What should you know about Spotify and its non-music content?
Spotify is widely known as one of the most popular music streaming services in the world. The songs on Spotify can be streamed to a wide range of smart devices. However, besides over streamed 35 million songs, Spotify also features non-music content which is increasingly attracting users.
Maybe it is audiobooks that are the first thing most people think of when we talk about non-music content. On audiobooks, Amazon Prime and iTunes Store are “the big bosses” specially designed for finding and listening to audiobooks. So is Spotify an ideal place for audiobooks? Definitely!
Finding audiobook content is a quick click on a category or "mood" as it is with music although Spotify doesn't exactly hide it. There isn't a specialized section such as audiobooks or spoken word that neatly and conveniently collects all of that type of content that might be available on Spotify. The way to find it is to use the service's search facility.
The followings are effective ways to use the search function on Spotify to find different types of non-music audio, including audiobooks, drama series, comedy, and other types of recordings.
Searching on Spotify
When searching for non-music content on Spotify, you can directly type keywords into the search box that will produce helpful results.
Remember to have a quick look at playlists that you come across when searching. The playlists based on audio recordings can save you lots of efforts and time as well.
Just type “Audiobooks” in the search box and it will deliver the expected results. You might see a series of classic literature works and a host of others you'll probably remember from high school reading lists. It is a good way to browse and rediscover the books you want to read but have no time to find them.
If you are looking for a specific title, type it into the search box. For example, searching for "War of The Worlds" delivers not only the version by Jeff Wayne (narrated by Richard Burton) but also the original 1938 broadcast featuring the voice of Orson Welles.
Maybe using specific titles is the best way to search for dramas. You may also have to append the word "drama" or "series" to get meaningful results. For example, typing in "Twilight Zone drama" or "Blake's 7 series" will all display fairly accurate results.
Spotify features a good selection of comedy. Again, it's best to be as specific as possible. If you've got a comedian in mind, search for their name. Otherwise, typing in the word "comedy" can produce a reasonable list you can whittle down to what you're seeking.
Some audio streams on Spotify just don't fit into the above categories.
Keywords you can use for interesting results include:
- Learn language
NASA missions (actual recordings of certain mission communications)
If you are interested in non-music content such as audio dramas, audiobooks or comedies, don't hesitate to visit the Spotify Web Player to find what you love.