Spotify is one of the world’s most popular music streaming services. Spotify’s app is available across platforms. There are some key unique features of Spotify that make it stand apart from the competition.
Besides providing a good collection of high-quality music, Spotify also has features like multi-device, and music sharing and you can also create and share Spotify music code with your friends. Below we have discussed how you can find, make and scan a Spotify code along with its working.
A Spotify code is Spotify’s QR code, and by scanning the Spotify code, users will be able to directly access and listen to the content on the platform. Using the Spotify code, you will no longer have to type and share or copy and paste the links to listen to the songs, and albums on the Spotify app. Just grab the Spotify code and scan it.
The Spotify code can have anything from songs, artists, and albums to podcasts and much more. All of these have their own Spotify code. This code is made of a different series of lines. Irrespective of its form of existence it is scannable and the Spotify app can decode it easily.
You can even take a screenshot of the code and then share it with your friends, if not then you can also create a code of your own and then share it. Spotify codes can be generated on any platform using the Spotify app; however, they are visible only on mobile devices.
So, further, let’s see what is the use of Spotify Code.
The Use of a Spotify Code
Anyone who uses Spotify knows that the app has its links for every album, podcast and song. So, by scanning the Spotify code, you will be able to play the music that has been encrypted within the Spotify code.
Since the Spotify code consists of a link that redirects you to the Spotify app along with the music that is inside the code, people can also copy, and paste the same link to share the information stored inside the Spotify code, this makes the code system less intuitive.
But the same isn’t the case, as the Spotify code is very compact, and has visual graphics on the code, that make it appealing. Also, it is easier to gift someone a Spotify code, physically rather than gifting someone a URL.
The Spotify code has the link embedded, but it nowhere looks like a regular QR code or a link, it is beautifully disguised with Spotify’s own choice of designs.
Copying, pasting and then sharing links to different Spotify items can consume a lot of time, thus Spotify code comes into play saving the hassle and time as well.
Spotify code can also save space. As we discussed above, copy-pasting the URLs on Spotify can take up too much space while sharing. Thus, Spotify code can do the same easily, as it is just an image that holds a similar amount of information as a URL. On top of it, the Spotify code takes less time to create, and it takes even lesser space while sharing it.
How To Use Spotify Code
Since Spotify codes are downloadable and shareable on multiple platforms at the same time, this not only makes it easier for users to use the Spotify code but is also one of the nifty features that the company has implemented inside the Spotify code.
On the other hand, make sure to not use the Spotify code commercially as Spotify doesn’t allow it. However, you can use it for gifting it engraved in glass frames, and keychains or you can print it for personal use.
We can say that the Spotify code is a simple, elegant and seamless way to share music among your friends and family. You can also customize your Spotify code according to your requirements.
You can create Spotify codes for your profiles, playlists, soundtracks, albums and many more can be created to share with others.
How To Find a Spotify Code
The Spotify Codes are only visible on mobile devices. So, make sure to use your mobile phone while finding or scanning Spotify code. You can find the code for different tracks on Spotify by following the tutorial below.
- On your mobile device, launch the app and then navigate to the item you want the Spotify code for.
- If it is a song, then you can find the code of that song, either by going into the playlist/album or directly going into the song’s page. To find the Spotify code from a playlist or any other list of songs, just tap on the ellipsis icon of that specific song on the list.
- If you want to find the code via the song’s page, then first you need to tap on the music player of the song to get a full-screen view of it.
- Next, tap on the ellipsis icon (The three vertical dots) located in the top right corner of the screen.
- On the next screen, you should see the Spotify code for that specific song.
- For finding the Spotify code of playlists, albums, artists or podcasts, you need to first open the item and then you can tap on the ellipsis icon ( three vertical dots) below the item’s credentials.
- If you want to create the Spotify code for podcasts, then you can find the code by tapping on the ellipsis icon of the podcast’s episode from the podcast’s playlist.
You can take a screenshot of the screen, and then share it with your friends, or take a print of it if you want to gift it to someone in a fancy way.
How To Scan a Spotify Code
If you ever come across a Spotify scanning code, all you need to do is take out your phone and open the Spotify app.
- Now, tap on the search button twice, it is usually located at the top of the screen and is made up of magnifying glass logo.
- Once you see an option to type and search in the field, you can tap on the camera icon situated on the search field’s right side.
- On the next screen, you can point your phone’s camera towards the Spotify code or the image with the code.
- Ensure that while scanning the code is within the scanning window on your screen. Spotify will scan and recognize the encrypted information behind the image or the code and will open the link inside the Spotify app.
- While scanning a song’s Spotify code will take you to the song in the Spotify app and play the song inside the app. Regardless of whether the shuffle is being turned on or off on the app.
Besides scanning the Spotify codes, you can also select a screenshot/image from within the code from your gallery and then Spotify would decode it within seconds. You can tap on the option that says select photos option usually located at the bottom of the screen and then you can choose a photo from your gallery or the internal storage.
The best part is that Spotify has optimized the scanner pretty well, which means that it scans instantly, just a single tap of an image containing the code will directly play the song on the app.
How to create a Spotify Code
Generating Spotify code is pretty simple. You can generate a code by the Spotify item’s link or URL. To generate Spotify codes, you can use the Spotify app on either a mobile device or a desktop device. All you have to do is generate the code for the specific song or the playlist, or the podcast for which you want to create the Spotify scanning code.
For mobile devices– You can navigate to the song, or the playlist and then tap on the item’s ellipsis icon ( Three vertical dots).
On the next screen, you can share the code from the following menu.
Now, you have to select the copy link option on the following share screen.
After you have the item’s link, you can head onto the Spotify codes website to generate the code on any device.
Generating the Spotify Code
As we said, the method to create a Spotify code is the same across the devices once you have the link that you want to create a Spotify code for.
Open the spotifycodes.com website in any web browser, then paste the copied link of the Spotify item in the provided field on the webpage. Click on the Get Spotify Code button below the search field.
That’s it, the item’s code will be generated instantly. You can also customize the code according to your preferences. If you want to download the code as it is, just tap on the download button to further download the code to your device and then you can start sharing it with your friends and family.
If you want to close the code generating section you can click on the x button from the top left corner of the section.
Customizing your Spotify Code
Once the Spotify code has been generated for the selected item from Spotify. You can customize the background colour, code colour as well as image format.
To the customer the background colour on your computer, you can click on the pen icon below the background colour– it is the first option at the right of the code.
You can also choose the colour of your choice from the dots or drag the white toggle along the rainbow slider to select the colour you want.
The Bar Color is the colour of the code (The Spotify logo and the lines). You can also choose between white and black for this part of the code.
By default, the code is generated with white colour. You can change it, by clicking on the drop-down box below ‘Bar Color’ and then choosing from the options.
Do note that the code’s size is not changeable. It is fixed at 640 pixels. If you try to change the pixel size, then it can disrupt the page and can lose the code and its information as well. If you land in such situations just refresh the page and start again.
Alternatively, you can also change the format of the code between JPG, SVG and PNG. To change the format, you need to click on the drop-down box below the Format title and select the desired format.
The good thing is that you can download the same code multiple times in different formats.
After you have done formatting, then you can click on the Download button to download the Spotify code which is customized by you.
Sharing Your Spotify Code
The added advantage of generating the Spotify code on the computer is that you can directly share the Spotify code to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and more. All you need to do is just click on the buttons of the social media platforms that are located at the bottom.
Using Spotify music and sharing the music or playlist you like via Spotify code is an excellent way of sharing songs and playlists. Also, you can customize and gift it to your near and dear ones.