How to play Spotify on Twitch?

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December 12, 2023

Twitch has become a powerhouse in the social space. As a new entertainment hub, Twitch is attracting everyone from established celebrities to unknown artists and giving them a platform to build a unique audience. However, Twitch deleted tons of content violating music copyright laws in October 2020. Twitch uses a three-strike policy for its users — if you get three strikes, you’re banned — and streamers were not happy, to put it politely. 

Can you play music on Twitch when you stream? Yes, you are allowed, as long as you follow the Twitch music rules. There are 3 types of music you are allowed to play on your Twitch stream.  

Here are 3 example types of music content you may use in Twitch streams:

Music Owned By You – Original music which was written by you and either recorded or performed live by you, and for which you own or control all rights necessary to share the music on Twitch, including the rights to the recording, performance, and to the underlying music and lyrics. Please remember that if you have a contractual relationship with an organization that controls rights to the content you create, such as a record label or publishing company, you should make sure that you are not in violation of that relationship by sharing that music on Twitch.

Music Licensed To You – Copyrighted music owned in whole or part by someone other than you, if you have secured a license to share it on Twitch from the relevant copyright holders.

Music Streamed Using Soundtrack by Twitch – Music added to your live streams using Soundtrack by Twitch. With Soundtrack by Twitch, you don’t have to worry about takedowns, but you’ll probably notice the smaller choice of tracks. This can be quite limiting, and is only available on Twitch.

What can happen if you play copyrighted music?

First, if you upload your recorded Twitch streams on YouTube featuring music you don’t have a license for, you risk having your content claimed or even taken down. This often leaves massive gaps in videos where there is no audio. It’s generally considered an acceptable loss by streamers.

Second, the punishment is a 24-hour ban on your channel. The long-term effects of playing copyrighted music in your streams could be channel termination. 

As mentioned earlier, Twitch has a three-strike policy for DMCA takedowns. Your first offense results in a 24-hour ban, your second strike causes a 24-hour to seven-day ban, and your third means an indefinite or permanent ban on Twitch. It’s worth noting that DMCA bans are never truly removed from your record. 

Can you play Spotify Music on Twitch?

The broad answer to this question is no, you cannot use Spotify music on Twitch. Even when you have a Spotify subscription, this doesn’t give you the green light to play Spotify music. As we mentioned above, you’re not allowed to play music that you don’t have the rights for. Spotify music is only licensed for personal use and streaming it out to a community not only breaks the law, it breaks their terms and conditions.

How to play Spotify Music on Twitch without Premium?

You will occasionally find Spotify playlists that offer royalty-free tunes. Pay attention to the descriptions, ensure for yourself that the music is safe. Then you can play them on Twitch. However, if you do not have a Premium account, it’s really an annoying experience to get ads playing all of a sudden in the middle of a song. 

To remove ads from Spotify music, all you’ll need is a powerful tool called Pazu Spotify Music Converter. It can directly remove protection from Spotify music without a Premium subscription and convert Spotify contents to unprotected formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and AIFF. While stripping off the protection from Spotify contents, Pazu Spotify Music Converter will remove Spotify ads as well. Then you can play the converted Spotify songs on Twitch. 

With the built-in Spotify web player, Pazu Spotify Converter can work at up to 10X faster speed when downloading music from Spotify. What’s more, there is no loss in the quality of the audio during the conversion process. After conversion, it can retain ID3 tags such as Artist Name, Title, Track Number, Artist, Date, Disc Number, and other metadata information in output audio. Follow below steps to download Spotify music without Premium on computer and play them on Twitch.

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.