Nowadays, live streaming has taken the world by storm, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic when we were stuck at home and watched a lot of webcast videos. Among the audience, more and more people want to turn into a streamer themselves and build their own channel. For beginners, Streamlabs OBS would be a great choice when it comes to broadcast software selection. It is widely used by Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live streamers.
Meanwhile, playing music in streaming can effectively add entertainment for you and your viewers. Since Spotify is a popular choice for users to listen to high-quality music, it will be a novelty to play Spotify music while streaming live video games or other content. Fortunately, this article will help you achieve that, with detailed guidance on how to add Spotify to Streamlabs OBS in two advanced ways.
Part 1. More about Streamlabs and Spotify
What Is Streamlabs OBS?
Streamlabs OBS is a free and open source live streaming software built on the foundation of OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). Think of it this way, Streamlabs OBS is a newer, easier to use version of OBS, now more commonly known as Streamlabs. This simple, feature-rich streaming app is designed for streamers and is widely popular with gamers and live streamers.
The most impressive features include 3D masks, window capture and game capture, which is probably why gaming celebrities utilize it to enhance the viewing experience. Besides, you can use Streamlabs on almost all popular streaming platforms, such as Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, which creates new ways to interact with your audience.
Can I Show Spotify on Streamlabs?
Large platforms such as Twitter or YouTube are particularly concerned about music copyright and they even have special systems to monitor and detect if copyrighted music tracks are being used in real time. In this case, you can only play royalty-free Spotify music as background music on Streamlabs OBS live streams.
Part 2. How to Set up Streamlabs OBS App
Before you connect Spotify to Streamlabs, you need to set up the Streamlabs app in advance. Then you can enable Streamlabs Spotify widget smoothly. Also, Streamlabs OBS is currently available for Windows and Mac computers, follow the steps below to achieve a simple setup process.
Step 1. First, start the Streamlabs application on your computer and log in by selecting Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, or other platforms supported by Streamlabs.
Step 2. Then, select the main microphone and webcam to start the setup process directly.
Step 3. Choose any theme you like, please note that there are more than 250 free coverage topics for you to choose from in Streamlabs. The theme you select will then be applied to your stream so that viewers can watch it in real time.
Step 4. Streamlabs newcomers can easily set up the above steps. If you want to configure other settings, such as resolution, bit rate, rate control, frame rate, etc., you can also configure them in this window.
Part 3. How to Add Spotify to Streamlabs Officially
As mentioned above, to show Spotify songs on Streamlabs, you need to make sure that they are royalty-free. As for some copyright-free and royalty-free music from Spotify, you can search for some completely free music in "StreamBeats". After that you can start to add Spotify widget to Streamlabs OBS.
Step 1. Launch the Spotify app, go to Streamlabs OBS and tap on the '+' button to add a new source to your scene.
Step 2. In the newly opened window, select Window Capture under the Standard section, and name the source.
Step 3. Under Window, scroll down to select [Spotify.exe]: Spotify Free or Premium and hit Done.
Step 4. Hold the Spotify window capture and right-click to select Transform and Stretch to Screen.
Step 5. Unclick everything, hold Alt on your keyboard, and then click on the window to adjust the scale and size of the Spotify app. You can now put it anywhere you want to display when streaming.
Step 6. After OBS Spotify plugin is set up, you can get Spotify on Streamlabs for playback. The music will show up under the Desktop Audio.
⚠️ Warning: Please check the website link or music licensing terms in the Spotify playlist description. Streamlabs does not allow streaming of copyrighted Spotify music unless permission has been granted. Otherwise, your channel may receive a warning and be banned for a period of time.
Part 4. How to Play Spotify on Streamlabs Offline for Free
Since only few songs on Spotify are copyright-free, this limits the diversity of songs when you set up Spotify on Streamlabs through the official method. So, we have a better alternative, which is to convert protected Spotify songs to be compatible with Streamlabs. In turn, it couldn't be simpler to put Spotify on Streamlabs OBS.
To achieve Spotify format conversion, you need a professional tool called AudFree Spotify Music Converter. It is able to download all Spotify content to your computer locally with original quality preserved. What's more, it converts Spotify music to MP3 and other audio formats supported by Streamlabs. Thus, you can add Spotify to Streamlabs OBS as a media source, and all ID3 tag information will be displayed when streaming.
AudFree Spotify Music Converter
- Losslessly remove limitations from Spotify track/album/playlist
- Download and convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc.
- Work at 5X speed and available to define output music parameters
- Play Spotify on Streamlabs OBS or other streaming software offline
How to Download and Convert Spotify for Streamlabs OBS
- Step 1Add Spotify Music to AudFree SpoDable
- When you open the AudFree Spotify Music Converter, the Spotify app will launch itself so you can directly drag and drop music from Spotify to AudFree SpoDable's main interface. Or, you can copy the URL of Spotify Music and paste it to the search box of AudFree SpoDable. Then hit the '+' button to load music.
- Step 2Customize Output Settings for Streamlabs OBS
- Now please go to Menu from the upper-right corner to open the settings window. Click Convert and here you can set Spotify Music output format, or customize the bite rate, sample rate, etc. according to your needs.
- Step 3Download Spotify Music for Offline Playback
- When all settings are saved, please click the Convert tab at the bottom-right corner and all added Spotify Music will be downloaded and converted at fast speed. Once finish, you can check the downloaded Spotify Music in the converted history list.
How to Add Spotify to OBS Streamlabs
Now that you've successfully downloaded unprotected Spotify songs, it's time to add and get Spotify on Streamlabs OBS with ease.
Step 1. Open the Streamlabs OBS app and click the "+" button under "Sources".
Step 2. Touch the Media Sources tab.
Step 3. Select the downloaded Spotify music file to connect Spotify to Streamlabs and apply the desired changes.
Step 4. Now you can enjoy Spotify music streaming on your channel with your listeners without limits.
Part 5. In Conclusion
You can use the official method to play copyright-free Spotify music in OBS. You can also make use of AudFree Spotify Music Converter to download and convert songs from Spotify. Then you have the freedom to add all Spotify music to Streamlabs OBS to enrich your content without hassle. Start a colorful streaming media experience and have fun in Streamlabs OBS.