How to Use Spotify code-Spotify is a particularly popular platform for listening to streaming music, but also podcasts. In addition to the classic promotion methods used by great artists, to be able to make themselves known in this world, especially in the initial stages, it may be useful to look for “alternative methods” to try to unleash the “word of mouth effect”.
You are well aware of this and, in fact, after some research on the Net, you have identified in Spotify codes a possible solution to promote yourself in the “real world” and spread your uploaded creations on the famous music streaming platform. Spotify codes, in fact, are QR codes which, when scanned with the camera of smartphones and tablets, allow users to reach certain contents without having to manually search for them in the Spotify app. Just ideal for being found in a “nice” but above all immediate way within the app.
How to print Spotify code
The problem is that you have not yet fully understood how this possibility works and, therefore, you would like to know how to print Spotify code. That’s the way it is, right? Then I would say that you have come to the right place, since I am going to explain just how to complete this procedure. I assure you that everything is much simpler than you imagine. Having said that, let’s ban the talk and let’s get straight to the heart of the matter. I wish you a good reading and I wish you a big good luck for everything!
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Before going into the details of the procedure on how to print Spotify codeI think you might be interested in learning more about this possibility.
Well, popular streaming platform Spotify allows anyone to get a code related to a certain song, album or other content in its catalog. Scanning the latter, other people can get to the content quickly and start listening to it.
These codes can therefore represent a good opportunity especially for artists, including emerging ones, who in this way have the possibility of getting everyone to reach their music quickly and, if you like, a little differently than usual.
You don’t have to be an established artist to use this feature, as it’s open to everyone. It is therefore enough to have at least one song published on Spotify to be able to generate the appropriate code and try to get it to as many people as possible.
Precisely in this context, the dear “old” method of printing comes into play. In fact, sometimes artists may want to do a bit of “promotion” on their own, perhaps simply by printing a ticket with the code to reach your songs, playlists and albums.
I almost forgot: obviously this also applies to podcasts and the like, given that the platform is constantly expanding and now no longer includes only music, even if clearly the focus is still predominantly placed towards that area.
In short, I understand why you want to print the code generated by Spotify, and in fact in this guide I am going to explain how to achieve your goal in this sense.
How to generate Spotify code
Before moving on to print, it’s good to see how authors can get the code for their song, album, playlist or podcast. For completeness of information, you should know that it is possible to obtain codes also in relation to content created by other people.
Smartphones and tablets
Spotify is especially used by mobile devices therefore I will start from the procedure to follow on the latter.
After opening the Spotify official application for Android or iPhone/iPad, tap the icon Nearlocated below, and uses the search bar located at the top to find what you want to share.
So, tap on content prepress on the three dots icon present at the top right and that’s it: what you see at the top is already the Spotify code.
I know: it doesn’t exactly look like a QR Code, but it works in a similar way.
To better understand how it all works, click on the icon Near, present at the bottom of the Spotify app; then tap on the search bar and press on camera icon present in the upper right.
By doing so, the application will show you the functionality of Spotify codes. So press the button RUN SCANprovide the authorization to use the camera and point it at the Spotify code that you generated earlier. This way, you will be taken to the appropriate content page in no time at all.
Alternatively, you can also press on the entry SELECT FROM PHOTOS to scan a code you photographed earlier. In short, these will be the methods available to other people to be able to reach your content.
To proceed from your computer, you must go through theSpotify official application for Windows and macOS. If you haven’t already installed it, read my specific guide to find out how to do it, then start it.
Once you have started the program and done the login with your account, you will find yourself in front of the main screen of the platform. At this point, use the search bartop left, to find the content you want to share via code.
So click on the content cover and you will access the relevant page. At this point, if it is a albumyou will find the icon at the top three dots relating to it, while below you will find all the tracks: it is possible to press on the appropriate icon of three dots also for each of these.
Once pressed onthree dots icon relating to the content of your interest, just hover over the item with the mouse cursor Share and press on the option Spotify code. By doing so, an image representing the will appear on the screen code of that content.
I know: the way it’s made seems very far from a classic QR Code, but it actually works exactly the same way and is recognized just like that, thanks to Spotify’s clever use of technology.
To scan the code, the instructions I gave you before apply (in fact, you need to use the Spotify app for smartphones or tablets).
How to print Spotify song code
How do you say? You understand how to generate Spotify code but you would like print it, perhaps in a card to present to your potential listeners? No problem, I’ll tell you how to do it immediately!
Well, in the previous chapters I focused on how to get to the screen where the Spotify code. To share it, the platform itself advises, at one point in its official guidelines, to take a screenshoti.e. one screenshotsand then print it on paper.
Given that each operating system has its own method of managing screenshots, on devices android usually just press the simultaneously power button and the key Volume down. You can find more details in my guide on how to take a screenshot on Android.
On iPhones and iPadson the other hand, button combinations are instead Side key + Volume up (on iPhones with Face ID) e Home key + power key (on iPhones with a physical Home button). For all the details of the case, I refer you to my guide on how to take a picture of the screen on the iPhone.
In regards to windowsyou can use the tool Screen capturewhich can be recalled by pressing the combination Win+Shift+Swhile on macOS you can press cmd+shift+4 and select the screen area to capture. For all the details, check out my guides on how to take a screenshot on Windows and how to take a screenshot on your Mac.
In any case, once thesnapshot of the code (and maybe cropped a bit properly), you can proceed to printing stage. Before showing you the various procedures, I remind you that of course you may be thinking of making some creative frame to be applied to the code, in order to entice people to scan it more.
In this regard, you could, for example, add instructions on how to scan, taking inspiration from what I have illustrated at the end of the previous chapter. In fact, not everyone may know how to use the Spotify mobile app to scan this type of code.
For the rest, for the printing phase you can proceed as if it were a normal image. On windows so you can do right click on the file and select the option Press from the context menu, while on macOS you can open the file in the application Preview and select items File > Print from the menu above.
On devices android usually just select the screenshot from the Gallerypress onthree dots icon present in the upper right corner and select the option Press. Finally, come on iPhones and iPads just open the snapshot from the app Phototap on theshare icon and press on the option Press.
In short, it is nothing too complicated. Obviously the ones I have provided you with are simply some general indications, as there are myriads of different devices on the market. However, if you want to learn more, you can refer to my guides on how to print from your computer and how to print photos from your mobile phone.
Perfect, now you know how to “physically” get the code that points to the content involved. All I have to do is wish you good luck in your career!