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Welcome to Spotify

Getting around

Now

Running

Shows

Browse music

Radio stations

Now Playing

Search

Your Library

Spotify Connect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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