How to Enable/Disable Autoplay on Spotify

By Adam Gorden Updated on June 5, 2023

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When you stream your song, album, artist, or playlist to the end, Spotify will automatically play similar songs and never stop the playback. By default, this auto-recommending feature will be turned on, and you'll get unlimited songs coming up on your queue. It's one of the great functions on Spotify to explore songs you might like and expand your music library.

However, if you find it irritating, you can turn it off. There will be no extra song played after you reach the end of the playlist. Also, disabling Autoplay on Spotify can solve the problem that Spotify keeps adding songs to your playlist. Next up, we'll be showing how to turn on/off Autoplay on Spotify with different devices and a bonus tip to help you download Spotify Autoplay songs without Premium.

Part 1. What Is Autoplay on Spotify?

The Autoplay feature on Spotify is designed to provide a seamless listening experience by automatically playing similar music or recommended tracks when your current playlist, album, or song ends. As your now listening reaches its end, the autoplay feature kicks in to keep the music playing without requiring you to manually select the next song.

How does Autoplay work on Spotify?

Based on your listening history, music preferences and music recommendations, Spotify generates an endless list of songs that're similar to the original ones within your playlist or album. When the autoplay feature kicks in, Spotify will add the list of songs to your play queue and start playing the next song from it. With Autoplay, you can discover new music and keeps the music flowing effortlessly.

Currently the autoplay feature is only accessible on the Spotify app for both desktop and mobile, meaning you can't access the autoplay feature in the Spotify Web Player. Before you get ready to turn on or off autoplay on your device, please make sure the Spotify Connect is currently not enabled to play Spotify on your other devices, or you won't be able to adjust the playback settings, such as the autoplay setting.

If you prefer more control over your music selection, you can disable the autoplay feature right in Spotify's settings.

Part 2. How to Fix Autoplay Not Working on Spotify

If you prefer effortless listening over similar or recommended music, you can enable the autoplay feature in Spotify's settings.

Start Autoplay on Spotify for Windows/Mac

  1. On Windows PC or Mac computer, open the Spotify desktop app.
  2. Click on the Profile icon > Settings.
  3. Scroll to Autoplay, and toggle on the option next to the description of Autoplay: "Enjoy nonstop listening. When your audio ends, we'll play you something similar".
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  5. Head over to your playlist and play through the playlist. When your playlist ends, you'll be continued listening to similar tracks. At this time you won't be able to shuffle or loop your playlist and the additions are grey out.
  6. To view the similar tracks, click on the Queue button. Spotify will open the queue view and you should see the next up list, where up to 50 tracks will be displayed.
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Start Autoplay on Spotify for Android/iOS/iPadOS

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  1. On Android or iOS/iPadOS, open the Spotify mobile app.
  2. Tap on the Gear icon. This will open the app settings.
  3. Scroll to Playback.
  4. Scroll through the playback settings to Autoplay, and toggle off the option next to Autoplay.
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  6. To view the similar tracks, tap on the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen. This will open the Now Playing view.
  7. Tap on the Queue button at the bottom right of the Now Playing view. This will open the queue view, and you should see the list of Next From.

Part 3. How to Turn Off Autoplay on Spotify

If you prefer more control over your music selection, you can disable the autoplay feature right in Spotify's settings.

Stop Autoplay on Spotify for Windows/Mac

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  1. On desktop, click on the Profile icon > Settings > Autoplay.
  2. If the Autoplay feature is enabled, toggle it off to disable this feature on your computer.

Stop Autoplay on Spotify for Android/iOS/iPadOS

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  1. On mobile, go to Settings > Playback > Autoplay.
  2. If the Autoplay feature is enabled, toggle it off to disable this feature on your mobile device.

Part 4. How to Fix Spotify Autoplay Not Working

Despite Spotify Autoplay finds a way to know what people what to listen to, there might be some glitches when you use this feature. Many Spotify users complain that Spotify Autoplay doesn't work from time to time. Apparently, Spotify still doesn't find ways to fix Autoplay not working, and the glitch could be irritating for some users. But don't worry, you can follow the below steps to fix Autoplay not working on Spotify.

Solution 1: Clear App Cache

To fix the autoplay feature, start by clearing the cache of the Spotify app on your device.

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  1. On Windows or Mac, open the app and click on the Profile icon > Settings > Storage > Cache, and click Clear cache next to it then confirm.
  2. On iOS/iPadOS, open the app and head over to Settings > Storage > Cache, and click Clear cache. On Android, open the Settings app instead and head over to Apps or Application Manager section > Spotify, then select the option to clear the cache.

Solution 2: Log out and Back in Spotify

Then try logging out and back in to the Spotify app with your account to refresh your Spotify session.

  1. On Windows or Mac, click on the Profile icon > Log out. On Android or iOS/iPadOS, tap on the Gear icon > Log out.
  2. Reopen the app and log back in.

Solution 3: Disable Low Power Mode

Low power mode is a feature on many mobile devices that limits background activities and reduces power consumption functionalities, including the ability of apps like Spotify to operate in the background and provide continues playback. If you have enabled the Low Power Mode on your mobile phone, you can try turning it off to fix the issue with Spotify's autoplay feature.

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  1. On iOS or iPadOS, open the Settings app > Battery, then toggle Low Power Mode off to disable this setting.
  2. On Android, open the Settings app > Battery/Battery & power management, then look for a setting called Low Power Mode or Battery Saver and toggle it off on your device.

Solution 4: Disable Background App Refresh (for iOS/iPadOS only)

Background app refresh is a feature on iPhone and iPad that allows apps to update their content in the background while you're not actively using them, including Spotify. If you have enable the Background App Refresh on your iOS or iPadOS device, you can try turning it off for the Spotify app to fix the issue with the autoplay functionality.

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  1. On iOS or iPadOS, open the Settings app > General > Background App Refresh.
  2. You can either choose to disable the settings for all apps or the Spotify app. To turn it off entirely, select Background App Refresh and set it to Off. To turn it off for Spotify, scroll down to the Spotify app and toggle it off.

Part 5. How to Full Control Spotify Music Playback

Since users can't fix the Autoplay glitches themselves, the best way to avoid these problems is to download Autoplay songs from Spotify queue and listen to them without any disturbance. Thanks to ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you'll be able to download Spotify Autoplay songs directly to your computer for playing anytime and anywhere.

Not only functioning as a music converter but also as a music downloader, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter enables you to download songs, albums, playlists, podcasts, and audiobooks from Spotify without a Premium subscription. It supports exporting Spotify music into six audio formats like MP3 and M4A. Here's a detailed guide on how to download Spotify music via ViWizard software.

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Step 1Import Songs from Spotify Autoplay Queue to ViWizard

Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and the Spotify app will be launched simultaneously. Now go to drag and drop tracks from Auto queue to the interface of the converter.

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Step 2Set up the Output Audiop Parameters for Spotify

After adding tracks from Spotify to ViWizard, you can choose the output audio format. Simply click the menu > Preferences and then you can also set the bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

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Step 3Start to Download Spotify Autoplay Songs to MP3

Once all the setting is finished, click the Convert button to start downloading Autoplay songs to MP3. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder on your computer.

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After downloading these Autoplay songs locally, you can import them to your phone or anywhere available to stream these songs offline.

Part 6. Frequently Asked Questions about Spotify Autoplay

Q1.How to view Autoplay songs on Spotify?

A1.When you have enabled Autoplay on your Spotify and reach the end of the song or playlist, there will be several songs added to the playing queue.

If you're using the Spotify desktop app, you can click the Queue at the bottom left of the interface.

If you're on the Spotify mobile app, Spotify will automatically make a new radio based on songs in your playlist and start playing songs from the radio.

Q2.How to make Spotify Autoplay in car?

A2.When your Android phone is connected to your car's Bluetooth, Car mode automatically switches on your Spotify. So, only if you have enabled the Autoplay feature, then you can listen to nonstop music.

Q3.How to turn off Autoplay for podcasts on Spotify?

A3.If you want to stop Autoplay on Spotify podcasts, you can follow the steps in Part 1 to turn it off. Then Spotify will not automatically play podcasts after it ends.

Q4.Can I view and listen to Spotify Autoplay offline?

A4.Technically, you can't get the access to Autoplay feature without an internet connection. Since Spotify recommends similar songs based on your playlist and it requires the internet to know what you're listening to and generate songs for recommendation via its algorithm. So it won't work without the internet. But you can listen to Spotify offline with songs that are originally in your playlist though.


And voila! That's how to turn on/off Autoplay on Spotify. And you will encounter the problem. No matter how you toggle the switch to turn on Autoplay, Spotify still won't keep on playing songs. You can follow the above solutions to fix it. If you want to listen to those Auotplay songs offline, you can try using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter for downloading them without a Premium subscription.

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