Spotify on Smart TV - How to Get Spotify on TV

Apart from watching movies and TV shows on a smart TV, it's also an excellent experience to play Spotify music on TV. The icing on the cake is that there is a wide variety of methods to make 'Spotify on TV' available.

You can play Spotify on TV via the Spotify app for TV. You can use Spotify Connect to control the Spotify music playback on TV from a mobile device or desktop as a remote. You can cast Spotify to TV via the Google Cast or from Apple TV. You can listen to Spotify on your smart TV with the games console. Even you can get Spotify on TV via the built-in USB port on your TV.

To save energy and select the most effective way to stream Spotify music on TV, this article gives detailed instructions of each way.

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Part 1. How to Download Spotify on TV via the Spotify App

There are so many smart TVs that are compatible with the Spotify app. Especially for Android TV, like Sony Bravia TV, Sharp Aquos TV, and Hisense TVs. Besides, LG smart TVs running LG's WebOS, or the Samsung TVs with the Tizen platform also support the Spotify app. Check whether your smart TV is listed out. And you can refer to the following tutorial to play Spotify on TV directly.

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

Step 2. Log in to your Spotify account details. Please make sure you are using Spotify Connect rather than Facebook. Otherwise, you will meet the trouble you can't login to 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 2. How to Connect Spotify to TV via Spotify Connect

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

Just download the latest Spotify app on your device and then make your device and smart TV are connected with the same WiFi network. Different devices come with different steps to connect Spotify to TV. Here, we will divide them into two parts to share with you how to do it.

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Connect Spotify to TV from Desktop and Web Player

Step 1. Open Spotify on your desktop and play your favorite music, playlist, album or anything else on Spotify.

Step 2. In the bottom-right, there is a Connect to a device icon, please click it.

Step 3. You will see your smart TV is listed in the available devices. Please select it to output Spotify.

Connect Spotify to TV from Mobile and Tablet

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

Step 2.Touch Devices Available icon at the bottom of the screen to see the available devices.

Step 3. Please choose your device as the target one. You can see Spotify music are playing from your TV.

Part 3. How to Cast Spotify to TV via Google Cast

Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra have the ability to cast the Spotify app to your TV. It's worthing to mention that your TV needs to have an HDMI port. Put it another way, your smart TV can support the Chromecast device. The work process is similar to use of Spotify Connect.

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Step 1. Plugin your Chromecast to the HDMI port of your smart TV and set up Chromecast well.

Step 2. Open the Spotify app on your mobile device with the same WiFi as your Chromecast.

Step 3. Play a song to tap the 'Now Playing' bar.

Step 4. Tap 'Available Devices' to select your smart TV with Chromecast. Now, you can control the Spotify music playback with Chromecast on a big screen.

Because the operation process of putting Spotify on TV via the Apple TV is almost the same as using Google Chromecast, we will not go into details here. If you like to search for the detailed tutorial, please refer to this helpful source page: How to Play Spotify on Apple TV.

Part 4. How to Get Spotify on TV from Games Console

Listening to music is an indispensable part when 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 on TV from your games console. Here, we will take PS4 as an example to show with you how it works.

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Step 1. Please pair your PS4 and TV well via the HDMI port directly.

Step 2. On your PlayStation 4, please go to PlayStation Store to search for Spotify and download it.

Step 3. Click the Log in to enter your account details and then select Link Accounts.

Step 4. Press and hold the PS button on your controller, it will bring up the quick menu.

Step 5. Please tap Music > Spotify to control the music playback on your TV using your console.

Part 5. How to Play Spotify on TV from USB Port

If you have tried to play Spotify on Philips smart TV, you will get a message saying 'Spotify app is no longer available. You will be required to stream Spotify music from other assistants, like a mobile phone to the smart TV. No matter which way to choose, you should upgrade your account to a Premium subscription.

When your smart TV is not compatible with the Spotify app and you don't have a Spotify premium account, what should you do? Fortunately, almost all smart TVs feature a USB port to play media files on USB flash drive. If you are in a dilemma, it's highly recommended to try this way to play Spotify on TV.

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Step 1. Plugin your USB flash drive into the USB port of your computer.

Step 1. Download and open AudFree Spotify Music Converter on your computer, which can help you convert Spotify to USB compatible files with your free account.


Step 2. Drag and drop Spotify music that you'd like to play on smart TV to this tool for downloading. Tap the 'file' icon to set the destination folder as the music folder in your USB drive.

Step 3. Press the 'Convert' button to download Spotify songs. After conversion, all Spotify files are saved on your USB stick.

Step 4. Plug out your USB drive and insert it to the TV's USB port. Now, you can use the built-in media player to play Spotify music on your smart TV.

Part 6. Troubleshooting of Can't Play Spotify on TV

Stream Spotify Music from the Spotify TV App

* Check whether your TV is under the Internet.

* Check the Spotify app is the up-to-date version.

* Make sure your TV works well with the Spotify app.

* Restart your TV and WiFi network, uninstall and reinstall the Spotify app on your TV.

Play Spotify on TV from a Mobile Device

* Check whether your TV and the mobile device are connected to the same WiFi network.

* Check your Spotify app is the latest version on your device.

* Check if your Spotify account has expired.

* You can try to restart your Spotify app, WiFi connection, even your device.

If there is still something wrong happened when using Spotify on TV, please leave your question in the comment area. We will try our best to fix it as soon as possible.

Mar 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Posted by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips