How to Listen to Spotify on Windows 10

Millions of people stream music every day. Ten years ago, that would have been a pipe dream. Some people were still buying CDs. Those who don’t turn to digital stores like iTunes to buy songs instead of whole albums. Spotify, now the world’s largest music streaming service, has changed how the music industry used to work and how we as listeners enjoy our favorite artists, albums and songs. Spotify has apps on iPhone, iPad, set-top boxes, and Android devices. Unfortunately, the service is missing an app for Microsoft’s Windows Store, and millions of people are wondering how to listen to Spotify on their Windows 10 devices.

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Although there is no official app created specifically for the operating system yet, here are three great ways to listen to Spotify on Windows 10. Here is a summary of all three methods.

Before You Begin

Before we get started, here’s a breakdown of how Spotify works. Consisting of both free and paid tiers, Spotify allows users to stream albums, playlists, and songs from their library. The free tier sticks to albums and playlists in random order, and users can only skip a limited number of songs each day. Spotify Premium, the paid tier of the service, unlocks the ability to skip playlists unlimitedly and stream any song you want. There are some advanced features for paying customers, such as the ability to adjust the sound quality.

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Spotify Premium costs as little as $9.99 per month.

Which layer you have is very important to your experience, depending on the method you use. Along with streaming music, the service recently gained support for video streaming and podcasts. If you’re one of those people who use theses features, you want to make sure they’re supported no matter what experience you’re using. They’re still new and not everyone added to them.

Listen to Spotify on Windows 10 with Spotify for the web

Spotify wouldn’t be a legit service if it didn’t provide a way for you to interact with your collection on the web. there Spotify for the web client arrives. Using this, you can listen to Spotify on Windows 10 without installing a single thing.

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Simply log in to the client with the same username and password you made the smartphone versions. After logging in, you can see all the playlists you have saved to the service, as well as access the playlists, albums and songs you have bookmarked. Of course, having a website means you cannot access it without an internet connection.

It also lacks support for Spotify’s recently added podcasts and video content. Members of the free and paid tiers can enjoy Spotify for the web on their Windows 10 device.

Listen to Spotify on Windows 10 with the Spotify Desktop App

The first way to experience Spotify on Windows 10, private Spotify Desktop application. Download from the company’s website to experience almost everything Spotify has to offer.

The PC app includes playback of files stored on your Windows 10 device, station streaming and a better experience to browse all curated content. It also does a good job of letting you see what your friends and family are listening to if you signed up for the service via Facebook.

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Unfortunately, it also lacks the latest feature additions to Spotify. High-quality streaming music is supported, but podcast and video playback are missing. It can fetch files from your download folders, Windows Media Player, or any other source that says so. Enhanced streaming quality only available to Premium members.

Listen to Spotify on Windows 10 with Spotify Apps in Windows Store

Finally, the third way to listen to Spotify on Windows 10 is with a third-party app. These apps are made by developers, not Spotify, but they are linked to the service.

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Windows 10 does not have an official Spotify app in the Windows Store, but there is a pretty good unofficial Spotify app for users. This app is called Spot Broadcasting for Spotify, and $4.99. It can’t store downloads, but it does offer a local, easy way to access Spotify playlists and streaming without going to the website. It also offers support for streaming music videos and streaming songs to set-top boxes and devices around your home. Spotify has a free trial option.

The app works on devices running Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile operating system for small tablets and smartphones.

Good luck listening to Spotify on Windows 10. Hopefully, Microsoft and Spotify will work together to improve the existing Spotify application, which is already available on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Until they do, these alternatives should definitely pass you by.

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