Spotify Group Session: Start Spotify Group Session on PC & Mobile

Updated by Adam Gorden on Oct 13, 2022 2:32 PM.

In May 2020, Spotify launched its Group Session feature, allowing users who are having a party or having fun together to share what they play on Spotify. This feature supports everyone in the session controls what is playing. People invited to this Group Session can listen to song together and control the playback such as play, stop, skip the song, and change the volume of song.

In the beginning, all users have to be in relatively close proximity to each other. Starting from July 28th, 2020, Spotify expanded Group Session. It now allows you to listen with friends across long distances. No matter you're 6 feet away or several thousand miles away, you can enjoy the same song and podcast with your friends in real-time.

Next up in this passage, we will show you how to start a Spotify Group Session. Then you will know how to invite your friend to listen together. Let's check out now!

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Part 1. FAQs about Spotify Group Session
Part 2. How to Start a Group Session on Spotify Mobile
Part 3. How to Start Spotify Group Session on Desktop
Part 4. How to Use Spotify Group Session on Speaker
Part 5. Extra Tip: Download Spotify Music without Premium

Part 1. FAQs about Spotify Group Session

Q1. Do you need Spotify Premium to join a Group Session?

A: Yes, you need to upgrade to Premium account, then you will have the ability to join a Spotify Group Session. Or you are not able to use this feature in Spotify.

Q2. How to use Spotify Group Session on FaceTime?

A: Spotify supports playing music while you're on a FaceTime call. Then you and your friend listen to Spotify together in FaceTime calls with SharePlay. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the FaceTime call and play a song in Spotify then tap SharePlay and return to the FaceTime call.

Q3. Why can't start a Group Session on Spotify?

A: If you are not a Premium subscriber, you are not able to start a Group Session. Besides, you cannot join a Group Session on Spotify without a Premium account.

Part 2. How to Start a Spotify Group Session on Mobile

Before you use this feature and invite your friends to join, all users who will join a Group Session should have subscribed to a Premium Plan. Unfortunately, Free users might stop reading here, but you can turn to the next part to get a similar feature without Premium subscriptions.

2.1 How to Make a Group Session on Spotify

Step 1. Open Spotify on your phone or tablet and then play an album or playlist.

Step 2. Tap the Connect button at the bottom left of the screen.

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Step 3. Tap Start a remote group session.

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Step 4. Tap Invite friends then choose Copy link and send it to your friends.

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2.2 How to Leave Spotify Group Session

If you are an invited player, tap Leave session under Group Session to leave this Spotify Group Session. If it is you who started a Group Session, tap End Session to give an end to this session.

Part 3. How to Do a Group Session on Spotify on PC

You can only start Spotify Group Session on your mobile phone or tablet. This means that you cannot use this feature on other devices like computers. If you still insist on doing that on your computer, you can make use of other platforms like Discord to help you start a Spotify Group Session on PC or Mac. Here's how to start a Spotify Group Session Discord.

Step 1. Launch Spotify on your computer and select something to play.

Step 2. In your text box, click the + button to invite your friends to listen along with you.

Step 3. There will pop up a Message Preview of your invite, and add a comment you want.

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Step 4. Click the Send Invite button, and your friends can click Join to listen to your tunes after receiving this message.

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Part 4. How to Use Spotify Group Session on Speaker

If you have multiple devices that can log into Spotify, and you happen to use Spotify Duo or Spotify Family. You can even build a home audio system by using the Group Session feature to invite all your Premium accounts and play songs on your speaker in your house.

Step 1. Make sure your device and speaker are using the same WiFi network.

Step 2. Fire Spotify on your device and locate an album or playlist to play.

Step 3. On the playing page, tap the Connect icon and choose your speaker.

Part 5. Extra Tip: Download Spotify Music without Premium

There is one of the big limitations of the Group Session feature. Spotify only allows its Premium subscribers to play music with friends around or virtually hang out with the music on. If you want to share Spotify songs with your friends and use Spotify listen together without Premium, you just have to simply download Spotify songs with ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Then you can share those downloaded Spotify songs with anyone you want to listen with. This is the best way to get Spotify Premium features for free.

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed to download songs from Spotify without a Premium subscription and save Spotify audios into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5× faster speed and batch download, this tool can download Spotify songs within a few minutes. Below is to use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter for downloading Spotify music.

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1Import Spotify Songs to the Conversion List

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To download Spotify songs, you need to add songs you want to download into the conversion list. Simply open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer and then it will load the Spotify app. Then find the songs in Spotify and drag your chosen songs to the interface of ViWizard software. Or you can copy and paste the link of Spotify music into the search bar on the software.

2 Configure the Output Audio Parameters

select output format

The default output format in ViWizard is MP3. If you want to make some adjustments according to your personal demand. Click on the menu bar, select the Preferences option, then you'll find the settings window. Here you can change the output format and other parameters like bit rate, sample rate, and channel. Also, you can choose the output folder.

3 Start the Conversion of Spotify to MP3

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Once all the settings is finished, click on the Converter button, and ViWizard Spotify Music Converter will immediately download and convert Spotify songs to your required formats. And you can find those converted songs in the history list by clicking the Converted icon. Furthermore, you can navigate to the folder where Spotify music files are store by clicking the Search icon.

4Listen to Spotify Together without Premium

After downloading these Spotify songs, you can import them to your phone or anywhere available to stream these songs. You can also share them with friend and hold a Spotify listening party without Premium. And you can use Spotify music in any DJ software like Traktor DJ, Serato DJ, and others for mixing after conversion.


Spotify Group Session provides a way to improve the social relationship with the help of music for Spotify Premium subscribers. Although this feature is only for Premium users, those Free users can use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to get similar Spotify Premium services for free.

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