How to Create a Free Spotify Account

Start streaming free music in just a few steps

What to Know

To use Spotify for free, you'll need to create an account. You can use Spotify's web player to stream music or download the desktop software. The desktop player offers enhanced functionality, such as the ability to import your music library into the Spotify player. There's also the Spotify app for iOS, Android, and other mobile operating systems.

Sign up for a Free Spotify Account

To get started, follow these steps to sign up for a free account using your computer and then download the Spotify player software.

Even though Spotify is a paid subscription service, you can sign up for a free account to preview the service. Songs come with advertisements, but the free account provides access to Spotify's full library of music and podcasts.

  1. On your web browser, go to the Spotify signup page.

  2. Select Get Spotify Free.

    Get Spotify Free
  3. Use your Facebook account or email address to sign up.

  4. If using Facebook, select Sign up with Facebook. Provide your login details and then choose Log in.

    Spotify Sign Up With Facebook
  5. If using an email address, fill in the form making sure to complete all the required fields: username, password, email, date of birth, and gender.

    Before signing up you may also want to read Spotify's Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy. These can be viewed by clicking the corresponding hyperlinks. If you're happy that all the information you entered is correct, select Sign up.

    Spotify Sign Up with Email

Using the Spotify Web Player

If you don't want to install the desktop software, you can use the Spotify Web Player instead. You should already be logged in after creating your new account, but if not, select Log In in the upper-right corner.

Using the Desktop Software

If you want to get the most out of the service (and be able to import your existing music library), download the Spotify software to your computer. You'll need to run the installer before launching the program. Once the software is up and running, log in using the method you used to sign up—either Facebook or an email address.

Spotify desktop app

The Spotify App

If you want to use your mobile device to stream music from Spotify, consider downloading the app for your operating system. Although not as feature-rich as the desktop software, you can access Spotify's core features and listen offline if you subscribe to Spotify Premium.

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