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Spotify For Dummies

Kim Gilmour

ISBN: 978-1-119-96149-9 October 2011 320 Pages


The ultimate beginner guide to the groundbreaking music service, Spotify!

Spotify is a free online streaming music platform that allows users to listen to songs on demand over the Internet--without having to buy or own the actual tracks. This fun and friendly guide walks you through how best to use this sweet-sounding service. Covering everything from using Spotify on selected mobile phones to creating and sharing your own playlists, Spotify For Dummies has it all. Experienced author Kim Gilmour details the ins and outs of this revolutionary music, from installing and setup to discovering new artists and taking your musical enjoyment to new levels.

  • Explores the social networking aspects of Spotify and how to integrate with them
  • Helps you navigate through the various editions of Spotify
  • Shows you how to take Spotify with you on your mobile device
  • Encourages you to merge your own music collection with Spotify

This book is spot on! Start using Spotify today with this handy guide by your side.

Introduction 1

Part I: Becoming Buddies with Spotify 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Spotify 9

Chapter 2: Getting Set Up with Spotify 27

Chapter 3: Understanding the Spotify Window 47

Part II: Managing Your Spotify Experience 69

Chapter 4: Experiencing the Music 71

Chapter 5: Finding New Tunes 85

Chapter 6: Creating Playlists: The Mixtape Lives On 101

Chapter 7: Mastering the Library at Your Fingertips 117

Chapter 8: Downloading Tracks from Spotify 139

Part III: Getting By with a Little Help from Your Friends 149

Chapter 9: Getting Started with Spotify Social 151

Chapter 10: Sharing and Collaborating on Music 167

Chapter 11: Embracing the Spotify Community 185

Part IV: Enjoying the Enhanced Features of Spotify 211

Chapter 12: Understanding Spotify Paid-For Services 213

Chapter 13: Downloading Spotify for Mobile Devices 235

Chapter 14: Using Spotify on Your Mobile Device 249

Chapter 15: Listening to Spotify Music on Other Devices 279

Chapter 16: Using Offline Mode with Spotify Premium 293

Part V: The Part of Tens 307

Chapter 17: Ten Answers to Common Spotify Problems 309

Chapter 18: Ten Innovative Spotify Tools 321

Chapter 19: Ten Great Ways to Use Spotify 329

Index 341

Bonus Content 1
Bonus Content 2
Bonus Content 3
Bonus Chapter 20