Spotify is a fantastic music service, but it takes time to create your playlists. Sometimes, you just want to click Play and listen to songs based on your musical taste. You know, like Pandora. With a new Web service, you can make Spotify act a little more like Pandora. Here's how:
Step 1: Launch Spotify on your desktop or mobile device.
Step 2: Open your Web browser and go to http://echofiapp.com.
Step 3: Enter the name of an artist and click the Play link.
Step 4: When your desktop browser prompts you to allow Spotify to launch, allow it to do so, and unless you want to be prompted every time, tell your browser to remember your choice. On Android, the Spotify app will begin playing without prompts.
Step 5: Rate the song Echofi chooses for you by clicking on the green circle (love) or the red circle (hate). You can also skip to the next track by clicking on the yellow circle (next).
There are two things to keep in mind while using Echofi. First, there is no way to save your preferences, so you'll have to rate the songs again the next time you use Echofi. We've heard, however, that they're working on adding accounts to allow you to save your listening preferences. Second, you must use the Echofi controls to skip tracks. Using Spotify to skip to the next track won't work.
That's it. Now you can take advantage of Spotify's vast library of high-quality music files while also listening to them based on your tastes.