How to Play Spotify on TV via Roku Streaming Player

Updated by Adam Gorden on May 20, 2020 10:12 AM.
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Roku is a line of digital media player which offers access to a wide range of streaming media content from various online services with an intuitive User Interface. Through its features, you can not only enjoy video services from a number of Internet-based video on demand providers, but also play streaming music you love on your Roku devices.

The impressive feature on Roku is that the Spotify application is back to the Roku channel store and you will now be able to play songs from Spotify and edit your created playlists on your Roku devices. There are multiple ways to add Spotify on Roku for listening to Spotify music. In addition, we’ll share other way to play Spotify on Roku devices when Spotify on Roku not playing.

Part 1. How to Download Spotify on Roku TV
Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on Roku

Part 1. How to Install Spotify Roku App for Listening

Spotify now offers its service to Roku streaming player and you can use the Spotify app with Roku OS 8.2 or later. Installing Spotify on your Roku device or Roku TV is simple. Both Spotify premium and free users can get Spotify on Roku devices and then enjoy their favorite songs or playlists from Spotify. Here’s how to add Spotify to Roku devices.

Option 1: How to Add Spotify from the Roku Device

Here’s a tutorial on how to add the Spotify channel from the Roku Channel Store using Roku TV remote or Roku device.

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1. Press the Home button on your remote to open the main screen and you will see all the options visible on the Roku streaming player.
2. Scroll down and select the Streaming Channels option to open the Channel store.
3. In the Channel store of Roku, search for the Spotify app, and then click Spotify to choose Add channel to install the Spotify app.
4. After installing the Spotify channel, log into your Spotify account. Then you can view the entire playlists you created or select the Search option to search for the songs you prefer.

Option 2: How to Add Spotify from the Roku App

Except for adding the Spotify channel from the Roku device, you could also use the Roku mobile app to install the Spotify app. Here’s how to.

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1. Launch the Roku mobile app and tap the Channel Store tab.
2. On the Channel tab, select the Channel Store option from the top menu.
3. Browse the Channel Store or type Spotify on the search box to find the Spotify app.
4. Select the Spotify app, then choose the Add channel option to add the Spotify app.
5. Enter your Roku account PIN to sign in and go to the Roku home page on the TV to find the Spotify app on the channel list. Then you can enjoy your Spotify playlist via Roku.

Option 3: How to Add Spotify from the Web

You can also add the Spotify channel to Roku devices from the web. You just need to go to the home page of Roku and then add the channel you wish to add.

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1. Go to the online channel store at channelstore.roku.com and login with your Roku account information.
2. Browse channel categories or enter Spotify on the search box to find the Spotify channel.
3. Click the Add Channel button to add the Spotify channel to your device.

Part 2. Best Alternative to Playing Spotify Music on Roku

Since a new and improved version of the Spotify app has returned to most Roku devices, you are able to listen to Spotify music using Roku streaming player. No matter you are using a free account or premium account, you can get Spotify on Roku TV. Sounds easy? Not really though. Lots of users meet the problem like Spotify not working on Roku. When you get into trouble with Spotify Roku app, you could try to download Spotify playlists offline.

Therefore, you’ll need an extra tool to achieve Spotify to Roku. That tool we are highly recommended here is called ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify. It's specialized in helping you download Spotify songs, playlists and albums offline as MP3, AAC, FLAC and other common audio formats. It's able to keep the original music quality and allows you set the output quality all depending on your own requirements.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Ripper

  • Download Spotify playlist, album, artist, and songs for free
  • Convert Spotify music tracks to several plain audio formats
  • Save Spotify songs with lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support the offline playback of Spotify music on any device
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Now you'll see how to use ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify to download Spotify songs and playlists as MP3 even if you are using the free account of Spotify. Then you can play music from Spotify via Roku media player.

1) Guide on how to download Spotify music as MP3

Step 1Drag Spotify songs to ViWizard

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After launching ViWizard Spotify Converter, it will load Spotify app automatically on your computer. Then log into your Spotify account and browse the store to find out the songs or playlists you want to download. You can choose to drag them to ViWizard interface or copy the link of Spotify music to the search box on ViWizard interface.

Step 2Set the output audio quality

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Once the Spotify songs and playlists are imported successfully, navigate to Menu > Preference > Convert where you can select the output format. It currently supports AAC, M4A, MP3, M4B, FLAC and WAV as output. You are also allowed to customize the output audio quality, including audio channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

Step 3Start downloading Spotify songs

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Now click the Convert button at the bottom right and you will let the program begin to download Spotify tracks as you wish. Once done, you can find the converted Spotify songs in the converted list by clicking the Converted icon. You could also locate to your specified downloads folder to browse all the lossless Spotify music files.

2) How to Stream Spotify Songs to Roku for Playback

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Step 1. Copy and transfer the downloaded Spotify songs from your computer folder to your USB drive.
Step 2. Insert the USB device into the USB port on your Roku device.
Step 3. If Roku Media Player is not installed, you will be prompted to install it from the Roku Channel Store. If you are already in the Roku Media Player device selection screen, a USB icon should show up.
Step 4. Open the folder and find the content you wish to play. Then press Select/OK or Play. To play all the music in the folder as a playlist, simply click Play on the folder.

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