How to scan Spotify codes – Easy guide

The biggest and best companies in the world continue to evolve with trends and time and that is no different when it comes to apps. Given the amount of apps there now are for music streaming, it’s even more important that those companies in this niche keep looking at ways to move their apps forward with the times.

The industry leader when it comes music streaming is Spotify and one thing they have always been good at is adding new user-friendly features. One recent addition they have made to the app is Spotify code feature. Every single song, album and playlist on the app now has a unique QR code which can be scanned by users for easy access to their favourites tracks. It’s a handy tool for artists, too, because it’s essentially a one click fast track to any songs or albums they want to promote.

All users need to be able to use this feature is a smart phone with a working camera. In this article we are going to explain just how to scan a Spotify code and look at some other ways in which you can share music with others on the app.

How to scan Spotify codes – step by step

Before we get started, please be aware that these steps can only be taken on the Spotify app and not on their desktop website. Please ensure your that your phone’s camera is in working order and then you’re good to go. So, to scan a Spotify code please follow these steps:

  1. Select the search button on the Spotify home screen. This can be found on the bottom of the page either side of ‘Home’ and ‘Your Library’.
  2. Now select the camera icon on the top right hand side of the screen to bring up the QR scanner.
  3. Point your camera at a Spotify code or select a saved QR image from your photos.
  4. Allow the QR code to work its magic and take you to the designated song, album or playlist.

How to create a QR code on Spotify

Of course for the above to work there needs to be a QR code to scan and they don’t just magically appear. Unlike scanning, the creation of a QR code on Spotify can be done on both the desktop website and the mobile app. Please follow these instructions to create your QR code.

On desktop

  1. Right click on what you want to share or select the three dotted icon next to it.
  2. Select ‘share’.
  3. Select ‘copy embed code’.

On mobile/tablet

  1. Find what you want to share and select the three dotted icon next to it.
  2. Choose share and then select ‘with a Spotify code’.

Through this process you will find out that there other ways to share songs with friends and family, or even the general public, via Spotify. Let’s take a look at a few of your options:

Other sharing options

There are plenty of other ways to share Spotify songs, playlists or albums with friends aside from these codes, and arguably a lot easier and more straightforward. When you select the share option on something on Spotify you will see multiple different options including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.

Simply select on the icon of the app that you want to share something on and follow the instructions from there. You will need to be logged in to certain apps in order to be able to share, however for methods such as messaging or link copying you won’t need to be logged in to anything.

Codes used for marketing

One of the main benefactors from these QR codes are the artists themselves, which is fair enough really considering how cheap Spotify is. Now you know all about these Spotify QR codes you will start to notice them on promotional material for new albums or singles from your favourite artists. Whether it be on billboards or posters in public places or on digital artwork on social media, these QR codes are being used more and more and are here to stay.

Conclusion

To conclude, these QR codes are a really handy and clever addition to the Spotify app. They make sharing music easy for millennials while also helping artists to market their new music better. We hope that through this article you now have a better understanding of them and know now how to scan and create them. If you need any further assistance with anything to do with the Spotify app then the Spotify support team are usually very helpful.

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