What are Spotify codes and how do I use them?
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(Pocket-lint) – Spotify introduced codes as a way to entice users to share music with friends and family in 2017.
Spotify codes work by generating a unique code of a track, album or playlist that you want to share. Someone else can then scan that code and be instantly taken to the music so they can listen to the same.
How exactly does it work and what do you need to do to redeem Spotify codes? Let us explain.
What is a Spotify code?
A Spotify code is a code unique to Spotify’s music streaming platform. It works the same way as a QR code but looks completely different.
Each track, artist, album and playlist can have its own Spotify code, so there’s no limit to what you can share.
How to access Spotify codes?
Spotify codes are available for both Free and Premium subscribers. To generate a code for something you want to share, you need to click on the three dots next to the heart icon on what you want to share. All albums, tracks, playlists and artists have this button as an option.
Once you click on the three dots, you will then see options such as download (if you are a premium subscriber), share, like. At the top with the artwork, however, you’ll see a Spotify code below.
How to redeem Spotify codes?
Once you have accessed the code for the content you want to share, click on the code to expand it. If you’re with the person you want to share the content with, they can scan the code directly from their Spotify app. Alternatively, you can save the image to your Photos, so you can send it to someone else to open in the Spotify app.
To scan a code, use the camera button to the right of the search bar in the Spotify app. Tap “Scan”, accept the permissions for Spotify to access your camera. You can then scan the artwork from someone else’s device.
If you received an image, you can tap “Select from Photos”. Find the image in your library, open it, press “Choose” and Spotify will take you to whatever has been shared with you.
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Where can I redeem Spotify codes?
Spotify codes don’t just have to come from someone else. Artists, record labels and brands can print codes on billboards and promotional posters and you can scan them in exactly the same way.
Written by Max Langridge. Edited by Luke Baker.