How to Access and Use Spotify Web Player

Spotify is the most famous platform to stream music, not to watch videos, only to stream the audio. It became famous in less than a year, and people paid a good amount to use it. Despite asking for money, Spotify shows you ads in some packages, and you have to pay a bit of extra to get rid of ads. But the subscription is quite low so anyone can afford that. If you are someone who can’t live without music, Spotify is manna from heaven for you. But do you know that Spotify has a web version that you can use on your PC to listen to music? Spotify Web Player works the same way as the Spotify app, but you get to enjoy the same music on your PC. You no longer have to install the app on your PC. Just open your browser, visit the website and start streaming songs. For now, only Safari browser is not supported; you can use any other browser to use Spotify Web Player.

How to Access Spotify Web Player

 

Unlike WhatsApp web, Spotify Web Player doesn’t need bar code scanning or special linked devices. You’ll need only your login details to start using the Spotify Web Player. If you don’t know your Spotify credentials, reset the password or try to remember them. Once you get them, then proceed ahead.

  1. Open your web browser; we suggest you use Google Chrome, because that is everyone’s all-time favorite, despite eating so much RAM.
  2. Navigate to Spotify Web Player and click on Login in the top right corner.
  3. Next, enter your credentials or create a new account; if you want, click log in. If you use Spotify more often on your PC, click remember me, so you don’t have to login again.
  4. Once you are done logging in, you’ll see the main home screen of the Spotify web player.

Spotify Web Player Features

A simple layout appears when the app is being installed and logged in to this app, a simple layout appears. On the left side of this app, four options appear, i.e., Search, Home, Your Library & Recently Played. Also, we will try to mention their specialties in detail later on. 

Moreover, this app has some interesting features that quickly and more efficiently satisfy its users and have some unique and interesting features that make it easier to use. Well, the following are its features:

Home

This button takes you to this app’s main screen, enabling you to find out and enjoy your favorite music more easily. It also provides you with some other options too. Following are these:

  • This app suggests music of your choice
  • It shows you a list of recently played music
  • Has a “More Like” option having specific artists or players of your preferences
  • Displays a top misc list on a screen
  • Has a list of recommended podcasts
  • Displays a theme suggestion on specific days or events 
  • Provides you quick access to the links on the top of the screen (like Features, Podcasts, Genres, New Releases, Charts & Discover)

However, this is a place where you can easily explore the music of your preference. This depends on your listening behavior, and you will see some more interesting features in the upcoming section.

Search

This is another feature of this app that helps you explore your favorite music more easily. When you click this button, a text box appears on a screen to type your favorite song. Then, simply search for your favorite music (it can be a song title or even genre), and you see the results of your queries. Also, you will find multiple options of the genre where you can find music in them. This ‘Search’ button is characterized into different reasonable sections like Podcasts, Artists, Albums, Playlists, Episodes, and so on

Your Library

This button is located on the left side, enabling you to see your content. It also shows an overview of your favorite music which you listened to or saved earlier. Also, it displays playlists, albums, podcasts, and artists on the top in which you are interested and hence, follows this enjoyable streaming service of this app. Well, if this section is empty, which indicates that you don’t have followed any one of your favorite artists. However, if you want to customize your playlist simply, select ‘New Playlist’ on the upper-right of a screen. 

Liked Songs

This Spotify app enables you to like your favorite songs by clicking the button ‘Liked Songs’ where all your favorite and liked songs are placed. Well, you can simply tap a ‘heart icon’ on your favorite song, which automatically adds this song to the liked song option. This button makes you reach your favorite song faster and let you enjoy the real taste of the music. 

Create Playlist

This application also enables you to create a playlist of your own choice and enjoy your favorite music easily. If you want to create a playlist related to your favorite songs, simply select ‘Create Playlist’ displayed on the left sidebar. Now, enter a name on the playlist and add songs to this option. Well, your Spotify account is connected to this playlist which you can see on any of your devices where you can use this account. 

Music Player

On the Spotify app, when you play a piece of music, a mini-player appears at the bottom. You can also use this player to control the play-back of this app. In this mini-player, a heart icon enables you to like the songs, which are directly moved to the ‘Liked Songs’ list. Also, you shuffle your songs by clicking the ‘shuffle icon.’ A ‘enable repeat’ button plays a recent song track in a loop. 

Moreover, on the extreme right of this mini player, there is an option to alter the volume settings. You can simply drag this slider to the left or right side to lower and increase its volume.

Limitations of Spotify Web Player

This app is considered the best app which enables you to explore your favorite songs (either not being installed) but has some limitations. The first and foremost is that this app does not have a good quality related to songs. If you are an active listener and love listening to songs, you will pick this default in a second. Secondly, you cannot save your favorite songs even if offline. Well, this option works only when you have a good internet connection.

Spotify Web Player Hotkeys

Since we are used to navigating using keys on a PC, using a mouse on Spotify might be a little annoying for everyone. So here is the list of hotkeys you can use to navigate yourself around the Spotify Web Player. However, you’ll need to install a Spotify Web Player Hotkeys extension for the keyboard to work on this website. After installing the extensions, use the hotkeys below to navigate around.

For Google Chrome:

  • Pause or Play: Alt+Shift+P
  • Play Next Track: Alt+Shift+.
  • Play Previous Track: Alt+Shift+,
  • Save Track: Alt+Shift+F

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • Pause or Play: Alt+Shift+P
  • Play Next Track: Alt+Shift+.
  • Play Previous Track: Alt+Shift+,
  • Shuffle: Alt+Shift+F
  • Repeat: Alt+Shift+R
  • Play Album: Alt+Shift+B

How to Cast your Music to Chromecast devices

The biggest benefit of using the web player is to cast music throughout the Chromecast devices. You might lose this feature in the mobile app, but on the web player, you can use it.

  1. Start by selecting the device icon at the bottom right corner of your window.
  2. Choose the device where you want to cast it to.
  3. Select the output device, and you’ll hear the music streaming there.

Conclusion

While Spotify was made for mobiles and people use it on mobile more than PC, it is better to have an alternative that won’t force you to install apps. Moreover, you don’t need a supported OS for this web player; you need a browser. Even if you have a Chromebook, you can stream music on it using Spotify, whereas you can’t install a Spotify app on Chromebook.

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