Q: When will Roon Spotify integration be coming as Qobuz and Tidal work well with Roon? Or is there another way to connect Spotify and Roon? Spotify has a huge catalog of music that is not available in other streaming music services and a better search engine to find favorite new-released songs. Thanks." - Bryan_Jesienski from Roon community.
Roon is not only a streaming music service but also a powerful software to connect, stream, and manage music from many digital sources. With it, you can take full control of internet radio, streaming music, and own personal audio tracks on HiFi equipments with Roon Core. It could be an icing on the cake that Spotify Roon integration is available.
But Spotify doesn't support the kind of integration that Roon relies on and there is no related news about possibility of compatibility. Don't get too upset. In today's article, you will find the latest method to add Spotify to Roon which helps you to organize and play Spotify music and other music collection together on Roon.
Part 1. Does Roon Work with Spotify? Tool Required
For all I know, Spotify has never integrated with Roon yet and will not cooperate with Roon in short term. Spotify wants to retain full control of its valuable user data and maintain the interest of its service. Spotify Connect is the only app that users can access Spotify on other platforms and hardware. And it is obvious that Roon player is not one of them.
Fortunately, as we mentioned above, Roon media player supports adding and playing local files from your computer. And it is compatible with a wide variety of audio formats, including MP3, WAV, Apple Lossless, OGG, AIFF, FLAC, and AAC. So why not download Spotify songs to your local computer and then add them to Roon for normal playback?
To make Roon work with Spotify perfectly, let's meet the key tool, called AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, which is designed to download Spotify songs without Spotify Premium and save them as offline files for local playback. In the meanwhile, the local Spotify tracks that got from AudFree Spotify Music Downloader are allowed to change the output formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, WAV, and so forth. So, Spotify songs will be recognized by Roon player now.
With utilizing the latest intelligent recognition technology, this software is able to maintain the original output quality and raw metadata from Spotify songs, such as artists, titles, albums, album arts, track numbers, and so on. It couldn't be easier for you to get unlimited Spotify music files and use Spotify with Roon for further management.
AudFree Spotify Music Downloader
Part 2. How to Connect Roon and Spotify: Step by Step
This section will give you detailed instructions on how to download and import Spotify playlist to Roon via the AudFree Spotify Music Downloader.
Download Spotify Playlist for Roon
For starters, please choose the correct version and download the downloader your Mac or PC. The free version offers 1 min conversion for each song from Spotify. The paid version provides full conversion for all Spotify tracks, and it is able to process multiple Spotify playlists in once-conversion. The following tutorial will take the paid version as an example, and display the complete steps to download Spotify music to Roon.
- Step 1Add music from Spotify to AudFree Spotify Music Downloader
- Open the AudFree Spotify Music Downloader on your computer. The Spotify desktop app will auto-launch also. If it is opened before, it will close and reopen automatically in a flash. In your Spotify library, select the playlist that you would like to add to Roon. Then copy and paste the link of the playlist to the search bar in AudFree Spotify Music Converter. Hit the '+' button beside to load Spotify audio.
- Step 2Modify Spotify output settings for Roon
- On the interface of AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, open 'Preferences' > 'Convert' under the menu bar. To stay the original sound quality of Spotify streams and use them in Roon, please change the Spotify output settings to MP3, 320 kbps, and 48000 Hz. If you have other needs, just configure Spotify settings as you want.
- Step 3Download playlists from Spotify for Roon
- Press the 'Convert' bar on the bottom right place to launch the downloading process. All added Spotify files will be downloaded as Roon-compatible audio tracks. The program will automatically stop when it completes all the tasks. After that, you can hit the folder icon on the bottom line to get Spotify tracks in the local output folder.
Tips: To activate the paid version, please find the menu icon > 'Buy Now' on AudFree SpoDable's main page. After you got your license code, please go back to the menu icon and open 'Register' to activate it.
Connect Spotify to Roon Player
Now you can add the local unlimited Spotify songs to Roon for use. Here are 2 ways to use Roon with Spotify below:
Option 1. Copy Spotify music into Roon.
Open the local output folder saving Spotify tracks. Drag and drop Spotify music files from it to Roon.
Option 2. Add Spotify to Roon from iTunes.
Step 1. Open the iTunes app. Create a new playlist for your Spotify playlists. Next, transfer local Spotify songs into iTunes library.
Step 2. Go to the 'Storage' option under the 'Settings' section and hit on the 'Add Folder' button. It will show the 'Choose Music Storage Folder' in a new window.
Step 3. Now, you can choose the 'iTunes' option from the Folder listing. It will automatically import Spotify playlists from iTunes to your Roon library.
Part 3. FAQs about Roon Spotify Integration
Q: Why You Can't Add Spotify to Roon Directly?
You need to wonder what is the difference between the Spotify files downloaded by AudFree Spotify Music Downloader and offered by Spotify Premium. The former one is unlimited common audio files, which are available to transfer to any player and device for offline playback. The latter one is protected-music files, which can only be playable through the Spotify app on specific devices. Therefore, you can directly add Spotify music to Roon for playback.
Q: How to import Spotify playlist to Roon?
After you have used AudFree Spotify Music Downloader to download Spotify songs to your computer, you can drag and drop them to Roon. Or you can transfer them to iTunes and then sync Spotify playlists to Roon from iTunes.
Q: What Streaming Services are supported by Roon?
The supported streaming services by Roon are Tidal and Qobuz, which enables users to explore HiFi and MQA-quality audios on cross-platform devices through Roon.
Part 4. In Conclusion
Although there is still no Roon Spotify integration, you can refer to effective solutions to connect Spotify to Roon without any hassle. After that, you can listen to Spotify Tidal, Qobuz, iTunes songs, etc. on your portable Roon device through the Roon player.