As a longtime Spotify devotee, I’m always shocked people don’t know about one of its best features — here’s how to use it


With nearly 200 million monthly users — of which a staggering 83 million are paid subscribers — Spotify is one of the most popular music services in the world.

It’s easy to understand why Spotify is so big. As a longtime paid subscriber, I have universally positive things to say about the streaming service. It has a huge music library, it’s easy to use, and it works with every device I operate daily — a Pixel 2 smartphone, a MacBook Air, and Sonos speakers. It even integrates into my PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

But there’s one function of Spotify that truly sold me on the service: The ability to upload music into my library on one device, and for that music to become available on most devices I own.

It’s a little known convenience of Spotify that made the service far more useful to me — here’s how it works:

SEE ALSO: We compared Spotify and Apple Music subscriptions — and the winner is clear

1. Uploading music to Spotify.

The process of uploading music to Spotify is super simple. First, click on this little drop-down menu, right next to your username (seen above).

Then select Settings, and scroll down to the area that says “Local Files”:

From here, you can select “Add a Source,” which allows you to select whichever folders on your computer contain audio files. I’ve selected iTunes, Downloads, Music, and Local Music, which can then be toggled on and off depending on what I want to show up in my Spotify library.

2. Add local music to playlists, like you would any other music.

Once you’ve added various directories to Spotify on the desktop, it’s simply a measure of creating playlists so that you’re able to save those playlists for offline listening.

Highlight whatever tracks you want, right-click while hovering over those tracks, and select the “Add to Playlist” option — like so:

You can add them to an existing playlist, or you can create a new one.

Either way, get whatever tracks you want into a playlist (or several separate ones — you do you), and grab your phone/tablet/whatever device you want to save those tracks on.

3. Navigate to your playlists section, find and select the playlist you just made, and click the “Downloaded Songs” toggle.

At this point, all you’ve got left to do is grab your favorite mobile device and download the playlist for offline listening.

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Source:: Business Insider


Cowboys vs. Bengals Odds: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

The Dallas Cowboys host the Cincinnati Bengals in preseason action on Saturday night. According to OddsShark, the Cowboys are favored by three points, and the over-under is set at 41.5.

Dallas is looking for its first preseason win after blowing a lead late to the 49ers in their opening game. Cincinnati was victorious in their opener against the Bears. A.J. Green had a solid outing with two catches for 48 yards. The Bengals are hoping to get big-time production this season from running back Joe Mixon and wide receiver John Ross, as both players look to take the next step in their NFL careers.

For the Cowboys, the offense is still a work in progress as the team looks to replace Dez Bryant. Michael Gallup had a promising start last week coming up with a couple big catches against the Niners. The rookie receiver put up monster numbers at Colorado State. His last college season he had 1,418 yards and seven touchdowns. The Cowboys are expecting a full season of Ezekiel Elliott after the running back was suspended last year for a good portion of Dallas’ stretch run.

The Cowboys also signed Tavon Austin this off-season, but the speedy wideout has been dealing with hamstring issues. His status for tonight’s game is uncertain. Jason Garrett spoke with USA Today about what he has seen from Austin in his limited reps.

“[Austin’s] done a really nice job, again he’s one of those guys who’s worked very hard to get himself right,” Garrett noted to USA Today. “And get himself to a point where he has a good understanding of what we’re doing”

Here’s a look at my prediction for tonight’s game.

Bengals vs. Cowboys Prediction

The OddsShark computer is bullish on the Cowboys chances against the Bengals. The computer projects a 31.4-11.3 Dallas victory. The OddsShark computer is taking the Cowboys to cover the spread, and the over on the point total.

NFL preseason games are admittedly difficult to predict. Often times, we do not know how much each team is going to play their starters until the game actually starts. For team’s second preseason game, fans can typically expect the starters to play anywhere from a quarter to a half of football before they turn to the reserves. Keep this in mind if you are planning to wager on …read more



Lyric McHenry May Not Have Been Pregnant at Time of Death

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Questions about the stunning death of former E! reality star Lyric McHenry continue to circulate.

Very early on the morning of August 14, the close friend of EJ Johnson and the woman who appeared on multiple episodes of EJNYC was found dead on a sidewalk in New York City.

She was wearing only a pajama top and underwear and, most disturbing of all, a ziplock bag with cocaine inside was also discovered on her person.

Also, according to initial reports, McHenry was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

Just awful, right?

However, it was assumed upon reading these reports, at least by us at The Hollywood Gossip, that medical tests had been run that proven McHenry was expecting a child.

Now, though, it seems as if this may not have been the case.

A family spokesperson named Edna Sims Porter tells Us Weekly that McHenry’s loved ones were unaware of any pregnancy, stating for the record:

“Lyric did not share that with the family, so we’ll all have to wait for the autopsy report.”

This quote comes on the heels of a close friend saying something similar, expressing shock that McHenry was allegedly pregnant.

Porter, meanwhile, goes on to imply (or outright say, really) that no exam was performed that proved Lyric was going to be a mother.

“I’ve seen the police report and I talked to the police about that and they said to me, ‘That was from someone that we interviewed,'” Porter explains of how this strong rumor got started.

She concludes;

“That’s one of the things we’re going to find out the details about.

“We’re all baffled because you don’t even see a baby bump. Twenty weeks, that’s five months, right? It seems like she would be showing.”

McHenry was a Stanford graduate who volunteered years ago for Barack Obama.

She also worked as a television producer.

Due to the state of her body when she was found by the police, along with the bag of cocaine of course, it has been presumed that she died of a drug overdose.

Still, we are awaiting the results of an autopsy and those close to Lyric remain puzzled by how she went from happily celebrating her birthday with friends on Monday evening…

… to ending up as she did just a few hours later in the Bronx.

Per The New York Daily News, the reality star was “found sprawled out on the sidewalk above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Ave. and Boscobel …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip