3. A small Spotify login box will appear onscreen. Sign in. Usually, you'll now see a grey music manager that looks similar to Apple's iTunes interface. First-timer users will find this overlaid with a Welcome splash screen. To disable this, remove the tick next to ‘Show this window when Spotify starts'.
4. Suggested listening is shown on this main page. If anything on offer takes your fancy, click the album icon to bring up a track list. If nothing appeals, either press the Home button at the top left to return to the main screen or initiate a search for an artist, album or specific track using the search field just above it.
5. Previous searches are listed on the left. Should this list get unwieldy, you can right-click on an entry to delete it. A list of similar artists appears at the top right. This can help you find other artists in the same vein, but is also useful for extending the repertoire of music you listen to.
6. Right-clicking a track allows you to add it to a playlist; select ‘Save to', then your chosen playlist. Alternatively, right-click a track and add it to the ‘Play queue' function on the main Spotify screen. To reorder queue items, drag-and-drop items in the list. The queue will be deleted when you shut down Spotify.