Music streaming – a user’s guide to the best listening experience

Spotify Running is a new feature and part of Spotify’s “now experience” that detects the rhythm of your run and matches it to a song with a similar tempo. This means that in theory you’ll always be running in time with your music. To get started, go to your settings (three white bars, top left), select Running and choose one of the playlists available. Spotify will then instruct you to begin running so that it can detect your tempo. For example, if you run at 150 steps a minute Spotify will play only songs that have been recorded at 150 beats per minute. You can manually adjust the steps/min by increments of five if you feel the detection is off or if you want to use the feature but your smartphone does not have an accelerometer.

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