Can You Play Spotify on GTA 5? Solved!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Oct 13, 2022 11:36 AM.

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Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) is an action-adventure game published by Rockstar Games in 2013. The game was firstly released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and was available on Microsoft Windows PC in 2015. The game is famous for its heist plots and driving gameplays. Players can get into whatever car they want and use the audio system in the car to play songs. But originally there are no songs in the game and users have to put their music files in a specific folder to import songs into the game.

A user from Reddit proposed an interesting idea on can you connect Spotify to GTA 5 for playing:

In GTA, most of us have cars that should be equipped with the latest technology. For example, you would think that a T20, a Zentorno, or a X80 should have Bluetooth in the Radio.

Now this is where my idea comes in:

For this idea to work, you will need to be a Spotify Premium as you need Spotify Connect and would need to implement the API (they don't actually need hardware). Whenever you get into a compatible car (think like T20) Spotify Connect kicks in. That way you can control the music from your device or computer.

Unfortunately, Spotify hasn't implemented such a feature on GTA 5 yet. But, today here we are going to talk about how to play Spotify on GTA 5 even without subscribing to a Premium Plan on Spotify. Let's check out now!

Part 1. Can You Connect Spotify to GTA 5 for Playing?
Part 2. How to Use Spotify in GTA 5 with Game Consoles
Part 3. Best Method to Play Spotify Music on GTA 5
Part 4. How to Put Spotify Music on GTA 5 for Playing
Part 5. The Bottom Line

Part 1. Can You Play Spotify on GTA 5?

In fact, you are not able to link Spotify to GTA 5 for playing. It doesn't matter. Here we'll introduce a method to help you install GTA 5 Spotify Mod for listening to Spotify. Then you can play music from Spotify web player while playing GTA 5. However, this unofficial method is only available for those Premium subscriber and exists lots of known bugs. For example, Spotify music does not stop when game is paused. If you can accept those bugs, you can follow the below steps to get Spotify on GTA 5.

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1.1 How to Install GTA 5 Spotify Mod

Step 1. Go to edit the file: "mods\update\update.rpf\common\data\dlclist.xml" by using OpenIV.

Step 2. Then add this to the dlclist.xml: dlcpacks:/spotifyradio and close OpenIV.

Step 3. Launch the folder called "Place in GTA Root" in this mod's files.

Step 4. Select all the folders and drag them to the root directory of GTA Default location is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V".

1.2 How to Set a Spotify Default Radio Playlist

Step 1. Open with a browser on your device.

Step 2. Locate the playlist or album you want to listen to and then copy the link of this playlist.

Step 3. Open GTASpotify.ini and paste the copied link next to DefaultPlaylst=.

Part 2. How to Get Spotify on GTA 5 with Game Consoles

Although you are not allowed to link Spotify to GTA 5 on your computer, game consoles like PS4, PS5, and Xbox One gives you the ability to use Spotify in GTA 5. Now follow the below steps to connect Spotify to GTA 5 on PS4, PS5, and Xbox One.

2.1 How to Connect Spotify to GTA 5 PS4/PS5

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Step 1. Find Spotify in the PlayStation Store and download it to PS4.

Step 2. After installing Spotify, select Log in to type your Spotify account credentials.

Step 3. Choose Link Accounts and press the PS button to open the quick menu.

Step 4. Go to Music → Spotify and now you can play your favorite songs from Spotify.

2.2 How to Play Spotify on GTA 5 Xbox One

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Step 1. Go to the Epic Games Store and find Spotify to download this app.

Step 2. Then open Spotify and go to sign into your Spotify account then link Spotify to GTA 5.

Step 3. Press the Xbox button on your controller to load the Xbox Guide.

Step 4. Open Spotify and find any playlist or album you want to play in GTA 5.

Part 3. Best Method to Play Spotify on GTA 5 PC

There's no integration between Spotify and GTA 5. So, if you want to play Spotify songs on GTA 5, you'll have to download them in the first place. But due to the DRM protection, those songs downloaded from Spotify cannot be played elsewhere or applied to public using without the authorization from Spotify.

Meanwhile, to play music in GTA5, you'll need audio files in MP3, AAC, WMA, or WAV formats. Other formats such as FLAC, OGG, or copy-protected AAC don't work in GTA5. But thanks to ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you'll be able to download Spotify songs to GTA5 supported formats and then you can directly put them in GTA5 for playing.

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1 Select Spotify songs to play in GTA5

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Open ViWizard software and the Spotify app will be launched simultaneously. Then go to Spotify and select songs you want to listen to in GTA5 while playing games. You could drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the ViWizard interface. Or you can copy and paste the link of each track into the search box.

2 Set up the output parameters

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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. Since GTA5 supports MP3, AAC, and WAV, just set one as the output format. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the conversion and download

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Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start downloading 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. Then you can prepare to put Spotify songs in GTA5 for playing.

Part 4. How to Listen to Spotify While Playing GTA 5

In this section, we will show you how to put Spotify music on GTA 5 and play them in the game. To use custom music in GTA 5, you need to move your compatible Spotify music files into a folder first and then launch GTA 5. Just follow the below steps to start your music customization.

Import Spotify Songs into GTA 5 Folder

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1. Go to the File Explorer in your PC → Documents → Rockstar Games → GTA V → User Music

2. Drag and drop Spotify music files downloaded by ViWizard software into the folder then launch GTA5.

3. Pause the game and navigate to Settings → Audio then select Perform Full Scan for Music.

Play Spotify Songs on GTA 5

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1. Restart the game, and then go to Settings → Audio.

2. Switch the Radio Station to Self-Radio Mode and then start enjoying Spotify songs.

Now the songs from your playlist will be played automaically when you get in a car, you can change the playing sequence in Self Radio Mode.

Part 5. The Bottom Line

One of the coolest things about GTA 5 is being able to play your own music in the game. Now with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can play any song from Spotify's library and keep rocking on in the game. And actually, in this way, you can get pretty much everything from Spotify on GTA5. You can listen to a radio podcast from Spotify and chill on the coastal high way, download a playlist for specific mood and play on GTA for an ultimate gaming experience and anything you can think of.

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