How to DJ Spotify Music with Serato DJ

Updated by Adam Gorden on Aug 4, 2022 3:35 PM.
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"I have been working in DJ and always want to bring good music experience for audiences. I love Spotify and find amazing music all the time. It is a pity that I don't how to make my Spotify playlist playable on Serato DJ. I wonder how to connect Spotify to Serato DJ and then play Spotify on Serato DJ. Wait for your help." – DJ Grunt

"How can I achieve my Spotify playlist on my Serato DJ software? I can do DJ with iTunes music and also find Serato DJ lets SoundCloud and TIDAL music from right inside the software - but did you know there was a way of getting your playlists from Spotify?" – DJ Louis

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Are you tired of using Spotify music in Serato DJ software? The answer would be negative since lots of users have encountered the problem and viewed many ideas on suggest connecting Spotify and Serato DJ program. There are millions of tracks and episodes on Spotify which is perfect for DJs to mix a tune and play the unique music for audience. However, do you know there is way of getting Spotify music on Serato DJ program? You'll learn how to add Spotify music to Serato DJ for mixing in this post.

Part 1. Does Serato DJ Pro/Lite Work with Spotify?
Part 2. Best Method to DJ with Spotify Serato Software hot tip
Part 3. How to Import Spotify Music to Serato DJ Software
Part 4. Know More about Serato DJ Lite & Serato DJ Pro

Part 1. What Streaming Services are Compatible with Serato DJ?

It is no longer an issue to find new music in Serato DJ software no matter whether you are using Serato DJ Lite or Serato DJ Pro. Serato DJ software has a partnership with several music streaming services, including Beatsource LINK, Beatport LINK, SoundCloud, and TIDAL. This means that you can access the catalog of those streaming music platforms.

As far as we know, Serato DJ supports Beatsource LINK, Beatport LINK, SoundCloud, and TIDAL, but doesn't support Spotify till now. Thus, you can stream everything from those supported streaming music services in Serato DJ. This will be a great loss to Serato DJ software that Spotify couldn't work well with since Spotify is the most popular streaming music provider on the earth.

It seems that there is little chance of using Spotify music in Serato DJ program. However, you are able to transfer Spotify playlist to Serato DJ for mixing a unique tune with the help of a third-party tool like Spotify music downloader. ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is a good option for downloading and converting Spotify music to MP3.

Part 2. How to Convert Spotify Music to Serato DJ Supported Files

As all the music from Spotify is streaming content protected by the digital rights management. So, those songs downloaded with a Premium Spotify account are not compatible with Serato DJ programs. But here ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, a professional and powerful audio solution, can enable you to download music from Spotify to six popular formats like MP3 losslessly.

Those audio file types are with MP3, OGG, ALAC, FLAC, AIF, WAV, MP4, M4A, and WL.MP3 supported by Serato DJ software. Then you can download and install ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer to mix Spotify music with Serato DJ. Here we'll precisely show the guidance on how to convert Spotify music to Serato DJ program supported format files.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter

  • Losslessly preserve original quality and metadata of Spotify music
  • Download all soundtracks from Spotify to MP3 or other plain formats
  • Get rid of all digital rights management protection from Spotify music
  • Configure all sorts of audio parameter like channel, bit rate and more
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1Import Spotify Playlist to ViWizard Software

Spotify will be automatically started as soon as ViWizard Spotify Music Converter is launched. Go to search for songs or playlists which you want in Spotify and then directly drag and drop them to the converter. Or copy the embed link of songs and playlists in Spotify and paste it into the search box on the converter then click the + icon to load Spotify songs.

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2Set the Output Format Depending on Serato DJ

After importing Spotify songs or playlists to the converter, you can click the menu bar at the top right and choose the Preferences option. There are all sorts of settings like the audio format, bit rate, sample rate, channel, and more. All of them can be configured according to the supported condition of Serato DJ program.

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3Start to Download and Convert Music from Spotify

After all is done, click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify music. Then all the selected Spotify music songs will be exported to your computer. Once the conversion is completed, all the DRM protection from Spotify has been throw away, and you could achieve the converted Spotify music. And you can import Spotify music to Serato DJ software for mixing.

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Part 3. How to Get Spotify on Serato DJ after Conversion

Now you can view the converted Spotify music on your computer and choose to add Spotify music to Serato DJ software for mixing. There are several options for you to add local music files to Serato DJ software. If you are a newbie at this, you can follow the detailed tutorial below.

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Option 1. Import Spotify Music from Music Folders

1) Launch Serato DJ software on your computer and choose the Files option to open the file panel.

2) Then all location of local drive or external drive on your computer will be displayed on the left panel, and choose one to locate the folder you store the converted Spotify music.

3) Drag and drop the folder or files you want to upload to Serato DJ program.

4) Wait a few minutes and all converted Spotify music are added to the purple "All…" icon on Serato DJ software.

Option 2: Import Music from iTunes Library

1) Open iTunes and navigate to Edit > Preferences then switch to the Advanced tab.

2) In the Advanced Preferences window, check the box next to Share iTunes Library XML with other applications.

3) Quit iTunes and launch Serato DJ software then go to the SETUP screen.

4) Open the Library + Display tab and check the Show iTunes Library box.

5) Go back to the main screen of Serato DJ and click the Library to browse your iTunes music.

Part 4. What's the Difference between Serato DJ Lite & Serato DJ Pro

Serato DJ software is an intuitive beat making software for DJs and producers. It is designed to be rich in features which is the most popular DJ software globally from the unknown to the greatest and from bedroom studio to festival stages. Serato is committed to delivering the best possible experience for creating, playing and sharing music wherever you are.

There are two versions provided by Serato DJ. You can choose to use Serato DJ Lite, offering you the basic features for mixing. If you want to get more built-in features, you should use Serato DJ Pro. Serato DJ Pro supports mixing music tracks with various effects. There are the differences between Serato DJ Lite and Serato DJ Pro.

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Conclusion

And voila! With the assistance of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, you can easily download and convert Spotify music to the format compatible with Serato DJ software. Then you can begin to create your pleased tune or mix them with other tunes you have on Serato DJ program. What's more, you can export those music tracks your device for playing anytime and anywhere.

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