Mastering Music Sharing: How to Stream Spotify on Discord

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How to Stream Spotify on Discord: A Step-by-Step Guide

Streaming music from Spotify on Discord enhances your listening experience, allowing you to share your favorite tracks or podcast episodes with friends. As a tech expert, I, Tracy, am here to guide you through setting up a hassle-free Spotify stream on your Discord server.

Requirements Before You Start

Before beginning, ensure you have the following:

  • A Spotify Premium account (necessary for uninterrupted streaming)
  • The Discord desktop app installed on your PC or Mac
  • Both Spotify and Discord accounts must be linked

Linking Spotify to Discord

First, you need to link your Spotify account to Discord.

  1. Open the Discord desktop app and log in.
  2. Click on the ‘User Settings’ gear icon near your profile at the bottom.
  3. Under “User Settings”, navigate to ‘Connections’.
  4. Click on the Spotify logo and log in to your Spotify account when prompted.
  5. Authorize Discord to access your Spotify account information.
  6. Once linked, you should see Spotify under the ‘Connections’ tab.

Starting the Spotify Stream on Discord

After linking your accounts, follow these steps to start streaming:

  1. Open Spotify and play a song.
  2. Go back to Discord and look for a plus sign (+) next to the text box in a chat. Hover over it and select “Invite [channel] to Listen to Spotify”.
  3. Your invite will be posted in the chat, and others can join the stream by clicking on “Join”.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

If you encounter issues, make sure:

  • Your Discord status is not set to ‘Invisible’.
  • You do not have any ongoing voice server issues on Discord.

Streaming Spotify in a Voice Channel

If you prefer to stream in a voice channel, ensure your Spotify is playing, then:

  1. Join a voice channel.
  2. Click on the ‘+’ sign in the text box and select “Invite to Listen to Spotify”.
  3. Others can join the ‘Listen Along’ by clicking on your name and joining the session.

FAQs About Streaming Spotify on Discord

Question Answer
Can you use Spotify on Discord Mobile? Yes, but streaming is limited. Others can see what you’re listening to, but there is no ‘Listen Along’ feature on mobile.
Do listeners need Spotify Premium? Only the person starting the stream needs Spotify Premium. However, listeners can experience ads if they don’t have it.
Is there a user limit for ‘Listen Along’? Yes, up to 5 friends can join a session, including the host.

Final Thoughts

Streaming Spotify on Discord sets the stage for shared musical experiences. By following the steps above and overcoming common issues, you can seamlessly merge the worlds of music and gaming. Happy streaming!

Tracy, Tech Expert