Volumio Spotify Connect: How to Get and Troubleshoot

Volumio is a free and open-source music player for users to control and collect music. It supports most music formats, including MP3, DSD, ALAC, FLAC, AAC, and more. You can use Volumio on a variety of devices, including PCs, microcomputers, Raspberry PI, and so on. In addition, it is compatible with music from various streaming sites. So, can you listen to music from Spotify on Volumio?

The answer is yes, all you need is a Spotify Volumio plugin. In this article, you will know how to make Spotify connect Volumio and solve the problem of the Volumio Spotify plugin not working.

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Part 1. How to Get Spotify on Volumio

"How do I connect Volumio to Spotify?" The direct way to listen to Spotify music on Volumio is to install the Volumio Spotify plugin. However, it is important to note that this method is only available for Spotify Premium users.

The Spotify Volumio plugin is a tool designed by NanoSound and Volumio. This plugin is to be installed on your computer before listening to Spotify music. With this plugin, you can control the web interface or Spotify application and enjoy Spotify on Volumio.

Remember that you need to use the WebUI Plugins page to eliminate the existing plugins. After that, you can follow the instructions below to make Spotify connect Volumio.

Step 1. Please click on https://volumio.github.io/docs/User_Manual/SSH.html  to enable SSH to Volumio.

Step 2. Access the Volumio Spotify plugin by typing in the following commands:

Wget https://github.com/balbuze/volumio-plugins/raw/master/plugins/music_service/volspotconnect2/volspotconnect2.zip
mkdir ./volspotconnect2
miniunzip volspotconnect2.zip -d ./volspotconnect2
cd ./volspotconnect2
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cd ..
rm -Rf volspotconnect*

Step 3. On the Volumio WebUI page, please go to the plugin section and installed it. Then you will see volspotconnect2. Please enable it. Now you can go to the plugin settings page to modify some parameters.

Now you can enjoy your favorite tracks from Spotify on Volumio.

Part 2. How to Fix Volumio Spotify Plugin Not Working

If you have met some trouble like "Volumio Spotify login failed", "Volumio Spotify not working", etc., here is the best solution for you.

  • Verify that the Volumio Spotify Connect2 plugin is installed and enabled
  • Restart Volumio
  • In the Plugins tab of the Volumio installation, disable and re-enable the Connect2 plugin

If the problem persists, then it may be due to some unforeseen software error. You can uninstall the plugin and reinstall it. Most of the time, this will help you resolve the issue. If you still can't resolve the problem, keep reading. We'll help you play Spotify music on Volumio with a Spotify free account without any bugs.

Part 3. How to Get Volumio Spotify Free

To use the Spotify Volumio plugin, you'll need a Spotify Premium or Family account. This may be a bit expensive for some people. Also, there are problems with the Volumio Spotify plugin not working from time to time. So, we will show you a better way to get Spotify to work on Volumio without any problems. That is, you can use AudFree Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify music to audio files supported by Volumio.

This process does not require a Spotify Premium account. And AudFree Spotify Music Converter is much easier to use than a plugin. You can use it to get Spotify offline songs in MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV, and other formats. The conversion speed is up to 5 times faster with no quality loss or metadata loss. With this powerful tool, you can use Spotify offline on Volumio without Premium.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter for Volumio

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  • Download Spotify music without Premium for Volumio
  • Convert Spotify music to Volumio-supported files
  • Support multiple audio formats like M4A, AAC, MP3, FLAC, etc.
  • Keep 100% raw ID3 tags and 100% original metadata
  • Work at 5X speed, customize output settings

How to Play Spotify on Volumio without Premium

Now let's check the detail of how to get Volumio Spotify free, without Premium.

Step 1Import songs from Spotify to AudFree
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Open AudFree Spotify Music Converter. The Spotify app will automatically open followed. Just drag and drop the song from Spotify to the main interface of AudFree. Or you can copy the link of the track or playlist or album, and paste it into the search box in AudFree. Then hit the '+' icon. Wait until it is added to AudFree.
Step 2Edit the output settings for Volumio
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On the Windows device, please check the 'menu' icon from the top title bars of AudFree. Then choose 'Preferences' > 'Convert'. To get Volumio Spotify free, you can choose MP3, FLAC, or AAC output format. You can also tweak the output parameters such as format, bit rate, sample rate, channel, etc.
Step 3Download Spotify songs for Volumio
download spotify music for volumio
Hit the 'Convert' button to begin the converting process. After the conversion is finished, please follow the on-screen prompts to access the local folder where store the downloaded local Spotify tracks.

Now you can listen to Spotify music on the computer via a Volumio music player for PC. Or you can transfer Spotify music to USB sticks or move Spotify music to SD card for playback on Volumio music player for Raspberry Pi or others.


Part 4. Tips: Improve Listening Experience on Volumio

NanoSound DAC is a Raspberry Pi Add-on Board, which has HIFI DAC, LDO Voltage Regulator, OLED Display, Power Switch, and i2S audio interface. You can use it to enhance the music quality of your Raspberry Pi.

If you want to see the artist and album displayed on Volumio's web interface, you can refer to the instruction below. Also, this method is only used by Spotify Premium account.

Step 1. Search and install the "Volumio Spotify Connect2" plugin.

Step 2. Enable the "Volumio Spotify Connect2" plugin. It is also supported to change the output settings.

Step 3. Launch the Spotify app and you will see "Volumio" under devices.

Step 4. Upgrade your NanoSound DAC to 1.4.2 or above. Now you can see artist and album names on NanoSound when connecting to Spotify.

Part 5. FAQs about Spotify Volumio

Q1: Does Volumio Work with Spotify?

A: Yes, you can use Spotify on Volumio with a plugin. After installing the plugin, you can control the Spotify application and play Spotify music on Volumio.

Q2: Is Spotify for Volumio Free?

A: No, the Volumio Spotify plugin states clearly that it requires a Spotify Premium account.

Q3: How Do I Log into Spotify on Volumio?

A: Go to 'Setting' > 'Plugins'. Then search for 'Spotify' in 'Music Services Plugins'. Download and install the Spotify plugin. Then go to 'Install Plugins' and open Spotify to log into your account.

Q4: How Can I Play Spotify Music on Volumio without Premium?

A: You can use AudFree Spotify Music Converter to get Volumio Spotify free. It allows you to convert and download Spotify music to Volumio-supported audio files. Then you can enjoy Spotify music on Volumio with a Spotify free account.

Nov 17, 2022 5:56 PM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips


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