Spotify Hacks You Need to Start Using Right Now

Who doesn't love Spotify?

It's the easiest way to listen to music you love while also discovering some pretty incredible artists you might never hear of by only listening to the radio.

But there's so much more to Spotify than meets the eye. Did you know you can replay a song on your mobile device even if you don't have Spotify Premium? Or that you can keep your listening sessions private? Or even that you can create a collaborative playlist? Yes, you can.

Scroll below for seven helpful hacks that'll make you appreciate this app even more!

Replay a Song

If you have Premium, you are already aware that you can do this with the greatest of us. For those of us who aren't as privileged, this hack will blow your mind. Turns out you can replay a song even if you don't have Spotify Premium. To do so, pause the song when there are only a few seconds left and press Shuffle Play at the top of the playlist you're listening to. We immediately tried this hack the second we found out about it and it worked three out of the five times we tried it.


Stop Gapless Playbacks

If you're not a fan of listening to the white noise that occurs between two songs, there's a hack for that. Go into Settings and click on Playback. From there, you can adjust what's known as the Crossfade to create seamless transitions between all of your tuns.

How to crossfade your tracks on Spotify


Keep Your Listening Sessions Private

For those of you who aren't too keen on the idea of people being able to see what you listen to and when you listen to it, we've got just the hack for you. Go into Settings and click the Social tab. From there, you can create a Private Session. If you want to keep things even more secretive, you can make sure what you're listening to isn't shown to your followers by turning the Publish Activity tab off.


Recover Deleted Playlists

Accidentally deleted a playlist? We've all been there. But did you know you can actually recover any and every deleted playlist? Now you do! This hack requires you to log into Spotify's website from your desktop, so you don't need to open the app for this one. Once logged in, you'll see a Recover Playlists tab on the left-hand side. Clicking on the tab will then show you all the playlists you've deleted. Find the one you want to revive and click the Restore button on the right-hand side.

How to recover a deleted playlist on Spotify


Listen to Spotify on Your TV

This one only works for premium users, but if you have a Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can log into your Spotify account from your TV and listen to music there. We highly recommend using this when you have people over or if you're stuck cleaning the house.


Make Playlists Collaborative

Want to share your music with friends and listen to the songs they're crazy about, too? Make a collaborative playlist! After making a new playlist, click the three dots in the top right-hand corner and select the Make Collaborative tab. You can even make existing playlists collaborative by doing the same thing.

Person listening to Niall Horan's "Slow Hands" on Spotify app

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Save Your Discover Weekly Playlists

Every Monday, Spotify brings us a new Discover Weekly playlist. It's definitely annoying when it refreshes before you can save a song you liked. But thanks to the handy-dandy app IFTTT, you can save your Discover Weekly playlists in one place. All you have to do is sign up, connect your Spotify account and that's that.


Now that you have these hacks handy, make the most of them while listening to THIS fall playlist.