What is Spotify Connect and how does it work?

Wednesday, 6 April 2022 (2 months ago) 14 views
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((TakeAPK)) – As you know, Spotify is a popular music streaming service available for desktop and mobile devices, as well as almost any audio product in your home.

You don’t need to listen to Spotify via the smartphone app or desktop app, though. Conversely, if you use Spotify Connect, you can send your music over Wi-Fi to any speaker in your house as long as it’s compatible. Here’s how Spotify Connect works and how to set it up.

What is a Spotify connection?

Spotify Connect allows you to stream high-quality Spotify music (320kbps) through compatible wireless audio products including Wi-Fi-connected speakers, sound bars, AV receivers, TVs, Chromecasts, PCs, and more. It doesn’t require any messy Bluetooth pairing between devices every time you want to play music. It also doesn’t directly use the Spotify app on your smartphone or desktop.

Your music will play from Spotify’s servers to your connected audio products, allowing you to use your smartphone for other tasks. You can make and receive calls without stopping the music, switch devices without missing a beat, and save your phone battery.

This is great because it means you can listen to your music in more places and on more devices.

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How does the Spotify connection work?

  • You need a phone, laptop or tablet with the latest Spotify app.
  • Another Spotify-enabled device (such as a speaker).
  • Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network and log into Spotify.

Spotify app

Similar to Apple’s AirPlay technology, Spotify Connect works over Wi-Fi. It looks for compatible wireless audio products that need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as it, and then it can connect to them wirelessly to stream music. To start using Spotify Connect, you need a smart device with the Spotify app installed, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

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Compatible Audio Products

You will also need a compatible audio product. Spotify Connect supports over 300 wireless audio products from over 80 brands. These range from small smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo series to large AV amplifiers such as the Arcam AVR850.you can find The full list of compatible products is hereRemember, Spotify Connect only works on one device at a time, unless you’re using a multi-room system like Sonos.

Premium subscription

You also need a Spotify Premium account. Spotify Connect is not available with Spotify Free subscriptions. Spotify has two main tiers: Free and Premium. Spotify Premium is currently £9.99 a month and includes access to ad-free streaming, unlimited skips, extremely high-quality streaming and of course features like Spotify Connect. You can learn more about Spotify Premium here.

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How do you set up Spotify Connect?

  • Launch the Spotify app on your mobile device or desktop.
  • Play a song and select an available device.
  • Choose your device and start listening.

Spotify mobile device users

Download the latest version of the Spotify app to your smartphone or tablet, then make sure both your device and the wireless audio product of your choice are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. On your mobile device, launch Spotify, log in and choose a song to start playing. Tap the Now Playing bar, then tap the Available Devices text at the bottom of the screen. You will then see the audio product/device listed.

Select a product (the text will turn from white to green) and your music should start playing on that device.

Spotify desktop users

Download the latest version of the Spotify app to your desktop PC or Mac, then make sure both your computer and the audio product of your choice are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. In the Spotify desktop app, click the Connect to Device button in the bottom corner. This will open a menu of your connected audio product (or device). From there, choose the one you want to use, and Spotify Connect will do the rest.

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How do you control music playback?

  • Use the Spotify mobile app as a remote.
  • You can also connect Spotify to the Alexa or Google Home app.
  • After connecting the app, you can issue voice commands.

To control music playback, you can use the mobile or desktop app. For example, if you’re using your phone to stream on the speakers in the lounge, you can use it as a remote to adjust volume, change tracks, or create party playlists while listening. If you have a smart speaker – like an Amazon Echo Plus, Sonos One or Google Home – you can use voice commands to play music from Spotify.

To do so, simply add your Spotify account to the list of music streaming services (via Alexa or the Google Home app). You need to select Spotify as your default music player and simply say “Alexa, play The Beatles” or “OK ​​Google, play The Beatles”. That’s it!


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Written by Maggie Tillman and Elyse Betters. Edited by Luke Baker.





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