Getting started

Here’s all you need to know to get started with Spotify.

Get the app

You can download Spotify for free on desktop here, or through the app store on mobile and tablet. 

If you don't want to download the app, go to our web player to start listening directly from your browser.

Create your account

You can create your account on the Spotify website, or in the app. 

This lets you log in to the app on any device with your email address and password. 

  1. Select SIGN UP.
  2. Enter and confirm your email address.
  3. Choose a password. 
  4. You can choose to enter more details such as gender, date of birth, and what we should call you (your display name). 
    Tip: Your display name is just for show. It’s different to your username which is auto-generated and can’t be changed. For more info see Change username.

This lets you log in to the app on any device with Facebook, and your Facebook name  and picture shows on your profile. Learn more about Spotify and Facebook here.

  1. Select SIGN UP WITH FACEBOOK or CONTINUE WITH FACEBOOK (on mobile). 
  2. If you’re not already logged into Facebook on the device, you’re directed to enter your Facebook details.
  3. Allow Spotify access to your Facebook. 

Start playing

You’ve got the app and your account, so now you can play music!

Check these out to get started:

Feel free to browse our support site for more guides, tips, tricks, and other help. The Spotify Community has even more advice too.

Last updated: 17 September, 2019