How to Download and Install Spotify

Now that you have signed up for a Spotify account, it's time to start using the service.  The first step to doing so is downloading and installing the Spotify application.  It works a bit differently depending on what operating system you're trying to install it on, so we'll go through how to download and install Spotify for a few different ones.

How to download and install Spotify for Windows or Mac desktop

  1. Go to www.spotify.com in your web browser and click Log In.

  2. Assuming that you signed up with your email address (click Log In With Facebook if you used your Facebook account instead), click in the box labelled "User Name" and type in the user name that you picked to represent yourself with on Spotify.  Then click in the box labelled "Password" and type in the password that you picked to secure your account with on Spotify.



    If you're using a public computer (or one that other people may be using), consider clicking the check box beside "Remember Me" to unmark it and prevent Spotify from automatically filling in your user name when you log in again (for privacy reasons).  Then click Log In.

  3. Once you're logged in, click Download in the top-right corner.

  4. Spotify should automatically open a download prompt for you.  Click Save File, and then (if applicable) use the explorer window that pops up to select where you want to save the Spotify installer.  (It should show up in your "Downloads" folder if you don't select a place to save it.)

  5. Find the SpotifySetup.exe file on your computer and open it (click Run to confirm that you want to run it if you're given a security warning).  The Spotify application should automatically download and install itself on your computer, and then open once it's finished.

How to download and install Spotify for Android

  1. Turn on your device and look for the Google Play or Play Store application.  Tap it to open it.

  2. Tap the search menu at the top of the screen and start typing in "spotify".  As you do, Google Play will give you suggestions on what you might be looking for.  One will be called Spotify Music, and will have the Spotify logo beside it.  Tap it.

  3. When you get to the information page for Spotify Music, tap Install.

  4. Spotify will show you a list of features on your device that it will need to use.  If you still want to use the application, tap Accept.

  5. Spotify will automatically begin downloading and installing.  When it finishes, tap Open to launch the program.

How to download and install Spotify for iOS (iPhone/iPad)

  1. Turn on your device and look for the App Store application.  Tap it to open it.

  2. Tap the "Search" box in the top-right corner and start typing in "spotify".  As you do so, the App Store will give you suggestions on what you might be looking for.  Tap either spotify or spotify music.

  3. When you see the application called "Spotify Music", tap Get beside it, and then tap Install.

  4. You will need to log into your Apple account.  If you don't have one, click this link and follow the instructions in order to create one. 

  5.  After you log in, Spotify will automatically begin downloading and installing.  When it finishes, tap Open to launch the program.

There you go!  You now know how to download and install Spotify on your desktop computer or mobile device!

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