How to Play Spotify on Discord [Updated]

Updated by Adam Gorden on May 9, 2023 3:35 PM.

Discord is a proprietary freeware VoIP application and digital distribution platform — designed initially for the video gaming community — that specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat channel. And several years ago, Discord announced to join force with Spotify – a wonderful digital music streaming service that provides access to millions of songs from various global artists.

As part of the new partnership, Discord users can link up with their Spotify Premium accounts so their entire channels can bump to the same music during a raid. And we'd think it necessary for us to talk about how to listen to Spotify music on Discord and invite your game friends to listen along with you. Here we'll uncover how to play Spotify on Discord, as well as, how to use those features of Spotify on Discord.


Part 1. How to Connect/Disconnect Spotify to Discord
Part 2. How to Listen Along with Spotify on Discord
Part 3. How to Share/Play Spotify Playlist on Discord
Part 4. How to Share/Play Spotify as Files on Discord
Part 5. How to Fix Spotify Not Working on Discord

Part 1. How to Connect/Disconnect Spotify to Discord

As the experience of most game friends can attest to, listening to music while gaming is practically a must. Having the beat matching the rhythm of the heart thumping in your chest during an intense gaming moment is an awesome feeling. To able to connect your Spotify to your Discord account is great for listening to music together with playing the game. To play Spotify playlist on Discord, just perform the below steps on your desktop or mobile devices.

Connect Spotify to Discord:

1. Open up the Discord app and next to your username access the cog wheel to open up your "User Settings".

discord user settings

2. Choose the "Connections" under the "User Settings" section.

3. When you're viewing the options provided to add to your profile, click the Spotify tile.

discord add spotify account to your profile

4. When prompts, log in to the Spotify account that you want to add to your profile and confirm.

5. Now you connect your Spotify account is connected to Discord and you should see Spotify on your list of connected accounts under "Connections".

connected spotify account to discord

Disconnect Spotify from Discord:

1. Go to "User Settings" identified as the cog wheel next to your username on Discord.

2. Go to "Connections" and click on the "x" icon to the right of Spotify.

discord spotify connection

3. Click "Disconnect" to confirm. Disconnecting your account might remove you from servers you joined via this account.

Change Spotify Display on Discord Profile:

Once your Spotify is connected to Discord, you can also change how it displays through on your Discord account profile.

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1. In the Discord app, head to User Settings > Connections.

2. You can toggle "Display on Profile" and "Display Spotify as your status" as you wish.

discord spotify display settings

3. When you play Spotify music with "Display Spotify as your status" and "Display on Profile" enabled, what someone is listening to can be seen on both the mini and full profile.

spotify display discord profile

4. If someone is actively using Spotify (if enabled), you can use the Play on Spotify or Listen Along to join them while viewing their profile.

Part 2. How to Listen Along with Spotify on Discord

It's fun sharing music with people, especially while you're playing the game. The partnership between Discord and Spotify allows your game friends on Discord to see what you are listening to and playback Spotify tracks. So, you can invite your friends in the server to enjoy the music as well with a "Listen Along" feature, while you are listening to the music on Spotify. It's time to host a Spotify group listening party on Discord now.

Note: For friends to listen along, they'll need to have Spotify Premium or they'll receive an error.

Invite Your Friends to Listen Along with Spotify:

1. Play what you want to listen along with your friends on Spotify.

2. While Spotify is playing, click the "+" in your text box to invite your friend(s) to listen with you. You can send this either through a Direct Message, Group Direct Message, or even through a specific channel.

discord invite to listen to spotify

3. Preview the message being sent prior to an invitation where you can add a comment if you like.

discord preview listen along invite

4. Click Send Invite when you're ready.

5. After sending the invite, your friends will be able to click "Join" icon and listen your sweet tunes with you.

6. You'll be able to see what friends are listening with you at the bottom left of the app.

The invite link is also dynamic and will change when you change songs. The invite will show the session has ended if you stop your music and will be updated again when you resume playing.

Part 3. How to Share Spotify Playlist on Discord

If you want to share or play a Spotify playlist to a friend or server, you can simply send the link to them. And you can play the playlist together.

Share a Spotify Playlist on Discord for Desktop:

1. Launch the Spotify on your personal computer and go to the playlist you want to share with your discord friends.

2. Right-click on the playlist > Share > Copy link to playlist. Alternatively, click on the More button (horizontal 3 dots icon) > Share > Copy link to playlist. And the playlist's link is pasted to your clipboard.

3. Go to a server or friend on Discord, enter "-play" in the inbox and paste the playlist's link.

paste playlist link on discord

4. Press Enter to send the playlist. You can now listen to your Spotify playlist on Discord.

Part 4. How to Share/Play Spotify as Files on Discord

You may want to share Spotify music as files to your Discord friends, Discord allows you to do so by uploading the actual files as you talk with them. Even they don't have Spotify Premium, they are able to get the Spotify music file you share directly to them on Discord. As you may know that Spotify has DRM protection, you will have to use a professional Spotify music downloader to convert and download music from Spotify to MP3. Then you can upload the files easily to Discord and share them with your friends, family members or colleagues.

discord preview file upload

ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is designed for listeners with a Premium or free account who want to download music from Spotify to a compatible format file. With ViWizard, you can convert your favorite Spotify music into MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, and M4B with surprisingly high quality at a super faster speed. Then you can choose to upload the downloaded audio files to Discord so that you can share your favorite Spotify music with them.

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Note: For you to upload a file over 8MB, you'll need to have Discord Nitro.

upload music discord limits

Step 1Add Spotify songs to the converter

Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter and then search your favorite songs and playlists on Spotify. Drag songs, albums, or playlists you have searched on Spotify to the converter. Additionally, you can copy the URL of the track or playlist into the search box on the main interface of the converter.

add spotify music

Step 2Set the output parameter for Spotify

After loading songs or playlists to the converter, go to set the output parameters to customize your own personal music. Go to the menu bar, select the Preferences option, and then switch to the Convert tab. In the pop-up window, select the output audio format and set other audio parameters like bit rate, sample rate, channel, and conversion speed.

select output format

Step 3Start to download Spotify music tracks

Ready to download songs, albums or playlists from Spotify to your computer once completing the setting of output parameter. Simply click the Convert button and then the converter will soon download and save the convert Spotify songs to your computer. Once the conversion finishes, you can go to view the converted songs in the conversion history.

convert spotify songs

Step 4Upload Spotify music files to Discord

Discord's upload feature can only support you to upload a 8MB file size. If you need a bigger upload, you'll need to have Discord Nitro, which charges you $9.99/month or $99.99/year.

subscribe to discord nitro

Upload Apple Music files to Discord with Nitro

1. Open up the Discord app and go to a Discord channel or a textbox.

2. Press the + button on the left-hand side of the chat box.

3. Choose Upload a File.

upload a file to discord

4. Select the Spotify music files you want to upload to Discord.

5. Once the file uploads, you can add text to the sent file.

6. Press "Enter" to send the Apple Music audio file.

Alternatively, you can drag/drop the music file from the storage location to the message box. Now you have the ability to share your favorite music files directly with others on Discord.

Part 5. How to Fix Spotify Not Working on Discord

However, as with all software, things don't always go according to plan. While playing Spotify on Discord server, you would find lots of problems. Here are some easy steps that should help show you how to fix Spotify not working on Discord problems. Now go to check out this part to resolve your problems now.

Spotify Not Showing on Discord

Sometimes, you would find that Spotify is not showing on Discord due to some unknow error. In this case, you are not able to use Spotify to listen to music on Discord properly. To fix this issue, you can try the following solutions.

1. Unlink Spotify from Discord and relink it again.

2. Disable "Display currently running game as a status message".

3. Uninstall both Discord and Spotify and reinstall the two apps again.

4. Check the internet connection and the status of Discord and Spotify.

5. Update both Discord and Spotify to the latest version on your device.

Listening Along with Spotify Not Working on Discord

Listen Along is the feature that Spotify offers to those Discord users. With this feature, you can invite your friends to listen in with you, while you want to share your favorite songs with them. If you're having the problem accessing this feature, then perform the below solutions.

1. Make sure to get Spotify Premium

2. Unlink and link Spotify from Discord

3. Keep the device connected to the network

4. Turn off the feature of Crossfade on Spotify


That's it! If you don't know how to connect Spotify to Discord for playing music, then check our guide to start your listening with ease. Also, with the above solutions, you can fix the problems of Spotify not showing on Discord and Spotify Listen Along not working. By the way, you can try using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter if you want to download Spotify songs without premium.

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