How to Play Spotify Music on Apple TV

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 10, 2022 5:00 PM.

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It's been a long time since Apple TV arrived. But we are still waiting for Spotify, the largest streaming music service in the world to release its tvOS app for Apple TV. Spotify is only available on Apple TV 4th generation streaming boxes, instead of on other series of Apple TV. For now, to play Spotify on Apple TV, the most popular solution is just using a built-in Spotify app. But how about listening to Spotify on other Apple TVs without Spotify? The following content will give you the answer.

Part 1. How to Play Spotify on Apple TV using Spotify App
Part 2. How to AirPlay Spotify on Apple TV using iOS Device
Part 3. How to Put Spotify on Apple TV using Music Converter [All Series] (Hot)

#1. Can I Play Spotify through Apple TV?

Sure, all Apple TV users can have the benefits of this post to use one of 3 avaialable methods based on the Apple TV models, even without Premium required.

#2. How can I get Spotify on older Apple TV models?

Since Spotify TV app is only avaialable on Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, for older Apple TV models, please use the AirPlay feature to stream the audio to it.

#3. How to fix Spotify not working on Apple TV?

To fix Spotify app on Apple TV, please scroll to Part 2 - checklist & fix.

Part 1. How to Play Spotify on Apple TV using Spotify App

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For: Apple TV 4K, Apple TV HD.

Since Spotify released its TV app for some Apple TV models - Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, it would be easier for Apple TV users to access Spotify Music catalog. With Spotify TV app, you can enjoy your favorite music and podcasts right here on the big screen.

Only the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD offer a Spotify app, but older Apple TV models can still stream music through their AirPlay feature in Part 2. You can also check out the Apple Store on your TV or and search for Spotify to confirm.

How to Use Spotify TV App on Apple TV

1. Power on Apple TV and open the App Store from the Apple TV's homepage.

2. Press on the Search icon and then type Spotify to search for it.

3. Select the Spotify app from the screen and click the Get button to install the app.

4. After completing the installation, launch Spotify and click the Log In button.

From here please choose one of these ways avaialable to log in:

Option 1. Enter your Spotify email address and password. If you usually log in with Facebook, create a Spotify password to log in with your email address on your TV's screen.

  • On another device, use a browser to go to and follow the on-screen instruction to create a Spotify password.

  • Option 2. Open the Spotify app on your phone or tablet, and find your device using Spotify Connect.

  • On your phone or tablet, use Spotify app > Now Playing after you play something > Connect device icon > Devices Available icon > More Devices. You should now find your Apple TV's name, select it to consume the Spotify contents on your TV.

  • Option 3. Select LOG IN WITH PIN. You should see the on-screen pin, please enter it on the Spotify Activation website on another device.

  • On another device, use a browser to go to > Enter your pairing code, then enter the pin you see on your TV's screen > Next. On your TV, sign in with your Spotify account and enter the paring code > PAIR.

  • 5. Once you log in with your Spotify account, you can use the remote control flick through artist pages, albums, songs and playlists. Select your favorite to play it on your Apple TV!

    How to Fix Spotify TV App Not Working

    If Spotify TV app is not working on the Apple TV, please use Spotify's suggestions to fix it.

    If the issue is not with the things above, please use the following fixes.

    Part 2. How to AirPlay Spotify on Apple TV using iOS Device

    For: Apple TV

    On: iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 11.4 or later

    If you are using an older Apple TV model rather than Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, which offers the Spotify TV app, you can choose to pick up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to AirPlay Spotify on your Apple TV.

    How to Stream Audio from iOS Device

    On: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

    airplay spotify from iphone to apple tv

    1.For starters, please make sure both your iOS device and Apple TV are connected to the same network.

    2.On the iOS device, use Settings > General > Apple AirPlay Settings to enable Apple AirPlay option.

    3.On the iOS device, open Control Center:

  • On iPhone X or later or iPad with iPadOS 13 or later: Swipe down from the upper -right corner of the screen.

  • 4.Touch and hold the group of controls in the upper-right corner, then tap AirPlay icon.

    5.Under SPEAKERS & TVS, select your Apple TV's name from the lsit.

    6.On your iOS device, just open the Spotify app and play something to play the current audio to your Apple TV.

  • On iPhone 8 or earlier on iOS 11 or earlier: Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.

  • On: Mac

    airplay spotify from mac to apple tv

    1. Make sure that your Mac and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi or ethernet network.

    2. On Mac, open the Spotify app and play something.

    3. Go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Sound and then select Apple TV that you want to stream audio to.

    Part 3. How to Put Spotify on Apple TV using Music Converter

    For: Apple TV

    On: Mac or Windows PC

    With the above three methods, you can stream Spotify music to your Apple TV but there is a method to enable you play Spotify on Apple TV without hassle. In fact, things would become much easier if we can transfer Spotify songs to Apple TV. The problem is that all Spotify music is protected by DRM, meaning Spotify songs only accessible to the app. Therefore, we'll need the help of some Spotify DRM removal solutions to break the DRM limit for us.

    Among all the Spotify music tools, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is the most highly recommended option as it's able to download and convert any Spotify track to common formats with no quality loss. It works perfectly for both Spotify free and premium accounts. By using this smart software, you can easily convert all your Spotify songs to Apple TV supported audio formats, such as MP3, AAC or others. Now you'll be guided to see how to convert Spotify playlists to MP3 as well as stream the DRM-free music to Apple TV for playback.

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    Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

    • Download tracks and playlists from Spotify without premium subscription
    • Remove DRM protection from Spotify podcasts, tracks, albums or playlist
    • Convert Spotify to MP3 or other plain audio formats
    • Work at 5× faster speed and preserve original audio quality and ID3 tags
    • Support the offline playback of Spotify on any devices like Apple TV
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    How to Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3

    Step 1Add Spotify music URL to ViWizard

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    Open ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your Windows or Mac and the Spotify app will be loaded automatically. Log into your account to browse the songs or playlists you want to download. Then drag the URL of the tracks from Spotify to ViWizard main window. You can also copy and paste the URL to the search box of ViWizard. Then wait for the songs to load.

    Step 2Customize output quality

    select output format

    Once the songs are imported, go to the top menu of ViWizard and click Preferences. Then you can select the output format and adjust the audio quality as you like. To make the songs playable on Apple TV, you are suggested to set the output format as MP3. And for a stable conversion, you'd better check the 1X conversion speed option.

    Step 3Download Spotify music as MP3

    convert spotify songs

    Now, click Convert button at the bottom right corner to start downloading the songs from Spotify. Wait until the conversion finishes. Once done, you can locate the well converted music files by clicking the history icon. Then follow the steps below to learn how to stream the DRM-free Spotify songs to Apple TV by using Home Sharing.

    How to Transfer Converted Spotify Songs to Apple TV

    Step 1Add Spotify songs to iTunes

    Launch iTunes and import the converted Spotify songs to your iTunes library.

    Step 2Configure your computer

    itunes home sharing

    Go to File > Home Sharing and choose Turn on Home Sharing. Enter your Apple ID and password.

    Step 3Set up Apple TV

    turn on apple tv home sharing

    Open Apple TV, go to Settings > Accounts > Home Sharing, and enter your credentials to turn on Home Sharing.

    Step 4Start playing the music

    Once you've configured all your devices using the same Apple ID, you can highlight Computers app on your Apple TV. Then select a library. You'll see the types of content available. Drill down through your music, and choose what to play.

    Final Thoughts

    Now you can listen to all your favorite music and podcasts on the big screen with easy controls from your Apple TV remote, or by using Spotify Connect on your phone or tablet. For a totally seamless experience, you could try to move Spotify songs to your Apple TV using ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Then you can freely play Spotify songs on your Apple TV or any other devices.

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