Spotify Playlists are a huge part of the music-streaming experience. With the “Blend” feature, you and a friend can mix your music into an automatically curated playlist. It’s an even more personal way to share music with others. Here’s how the Blend feature works in Spotify.
Update, 8/31/21: The Spotify Blend feature is no longer in beta and is available for all Spotify Free and Premium users globally. We have updated this guide with instructions for the publically available form of the playlist-blending feature.
A “Blend” is simply a playlist that combines two people’s music. The playlist is automatically generated and is refreshed daily. Any two Spotify users can create a Blend together, whether they have a free or premium (paid) account.
Next, scroll down to the “Made for Two” section and select “Create a Blend.”
On the following screen, tap the “Invite” button.
Your device’s Share menu will appear, allowing you to select the method for which you’d like to invite someone. The other person will need to open the link on their phone or tablet.
Note: Invite links are only good for one time. Once someone uses the invite to join your Blend, the link expires, and you’ll need to generate a new one to make another Blend.
When the other person joins, a playlist will be automatically created with the title of “Person 1 + your username.” Songs in the playlist are labeled according to which person they came from in the form of a small avatar icon on the right side of the screen.
Blend playlists are kept in the “Made For You” section, but you can “Follow” them just like any other playlist to move them to your Library. They can also be downloaded for offline listening.
That’s it! This is a fun way to share music with friends and family. You might even discover some new hidden gems from others.