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Spotify streams all the music you could want (pictures)

Spotify's mobile apps puts 30 million songs in your pocket.

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Welcome to Spotify

The popular music streaming service keeps getting better with sleek apps and an ever-growing catalog.

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Getting around

The slide-out navigation panel helps you find the features you want. Recently, the iOS app has been redesigned with new pages here. The Android app is getting these new features soon.

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Now

The new Now screen shows suggested playlists for each part of the day, from waking up, commuting, working, exercising and relaxing after work.

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Running

Newly added in 2015, Running is a new tool that matches music to your running stride.

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Shows

Spotify, now with podcasts! The app also added podcasts and other shows in summer 2015.

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Browse music

The app is chock full of recommended and popular new music and playlists for every activity and mood.

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Radio stations

Spotify also has a radio feature which plays music based on an artist, album, genre or existing playlist.

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Now Playing

The Now Playing screen gives you playback controls, plus shows the full album artwork.

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Search

Spotify's search feature is helpful for finding anything in the app. Here is a search for a podcast.

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Your Library

The mobile apps open to the Your Music screen, where you can see all of the music you've saved to your library. Below that is your listening history.

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Spotify Connect

With Spotify Connect, you can use the mobile app to stream and control music to a speaker system. You can also use this screen to control playback for Spotify's desktop app.

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