11. Tune in to the radio

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There are some days when you just don't know what you want to listen to, and that big search box looks terrifying. When that happens to you, select "Radio" from the left hand pane, hit "Create a new station" and pick an artist, album, or playlist that you like. Spotify will then pick other, similar tracks from its library to play.

12. Go gapless

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Plenty of albums are designed to be listened to as one continuous mix, so in a recent upgrade Spotify added the option to eliminate the gaps between tracks when you're listening to them. It should be enabled by default, but to check go to Spotify settings and tick the "Gapless Playback" option. You can also crossfade tracks if that floats your boat.

13. Listen online

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It's not always convenient to load up the desktop version of Spotify if you just want to play a quick song. Or perhaps you don't have permissions to install software on your computer. In either case, try the web interface instead. Go to play.spotify.com in your browser and you'll get the full Spotify experience without installing anything.

14. Integrate Spotify with Firefox

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Spotify Search is one of our favourite plugins. It enables you to search for information on the current track direct from your browser. Combine it with Spotify Search for a complete search and playback solution in your browser. Once downloaded all you have to do is: Right-click selection and search in Spotify.

15. Quicker playlist creation

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So, you've found Spotify's most popular tracks – now turn them into a playlist. CTRL and click on tracks to make multiple selections, then right-click to open the context sensitive menu and choose "Save to" and "New Playlist".

16. Have a laugh

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Not all of Spotify's content is music. There's a bunch of good comedy on the service too, which you can find using the Official Comedy app. To track it down, go to the App Finder in the left hand pane and hunt for "Official Comedy". From there, you can follow comedians, check out themed playlists and share the best jokes with your friends.

17. Host a listening party

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If you'd like to get a bit more involved in the music-listening experience and get some recommendations from real people, Spotify app Soundrop is a fantastic tool. Find it in the App Finder, then browse its themed rooms or create your own and share it with friends. In a listening room, vote your favourite songs to the top to hear them next.

18. Learn a language

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Learning a new language doesn't have to be a pain using Spotify's Listen Language app, which will direct you to free audio courses in 24 languages, including Korean, Somali and Tamil. You can even learn some English pick-up lines and swear words, if you're not happy with your current collection.

19. Go see a show

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Perhaps you've heard that some musicians aren't totally happy with the amount of money Spotify pays them. The best way to support your favourite bands it to buy merchandise or go see them on tour. Spotify, with the help of Songkick, will tell you when your favourite musicians are playing in your town and help you to acquire a ticket.

20. Find a new friend

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Lastly, if you're looking for a special someone to share your headphones with then head on over to the Tastebuds.fm Spotify app. It matches you up with people with similar music taste, then lets you contact them if you so wish with a favourite song or album. You could even build a collaborative playlist together. If music be the food of love... play on.