How to listen to Spotify music on Xbox

Enhance your entertainment experience on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One by installing the Spotify app and enjoying your favorite music and podcasts directly on your console. To get started, simply head to the Microsoft Store on your Xbox, search for "Spotify," and download the official app. Once installed, you can sign in to your Spotify account or create a new one and access a vast library of music and podcasts. The beauty of using Spotify on Xbox is that it seamlessly continues playing your chosen content even when you switch to a game, allowing you to enjoy your music in the background while gaming. For an optimal Spotify experience, some games may even offer the option to disable in-game music, ensuring that you can fully immerse yourself in the sounds of your preferred playlists and podcasts.

With Spotify on your Xbox, you can effortlessly combine your gaming sessions with your favorite music and podcasts, creating a personalized and enjoyable entertainment experience.


  1. Option 1. Listen to Spotify on Xbox with Spotify app
  2. Option 2. Listen to Spotify on Xbox with Spotify Connect
  3. Option 3. Listen to Spotify offline on Xbox

Option 1. Listen to Spotify on Xbox with Spotify app

When you play Spotify on your Xbox, it continues playing when you go to your game. If the game allows, you can disable in-game music for the best Spotify experience.

Which Xbox consoles are compatible with Spotify?

Spotify is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One.

How to set up Spotify on Xbox?

1. First, download the Spotify app on your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or Xbox One console. You can find the Spotify app in the Microsoft store.

2. Open the Spotify app on your console, then choose one of these ways to log in:

  • Enter your Spotify email address and password.
  • Open the Spotify app on your phone or tablet, and find your device using Spotify Connect.
  • Select LOG IN WITH PIN . Then on another device, go to and enter the pin you see on your screen.

3. To control Spotify while you game:

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to bring up the Xbox Guide.
  2. Select Spotify .

Here you can change your music selection, skip songs, play/pause, or adjust the volume. Or, use Spotify Connect to use your phone to control the music remotely. Spotify music will keep playing while you use other apps and games.

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Is Spotify free on Xbox?

Yes, Spotify free users can also stream Spotify on Xbox, but with ads, shufle play and limited skips. Premium users can get rid of ads and enjoy high quality audio. Offline playback is not available on Xbox. If you want to play Spotify offline on Xbox, go to option 3.

How to get six months of free Spotify on Xbox?

New Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC members who live in the U.S. or the U.K can get will also receive 6 months of Spotify Premium if they haven't used Spotiy premium before. Click here for the details.

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Option 2. Listen to Spotify on Xbox with Spotify Connect

To enjoy Spotify on Xbox consoles, you can utilize Spotify Connect. Spotify Connect allows you to seamlessly stream and control Spotify content on different devices, providing a convenient way to enjoy your favorite music and podcasts on your Xbox console. Here's how you can listen to Spotify on your Xbox using Spotify Connect:

  1. Ensure that your Xbox console and the device with the Spotify app (such as a smartphone or tablet) are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. On your Xbox, launch the Spotify app .

  3. On your device, open the Spotify app and sign in to your account.

  4. Start playing the music or podcast you want to listen to within the Spotify app.

  5. Look for the "Devices Available" or "Connect to a Device" option in the Spotify app. This option is usually found in the playback controls or settings menu, depending on your device.

  6. Tap on the option and select your Xbox console from the available devices list.

  7. Once connected, the Spotify audio will start playing through your Xbox.

You can control playback, adjust volume, skip tracks, or browse for new content using the Spotify app on your device while the music or podcast continues playing on your Xbox.

By using this method, you can effectively stream Spotify music from your mobile device or computer to your Xbox console and listen to it while gaming or using other apps on the Xbox.

Option 3. Listen to Spotify offline on Xbox

How to play Spotify songs from USB drive on Xbox?

You can use USB drive to store and play music, videos, and pictures on Xbox using the Media Player app. Xbox consoles have three USB 3.0 ports: two on the rear of the console and one that’s either on the front (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X) or the left side (original Xbox One). When you first connect, Xbox prompts you to format your device. You can use it for Xbox games and apps, or for personal media such as pictures, music, and video.

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  1. Insert the USB drive to Xbox.
  2. Go to Settings - System - Storage devices.
  3. Choose the USB device - View contents.
  4. Install the Media Player.
  5. In Media Player, you’ll see your external USB drive.
  6. Play the songs you want.

Extra tip: Video, photo, and audio FAQ for Xbox Media Player app

You don’t have to be a premium subscriber to use the gaming feature on Spotify. However, if you use Spotify free, you will encounter ads while you play games, whcih is very frastrating. How to block Spotify ads without premium? You can download Spotify music to MP3 and play them using the Media Player app on your Xbox console. The supported file types for the Media Player app includes MP3, WAV, WMA, etc. You can play media from a USB 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 removable drive. USB 1.0 and 2.0 drives will automatically be treated as media drives.

Pazu Spotify Converter is a prefessional Spotify music downloader tool for Windows and Mac that allows you to download Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcasts offline at a faster speed. It converts Spotify to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF in batch. Pazu Spotify Converter uses the most advanced downloading technology to convert Spotify songs. So, it will keep the lossless audio quality of Spotify songs for you. The ID3 tags, metadata such as the year, album cover, etc. will be kept also. Follow the below steps to use Pazu Spotify Converter to download and convert Spotify to MP3.

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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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Step 2 Add Spotify songs to Pazu Spotify Converter

Pazu Spoitfy Converter features built-in Spotify web player for you to browse or search Spotify songs, albums and playlists you want to download directly on the interface. You don’t need to install Spotify app. Click the album or playlist you want to download and then click the red icon to load all songs.

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Step 3 Change the Output Settings

The default output format is M4A. Pazu Spotify Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF. Click the gear icon on the top right corner to change output format or output quality. You can also change output folder and following:

  • Output File Name: Rename your downloaded songs with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number and Playlist Index.
  • Output Organized: Archive output songs by Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.
  • After Covnerting: None, Open the output folder or Put the computer to sleep.
  • Language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.

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Step 4 Convert Spotify Songs

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs in MP3 format.

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Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the converted Spotify songs.

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Step 5 Play Spotify music from a USB drive on Xbox

Transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your USB drive and then play them on Xbox.

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