4 Ways You’re Using Spotify Wrong Without Even Knowing It

Ben Stegner 11-06-2014

Spotify has quickly become a prime contender in the music streaming industry. It offers an attractive deal: all the music you could want for free, as long as you can put up with a few ads here and there. If you opt for the Premium package, at $10 a month, you lose the ads and pick up some bonus features, too.


However, whether you’re satisfied with what you get in Spotify Free or opt for Premium, you’re probably using the service inefficiently in some aspect. Read on to see how you can experience Spotify the right way.

Your Playlists Are A Mess

Does your Spotify selection of playlists look like this?

Spotify Messy Playlists

Perhaps you created a multitude of playlists The 15 Best Spotify Playlists for the Summer Looking for the best Spotify playlists to soundtrack your summer? Here are the best Spotify playlists for summer vacations, cookouts, road trips, and more. Read More consisting of albums for offline listening on your phone, as you used to be unable to select an entire artist or album for offline use. If you’ve still been doing this, it’s time to bring your playlists under control.

First, let’s review playlist groups. In the Spotify desktop program, head to File > New Playlist Folder or use the shortcut Control + Shift + N to make a new group. These allow you to put any number of playlists into a single group; greatly cutting down on the noise in one step.


Spotify Playlist Group

Try putting all of your offline playlists into one folder – then you don’t have to worry about playlists you only use on your phone when you’re on your desktop.

Even after you’ve done this, there’s more you can do to tame your collection of playlists. With Spotify’s new “Your Music” feature, you can bring your favorite albums and songs together and completely forget playlists when listening to a single artist or album.

Spotify Your Music


To use “Your Music”, look for the plus icon when listening to anything on Spotify. Clicking this adds the current album or song to Your Music for later use. The “Save” button is equivalent.

Spotify Your Music - Save

“Your Music” can then be selectively listened to, whether online or offline (if you have Premium). Only like certain songs by Johnny Cash? Cherry-pick your favorites, then sync the Cash section of Your Music to your phone. No more album playlists!

Spotify Your Music - Plus


Finally, here’s a super-secret playlist tip: if you make a new playlist and name it “-” (without the quotes), it will become a divider. Super handy for even more organization!

Spotify Playlist Divider

You Share Everything That You Listen To With Everyone

There’s no doubt that Spotify is a social service, and we’ve covered some ways to take advantage of those social features. However, if you use Spotify as your main music source and don’t want everything you do on the service being broadcast to the world, you’ll want to shut these features off. How many times have you seen this on Facebook?

Spotify Facebook Story


Do you really want all of your friends to see every track you listen to? All of the social features are enabled by default, but it’s easy to turn Spotify into a quiet, personal service. Let’s take a look.

First, you’ll want to dive into Preferences, located under Edit > Preferences on Spotify’s desktop program, or use the Control + P shortcut. Here, you’ll find a number of social features.

Spotify Activity Sharing

You don’t necessarily need to uncheck all of these; if you like to use’s Scrobble feature How to Scrobble Your Spotify Music With Last.FM In this article we explain how to scrobble your Spotify music with Last.FM, list the benefits of doing so, and offer alternatives. Read More to discover new music and have its settings under control, it’s probably safe to leave that on. The most important boxes are the ones that share to your followers and to Facebook. Get rid of those check marks and you’ll stop sending out all of your listening history. It’s also a good idea to make your new playlists private by default.

If you only want to shut off Facebook and Spotify sharing at certain times, you can use a private session. Just click your name in the top-right section of the desktop client to enable a Private Session, which lasts for six hours. This will have the same effect as turning off the sharing boxes, only temporarily.

Spotify Private Session

And if you’re only using Spotify on mobile, you can access your sharing settings though the Preferences menu in the same way.

Spotify Mobile Privacy

For maximum privacy, you can quickly check if your playlists are visible to only you. Just right-click any playlist, and if you see an option to “Make Public,” then it’s not shared. If it’s currently public, you’ll have the option to “Make Secret.”

Spotify Public Playlist

You Look Up Lyrics In A Separate Window

How many times have you searched Google for a song’s lyrics and visited a site like AZLyrics or MetroLyrics? There’s nothing wrong with lyrics sites, but you can use apps inside Spotify to get real-time lyrics while listening to a track instead. It’s faster and more fun.

Head to the App Finder in Spotify’s sidebar; from there you’ll have access to plenty of free apps that enhance Spotify.

Spotify App Finder

The one you’ll want to use for real-time lyrics is TuneWiki. At the time of writing, it’s the #1 app in the top charts.

Spotify Top Apps

Once you choose the app, you’ll immediately see lyrics to whatever you’re listening to. A bar across the top will allow you to add TuneWiki to your favorites; click this to stick it in the sidebar right below the App Finder.

Spotify TuneWiki

It works well right out of the box, but if you’d like, you can customize the text and background to your liking. Just click the gear icon in the top-right corner, near the social buttons. You can change the lyrics’ text size and color, the size of the current line, and the spacing between lines.

Spotify TuneWiki Options

Now, whenever you have a song playing in Spotify, you can pull up its lyrics with one click and have them follow along with the song. It might not seem like much, but it will save you a lot of time if you often look up lyrics. Plus, if you leave it open during a song change, it will start displaying lyrics for the new song.

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try clicking the “Get Creative With Lyric Art” button near the bottom. This will let you set a photo background and change the font of the lyrics – great if the original app looks a little bland to you.

Your Searches Aren’t Efficient

Most people know about Google’s search operators like “AND”, “-“, and “site:”, but did you know that Spotify also allows for advanced search queries? When you type a basic search into Spotify, it tries to match your search terms to artists, albums, and playlists.

Spotify Simple Search

But you can use operators to refine searches and get exactly what you want. You can try searching by year or genre (and even combine these), such as “year:1998-2001 genre:pop.” If you’d like to find a specific user on Spotify, search terms can help you there, too. Type “spotify:user:Ludacris” to go to that user page.

Spotify Advanced Search

Note that if you signed up for Spotify using Facebook, your username is likely a random string of numbers, which is clunky to search for. If you’d like to find your username, just click your name in the top-right (the same place you click to start a Private Session) and click “Account.” A webpage will launch with your account info, including your username numbers.

Spotify Account Numbers

Another way you can search that you might not have known is to use Control + F to filter your playlists. Once you press the command, a small bar pops up in the top-right corner of the playlist.

Spotify Filter

From here, you can type anything and it will filter your playlist in real-time. It allows for the artist, song title, or album.

You can even make a filter of your current playlist, so if you have a big playlist of songs and type “the” in the filter, Spotify will play only songs in that playlist that contain “the” until you change the playlist. The only drawback is that you can’t then use Control + F on artist or album pages, but Spotify has explained why.

And on the subject of efficiency, take a look at these handy Spotify keyboard shortcuts The Ultimate Spotify Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet Get more out of Spotify with this cheat sheet of essential Spotify keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Mac. Read More that’ll have you moving through it faster than ever.

Are You A Pro Spotify User Yet?

Hopefully, with these tips you’ll be a pro Spotify user in no time. Though we’ve covered some top tricks for Spotify Make Better Use Of Spotify With These Top Tips And Tricks If you’ve invested time and money in playlists and a subscription, it makes sense to learn some of the lesser known functions and quirks that the Spotify client has to offer. There’s no denying the... Read More in the past, the service has changed a lot in a few years, so it’s good to keep the best tricks up-to-date. And of course, be sure to check out the brand new manual for Spotify Spotify Music Streaming: The Unofficial Guide Spotify is the biggest music streaming service around. If you're not sure how to use it, this guide will walk you through the service, as well as offer some crucial top tips. Read More , which will give you all the info you could ever desire about the green streaming machine.

Did you know about these tricks? Are there any you would add to this list? Do you have any other thoughts on Spotify? The comments section is only a click away!

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  1. Wayne8
    May 29, 2018 at 3:33 am

    It is hard to play Spotify on iPhone 4 but with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, there is magic things happened and enjoy Spotify on iPhone 4.

  2. Wayne8
    May 29, 2018 at 3:33 am

    It is hard to play Spotify on iPhone 4 but with TuneFab Spotify Music Converter, there is magic things happened and enjoy Spotify on iPhone 4.

  3. Jeff Peddigrew
    December 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Joined Spotify a couple of weeks ago and I'll put on a recommended playlist and at most I can get 2 songs in a row then it just stops. I then have to go back to the app and click on the next song in qeue for it to play again. Then it happens all over again after the next song or if i'm lucky two songs. Guess it's back to YouTube for this guy.

  4. ryan
    May 8, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I can't find anything but radio and browse in the "main" section, wish they still had the other features

  5. Dale
    March 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I wish they would let you put this on your sd card. I use it quite often and would love to use all my playlists offline but songs take up too much space....

  6. NH
    February 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Wish Spotify had all the information on artiste players, where and when recorded etc. Or am I missing how to find this?

    • Ben Stegner
      February 7, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Are you looking for information about artists and when a certain album was recorded?

      For the former, go to any artist page and check the "Biography" tab to read about them.

      For the latter, the year of an album's release shows up when you select it in Spotify, but they aren't always correct in my findings.

      • NH
        February 8, 2016 at 1:15 am

        Thanks Ben. As you say, year is often wrong - reissue, re-mastering etc. The biography is OK, but why do they not have the album notes with personnel, recording studio and so on. I keep having to refer to discog and others.Maybe they could merge in an ideal world. Not a big deal, jus wonderin.

        • Ben Stegner
          February 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm

          That would be neat if they expanded their info on artists. I guess that assume most people won't check it out, so they leave it off. Maybe this could be added to Spotify in a future update! You could put a request in on their forums.

  7. ashley
    February 5, 2016 at 3:24 am


    • Ben Stegner
      February 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      Glad to hear it! I'm a big fan of their older stuff (pre-Tait). They're still good, but it's a different Newsboys.

  8. Scott
    February 2, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Who are you to have such a wonderfully diverse interest including RED (rocks), 12 Stones (miss 'em), Disciple (seen 'em), and Guardian (awesome drum solo with whiffle bats)? I just filled out a Google Play playlist without any of them, but now I've got work to do. Thank you Ben!

    • Ben Stegner
      February 6, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      You're welcome! I'm glad to hear from someone who likes the same kind of music as me! :)

  9. Anonymous
    July 11, 2015 at 4:56 am

    I have premium spotify and can access it from my pc,tablet and phone. Everything is good with pc however in my tablet and phone not so much. Every time I open the app on my phone or/tablet there's a whole lot of playlists added on the "recently played" area even though I have not played some of those songs/artist. I get them off my activity and when I open the app again... surprise they're there again!! It's annoying specially because they're ALOT 25+ playlist. Hoe can I get them out for good.
    This does not happen on my pc, only on my tablet and cell phone

    • BramVh
      December 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Why does this bother you? They're just there as a handy overview of the stuff you've checked out lately, they're not incorporated into your own actual playlists.

      Edit: just checked it out on my phone and it's totally correct, all of those playlists/albums/artists I have played recently


  10. Ross
    May 24, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    How do I turn off Shuffle on an iPhone 6+?

  11. Will
    May 13, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Hi Ben, great article!

    Just noticed you missed out a search operator that I use a lot and isn't included on the link you posted for the complete list of search terms. Ignoring the square brackets [], it's the [label:"search term"] operator, allowing you to search only for items signed to a particular label. I use it all the time and it's really great for discovering new artists and ones that are similar to those you might already like, especially if the label is independent.

    An example search might be [label:"ghostly international"], and there's no need for the quotes if your search term is only one word.

    Hope that helps!


  12. Peat
    May 9, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Where!?!? In the app, where do I find the music that spotify "pushes" me, which I "Follow" .

    Normally when on the computer, you see alittle "bell" in the top screen , here you will find new music released by the artists you follow, but where do I find it in the app on my iPhone ??



  13. Deirdre Statham
    April 26, 2015 at 3:05 am

    None of the options when you click on Preferences are there any more. I can't get Tunespeak to acknowledge my Spotify or Facebook either. It DOES NOT give you the option to "Share my activity and what I listen to on Facebook" so I'm totally boned on how to get these to link up because those are the directions given on the damned application.

    • Ben S
      April 27, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Yeah, unfortunately this article is almost a year old and Spotify's most recent (lousy) update changed a lot of these settings. You can still activate a Private Session, though, so that should keep you from sharing when you want to be private.

      I never used TuneSpeak; perhaps ask over at MUO Answers for some help?

    • Deirdre Statham
      April 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Yeah. It took two days of turning the option on then it finally recognized Facebook. Once it did this Tunespeak recognized it as well. So, just have to wait what feels like an eternity before it connects.

    • Anonymous
      November 10, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      Playlist separators don't work anymore either, and Apps have been eliminated as well. Spotify is fully following the trend of "streamlining" applications by removing any and all functionality, and leaving only a few one-button actions that even the most stupid can understand =( I fully expect the search operators to go next. In the meantime, they *still* haven't implemented playlist folders on the web player, and sharing has been broken in various ways and places for years. This amount of not caring about users is mind-boggling, I guess Spotify is darn lucky that there is no reasonable competitor around, otherwise my Premium would have been gone long ago.

      • Ben Stegner
        November 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

        It's a shame they've been removing all of this functionality. I still like Spotify, but it sucks to see power features taken away.

        I don't use the Web player often but the few times I have seen it, it felt kind of lackluster to me.

        Have you looked into either Google Play Music or Apple Music, depending on what platform you're one?

  14. Jeff
    April 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for the article.
    I am a relatively new user, and have encountered a problem that seems out of the ordinary. I created several playlists; I made one of them Public. If I send a link of the public / shared one to someone, they can see it, play it, and Follow it. However, it does not show up in Search. It has a fairly unique name, and when the name is typed exactly in Search, the results come back as "No match." What's up with that? Could there be some sort of a one week or so delay in getting new playlists into the Search database?
    Thanks for you insights!

    • Ben S
      April 27, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Jeff, I don't know exactly how Spotify's playlists work, but if you've made the list public and your profile isn't private, you should be able to find it. I would wait a week or two and then try it again. If you can use the link to access it correctly, the playlist uploaded as it should and I'd wager it just takes time to be indexed.

  15. angela
    April 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    My music will not go from Spotify to my Google player

  16. angela
    April 19, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Why will my music from Spotify go to my Google play account ever other music app I have ever had and download music it go's to it automatically

    • Ben S
      April 27, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      I don't understand what you're asking. Are you wanting the music you have saved into Spotify to be downloaded to your device automatically?

  17. Ivy
    April 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Spotify App was not working from Windows App store so I uninstalled it, now I cannot find it in the windows app store to reinstall it, can you help?

    • Ben S
      April 6, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Ivy, I don't use Windows 8 so I can't check for myself, but I don't see a Windows 8 Metro app for Spotify anywhere. Could they have phased it out, perhaps?

      This is the download link for the regular Spotify Windows desktop program:

  18. Anna
    March 31, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Is there a way to play ONLY the songs on a playlist? When I make a playlist and try to play its songs, it plays one song from that list and then a random song (from the same artist) comes up (as if it turns the playlist into a radio of that artist or such). This only happens with a playlist I myself create. When I added/imported a playlist from a friend's shared Spotify link, the playlist worked fine, playing ONLY the songs listed. I thought it might be because I'm using the free Spotify version and not the premium, but my friend uses the free version as well. So, I'm a bit confused. Let's say my playlist has 10 songs - I just want to be able to play only those 10 songs. Is it possible at all in the free version? Thanks for your help.

    • Ben S
      April 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      I'm honestly puzzled by what you're seeing. When you select a song in a playlist, it should play music from just that list. I would suggest posting on Spotify's forums or re-installing the desktop app, because I haven't heard of this problem before.

      When you check the play queue, is the song you selected the "now playing" track? The others in the playlist should follow it to complete the queue.

  19. Julie Johnson
    March 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Someone has just followed my private playlist - how is this possible?!

  20. Dave
    March 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I have been using Spotify for years and have always created my Playlists by Artist - adding all albums by one artist into a playlist named the artist. With the newer versions, this doesn't seem like the new view of Albums/Artists/Songs necessarily bring the albums I have already identified into the new view. any advice how to do a mass add so I don't need to go to each playlist? I think it has to do with the old Star method, as well as whether they were saved or not. Any advice?

    • Ben S
      March 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      I'm not totally sure what you're asking here, but I know that the latest update to Spotify really screwed a lot of things up.

      It sounds like that you're trying to do is make "My Music" show all the albums you've added to any playlist. There really isn't a way to do this besides manually saving each album to your music. It shouldn't be too hard - just go into each playlist you want to save, CTRL + A to select all, and then right-click and save to your music. That will get it into your collection and you can get rid of or stop using the playlists after that.

      If I read your question wrong, please let me know.

    • Dave
      March 18, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Yeah that is what I was afraid of. You read it right. I have hundreds of playlists so will take time, thus looking for a workaround. Thanks for the insight here and above!

    • Ben S
      March 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      I wish there was an easier solution I could think of, but Spotify isn't exactly going in this direction lately. Best of luck and feel free to report back to me if something works out!

  21. David
    March 16, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Is this article out of date now? My Spotify does not have the option to make folders in the File menu.

  22. Francesca @onegrloneworld
    February 28, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Wow, this was super useful!!

  23. fgeuio
    February 20, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    One feature that blows all this to hell is that if you use Adblockplus with the web version, it blocks all ads even if you're not premium!

  24. karin
    February 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    I have a playlist for a first grade play I'm doing with snippets of songs (about 30 seconds each) but now when I play those songs, not from the playlist, they only play the 30 seconds. How can I fix this?

  25. Alex L
    February 3, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I love Spotify. I'm not sure if this feature exists but it will be nice to sort albums by year in ascending or descending order. Nice tut. Thanks.

  26. Soma
    January 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I found really good use of the divider and the folders. After my friend complained I only had one giant playlist, I started separating my artists into playlists, which was nice for others to find what I listen to, but a bit annoying for me to see all those playlists. Now, I got one playlists, a playlist folder and a divider in between. Thanks a lot.

    • Ben S
      January 30, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      That's awesome! Keeping each artist in a playlist can get annoying, but is necessary sometimes too. Glad I could solve your problem!

  27. Ben S
    January 27, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I'm glad you found the tips useful and got your playlists under control!

    I still don't quite understand what you're asking. Is there any way you could provide a screenshot of what you're seeing?

    Are you saying that a song is appearing in your playlists without adding it to one, or is it becoming its own playlist?

    • Emma
      January 28, 2015 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you for such an fast answer! :)

      It is appearing in my playlists without adding it to one. I always react to it because it
      mostly appears in my "Rock"-list, and it doesn't quite fit in to say the least...
      I may be able to take a screenshot sometime for you if you need it, but as of right now
      i'm an not on a device that i can log in to Spotify on.

  28. Emma
    January 27, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Thank you for these tips, my lists looks much cleaner now :)
    I have a question; I keep getting a song (ABBA-dancing queen haha) randomly in my lists, sometimes multiple times in each list... And know that i've put the playlists in folders like you showed me, i can only see the songs when i'm in the big folder, and when i go to erase them in my playlists they are nowhere to be seen... Thus i can not take away intruding ABBA :(
    Any help?

    Ps. i think this is what Alan meant to :)

  29. Alan
    January 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Great help thanks. I have premium. So I am a bit confused as to why I c get adele's 21. Any ideas?

    • Ben S
      January 20, 2015 at 4:29 am

      Alan, I don't understand your question. Are you seeing an ad for the album 21 by Adele? Or can you not listen to the album?

  30. Daniel
    December 27, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Unfortunately, playlist folders are *still* not implemented in the web player. People have been asking for that ever since the web client went public, as it becomes very tedious as soon as you have a few playlists. I don't get why they keep ignoring such an essential and assumingly simple to implement feature. But Spotify have a track record of working hard on all the stuff people don't want, and taking years to acknowledge the simplest, most obvious, most widely requested bugfixes. I have hundreds of playlists in about a dozen folders, and loading the list of playlists in the web player takes about a minute, if it decides to work at all.

    Thanks for the tip on the dividers, I didn't know about that one! And search options definitely need to be made more widely known, lest Spotify will start disregarding power user features like these if they think people don't use them. It's a trend among tech companies to do that, everything is simplified down to a complete lack of functionality.

  31. Anonymous
    December 18, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Been using Spotify for years, never knew about any of this. Thank you so much. More Please!!!

    • Ben S
      January 20, 2015 at 4:28 am

      Glad you liked it! Keep an eye out for more tips in the future!

  32. Marc
    December 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    For free spotify. When will I get a free next button.. I've been listening for almost 10 songs, then I try to hit the next button and it works. I was just wondering if it add me some next button when I listen to a song or two from start to end?

  33. Juan Maria Solare (pianist, composer)
    December 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Ben,
    Can you give tips about optimizing Spotify for Artists?
    Yes, I already know my memory the official page - I mean something which is not there.

    The goals are 2: being discovered as an artist and earning some royalties (which, I can tell you with one hand on my monthly Statement, are lower than the figures mentioned in most internet pages).

    Have a nice day
    Juan Maria Solare

  34. shape
    October 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Spotify. I joined Facebook once. All of a sudden, I was bombarded with requests. I suspect Spotify is the same?

  35. shape
    October 12, 2014 at 4:27 am

    Spotted the app. It seems like a virus that will ruin my privacy?

    • Ben S
      October 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      What app are you talking about?

  36. Ezb
    October 8, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Ben, What about lyrics when using spotify on an iPhone? I haven't found any way to do this. Help!

    • Ben S
      October 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Ezb, it's a bit harder on mobile. You have a few options, none of which are perfect:

      - Scan a song with Shazam, which will pull up its lyrics in real time.

      - Use the app SoundHound, any you can pull up lyrics to any song on your phone. This won't work in Spotify, however.

      - Try TuneWiki's iOS app, but you have to search for the song manually.

      Sorry this isn't perfect!

  37. Yowzzah
    June 25, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    I'm on a Chromebook. Love it, but no desktop Spotify application, so I have to use the web, which means that so many of these great tips don't apply :( But thanks!

    • Ben S
      June 26, 2014 at 3:13 am

      Glad these helped you! Happy listening!

    • Max
      March 4, 2015 at 5:27 am

      Same! I still love the setup of the Chrome App, though. It seems incredibly polished.

  38. Alonso Vega
    June 12, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    What is the full list of search operators? It seems like a really useful feature.

    • Ben S
      June 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm


      I apologize for not including these. Tim's article, linked to at the end of this one, detailed them a bit more than I did. But you can check this page for a complete list of these commands. Thanks for commenting and happy searching!

  39. Ben S
    June 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Joel, unfortunately I do not think that it is. The only solution would be to manually add some empty space after your own tracks, which would be incredibly tedious.

  40. Joel B
    June 12, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    how about longer time between songs? Is this possible?

  41. Otto
    June 12, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Thanks for the separator trick! Very usefull.

    • Ben S
      June 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      You're welcome! I actually just found out about that while writing this article - it was news to me. A small trick, but really helpful. I wonder why it's not well-documented.

  42. Efi D
    June 12, 2014 at 6:14 am

    Damn those playlists! I have about 12 playlists :(

    • Ben S
      June 12, 2014 at 4:51 pm

      12 isn't too bad! I used to have a lot more before the big update came to Android with the Your Music feature. But keeping all of my offline playlists in one folder really helps reduce the clutter.

      You can get them under control!

    • Chuck MacWilliam
      March 19, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Ben,
      I used to be able to hover my cursor over the minimized Spotify icon in my task bar and it would show the artist and song currently playing in the player. Now all it shows is "Spotify Premium". Do you know how I can get that feature back? Thanks.

  43. Anonymous
    June 12, 2014 at 6:02 am

    musiXmach is better than TuneWiki

    • Ben S
      June 12, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      I just checked it out and I actually like it better than TuneWiki. Thanks for the recommendation!

      The lyrics look a lot crisper and I like the feature of being able to click on any line of lyrics to jump to them in the song. I think I've just replaced TuneWiki.