Spotify is a Swedish audio streaming platform that has gained popularity all around the world due to their impressive user experience. It’s one of such platforms that make music easily accessible and give more exposure to musicians and podcasters as well.
Does Spotify Work in Nigeria?
Yes, Spotify works in Nigeria. This audio streaming platform now allows Nigerians to use its platform and access all its features for a seamless user experience. You can now listen to local and foreign songs, and you can subscribe to your favorite podcasts, all within the app.
How to sign up for Spotify
- Install Spotify
Spotify is now available for Nigerians on Playstore if you’re an Android user. Just search for it, then download and install it. You can also get it from the app store on your iPhone.
- Sign up
Input your email address and your password. Your account is now ready to use Spotify. You’ll be given a free trial for the premium service, afterwards, you’ll return to their free service unless you renew your subscription for premium service.
- Choose favorite artists
At the top of the homepage, you’ll see an icon telling you to choose your favorite artistes, so you can easily discover their latest release. Tap on it, then pick 3 artists you want.
If you want to discover new artists, or you want to explore top songs from different genres/places/decades, stay on the homepage and start scrolling until you find artists in genres you love.
How to subscribe to Spotify premium
To enjoy Spotify to the fullest, you’ll need to subscribe to their premium service. Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll be able to listen to songs and podcasts without ad breaks. You’ll be able to listen to music offline, and enjoy amazing sound quality and podcasts. You’re free to cancel the subscription at any time.
- Launch the app
On the Spotify homepage, you’ll see “premium” at the bottom of the page. Tap on it.
- Choose subscription model
These are the premium subscription models they offer — Premium individual, premium student, premium duo, premium family, premium prepaid. As a new user, you’ll get them all for free for 1 month. Afterward, you’ll have to pay.
- Input your payment details
After your free, 1 month subscription, tap on the subscription model you want. A pop-up will appear with info on how to input your Mastercard or Visa card details. After the payment, you’ll start enjoying Spotify premium service.
How to create a playlist
Apart from choosing your favorite artists, you can also create a playlist of all your favorite songs.
- Launch the app
When you’re on the homepage of Spotify, look at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see “library, click on it.
- Create the playlist
At the top corner of the screen, you’ll see a “+” sign. Click on it. Input the name of the playlist in the space that pops up, then save it.
- Add songs to the playlist
Go back to the Spotify homepage and click on the search icon. Input the name of the song or podcast you want to add to your playlist.
Click on the song or podcast of your choice. A new page will appear and you’ll see “add to playlist”. When you click on it your song will be successfully added to the playlist. Visit the library at any time and listen to the playlist. You can create more than one playlist and share it on social media.
How to download songs on Spotify
You can download both songs and podcasts on Spotify.
- Connect to fast wifi or mobile data
Launch the app.
- Find the audio
Find the song or podcast you want to download and open it. For Android users, you’ll tap the “Download” button, while for iOS users you’ll tap the downward arrow icon.
After downloading the song or podcast, it will display a green checkmark. To access it offline, go to “your library” and start playing it.
Note: to download songs you need to first add them to a playlist, but you don’t need to do that before downloading podcasts.
How to use Spotify on PlayStation
You can use the Spotify app on only PS5, PS4, PS3. Once the Spotify app is installed, you can use it to listen to podcasts and music on your console.
As of now, you can’t subscribe or renew the Spotify premium plan through PlayStation Store. You’ll have to visit the Spotify website and subscribe there, then you’ll link your premium account to PlayStation.
- Download the Spotify app
Go to “PlayStation store” on your game console. Search for Spotify and install it.
2 Log in
There are two ways to log in —
- Enter your Spotify email address and password.
- Launch the Spotify app on your phone then use Spotify connect to find your device.
After logging into your account it will link to your PlayStation Network account, so you’ll automatically be logged in to Spotify when you log into your PSN account.
Spotify is one of the leading audio streaming services, and unlike most audio streaming platforms available, Spotify allows you to listen to podcasts. This means wider recognition for Nigerian podcasters.