The 15 best hidden Spotify tricks to celebrate the music app’s 15th birthday

Fifteen years ago today, a humble Swedish music startup called Spotify was released into the wild in eight European countries – and the way we listen to music changed forever.

Back in October 2008, digital music was in a strange liminal place between iTunes downloads and illegal file-sharing sites like Napster and Limewire. By combining the peer-to-peer technology of Napster with major label licensing deals, Spotify managed to become streaming’s household name – and the rest is musical history.