Spotify is a popular music streaming service that provides access to millions of songs, albums, and playlists. The platform is available on desktop computers, mobile phones, smartwatches, and TV devices.
The company offers competitive salaries, employee stock purchase plan, free food, paid time off, and generous parental leave. Employees rate their perks and benefits at Spotify an average of 83/100 on Comparably.
1. Access to a huge library of music
Spotify allows you to stream a massive library of audio content wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection. It also lets you connect to a variety of other devices, including smart speakers, cars, televisions and more.
Spotify also offers recommendations and playlists based on your current music taste, along with podcasts from popular personalities. It also recently released a feature called Enhance that adds songs to playlists with similar themes or genres.
You can also follow artists on Spotify, which allows you to see their latest music and playlists. It will also let you save their music to your library if you want.
2. Unlimited skips
Spotify is compatible with almost every device on the market including computers, laptops, phones, tablets, smartwatches, TVs, and gaming consoles. It also works with the popular voice assistants, like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Free Spotify users get access to the entire music library, but it comes with ad breaks which can interrupt your listening flow. Premium subscribers can skip songs and listen ad-free, saving you both time and data consumption.
Spotify premium subscribers can download music and podcasts for offline listening. The service also provides a Spotify Wrapped roundup at the end of each year which offers a colorful, social media-worthy analysis of your top songs of the year.
Spotify is a great way to discover new music. Its algorithms create playlists based on your listening history and suggest similar styles of music. The app also has features that help you find songs that match your mood.
Premium users can download playlists, albums and podcasts for offline playback. Spotify mobile apps display downloaded items with a downward-facing green arrow icon.
To download music, select a playlist, album or podcast and click the green arrow icon to start downloading. You can download as much music as you have space for, but it’s important to go online at least once a month to provide usage data that helps Spotify pay its artists.
4. Access to ad-free music
Spotify is a streaming service that allows you to access its huge library of music virtually anywhere with an internet connection. This can be on your computer, phone, tablet, TV or even smart speakers like the Amazon Echo.
The free tier limits how many songs you can skip on shuffle, but playlists accessible from the home page do not count against that limit. Premium subscribers can also play any song on demand, which is a nice feature if you want to end an evening with Drake’s Fountains or The Weeknd’s Out of Time without a power ballad ruining the mood.
Premium users also get CD-quality audio, though it’s not very noticeable unless you’re listening through an audiophile-grade setup.
5. Access to ad-free podcasts
Spotify allows both Free and Premium users to stream music and podcasts. The difference is that Premium users can listen to ad-free podcasts and have access to exclusive content. This helps in having a distraction-free experience and also saves on data consumption.
Spotify’s algorithms help recommend music and playlists that match your taste. This includes the Discover Weekly and Daily Mix playlists, as well as the Release Radar playlist which updates weekly with new releases.
Premium users can also share music and playlists with friends using a code or a link. Additionally, they can create Blend playlists that analyze their music and the music of any friends they add to the playlist.
6. Access to ad-free radio
Spotify has a great radio feature that allows you to listen to music on the go without having to download it. You can use it with any Bluetooth-connected device like a speaker, home audio receiver or car stereo system.
Spotify learns your taste as you use it, and creates automatic playlists based on that. It has a Discover Weekly and Daily Mix playlist that will recommend new music to you that matches your style.
Spotify Premium comes with ad-free radio, unlimited song skips and downloadable music. You can also upgrade the quality of your listening to near CD quality. Premium plans start at $10 per month for an individual account.