How to Connect Spotify to Discord

Link up your accounts and get a Spotify bot on the chat service

What to Know

  • Go to the Discord website, select Settings > Connections, then select the Spotify icon (the green circle with three black lines inside it).
  • To install a Spotify bot, go to the Groovy website, select Add to Discord > Select a Server, then choose a server and select Authorize.
  • Once connected, you can listen to other users' music and invite your friends to listen to what you're listening to.

This article explains how to connect Spotify to Discord. Instructions apply to the web version of Discord and the official Discord apps on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS devices.

How to Play Music in Discord With Spotify

Discord features built-in support for Spotify and doesn't require the installation of any additional software, bots, or hacks to activate this basic music-listening functionality.

Follow these steps to connect Discord and Spotify:

  1. On your computer, open your preferred web browser, such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Brave, or Microsoft Edge, and go to the official Discord website.

    Discord website.

    If you're not still logged into Discord from a previous session, log in now.

  2. Click the User Settings icon from the lower-left corner of the screen.

    User Settings

    The User Settings icon is the one that looks like a gear.

  3. From the left menu, click Connections.

    Connections in menu
  4. Click the Spotify icon.

    Spotify icon

    The Spotify icon is the green circle with three black lines inside it.

  5. A small window will pop up. Log into your Spotify account via the Facebook button or by entering your Spotify username and password.

    Discord website with Spotify and Facebook settings.
  6. After logging in, the small window should close, and Spotify will now appear as a connected service.

  7. Click X in the upper-right corner to return to the main Spotify screen.

    Escape icon
  8. After the Discord Spotify connection has been made, the track you're currently listening to on Spotify will automatically appear on your Discord profile.

    Spotify on Discord

    The option to invite other users to listen to what you're listening to will also appear within the + button menu to the left of the chat's text window.

    Plus button
  9. To use this new feature, simply click the + button, click Invite to Listen to Spotify, and then click Send Invite.

    Spotify music sharing on Discord.

    You will need a Spotify Premium membership for this share functionality to work. Free and Premium Spotify users can accept your invitations and listen to your music though.

Why Connect Discord to Spotify?

Once connected, you can listen to other users' music at the same time that they are, invite your friends to listen to what you’re listening to, and add even more functionality by letting users activate Spotify playlists within a server.

How to Install a Spotify Discord Bot

A bot is like a mini-program that needs to be installed onto the main program. Once installed, this bot will add extra Spotify functionality to your Discord server that will let members activate certain functions by typing in text commands. Here's how to connect the FredBoat music bot to Discord.

  1. Log into Discord, then go to the Fredboat website and select Invite to Server.

    Invite to Server on Fredboat bot website
  2. Click Select a Server. From the drop-down menu, click on the name of the Discord server you want to install the Spotify Discord bot on.

    Select a Server on Fredboat bot website
  3. Click Authorize.

    Authorize on Fredboat website
  4. Check the I am human box.

    I am human box on Fredboat website
  5. Select Login With Discord.

    Login With Discord on Fredboat website
  6. Click the bot in Discord, then select Add to Server.

    Add to Server in Fredboat bot on Discord
  7. Select the pop-up window to open a list of Fredboat bot commands you can use to play music.
  8. Alternatively, enter ;;commands all in the chat to see all Fredboat commands.

    ;;commands all in Discord chat
  • Can I play Spotify on Discord with the Rythm bot?

    No. The Rythm bot has been shut down along with other Discord bots like Groovy.

  • Which Discord bots play Spotify?

    Spotify bots for Discord that are still available include MEE6, Hydra, and FredBoat.

  • How do I show Spotify on the Discord mobile app?

    After you connect Spotify to your Discord account, go to the settings in Spotify and turn on Device Broadcast Status.

  • How do I stop Discord from pausing Spotify?

    Spotify will pause if your microphone is active for more than 30 seconds, so use push-to-talk or lower your mic's voice sensitivity.

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