What do you do when you want to stream your favorite songs online?
With a little bit of work, you can stream your music from your PC or Mac to any Spotify device, including a Spotify-compatible smartphone.
For instance, if you’re playing a song from the Spotify app, you’ll be able to play it via your smartphone as a playlist, and if you want more control over your streaming experience, you could use a Spotify account to control the playback.
Spotify also lets you download music directly from your device to your PC, Mac, iPad, iPod touch, or other compatible device, though you can’t stream it to an iPhone or iPad.
Spotify’s website explains how to do it: Select Play on your device.
On the “Spotify” tab, select “Spotifies” and then “Browse by Artist” on the left-hand side.
Select the artist(s) you’d like to download and select “Browstunes” from the drop-down menu.
On your device, download the song(s).
If the song is not available on Spotify, you will be able search for it.
If you’re on a mobile device, you should be able download it directly from the “Songs” tab on Spotify.
If Spotify is not open on your phone or tablet, you may need to download the album directly from iTunes or Google Play.
Select “Browster” from your list of songs and then tap the “Brow” button to browse to the song you want.
The song(es) will play in your Spotify-enabled browser, and you can pause or resume playback.
For example, if Spotify is offline, the album you downloaded may be unavailable on your mobile device.
You can also add additional music sources.
If there are multiple songs on your list that have the same artist name, Spotify will list the songs by artist name.
If your device has multiple artists, you won’t be able access the songs on Spotify that have only the one artist name; instead, you have to search for the song on a separate device.
If it’s not possible to find the song that you want, you simply need to open Spotify on your smartphone or tablet to play the song.
Spotify does not currently support streaming music from other apps.
If another app requires you to download a song to stream, you must choose “Play on Spotify” from its search bar.
You’ll also need to provide a valid Spotify account, as the app will automatically prompt for your password.
Spotify says it’s working to improve its online streaming service, but says it will require users to provide the account information.
Spotify is available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.
Read more about music streaming on Spotify’s site.