Basically, you only need a Discord account and a Spotify account to get started with streaming music and share a playlist with friends.
The option to connect your Spotify account with your Discord account is available both in the desktop app and through your mobile Discord app, which means that this option is available to PCs, Macs, Androids, and iPhones.
In other words, it’s available to any device with Discord and Spotify pre-installed.
We will get to them one by one below.
How to Connect Spotify to Discord from PC
First off, make sure that the Discord app and the Spotify app are both installed in your PC. Open Discord and go to User Settings. You should be able to see the Connections option in the dropdown menu.
After this step, a list of icons from different external apps should be shown. Find and click the Spotify icon and log in to your Spotify account as soon as the pop-up appears on the screen. This will enable the Discord and Spotify connection.
For the full-version streaming, linking a Spotify premium account is highly suggested since the trial version is limited.
How to Connect Spotify to Discord from Mac
This process is technically the same with connecting Spotify to Discord from PC. Using Mac, however, the Spotify and Discord apps have to be downloaded through the App Store. Once downloaded and installed, accounts for both apps should be logged in.
The next step is to go to the User Settings and click on the option that says Connections. The Spotify logo should appear. Click on that and follow the proceeding steps. Hit on Confirm.
Mac users should see that they’ve successfully connected to Spotify within their Discord accounts by going through the process again. Under the connected platforms, the Spotify account connected to the Discord account should be on the list.
How to Connect Spotify to Discord from Android
Using an Android operated smartphone or tablet, connecting Spotify to Discord can be done by clicking on the three lines on the upper-left corner. After this, a dropdown menu should appear. Look for your profile picture and go the bottom right corner where the User Settings is. Once that button is clicked, the Connections tab can be seen at bottom. Click that and then click ‘ADD’ on the right. Once you see the Spotify icon, click on that and enter your login details if you have an existing one. Otherwise, you will need to create a Spotify account first.
If you haven’t installed Discord and Spotify on your device yet, do this first for a much smoother process.
How to Connect Spotify to Discord from iPhone
Via an iPhone, the process is still pretty much the same. On the upper-left corner, click on the lines and directly go down to the bottom left corner where your Discord account profile picture can be seen. Clicking on this will prompt you to the User Settings. Under User Settings, click on Connections and select Add. Choose from the logos displayed and find Spotify. Click on it to go to the Spotify login page.
To check the status, simply go back to the Connections tab and your Spotify username should be on display. This means that you have connected Spotify to your Discord account.
How to Connect Spotify to Discord Bot
To those who are new to Discord, a Discord Bot is an AI that does several tasks in the Discord platform. These tasks include banning and moderating in the servers. Bots help maintain order in the platform as you know, other users need reminders from time to time.
In Discord, there’s a special bot that does music streaming-related tasks. It’s called Botify. To connect Spotify to Discord bot, download Botify on the web, on Android, or anywhere you need it and log in through your Discord user logins.
Once Botify has finished downloading, connect it to a server. After this, click Continue and then Authorize.
Your chosen server has now a Botify that can play your favorite songs via Spotify. To get the best music streaming experience, prepare a playlist of all your favorite songs in Spotify.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are You Allowed to Listen to Spotify on Discord?
Definitely! As long as you have a connected Spotify account to Discord, you can enjoy listening to your favorite music anywhere in the platform. The Discord-Spotify connection actually does more than allowing users to listen to music while streaming or while doing any activity inside the Discord app.
What other things does a Spotify-connected Discord account does then? One is that it gives other Discord users a glimpse of your music taste. How so? Well, if your Spotify activity is set to public, your activity is right there on your profile for others to see. If you got cool playlists, that shouldn’t be a problem! Listen to a song and broadcast it for the world to see. Or, you may also invite friends to listen to Spotify music with you.
However, if you do not like the idea of sharing your playlist, you can always set your Spotify activity to private if you are uncomfortable having others see it.
Why Is Spotify on Discord Not Working?
One of the most common issues with connecting Spotify to Discord is that sometimes, Spotify doesn’t work. There are several reasons for this: First, this could be because of a bug or a glitch in the system. Another reason for this is when either Spotify or Discord (sometimes both) is down.
Fixing this is is as easy as the connection process. You may do so by clearing caches and by checking Discord status and Spotify status to see if there are problems within the apps . In most cases, though, a quick update or reinstallation does the trick.