How To Use The App

Once the Playlist For Life app has launched this page will contain guides to help you get the most out of it.

In the meantime, we have compiled a list of the most common queries people have about the app. If you have any other questions about it, please contact us.


What is the Playlist for Life app?
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It is a fun, easy-to-use service that runs on a mobile phone or tablet. The app:
  • guides you to music that holds special memories for you;
  • allows you to create playlists associated with your memories, moods, or activities;
  • allows you to listen to your playlists whenever and wherever you want

What will I need to be able to use the app?
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You will need:
  • an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch connected to the internet;
  • an internet connection, either via your phone provider or via wi-fi / broadband;
  • a premium account with Spotify.

How much will the app cost? 
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The Playlist For Life app will be free to download. In order to use it you will need a premium account with our music provider, Spotify. Currently, a premium account with Spotify costs £9.99 per month but they provide a 30-day free trial so you can try the service first before committing. Find out more about Premium Spotify.
Will my favourite songs be available on the app?
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The app uses the Spotify music streaming service as its music provider. Spotify has over 30 million songs in its database so, while we can’t give you a cast-iron guarantee about a particular song, the chances are high that your special songs will be available.
Will I need training to use the app?
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We want Playlist For Life to be an enjoyable process whether it's done through an app or by using pen, paper and CDs. So we are designing the Playlist For Life app to be as simple, fun and engaging as possible for people with dementia and their loved ones and carers. The app itself will guide you through the process of finding music and creating playlists. And we will be providing guides and videos on this website that will offer more support.
Where can I get hold of the app?
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Once the app has been released it will be available exclusively on Apple’s app store. We will provide a link here once the app has launched.