How two people listen to Spotify at the same time

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coco
May 17, 2022

When you tried to use the same Spotify account on more than one device, you will get the message that your account was already being used on another device. Spotify won’t allow users to log in to the same account on two different devices. You may be wondering: Is there a way for two people to listen to Spotify at the same time? 

The short answer is: Yes, two people can listen to Spotify simultaneously. And it can be done in two ways, whether you’re using the Spotify Free account or the Premium account, or listening using the desktop app or the mobile app for iPhone and Android. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Play Spotify on Two Devices with Premium Account?

Join a Family Plan

If you already have a Spotify Premium account and you want your family to also enjoy this benefit, the easiest way to do this is to subscribe to a Spotify Premium for Family plan. This is more expensive than a regular Premium plan, it costs $14.99 a month, but allows you and up to five family members to share an account.

The only requirement is that everyone who uses the plan needs to live at the same address. Spotify will check this by occasionally asking you for your home address. This plan gives you all the same privileges as regular Spotify Premium — ad-free streaming, the ability to download songs to listen offline, and more. It will be enough for you to share your login data with others or play Spotify on more devices at the same time. 

Using Offline Mode

To let two people listen to the same Spotify account, you can try Offline Mode, a feature available to all Premium users, not just families. The Offline Mode will let you listen to any songs or podcasts you’ve downloaded onto your device. In this way, it does not matter how many people want to use your account, since if they all use it in offline mode, the Spotify server will not detect that there is more than one user accessing the platform’s service with the same ID. However, there is a limit to the number of devices that download music or a playlist. Only five devices will be able to download and save a list from Spotify.

Here’s what you’ll need to do.

Mobile and tablet

  1. Tap Home icon.
  2. Tap Settings icon.
  3. Tap Playback.
  4. Switch Offline on.

Desktop

  1. Open Spotify.
  2. For Mac: In the Apple menu at the top of the screen, click Spotify. For Windows: Click File in the Windows menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Offline Mode.

Anything you haven’t downloaded is now grayed out and unavailable. Now, even if someone starts listening to that same Spotify account, it won’t affect you. You can turn off Offline Mode in the same way you turned it on.

Spotify Group Session

Spotify Group Session is a beta feature for collaborative listening. Groups of two to five people can start listening to a song or a playlist on one device or their own devices in real-time. While listening to Spotify simultaneously, both host and guests can control the song or the playlist. It works just like any individual session. Host and guests can pause, play, skip, and select tracks to listen together. Anyone can also add songs to the queue in the usual way. Any change will show up on all grouped devices in real-time. 

  1. Open Spotify and play something.
  2. Tap Connect device icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap START SESSION under Start a Group Session.
  4. Tap INVITE FRIENDS.

Here you can:

  • Share with any social or messaging app listed
  • Choose Copy Link to send your own way
  • Show them a Spotify code which they can scan to join

Invited listeners can choose to:

  • Listen on their own device
  • Listen on your device (and control it from their device)
  • Leave or end a group session
  • If you started the group session, tap END SESSION.

How to Play Spotify on Two Devices without Premium Account?

With a subscription to Premium, you can download your favorite songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts, so you can listen to them without an internet connection. However, you are only allowed to download no more than 10,000 songs on a maximum of 5 different devices. Except that you are limited to 10,000 items, you need to go online at least once every 30 days to keep your music and podcasts downloaded. Once canceling the subscription of Premium Plans on Spotify, you are not able to enjoy your downloaded songs in Offline Mode anymore. 

All methods mentioned above are exclusive for Spotify Premium users. How to how to remove the restrictions of the downloaded songs to keep the favorite playlists forever in case we cancel the subscription to Spotify? The best choice is to use Pazu Spotify Music Converter. With it, you can save your favorite songs to your device without the download limit from Spotify. 

Pazu Spotify Converter can help you download and convert Spotify songs into MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/M4A format, and the ID3 tags will be added to the songs automatically. With Pazu Spotify Music Converter, you can backup and store a batch of songs from any streaming services with original music quality preserved. It downloads songs from Spotify Music web player, no need to install the Spotify app. Pazu Spotify Music Converter is a fast Spotify music downloader. By adopting innovative technology, it can convert Spotify songs at up to 10X faster speed. Now we are going to walk you through how to download tracks from Spotify Music with Pazu Spotify Music Converter and then play them on two devices at the same time.

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 web player.

spotify converter

2. Choose output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select output format (AUTO(M4A)/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files and more.

spotify song format

3. Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, album, playlist or podcast you want to download. Click the Add to list button to load all songs in the album or playlist, uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

drag&drop spotify songs

4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

remove Spotify DRM

Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking the folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step. You can share the converted songs with your friends or play them on any device without the Spotify Premium account.

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.