How to Play Spotify on GTA 5 [100% Working]

By Charles Davis Updated on 2023-06-02 / Update for Spotify Tips

GTA 5, short for Grand Theft Auto 5, is an open-world action-adventure video game. It was released in 2013 for various gaming platforms, including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. One of the things that make it so appealing is the ability to play music using the car’s audio system while driving in GTA 5 PC version.

What about Spotify in GTA 5? This is a great way to enhance your gaming experience by adding your favorite Spotify music to the game. In this article, we will explore the best ways on how to play Spotify on GTA 5 PC while playing games.

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Part 1. Best Way to Play Spotify on GTA 5 PC

In fact, Spotify is not integrated into online games, including GTA 5. More importantly, to add digital music in GTA V via the custom "Self Radio" station feature, audio files need to be saved in MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA or WAV format. But Spotify songs are encoded in the protected OGG Vorbis format, making it impossible for users to listen to them on other devices.

Spotify Music Format Unique Ogg Vorbis
GTA Supported Input Audio Formats MP3, M4A, AAC, WMA, and WAV

For these reasons, you must first download and convert Spotify playlists to a playable format for GTA 5. And AudFree Spotify Music Converter comes in handy because it is designed to convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. on your computer locally. It will also retain the ID3 tags and metadata information of Spotify playlists so you can add original Spotify songs to GTA 5.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter

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  • Download Spotify songs/playlists/albums for free as local music
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, etc. for GTA 5 PC
  • Play Spotify music on GTA V while playing games
  • Play Spotify music on Xbox One, PS4, PS5 offline without Premium

How to Convert Spotify Music for GTA 5

Follow these steps to unleash your goal. Please click the Download button above to install this professional Spotify music converter on your computer in advance. Then, you can use it to convert Spotify music to MP3, or other GTA 5 compatible tracks.

Step 1Add Spotify songs to AudFree SpoDable
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Launch the AudFree Spotify Music Converter on your PC and the Spotify app will automatically open. Next, open your Spotify library and browse the songs you wish to download and convert. Drag them to the tool's main window. You can also copy the URL of the tracks and paste them into the search bar. Then click the '+' button and load the tracks for download.
Step 2Customize Spotify songs output format
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The next step requires you to customize the output preferences. Hit the 'Menu' bar then choose the 'Preferences' option and the 'Convert' option to effect the changes. There are six output formats available for choice. You can choose one of the GTA playable audio formats as the Spotify output format. You can also change the sample rate, audio bit rate and channel.
Step 3Download and Convert Spotify songs for GTA 5
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Once all the entries are correct, click the 'Convert' button and the tool will commence the download and conversion of your Spotify songs. Check them out in the 'Converted' folder. Then you can transfer Spotify music to any device for free use.

How to Put Spotify Music on GTA 5 for Playing

Your converted Spotify songs are now readily available. You are able to custom Spotify music in GTA 5 via the 'Self Radio' function. Here are the steps:

How to Add Local Spotify Music to GTA 5

Step 1. Launch your PC then go to the 'My Documents' partition. Choose 'Rockstar Games' > 'GTA V' > 'User Music' folder.

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Step 2. Next, drag the converted Spotify playlists into the 'User Music' folder.

Step 3. Start GTA V on your computer, go to 'Menu' and select 'Continue' or 'New Game'.

Step 4. Press 'ESC' on your keyboard to start the game menu and click 'Settings'.

Step 5. Click 'Enter' to enter 'Game Settings', then scroll down and tap 'Audio'.

Step 6. Select 'Perform Full Scan for Music' and it will start scanning the 'User Music' folder for local Spotify music files.

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How to Listen to Spotify in GTA 5 while Playing Games

Step 1. Go back to your GTA 5 game and enter a car.

Step 2. Open the 'Settings' > 'Audio' tab and select the 'Self Radio' option.

Step 3. Now, you can enjoy Spotify music in GTA 5 while playing games. It allows for both multiple and single player modes.

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Part 2. How to Connect Spotify to GTA 5 Radio

Besides importing local Spotify music to GTA 5 for offline listening, you can also try installing GTA V Spotify mod. Then you can use Spotify Web Player to play Spotify in GTA 5, but this method is only available for Spotify Premium users.

Before we start presenting the complete guide, it is worth mentioning that it's not an official version released by GTA or Spotify. It may be unstable when used and some unexpected errors can occur. For example, Spotify keeps pausing with the game. If you can live with that, then let's get started.

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How to Install GTA 5 Spotify Radio Mod

Step 1. Fire up the OpenIV and edit the file: 'mods\update\update.rpf\common\data\dlclist.xml', then add it to the 'dlclist.xml:dlcpacks:/spotifyradio'.

Step 2. Close the OpenIV tool and navigate to the 'Place in GTA Root' folder to choose them.

Step 3. Drag all the folders to the root directory of GTA Default location: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V'.

How to Customize Spotify Default Radio Playlist

Step 1. Navigate to the Spotify Web Player in your browser.

Step 2. Browse for the Spotify song you want to listen to and copy its URL address.

Step 3. Paste the link next to DefaultPlaylst= after you launch GTASpotify.ini.

Step 4. Now you will be well on your way to adding a new radio to the radio wheel in order to control Spotify playback while playing GTA 5.

Part 3. How to Link Spotify to GTA 5 with Game Consoles

Grand Theft Auto 5 has been released on PlayStation and Xbox One for years, and PlayStation and Xbox One consoles are fully compatible with Spotify. That's to say, if you're playing GTA 5 on a game console like PS4 or Xbox One, you can still link your Spotify account to the game. Let's check out the process.

How to Get Spotify on GTA 5 via PS4/PS5

Step 1. On the media home screen, please choose All apps and find Spotify, click the Download button to download it on your PlayStation.

Step 2. Open it and log in your Spotify account details. And then, click the Link Accounts button.

Step 3. In your GTA 5 games, please press the PS button to enter the control center.

Step 4. You can choose Music > Spotify option to play Spotify music on PS4 while gaming GTA 5.

View also: How to Connect Spotify to PS5

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How to Play Spotify on GTA 5 Xbox One

Step 1. Download Spotify app from the Epic Games Store on your Xbox One.

Step 2. Enter your Spotify name and password to link Spotify to Xboe One.

Step 3. Play GTA 5 game using your Xbox One. Press the Xbox button on your controller and it will pop up the Xbox Guide, which allows you to choose Spotify.

Step 4. You can choose favorite playlists or albums to play Spotify on GTA 5 Xbox One. You can also voice control the Spotify with Cortana.

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Part 4. In Conclusion

Whether you're playing GTA 5 on PC or a game console, there are several ways to use Spotify in game. Also, we recommend you to choose AudFree Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify to MP3 for playing Spotify on any game without any problem. Just enjoy your favorite tunes on GTA 5 while cruising around Los Santos in style!

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

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Charles Davis is the chief-editor of AudFree Company, who writes a variety of tech articles and music reviews, such as hot software releases and Spotify music tips.

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