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Sams Teach Yourself Spotify? in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to listen to your favorite music on the Spotify streaming music service. Each compact lesson zeros in on core procedures using easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Discover new music-fast-with the helpful and ...

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Sams Teach Yourself Spotify® in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you'll learn everything you need to know to listen to your favorite music on the Spotify streaming music service. Each compact lesson zeros in on core procedures using easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. Discover new music-fast-with the helpful and accurate information in this book.

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

Choose the right Spotify subscription plan

Play your favorite music-anywhere

Import your own music into your Spotify library

Search for songs and artists

Create your own Spotify radio station

Assemble music into playlists

Share music with your Facebook friends

Expand Spotify with third-party apps

Scrabble your Spotify music to

Play Spotify on your iPhone

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672335990
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself -- Minutes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 171
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books over the past two decades. His best-selling titles include Facebook for Grown-Ups, Sams Teach Yourself YouTube in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself Wikipedia in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself Google Analytics in 10 Minutes, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics, and The Ultimate Guide to Digital Music.

Mr. Miller has established a reputation for practical advice, technical accuracy, and an unerring empathy for the needs of his readers. For more information about Mr. Miller and his writing, visit his website at or email him at

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Introducing Spotify 5

What Is Spotify-and What Does It Do? 5

How Is Spotify Different from iTunes? 7

How Is Spotify Different from Pandora? 8

Social Sharing with Spotify 9

Extending Spotify with Third-Party Apps 10

How Much Does Spotify Cost? 10

2 Choosing a Subscription Plan 13

Understanding Spotify's Subscription Plans 13

Which Plan Is Best for You? 15

3 Signing Up and Getting Started 17

Downloading and Installing Spotify 17

Creating a Spotify Account 18

Launching Spotify 20

4 Editing Your Profile and Account Information 23

Editing Your Account Profile 23

Changing Your Subscription Plan and Payment Information 25

5 Navigating Spotify 29

Getting Around Spotify 29

Viewing the Main Features 33

Viewing Your Apps 38

Viewing Your Collection 40

6 Personalizing Spotify 45

Displaying or Hiding the People List 45

Enlarging or Reducing the 'Now Playing' Artwork 45

Displaying Your Music as an Album List 46

Displaying or Hiding Playlists in Your Profile 48

7 Importing Your Local Music Files into Spotify 51

Why Should You Import Your Music into Spotify? 51

Importing Your Music Library 52

Removing Imported Files 53

Viewing and Playing Your Imported Music 54

Listening to Local Files on Your Mobile Device 55

Sharing Local Files 55

8 Viewing Your Music Library 57

Understanding the Library 57

Viewing and Playing Your Music 57

Changing Library Views 59

Sorting the Library 60

Filtering Tracks 60

9 Searching for Music 63

Conducting a Basic Search 63

Viewing Search Results 64

Conducting an Advanced Search 66

10 Playing Tracks and Albums 69

Playing an Individual Track 69

Playing an Album 70

Playing Music in a Queue 71

Controlling Spotify from the Windows Taskbar 72

11 Viewing Artist Information 75

Finding Artists on Spotify 75

Viewing Artist Information 75

Reading the Artist Biography 77

Discovering Related Artists 78

12 Playing Spotify Radio 81

Understanding Spotify Radio 81

Creating a New Radio Station 81

Playing a Spotify Radio Station 83

13 Identifying and Playing Favorites 85

Understanding Stars 85

Starring Your Favorite Music 85

Viewing Starred Tracks 86

14 Creating and Playing Playlists 87

Understanding Playlists 87

Creating a New Playlist 87

Adding Tracks to a Playlist 88

Editing a Playlist 89

Grouping Playlists into Folders 90

Playing Back a Playlist 90

15 Playing Music Offline 93

Understanding Offline Mode 93

Making a Playlist Available for Offline Listening 94

Listening Offline 94

16 Adding Your Friends to Spotify 97

Understanding Spotify Social 97

Adding Facebook Friends 98

Adding Other Spotify Users 99

Viewing a Friend's Profile 100

17 Sharing Music with Your Friends 103

How Spotify Sharing Works 103

Sharing to Facebook 105

Sharing to Twitter 108

Sharing to Spotify 109

Sharing to Windows Live Messenger 111

Sharing to Anyone on the Web 112

18 Sharing and Collaborating on Playlists 113

Sharing a Playlist 113

Collaborating on a Playlist 114

19 Viewing Top Lists 117

Viewing Top Tracks and Albums 117

Viewing Your Friends' Top Music 118

20 Exploring Spotify Apps 121

Understanding Spotify Apps 121

Finding and Installing Apps 121

Using Spotify Apps 122

Evaluating Popular Apps 123

21 Scrabbling Your Music to 133

Understanding 133

Scrabbling to 134

Using Spotify's App 135

22 Syncing Spotify to Your iPod 141

What You Can and Can't Sync 141

Syncing Your Music 142

23 Playing Spotify on Your iPhone 145

Understanding Spotify Mobile 145

Viewing and Playing Playlists 146

Playing Music 148

Searching for Music 151

Viewing What's New 151

Sharing Friends' Music 152

Listening in Offline Mode 152

Adjusting Settings 154

24 Configuring Spotify 157

Editing Spotify Preferences 157

Controlling Preferences 158

Index 161

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