Spotify launched across MENA in November with a fully Arabic user experience and over 3 billion playlists for every mood and moment, including a range of locally curated playlists, all available on the free tier.
Here are five “must-use” features on Spotify Free, as listed by the audio streaming platform:
1. Taste Onboarding
After you first download and sign in to the free Spotify app, you will be prompted to choose five or more artists you like. This allows Spotify to learn about your favorite artists, songs and genres so it can recommend songs based on your music preferences.
2. On-Demand Playlists
Data from your streaming activity along with insights from your initial Taste Onboarding are used to offer access to 15 personalized and curated playlists particular to your music taste. On-Demand Playlists offer a broad mix of genres from “Today’s Top Arabic Hits” to “RapCaviar,” and allows the user to play songs in any order and skip as much as they like.
3. Assisted playlisting
Making your own playlist? Just start with a title, and then choose a few tracks. Spotify will then start recommending songs for you to add to the playlist with the tap of a button.
4. Data Saver
Some music fans may be concerned about mobile data costs or data availability in their country. Spotify’s Data Saver mode means that music streams at a lower bit rate so you can listen to more music with less worry.
5. Like and hide
By using the “like” and “hide” buttons, you will get recommendations tailored just for you. All the songs, artists, albums and playlists that you “like” by tapping the heart icon will appear in a new playlist called “Your Favorites.” On the other hand, tapping the “hide” icon will ensure you do not have to hear that song or others similar to it.