Spotify For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 19, 2011 - Computers - 320 pages
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The ultimate beginner guide to the groundbreaking music service, Spotify!

Spotify is a free online streaming music platform that allows users to listen to songs on demand over the Internet--without having to buy or own the actual tracks. This fun and friendly guide walks you through how best to use this sweet-sounding service. Covering everything from using Spotify on selected mobile phones to creating and sharing your own playlists, Spotify For Dummies has it all. Experienced author Kim Gilmour details the ins and outs of this revolutionary music, from installing and setup to discovering new artists and taking your musical enjoyment to new levels.

  • Explores the social networking aspects of Spotify and how to integrate with them
  • Helps you navigate through the various editions of Spotify
  • Shows you how to take Spotify with you on your mobile device
  • Encourages you to merge your own music collection with Spotify

This book is spot on! Start using Spotify today with this handy guide by your side.


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You have to be stupid not to know how to use spotify just type in a song or artist

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10 dollars???
What kind of moron needs a 320 page book to figure out this simple bit of software? Think of a song. Type it. Listen to it. Give me your 10 dollars I just saved you hours of reading.


Subscribing to Playlists
Checking Out the Top Lists
Discovering the Music with ShareMyPlaylists
Using Spotibot to Uncover Music
Enioying the Enhanced Features of Spotify
Exploring Payment Options
Creating a Premium or Unlimited account
Contacting Customer Service

Finding New Tunes
Signing up for Last
Adiusting Last fm privacy
Making an album into a playlist
Mastering the Library at Your Fingertips
Recognizing Some Spotify Icons
Organizing Your Tracks
Viewing album cover art or loving Ctrl+Gl
Downloading Tracks from Spotify
Getting By with a Little Help from Your Friends
Viewing the Music dashboard
Viewing a Profile Page
Sharing and Collaborating on Music
Organizing Your Music Libragr
Syncing Local Tracks over WiFi
Troubleshootin Problems
Listening to Spotify Music on Other Devices
Going back to iTunes
Using Offline Mode with Spotify Premium
Syncing offline playlists directly from your
Forcing the mobile app offline
Ten Answers to Common Spotify Problems
Ten Innovative Spotify Tools
Ten Great Ways to Use Spotify

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About the author (2011)

Kim Gilmour is a journalist and author specializing in technology and the Internet. She has been writing about technology since 1998 and regularly contributes to Which? Computing magazine. Kim is the author of Digital Photography for the Older and Wiser and co-author of Business All-in-One For Dummies.

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