How to find and use Spotify’s new Only You feature to get a musical astrology reading and see your unique tastes

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Spotify Only You gives you an astrological reading and more.

  • Spotify’s new “Only You” feature shows how unique your listening tastes are, and gives you a musical astrology reading.
  • Only You compares your favorite artists and genres, and shows you which combinations stand out the most from Spotify’s user base.
  • You can find Only You in Spotify’s iPhone and Android apps, along with a hub of unique playlists.
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At the end of each year, Spotify releases a personalized playlist called “Spotify Wrapped” that shows you what your favorite songs of the year were. It’s always a fun way to see how your tastes changed, and rediscover songs you might have forgotten.

Every so often, Spotify will come out with a similar personalized feature – this time, they’ve unveiled the “Only You” page.

Only You compares all the songs and artists you have saved, and notes which ones are the most different from one another, and which combinations set you apart from other users. Spotify claims they’ve done this by analyzing every user’s music tastes, and picking out the songs or artists that you listen to together, but no one else does. For example, if you listen to both heavy metal and classical baroque pieces, that might show up.

You’ll also get a faux-astrology reading, and a page where you can find special playlists made just for you.

Here’s how to find and share your personalized Only You list.

How to find and use Spotify’s Only You feature

You can find Only You in either of Spotify’s smartphone apps for iPhone and Android. Before anything, make sure that the app is fully updated.

1. Open the Spotify app and log into your account if you haven’t already.

2. If you haven’t seen Only You before, it might pop up automatically, or on your Home tab. Otherwise, tap Search at the bottom of the screen.

3. Underneath the search bar, you should see a pop-up labeled Find out how you listen. Tap this.

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Tap this picture to start the Only You slideshow.

4. Your Only You list will start playing. Either wait for each page to pass, or tap the right side of the screen to progress.

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Each page will take about ten to twenty seconds to play.

5. On the seventh page, you’ll be asked to plan your “Dream Dinner Party” – you can select three artists you like, and Spotify will make you playlists of their most popular songs, and songs by artists like them. Tap Add Mixes to Your Library to save the playlists.

6. When you’re done, you’ll be shown every page in the Only You slideshow. Tap Share under any page, and you can send it to a friend or another app.

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You can share your Only You pages using any social media or messaging app.

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How to delete Spotify playlists and clean up your streaming library from the desktop or mobile app

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You can delete your Spotify playlists from the desktop and mobile apps.

  • To delete a Spotify playlist, you’ll need to open it and choose “Delete” from its options menu.  
  • When you delete a Spotify playlist, it’ll disappear from your Library, but it’ll still be available to anyone who subscribed to it.
  • If you don’t want to delete a public playlist, consider hiding it through the “Make Secret” option in the playlist’s Settings menu. 
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Spotify has become one of the most popular streaming platforms thanks to its near endless amount of curated playlists. 

Personalized playlists like Discover Weekly and Wrapped are different for each user, based on algorithms that track listening habits. Editorial playlists are curated by Spotify employees, who carefully sift through the music library to craft playlists for moods, holidays, and more. Listener playlists are made by users who have complete control of what they add and are offered recommendations based on that. 

You can share these playlists with family or friends, or save them to your Library to listen to anytime. You can also collaborate on these playlists with other Spotify users.

But with so many playlists to choose from, it’s easy to end up with a clogged Spotify library. That’s why Spotify makes it easy to delete any playlist.

Just note that when you delete a playlist that others have subscribed to, it’ll only be deleted from your Library – your subscribers will still have it. You can fully delete it for them too by removing all the songs.

And if you want to keep the playlist, but don’t want others looking at it, you have the option to make it private and hide it from other users.

Here’s how to delete a Spotify playlist using the desktop or mobile app.

How to delete Spotify playlists on a computer

1. Open Spotify on your PC or Mac.

2. In the left sidebar, click on the playlist you want to delete.

3. Click on the three dots (…) underneath the playlist’s title to open its options menu.

4. Click “Delete” and click it again to confirm.

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Click the three dots in the top-left corner of your playlist’s tracklist to access the options.

How to delete Spotify playlists on a mobile device

1. Open Spotify and tap “Library.”

2. Open the playlist and tap the three dots (“…”) to open the options menu. On an iPhone, these dots will be below the playlist’s title. On an Android, they’ll be in the top-right corner.

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These dots are in different spots depending on what phone you have.

3. Tap “Delete” and tap it again to confirm.

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You’ll be prompted to delete the playlist.

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How to make a playlist on SoundCloud to organize all your favorite music and podcasts

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It’s easy to add songs to existing SoundCloud playlists or create new ones.

  • You can make a playlist on SoundCloud using the platform’s mobile app or desktop website, and it’s a great way to save and organize your favorite music.
  • To make a SoundCloud playlist, click or tap the ellipsis icon below any track and then select “Add to playlist.”
  • Once you’ve made a playlist, you can find it on the website by opening your profile page, or in the app’s “Library” menu.
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One of the best things about SoundCloud, and something that differentiates it from competing music platforms like Spotify, is its wealth of underground, experimental, and independent artists and podcasts.

There’s a huge archive of artists and music that perhaps never made it out of the garage or bedroom, but can still reach your headphones through the service.

One of the best ways to enjoy tracks like these and others on SoundCloud is by placing music – whether it’s your own or another artist’s – into a playlist.

You can create a SoundCloud playlist on a desktop web browser or via the SoundCloud mobile app. 

How to make a playlist on SoundCloud on a computer

1. Open SoundCloud in a web browser.

2. Locate the song (or podcast) you want to put on a playlist by either searching with the search bar, or finding a trending or recommended track on the SoundCloud homepage. SoundCloud is also a popular platform for podcasts, which can be added to playlists as well.

3. Beneath each track is a small list of options icons. Tap the ellipses icon for “More,” then click “Add to playlist.”

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Select “Add to playlist” in the dropdown menu.

3. Either add the track to an existing playlist by clicking “Add to playlist,” or click “Create a playlist” to name and create a new playlist, then click “Save.”

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You can add the song to an existing playlist or create a new playlist.

After you make your playlist, you can find it and open it by going to your profile and clicking the “Playlists” button. It’ll be right below your avatar.

How to make a playlist on SoundCloud on the app

1. Download the SoundCloud app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store if you haven’t already, and sign in.

2. Find the track you want to add to a playlist. You can search for the track, or discover one on the SoundCloud app’s home screen.

3. When you’ve located the track, or while playing it, find the ellipses icon. Tap it, then select “Add to playlist.”

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You can add the track to a playlist on SoundCloud while you’re on the Now Playing screen, as seen here, or if you’ve simply navigated to the track.

On iOS, a newly created playlist will automatically be set to private. You can change the playlist to public on the playlist page. On an Android, you’ll be given a choice whether to make the playlist public or private when you create a new one in the app.

To find your playlists later and listen to them, tap the icon in the bottom toolbar that looks like three lines. This will bring you to your “Library” page, where you can tap “Playlists & albums” to see all your playlists.

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