This startup has forced us to move away from CDs and other forms of music delivery, replacing them with a single app. Spotify works both online and offline, giving you access to over a dozen million music tracks, podcasts and soundtracks.
We can download the Spotify app on both computer and mobile devices. After the installation is complete, we usually go through a registration process during which we accept the terms of service – we provide the website with, among other things, our disk space. You should know that Spotify works with the disc and imports the songs that we have on it.
Spotify works like this: when we search for any song in the app, Spotify does its best to play it as quickly as possible. The first thing to do is to make sure the user doesn’t have the song on the drive. The red light is on here because Spotify has prepared different versions, and one of the most common problems is different versions of the same record.
If, for example, we have a good track in a different version than the original (for example, a remix, a music video version, or just a lower quality), Spotify will not play it, but will provide a better version to listen to. Another nuance: the best version is the one whose quality corresponds to the type of account, but above all, the one that has been played the most.
Returning to the topic of importing tracks. Spotify supports all audio formats: MP3, MP4, M4A, M4R and iTunes files. If we have protected files on the disc that require separate consent, Spotify will try to find the same song in its inventory. If it doesn’t find it, it will ask for permission to play on the app.
With a free account, we can listen to unlimited hours of ad-supported music every month. Each song can only be listened to five times. You must also be prepared to listen to ads, which usually last up to thirty seconds (if we turn down the volume on the phone or computer, the ad will automatically stop until we return to the state it was a moment ago).
Another condition for using a free account is the ability to skip a song from the playlist six times. Recently, Spotify has been more favorable to users with free accounts. He provided fifteen playlists with new and old songs, theoretically based on our taste. Important: the songs in these lists can be listened to as many times as you like and skipped at will.
When it finds and plays any song, Spotify does many things so that we can listen to the song as quickly as possible. He has quite perfect algorithms of action. If the song we found in the search engine is on our drive, Spotify will play it from there. And this is the easiest and fastest way to play a piece. However, we didn’t download the app to listen to the music we found ourselves. That’s why Spotify has to put in a lot of effort to play songs we haven’t listened to before.
If we haven’t listened to the song we’re looking for before, we’ll play a short – exactly fifteen seconds – snippet from the Spotify servers. During this time, Spotify will use various methods to download the rest of the song.