How to Fix Nike Run Club Spotify Not Working

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 8, 2022 5:00 PM.

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Nike+ Run Club app integrates with Spotify but when I open the music portion of the app it says it should populate with the default music app on my phone. There is no way to set Spotify (or any other app) as a default music app. How can I integrate my Spotify premium with Nike+ Run Club so I can listen to Spotify playlists while I run?

It's a good news that Nike Run Club has integrated with one of the most popular music apps Spotify and you can play your favorite tunes while you're running. But the integration looks premature since many users can connect Nike Run Club to Spotify.

So in the following parts, we're going to troubleshoot Nike Run Club and Spotify not working issue and help you to play Spotify while you're running without any disturbance.

Part 1. How to Fix Nike Run Club Not Connecting to Spotify
Part 2. How to Fix Nike Run Club Not Working with Spotify
Part 3. How to Connect Nike Run Club to Spotify Offline

Part 1. How to Fix Nike Run Club Not Connecting to Spotify

Nike Run Club not connecting to Spotfiy

Step 1. Remove Access to NRC

1. Use a browser to go to Account overview. Or if on desktop, use the profile icon > Account. This will open the same web page on your browser.

2. In the side menu, click Apps.

Spotify apps access

3. You'll see the apps list in which the apps are given access to your Spotify account. Scroll to Nike Run Club > Remove Access.

Spotify manage apps access

Step 2. Disconnect Spotify to NRC

Once you have removed Spotify access to Nike Run Club, it's time to disconnect Spotify to the Nike Run Club app.

1. From the home screen, open the Nike Run Club app.

2. Head to your Nike Member profile > Settings > Partners.

Nike Run Club profile

3. Scroll to Spotify > Disconnect to disconnect it with Nike Run Club.

Step 3. Sign out of both Apps

After you disconnected Spotify with Nike Run Club, please open both the apps to sign out.

Step 4. Remove both Apps

On iPhone or Android, uninstall or delete both the Spotify and Nike Run Club apps from the Home Screen.

Step 5. Reboot the Device

To fix the device to make Nike Run Club work with Spotify again, you can either restart your device. For iPhone user, please also try soft reset the iPhone.

Option 1. Restart the device

On Android or iPhone, press and hold on the side power button on the device until the power-off slider is on the screen. Swipe the slider to power off the device. When the screen blacks out, use the side button to restart the devices.

Option 2. Soft Reset the device

For iPhone, a soft reset of the device proves to be more powerful than a simple reboot.

On iPhone, press and release Volume Up button and then the Volume Down button. After that, press and hold the side button until the screen turns off. After that, press and hold the side button to soft reset the device.

Step 6. Reinstall both Apps

After that, go to App Store or Google Play Store to reinstall both the Spotify and Nike Run Club apps.

Step 7. Reconnect NRC to Spotify

Spotify and Nike Run Club

1. Go to the run tracking screen on the Nike Run Club > Music note icon.

2. Choose Spotify as your music service.

3. You'll be prompted to log into Spotify to start playing music from it during runs.

Once you have connected Nike Run Club with Spotify, the music note app will now be replaced with the Spotify app. You can tap into it to listen to your own Spotify playlists or Nike's own recommend playlists.

Part 2. How to Fix Nike Run Club Not Working with Spotify

If the problems with Spotify and Nike Run Club persists on your phone, here we'd like to introduce 3 more methods to fix Nike Run Club not working with Spotify.

Method 1. Set Spotify as Default Player

On Android, use Settings > Apps & Notifications > Default App > Music. In the list of music apps, set Spotify as the default music app.

Method 2. Update both Apps

On iPhone, use App Store > Search > "Spotify" > Update. You should also search for Nike Run Club to check if there's a latest version of the app.

On Android, use Google Play > Search > "Spotify" > Update. Feel free to repeat some steps to update Nike Run Club app on the device.

Method 3. Update devices

If both apps' most recent versions are not accessible, please update the devices.

On iPhone, use Settings > General > Software Update. Wait until there's a new version available on the screen > Download and Install.

On Android, use Settings > System > Advanced > System update. Check the Android version and Security patch level and update the device.

Method 4. Change Device Region

On iPhone, use Settings > [Your username] > Media & Purchases > View Account > Country/Region > Change Country or Region. Scroll down to "United States" > Agree > Agree again to confirm. You'll need to select a payment method and enter your new payment information and billing address, then tap Next.

iphone account country region settings

On Android, use the Google Play Store > profile icon > Settings > General > Account and device preferences > Country and profiles. Scroll to "United States" and follow the on-screen instructions to add a payment method for it.

There also are users reporting that the Nike Run Club only shows offline content that is in your music folder on the phone rather than music on the default music app. So basically you'll have to download Spotify songs in advance. Then you'll need to put the music in the music folder so that they can show up on the Nike Run Club app.

Part 3. How to Connect Nike Run Club to Spotify Offline

The best workaround for both iOS and Android devices, as stated, is to stream Spotify songs on Nike Run Club is to download Spotify songs offline and put them in the Music folder it. But Spotify songs aren't downloadable and you can only listen to Spotify songs offline in its app with Premium, how can you get them on your phone?

With ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download all your Spotify songs to your computer without Premium. And then you can put these songs in the Music folder on your phone, so that Nike Run Club can recognize them and play on the app.

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1Launch ViWizard and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify music

Open ViWizard software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

select output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

convert spotify songs

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Play All the Spotify Songs on Nike Run Club

After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can now transfer them to the default Music folder on your phone. And here is how you can play them on the Nike Run Club app:

1. Open NRC on your phone, go to the main run page.

2. Tap the music icon, then tap music.

3. All the downloaded songs will show up here, you can choose by playlists, artists or albums to stream these songs.

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