over 155 million paying subscribers.
On Spotify, users will have instant access to an unlimited library where they will find a large variety of artists and genres that can go from movie soundtracks to classical music, from the top 40 pop songs to rock ones. Its algorithm will recommend songs based on the users’ listening activity, curated playlist, titles of their playlists and even their favorite artists.
Let’s discuss Free Spotify
Spotify members can use the service completely free of charge if they want to. This means that not only listening to music is free and users have access to the entire Spotify library, but also that they get unlimited access to its catalog of music, videos and podcasts.
Free users can add a playlist curated by the Spotify staff, a playlist created by other users and even created by an artist; they can also create albums and share this with friends and other users.
One limitation is that Free users do not get unlimited skips, like on the Premium version, and they do not get to pick the order in which songs are played. However, free members can also select songs for playback with unlimited skips if they are listening from one of Spotify’s curated playlists that are under “Made for You” on the Home page.
Now, Spotify Premium
The Spotify Premium service has a lot of features, for one, it not only allows users to download an unlimited number of songs to listen to offline, but also choose the order of the songs – which users do not get to do on the free version. This is very convenient, for example, when users on long flights are traveling to a place where it is difficult to access the internet.
Another cool feature is that the subscription plan gets rid of all the ads from the app, which is a disadvantage of Free Spotify, where very often the ads interrupt playback.
Another perk of the paid membership is that it gives its users access to music in a high-quality mode that makes it sharper and clearer, upgrading to 320kbit/s. Plus, with Spotify Premium, users get Spotify Connect. This feature essentially allows users to listen to music on one device and control it on another device, even switch back and forth between the devices.
Want to set up an account?
To sign up to Spotify, all you need is an email address, a phone number or a Facebook account and find your friends and follow them on Spotify – they can even share their recommendations with you.
You can create an account on its website Spotify.com, download and install the Spotify Music app on your Windows 10 device or Mac OS computer, or even your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 console. Plus, you can download the app on your phone in the App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android devices.
After signing up, you will be presented with two options, Spotify Free or Spotify Premium. New members can try Spotify Premium for a month for free and enjoy all the benefits and perks that are not available on the free version. Then, you can decide if you prefer the free or paid version!
How much does subscriptions cost?
Spotify offers Spotify Premium, a family plan and a student rate of one free month for new users.
- The three payment plans for members are:
- The Individual plan for $9.99 per month.
- The Student Subscription for $4.99 per month, which is half the price of the Individual plan.
- The Family Plan for $14.99 per month, which allows families to get up to 6 premium accounts.
An alternative way to create an account is with a phone number, and because there are a lot of risks of sharing – intentionally or unintentionally – personal information online, there is a way of bypassing account verification for your Spotify account.
Non-VoIP numbers are real USA phone numbers that will allow you to bypass phone verification. VerifyWithSMS offers you, for one, the best Non-VoIP service, and two, a way to protect your privacy online. This service is operated by the Epsilon Technology LTD company, and it will allow you to receive a virtual SMS over the internet and verify your Spotify account, or any account for that matter.
Without a doubt this service is simple, fast and reliable. Enjoy your favorite podcast, song and artist knowing all of your credentials are safe and sound.