Since its U.S. launch on July 14, Spotify has actually drawn in a minimum of 1.4 million American users; if you have actually reviewed the wonder marvels of Spotify and how it is visiting alter the method you hear music, possibly you are one of those 1.4 million.

Whether you’re wanting to ditch iTunes or simply taking it around for a test-drive, Spotify can be a little complicated. Once you’ve gotten your Spotify invite, downloaded the Spotify application, and imported all your music, though: Exactly what’s next? How do you make use of Spotify and all its attributes to your complete benefit? And what are you missing out on?

Here are some basic suggestions for any Spotify newbie sensation overwhelmed or confused by their strange brand-new music gamer, or curious users hoping to discover even more about the Swedish import:.

There are 3 Spotify pay strategies, and which one you choose determines the quantity of songs you can play and where you can play it.

Spotify Free is, as the name suggests, cost-free. You will hear occasional ads in between your songs (but JUST when you’re playing Spotify’s songs– when you are playing your very own songs, there are no advertisements), and you get 20 hours of listening time per month.

Spotify Unlimited gets rid of the paying attention cap and also all your advertisements. For $5 a month, you essentially get unlimited listening (hence the name) without commercials disturbing your music.

Spotify Premium is $10 per month and is really everything about access. With Premium, you have the choice to download Spotify songs to your computer system so that you can hear them when not linked to the Web; you can stream Spotify on your cell phone and download Spotify songs your cell.

A caution, though: If you cancel your Premium subscription, you lose the capability to pay attention to all the tracks you downloaded from Spotify offline. Your Spotify music will still exist in playlists on your desktop, however you will no longer have the ability to hear them without an Internet connection or on your mobile phone.