Spotify playlists are an important part of the music streaming experience. With the “Blend” feature, you and a friend can mix your music together in an automatically curated playlist. It’s an even more personal way to share music with others. This is how the Blend feature works in Spotify.
A “Blend” is simply a playlist that combines music from two people. It is part of Spotify’s “Only You” collection. The playlist is generated automatically and is updated daily. Two Spotify users can create a Blend together, whether they have a free or premium (paid) account.
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A Blend playlist can only be created using the mobile app on a iPhone, iPad, or android phone or tablet. To get started, open the Spotify app and tap on the “Only You” card in the “Search” tab.
Next, scroll down to the ‘Made for Two’ section and select ‘Create Mix’.
On the next screen, tap the “Invite” button.
Your device’s Share menu will appear, allowing you to select which method you want to invite someone to. The other person will need to open the link on their phone or tablet.
To note: Invitation links are only valid once. Once someone uses the invite to join your Blend, the link expires and you will need to generate a new one to create another Blend.
When the other person joins, a playlist will automatically be created with the title “Person 1 + your username”. Songs in the playlist are labeled according to who they came from in the form of a small avatar icon on the right side of the screen.
Blend playlists are kept in the ‘Only You’ section, but you can ‘Follow’ them like any other playlist to move them to your library. They can also be downloaded for offline listening.
That’s it! It’s a fun way to share music with your friends and family. You might even discover new hidden gems from others.