How to Listen to Spotify Music on Nintendo Switch

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan. 13, 2021 3:30 PM.

"I always have the Spotify app on the background whilst playing Xbox. I've got a games playlist on Spotify and would just love to listen to my own music whilst playing that game with my headphones on. PS4 has it, Xbox has it and obviously pc has it. But Spotify is not coming to Nintendo Switch."


Spotify is available on both PS3, PS4 and Xbox One, so we can use the background music when you play games. However, Nintendo Switch is a popular gaming console, but lacks in the way of media entertainment. As of yet there has been no news on a release date for Spotify for Nintendo Switch. That means that you cannot stream Spotify music to Switch when you play game on Nintendo Switch.

Here we will introduce a method for you to listen to music on Switch from Spotify and you don't need to feel it a pity that you cannot achieve music streaming Nintendo Switch from Spotify whilst playing the game on your Nintendo Switch. Just go on reading the post and get the answer on how to get Spotify music on Nintendo Switch.

Part 1. Method to Enable Spotify on Nintendo Switch Playable
Part 2. How to Play Spotify on Nintendo Switch While Playing
Part 3. More Tips: Play Spotify Music with Nintendo 3DS Family

Part 1. Steps to Download Spotify Playlist to MP3

As we all know, we are not allowed to listen to Spotify music on other places due to the DRM protection. If we remove DRM protection from Spotify and convert Spotify music to plain audio formats, to play Spotify music on Switch has ever been so easy. Now, we've been scouring the internet in search of the best Spotify music converters for you.

With the help of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can download and convert Spotify music to Nintendo Switch supported format like MP3 or AAC files and remove DRM protection from Spotify music. Then you can upload Spotify music into Google Play or Google Play for the playback of Spotify music on Nintendo Switch.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify tracks, albums, playlists, artists, and podcasts with free accounts
  • Up to six popular audio formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, M4B, and WAV for you
  • Remove the digital right managements and advertisements from all Spotify contents
  • Work at 5× faster speed and save Spotify audio with the original quality and ID3 tags
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Part 2. How to Download Spotify Songs for Playing on Switch

To download songs from Spotify for playing on Nintendo Switch, you just need to perform the following steps. But before downloading Spotify songs, make sure that you have installed ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Let’s get started.

Step 1. Add Spotify music to ViWizard

add spotify tracks to ViWizard

Fire up ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify and wait for the opening of the Spotify app. Then navigate to your library on Spotify and choose one playlist or album you want to listen to on Switch. Add them to ViWizard by drop-and-drag or copy-and-paste.

Step 2. Configure the audio parameters

set output format

The next step is to adjust the audio parameters for your Spotify music. You could make your Spotify saved as the MP3 format or others. In addition, you could also configure the value of bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

Step 3. Begin to download Spotify music

downloading spotify music

Now you could prepare to download Spotify music to your computer by clicking on the "Convert" button and wait for the downloading and conversion of Spotify music. Finally, you could go to "Converted > Search" to locate the music folder.

Step 4. Play Spotify on Nintendo Switch

After all the Spotify music has been saved in the format of MP3 or AAC files, you can upload Spotify music to Google Play or Google Drive for playing through the hidden browser on Nintendo Switch.

downloading spotify music

1) Launch System Settings from the dashboard on Nintendo Switch.
2) Select Internet > Internet Settings then choose your current Wi-Fi connection to access the settings page.
3) Then select Change Settings then scroll down to select DNS Settings.
4) Change the DNS setting from Automatic to Manual then select your Primary DNS and set it as
5) Now select Connect to this Network > Next then select Continue to Google.
6) Go to Google Play or Google Drive then sign in to your account. Now you could play your Spotify songs from Google Play or Google Drive on Nintendo Switch.

WATCH: How to Download Spotify Music to MP3

Part 3. More Tips: Play Spotify Music with Nintendo 3DS Family

If you are a user of Nintendo 3DS like New Nintendo 3DS, you can transfer Spotify music to an SD card or microSD card for streaming Spotify music to Switch. Then you can listen to music from Spotify stored on an SD card using Nintendo 3DS Sound whilst playing game on Nintendo Switch. Just complete these steps and begin to start the offline playback of Spotify music on Nintendo Switch.

Part 1. Move Spotify music to SD Card or microSD card

1. Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.
2. Open "This PC / My Computer / Computer" on your computer.
3. Double-click on your SD card in the list of drives.
4. Drag and drop Spotify music files to your SD card.

Part 2. Listen to Spotify music on Switch from an SD card

1. Select the "Nintendo 3DS Sound" icon on the HOME Menu, and tap "Open".
2. Tap the desired music folder on the lower screen.
3. Tap "OPEN", and then use the stylus to scroll through music files or folders.
4. Select a music file and tap "Play" to begin playback.


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