Spotify on TV - How to Connect Spotify to TV

Nowadays, Spotify is compatible with most devices, such as smart TVs, smart speakers, game consoles, car audio systems and more. Have you ever tried to get Spotify Music to play on a big TV screen? It would be a great experience to control what's playing with TV remote or the Spotify app on your phone or computer.

The icing on the cake is that there are multiple ways to make "Spotify on TV" work. To save energy and choose the most effective method, this article lists top 6 ways about how to stream Spotify on TV for your reference.

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Part 1. How to Play Spotify on TV without App

First and foremost, not all Smart TVs are compatible with the Spotify app. When you can't get the Spotify TV app, you can try this perfect way to make Spotify available on any TV, which is to download Spotify Music to a USB drive. Since almost all smart TVs have a USB port for playing media files, you can stream Spotify to TV via USB stick.

To get local downloads of Spotify songs, you have to resort to the professional AudFree Spotify Music Downloader to break Spotify's format lock. This tool is dedicated to download and convert Spotify to common formats like MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc. for smooth recognition by your TV. This way, you can play Spotify on TV without installing Spotify TV app or even transfer Spotify to other desired devices for offline playback.

AudFree Spotify Music Downloader

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  • Download Spotify Music for Windows and macOS devices
  • Convert Spotify to MP3, WAV and FLAC for compatibility with TV
  • Play Spotify on TV without App and subscription
  • Connect Spotify to TV offline, like Samsung TV, LG Smart TV and Apple TV

How to Put Spotify on TV without App

Step 1Import Spotify Tracks to AudFree SpoDable
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Find the Spotify Music you want to play on your Smart TV in the Spotify app, then drag and drop it to the blank space in the main screen of AudFree SpoDable. Also, you can copy and paste the track links into the search box in the header, then click the "+" icon.
Step 2Adjust Spotify Song Output Format for TV
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Click the menu icon in the top right sidebar to open the "Preferences" and "Convert" sections. In the pop-up settings window, you can select Spotify Music output format as MP3 to be compatible with most TVs. In addition, please edit other settings such as codec, audio channel, etc. according to your needs.
Step 3Download and Convert Spotify Music for TV
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Click the "Convert" button and the downloader will download Spotify Music locally at 5X faster speed. When it is done, all the selected Spotify songs will be automatically saved to the target folder on your computer. Then you can hit on the "Converted" icon to view the Spotify Music downloads.
Step 4Connect Spotify to TV via USB Stick
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Now, transfer Spotify Music to a USB drive from your computer and insert it into the USB port of your TV. This way, you can use the built-in media player to play Spotify on Smart TV without any difficulty.
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Part 2. How to Turn Spotify into TV Mode with Spotify TV App

There are so many smart TVs compatible with the Spotify app, especially Android TVs, like Sony Bravia TV, Sharp Aquos TV, and Hisense TV. In addition, LG Smart TVs running LG's WebOS, or Samsung TVs with the Tizen platform also support the Spotify TV app. If your Smart TV belongs to the above list, you can refer to the tutorial below to learn how to download Spotify on TV directly.

How to Install Spotify on TV

Step 1. Navigate to the app store on your TV and search for Spotify to install the Spotify TV app.

Step 2. Sign in to your Spotify account details. Please make sure you are using Spotify Connect rather than Facebook. Otherwise, you'll have trouble logging into Spotify on TV.

Step 3. Launch your Spotify app on your smart TV and discover and play the music that you'd like to listen to on TV.

Part 3. How to Connect Spotify to TV via Spotify Connect

Spotify Connect is a privilege for subscribers by the official Spotify team. With it, users can listen to Spotify Music on TVs, speakers and other devices using a phone, tablet or just desktop as a remote control.

Just download the latest Spotify app on your device and then make your device and smart TV connected on the same WiFi network. Since different devices come with different steps to connect Spotify to TV, here we'll share how to put Spotify on TV from your computer and phone.

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Connect Spotify to TV from PC

Step 1. Open the Spotify app on your desktop and play your favorite music, playlists, albums, or anything else.

Step 2. At the bottom right, you will find a Connect to a device icon. Please click on this icon, then a list of available devices will appear.

Step 3. If you see your Smart TV listed among the available devices, please select it directly to output Spotify.

Connect Spotify to TV from Mobile

Step 1. Launch the Spotify app on your phone or tablet to play preferred Spotify songs.

Step 2. Tap the "Now Playing" bar at the bottom of the screen and touch the Available Devices icon to view available devices.

Step 3. Please choose your Smart TV as the target device. After that you can use your phone as a remote to control the playback of Spotify on TV.

Part 4. How to Cast Spotify to TV via Google Chromecast

The standout feature of Chromecast is its ability to cast Spotify to your TV via phone or tablet as a remote control. It is important to note that your TV needs to have an HDMI port. Put another way, your Smart TV can support Chromecast devices. Here are the simple steps to cast Spotify to Chromecast, which is similar to the use of Spotify Connect as mentioned above.

How to Use Spotify on TV with Chromecast

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Step 1. Plug your Chromecast into the HDMI port of your Smart TV and set up your Chromecast well.

Step 2. Open the Spotify app on your mobile device and make sure the phone is connected to the same WiFi as your Chromecast.

Step 3. Play a Spotify song to tap the 'Now playing' bar. The click on the 'Available Devices' section to select your Smart TV with Chromecast.

Step 4. Now, you can control the Spotify Music playback with Chromecast on a big TV screen.

Part 5. How to Link Spotify to TV with AirPlay

In fact, the Spotify TV app is available on Apple TV 4th generation and later, but not on 1st through 3rd generation of Apple TV. Fortunately, AirPlay can deliver Spotify audio and video content to Apple TV using virtually any Apple device. If you'd like to learn more about Apple TV and Spotify, please refer to this helpful source page: How to Play Spotify on Apple TV.

How to Listen to Spotify on TV via AirPlay

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Step 1. Make sure your iPhone or iPad and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, then sign in to your Spotify account on your iOS device.

Step 2. Play your favorite Spotify Music, followed by clicking the "Available Devices" and "More Devices" icons at the bottom.

Step 3. Select Apple TV as the target device in the device list, then you can play Spotify on Apple TV without any problem.

Part 6. How to Get Spotify on TV from Games Console

Listening to music is an indispensable part of playing games. To let you listen as you game, Spotify allows users to play Spotify with your PlayStation, Xbox One, or Nvidia Shield. What's more, it also enables users to stream Spotify to TV through their games console. Here, we'll take the PS4 as an example and show you how it works.

How to Connect Spotify to TV from PS4

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Step 1. Please pair your PS4 and TV well through the HDMI port directly. On your PlayStation 4, please go to the PlayStation Store to search for Spotify and download the app.

Step 2. Click the "Log in" button to enter your Spotify account information, and then select Link Accounts.

Step 3. Press and hold the PS button on your controller and it will bring up the quick menu. After that, tap Music > Spotify to control the music playback on your TV with your console.

Part 7. FAQs of Spotify on TV

Q1: Do All Smart TVs Have Spotify?

Many TVs offer the Spotify TV app, such as Samsung TV, LG Smart TV, Philips Smart TV and more. If you are unsure if your Smart TV supports Spotify, you can check the app shop on your TV or set-top box to search for Spotify.

Q2: How to Fix Spotify TV App Not Working?

* Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the internet or try a different WiFi connection.

* Check your TV app shop for any updates to the Spotify app.

* Restart the Spotify app and your TV.

* Delete the Spotify app and reinstall it on your TV.

Q3: Which Is the Best Way to Play Spotify on Smart TV?

Obviously, you'll need to install the Spotify app on your TV, mobile device or desktop to use the five methods mentioned above. But with the AudFree Spotify Music Converter, you can play Spotify on TV via the built-in USB port without Spotify TV app, which makes it very convenient.

Part 8. In Conclusion

In short, here are several effective approaches to turn Spotify into TV mode for you to choose from. Just pick the method that suits you best to start your Spotify TV journey. Then try out the wonders of Spotify on the big screen.

Oct 24, 2022 5:30 PM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips


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