Algoriddim released a big update to the djay app on 30 January 2020, getting integrated with both Tidal and SoundCloud for cross-platform use on its mobile and desktop clients. And 2 months later, Algoriddim announced the end of a 6-year-partnership with Spotify, declaring djay Pro Spotify integration will expire on July 1, 2020.
As for the reason why Spotify stops the cooperation with the djay app, the only partner in the DJ industry, a guess might be that Spotify is planning to add a built-in DJ feature to its app. Whether the conjecture will come true or not, what Spotify decided actually disappoints many DJs and gives them a bad experience to use the djay app in the next few months.
To help you toss all those bad feelings out and get back on track, in this article, I would like to share my latest findings on how to mix with Spotify on djay Pro, which is practical and workable forever.
Part 1. Use Spotify with Djay Pro: 2 Workable Ways
1. For Spotify Premium Users
It is still available to use djay Pro with Spotify playlists before July 1, 2020, as long as you have a Spotify Premium account. There are 3 months to go from today. So why not register a new Spotify account to get the free trial of Spotify Premium?
After you become Spotify Premium member, check the following steps to use djay Pro offline with Spotify music.
Step 1. Make sure your djay Pro app is the latest version.
Step 2. In djay Pro app, find the music sources panel from the left place of the library. Then find Spotify on the list.
Step 3. Connect your Spotify account to djay Pro by following the on-screen instructions.
Then you are enabled to access the Spotify music categories, Spotify music library, and the Spotify hottest playlist in the djay Pro directly.
2. For SoundCloud and Tidal Users
To continue using djay Pro, it is necessary to sync Spotify playlists to Tidal and SoundCloud as soon as possible. It helps to save time in searching for the same songs and recreating the same playlists. Algoriddim recommends users to use Soundizz or TuneMyMusic for songs' migration online.
NOTICE: The exclusive Spotify tracks are not available to sync. To keep those tracks playable in Tidal and SoundCloud, you need to download them as local unprotected files via an additional music downloader for Spotify.
Part 2. Djay Pro Spotify not Working: Best Solution
This solution is not only used for solving the problem of "djay Pro Spotify not working", it can also help to download the exclusive Spotify songs for further mixing in djay Pro. In other words, it could be an almighty method that can solve almost all problems between Spotify and djay Pro.
All you need is a simple but powerful tool named AudFree Spotify Music Downloader. This third-party software is focused on downloading music from Spotify to unlimited local files. The downloaded audios can be converted to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4B and such common formats. The special converting feature of this tool will keep 100% original quality of Spotify songs. In the next sections, let's see how it works with djay Pro and Spotify downloads.
- Step 1Load Spotify songs and playlists to AudFree
- Download and open AudFree Spotify Music Downloader on your PC or Mac. The Spotify desktop app will also open later. If you haven't installed the Spotify desktop app, you need to go to the Spotify web player via Chrome browser. Sign in your Spotify account. Then select the tracks and playlists for DJing in your Spotify music library. Then copy and paste the URL of the playlists to the search box on AudFree's interface.
- Tip: Due to the Spotify API limitation, please make sure each link contains no more than 100 songs. Then copy and paste multiple links to DRmare before conversion.
- Step 2Select the output audio preferences for djay Pro
- You can reset the output settings before conversion if you want to. Find and click the menu icon from the top menu bar, and click 'Preference' > 'Convert'. Parameters like output format, bitrate, sample rate are allowed to change. Here are the best output settings as reference: MP3, 48000 Hz, and 320 kbps.
- Step 3Start to download and convert Spotify for djay Pro
- Click the 'Convert' button on AudFree's interface. The program will automatically end when it finishes the converting tasks. At that time, please tap the 'History' icon to open the local storage folder 'Converted' to check the Spotify downloads.
- Step 4Start to download and convert Spotify for djay Pro
- Open the djay app on your computer. On the music library browser, choose 'Files' > '+' icon to upload the 'Converted' folder. Tap 'Done'. Now you can use djay Pro offline with Spotify local files.
Read More: FAQs of Djay Pro SoundCloud and Djay Pro Tidal
Which SoundCloud subscription should I choose for Djay Pro?
The SoundCloud GO+ subscription. It offers subscribers to get over 200 million SoundCloud tracks in djay app.
Which Tidal subscription should I choose for Djay Pro?
The Tidal Premium or the Tidal HiFi subscription. It provides to use more than 60 million Tidal songs and 250,000+ high-fidelity videos.
Which djay versions support the SoundCloud and Tidal integration?
The latest versions of the djay app on Windows, Mac, and iOS allow users to directly access the SoundCloud and the Tidal.