How to Play Spotify on Bose Speaker [2023 Updated]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Mar 17, 2022 3:30 PM.

The smart speaker has gradually become a beloved member of lots of family. From its spot on the kitchen counter, beside table, or living room entertainment unit, these devices can provide hours of audio entertainment. To brings better listening experience, Spotify has integrated with a bunch of smart speakers. So, Spotify users are able to hear their favorite music on even more smart speakers, including from Bose, Amazon, Sonos, and Apple. Here we'll walk you through a quick tutorial of how to play Spotify on Bose speaker.

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Part 1. Official Way to Play Spotify on Bose Speaker
Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on Bose Speaker
Part 3. How to Fix Spotify Won't Play on Bose SoundTouch

Part 1. How to Link Spotify to Bose Speaker for Playing

Spotify users can now start streaming through your Bose smart speakers and soundbars as well. Through Spotify Connect, you can use Spotify on your smartphone or computer as a remote to get the jams going. Or you can add a Spotify account to the Bose Music app, then you can stream your favorites from Spotify to your Bose speaker.

Play Spotify on Bose via Spotify Connect

To play music using your Bose speaker through Spotify Connect, first make sure that your Bose system is updated to the latest firmware. Then you should install the Spotify app on your device. Now here's how to connect Spotify to Bose Speaker for playback.

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Step 1. Fire up the Spotify app on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Step 2. Then choose to play a song and tap Devices Available.

Step 3. Select a Bose speaker and start listening to Spotify through Bose.

Note: Make sure that your Bose speaker and device using Spotify are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Stream Spotify to Bose via Bose Music

Via Spotify Connect, you can control the playback of Spotify on Bose. Also, you can add music services to your Bose account for access to a variety of streaming content. To use Bose Music to play Spotify, you can follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Open the Bose Music app and tap the My Bose icon in upper-left.

Step 2. Tap the My Account icon and select Manage Music Services.

Step 3. Select Add New Services then scroll down to tap the Spotify icon.

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to log into your Spotify account.

Step 5. Tap Done With Services and go to play Spotify music through your Bose speaker.

Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music for Playing on Bose Speaker

Both Spotify Premium and Free users can play Spotify on SoundTouch and other Bose speakers. But there are some limitations in playing Spotify on Bose with a Free account. Those users can personalize playlists based on their listening habits, browse content, create playlists, or skip and repeat tracks.

Meanwhile, as we all know, Spotify music is saved in the format of OGG Vorbis protected by the digital rights management. If you download Spotify music with a Premium account, but you cannot keep your Spotify songs forever. To keep your Spotify songs, you need to convert them to those plain audio formats for keeping.

Therefore, the key point here is to find a solution that can help you download and convert Spotify music to MP3 or other common formats. When it comes to converting Spotify to MP3, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, a uber-popular and professional-grade music downloader and converter, could be the best choice that can download and convert any Spotify music.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Download and convert Spotify music tracks to plain audio formats
  • Extract any Spotify contents like songs, albums, playlists from Spotify
  • Support the offline playback of Spotify music on any smart speakers
  • Preserve Spotify contents with original audio quality and full ID3 tags
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Step 1Add Spotify songs to download

Fire up ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader on your computer and it will load the Spotify app successfully. Then log into your Spotify account and navigate to your library on Spotify. Choose a Spotify playlist you want to keep and drag and drop it to the interface of ViWizard directly.

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Step 2Set MP3 as the output audio format

Click the 'Menu' button at the top right corner and choose the 'Preference' option. Then choose one format, including MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B as the audio format of Spotify music. Otherwise, you could also set the value of bit rate, sample rate, and audio channel.

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Step 3Start downloading music from Spotify

Once the setting is completed, click on the 'Convert' button to begin downloading and converting Spotify music to MP3 or other audio formats. Wait until ViWizard moves all the Spotify songs to your computer and go to 'Converted > Search' to browser Spotify music files.

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Step 4Play Spotify Music on Bose SoundTouch

Now you can go to play Spotify music from your computer to the speaker. In the SoundTouch app, tap the Menu icon, select Add Service, and then tap Music Library on Computer. Then upload Spotify songs and select Add Music Library to save your songs. Then go to Menu > Music Library and start playing the downloaded Spotify songs on Bose speakers.

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Part 3. Solved: Spotify Won't Play on Bose SoundTouch

While playing Spotify on Bose speaker, you would find that Spotify won't play on Bose SoundTouch or other types of Bose speaker. Some people would ask how do I play on my Bose SoundTouch again? Here we'll offer some solutions to help you solve your problem.

1. Update software and device. In this case, you can update your device to the latest version. Or check whether the Bose Music or Spotify app are updated to the latest version.

2. Delete and reinstall the software. To fix the issue, you can try deleting the Spotify or Bose Music app on your device and then install them to your device again.

3. Disconnect and connect Bose Speaker to the power. You can turn off your Bose speaker and then connect it to the power again.

4. Remove the Spotify music streaming service. Try to remove the Spotify music service added in the Bose Music app and then link your Spotify account to your speaker again.


To play Spotify on Bose speaker, you can use Spotify Connect or Bose Music. Regardless of you have a premium account or not, you can listen to Spotify music on your Bose speaker. However, if you want to keep Spotify songs forever and enjoy Spotify music without limits, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is a good option for you to download Spotify songs for playing anywhere.

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