Any music labeled "E" (for explicit language) can easily be blocked in your Spotify Settings. To do so, tap on the Settings gear icon at the top right. Tap on "Explicit Content," then toggle off "Allow explicit content."
With Shazam linked to Spotify's massive library of content, playing tracks from Shazam is seamless. Another reason to link your Spotify account to Shazam is to keep a running playlist of the songs you've identified. Sometimes this feature doesn't work as expected, and the Spotify playlist My Shazam Tracks does not update properly.
Linking Shazam to Spotify makes for a seamless playback experience. Shazams are automatically added to a playlist in Spotify named My Shazam Tracks. Sometimes the number of Shazams in the Shazam app doesn't match the number of songs in the Spotify playlist. Where are the missing songs?
Shazam quickly identifies unknown songs, shows, movies, and more. All the Shazam app needs is to listen to the mystery audio for 10 seconds before returning a match from its database. Shazams are collected in the app, and to listen to full tracks Shazam can be linked to a music subscription service such as Spotify. Once Shazam is linked to a Spotify account, available tracks can be played right from the Shazam app, or added to Spotify playlists.
The Spotify music player can organize and play all of your streaming and locally stored music in one place. Since iTunes has been phased out by Apple, media players such as VLC and Plex are gaining in popularity. For Spotify Premium subscribers looking to consolidate into one player, the Spotify desktop app is a free download. Spotify makes it possible to add local files for playback on the computer and the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.