Plex Spotify: Play Spotify on Plex in 3 Ways [Updated]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 25, 2022 3:30 PM.

If you have a collection of movies and TV shows, you want to watch or share your devices, Plex is must-have tool. Like the similar app Kodi, Plex can organize all your collected movies, TV shows, music, and photos and present to you on any device, with an interface that's both attractive and easy to browse or search.

As a vast set of free client apps, Plex lets you access the media server's contents from devices like smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, and way more. However, most of streaming music services like Apple Music, Spotify and more don't offer their services to Plex now.

As a leading role in the streaming industry, Spotify attracts lots of music lovers. What a pity that Spotify cannot be compatible with Plex. No matter what, there is still a method for you to get Spotify on Plex. Here we'll talk about how to play Spotify on Plex and just go on reading the post if you want to know.

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Part 1. Best Method to Upload Spotify Music to Plex for Playing
Part 2. How to Add Spotify to Plex via Spotify Plex Plugin
Part 3. How to Transfer Spotify Playlist to Plex via Soundiiz

Part 1. Best Method to Upload Spotify Music to Plex for Playing

Although Plex can read just about every media file format you can think of, you cannot access Spotify contents on Plex. The reason is that all songs downloaded from Spotify with Premium subscriptions are cache files that are only accessible within the Spotify app. Thus, those Spotify songs cannot be moved to other places directly.

Therefore, the best method to stream Spotify to Plex is to download Spotify music to Plex supported formats. Here we do recommend ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. With this Spotify to Plex downloader, you can download and convert Spotify music to several common audio formats with lossless audio quality. Then you don't need to worry about that you cannot play Spotify on Plex.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify playlists, songs, albums with free account easily
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats
  • Keep Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Tackle the downloading and conversion of Spotify at 5× faster speed
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1.1 How to Download Spotify Music to Plex Supported Format

First, download and install ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Then, follow the below steps to download Spotify music to Plex supported formats.

1Add Spotify Playlist to ViWizard Software

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Fire up ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer then your Spotify program will be automatically opened. Head to your music library in Spotify and select your desired Spotify songs to convert and download. You can drag and drop Spotify songs to the interface of ViWizard software for downloading.

2Set the Output Audio Parameters for Spotify

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After you add Spotify songs to the converter, you'll need to configure the output audio parameters. Click on the menu bar > Preferences > Convert then select the MP3 option or other format from the list of audio formats. In addition, you can improve the audio quality by changing the bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

3Begin to Download Spotify Music to MP3

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Once you're satisfied with the settings, click on the Convert button. Your Spotify songs will be saved to your required downloads folder. If you want to browse all the converted Spotify songs, you can click on the Converted icon to open the converted list where you can view all the converted Spotify songs.

1.2 How to Upload Spotify Songs to Plex Media Server

All your required Spotify songs have been saved as Plex supported audio formats. And Plex allows you to create a music library for accessing all your music content for years. Now you can import Spotify songs to Plex for playing on any device or sharing with others. To create a music library for Spotify playlist, open the Plex Web app then:

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Step 1. Click Settings to open the settings menu and ensure that Plex Media Server is selected within the settings menu.
Step 2. Select Libraries under the Manager section of the settings menu.
Step 3. Click the Add Library button and choose the library type from the selection represented.
Step 4. Name the library and choose the language to use for information gathered from the internet.
Step 5. Click the Next button and add the folders with the media files.
Step 6. Click the Browse for Media Folder button and choose your Spotify folder to add.
Step 7. Click the Add button to upload Spotify music into Plex. Once you've added all the downloaded Spotify music files for this library, click the Add Library button.

1.3 How to Play Spotify on Plex Media Server

Except for the above method, you also can import Spotify music from iTunes to Plex. After you sync Spotify playlist to Plex, you can listen to Spotify music from Plex on any device at home or somewhere else. Follow the below steps to listen to Spotify from Plex on your iPhone or Android device.

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Step 1. Download and install Plex Media Server on your iPhone or Android phone then sign into your Plex account.
Step 2. Open Plex and tap the Music icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3. Then you will find those Spotify songs you've uploaded and select an album or a playlist to play.

Part 2. How to Add Spotify to Plex via Spotify Plex Plugin

As an addition, we also share another method to help you enjoy Spotify on Plex, but it is only suitable for those Premium users. By making use of Plex plugins, you can also access a vast of media resources on your devices. There is an unofficial plugin can be added into the Plex channel for usage.

If you are subscribing to any Premium plan on Spotify, it is supported for you to add the unofficial plugin to connect Spotify to Plex for syncing Spotify contents. The plugin looks the same as the official app, enabling you to access your Spotify libraries on Plex once you log into Spotify on Plex. Perform the below steps to install Plex Spotify plugin.

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Step 1. Download Spotify Plugin for Plex from the web page of Plex Channels Forum or Plex GitHub.
Step 2. Unzip the compressed file downloaded, then you will find a plug file with the extension .bundle.
Step 3. Place the .bundle file into the Plug folder of your Plex Media Server.
Step 4. Launch your Plex Media Server on your computer and you will see the new Spotify Channel.
Step 5. Log into Spotify with your Spotify Premium account to link Spotify to Plex, then you can listen to Spotify music on Plex.

Part 3. How to Transfer Spotify Playlist to Plex via Soundiiz

If you don't want to install an addition application, you can try to transfer Spotify playlist to Plex Media Server online. Soundiiz is an online platform that can help you sync playlists and songs from various music streaming services to other places. Here is the instructions on moving Spotify playlists and favorites with Soundiiz.


Step 1. Navigate to Soundiiz and select Spotify to Plex then sign into Soundiiz by choosing with Google, Facebook, Apple, or Twitter.
Step 2. Select Spotify on the left sidebar and click Connect then AGREE to enable Soundiiz to access your Spotify account.
Step 3. Select Spotify playlists you want to transfer and check the box next to the item then click Synchronize.
Step 4. Select Plex from the list as the destination service. Then in the pop-up window, complete your Plex credentials and click Connect.
Step 5. Start transferring Spotify playlists to Plex and go to play Spotify music through Plex.


That's all. You can choose to transfer Spotify Playlists to Plex online. Or you can use Spotify Plex plugin or ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to get Spotify songs on Plex. But if you want to keep Spotify songs on Plex Media Server forever, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter could be a good option. With it, you can download and convert Spotify songs to a playable format. Then you can directly upload Spotify songs to Plex for backup.

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