How to Start a Jam on Spotify and listen on Separate devices?

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July 9, 2024

Spotify has brought listening with friends to another level with Jam, after the release of Collaborative Playlists and Blend.

Based on some popular social features and personalization technology, Jam is a real-time listening session and upgraded version of Group Session with more features. With Jam, Premium subscribers can invite others to enjoy a musical experience made exclusively for everyone listening and contribute through a shared queue. You can use Jam to listen together via Bluetooth, AirPlay, or WiFi speakers such as Sonos, Bose, Google, or Amazon, no matter if you are listening in the same room or apart.

Contents

  1. How to make a Spotify Blend with friends and family?
  2. How to make a Spotify Blend with artists?
  3. How to download Spotify Blend without Spotify premium?

How Jam works?

Premium listeners around the world can invite anyone to join Jam on Spotify. just invite your team and Jam will help you find the best songs to add to your queue, find overlaps in your listening preferences, and recommend music that everyone will love.

Everyone in the Jam can add songs to the queue, play, pause, skip, change the volume, see who added which song, and receive recommendations, all from their own devices. Jam host can also turn off “Guest controls” so only the host can change the volume and what’s playing. When all “Guest controls” are turned off, guests can only queue.

How to start a Jam?

Premium listeners can start a Jam and invite your squad. Free listeners can only join the Jam.

On Mobile

  1. Select a playlist(public playlists such as RapCaviar, Hot Country, Today’s Top Hits, or your own playlists) or song you want to share.
  2. Click the speaker icon at the bottom of your screen or hit the three dot menu within your favorite playlist or song and find the “Start a Jam” button.
  3. You can also select a device to play on, whether that’s your phone or speaker.
  4. Invite your squad in one of three ways:
    • Turn on Bluetooth, then tap your phones together
    • Have your friends scan the QR code on your host screen
    • Hit “share” to send the link through social, text, SMS, and more

Spotify automatically starts a Jam when you’re connected to a smart speaker or most Bluetooth speakers. Users on the same WiFi will receive an invitation to join your Jam once you open the Spotify app. If you and others have Bluetooth permissions enabled, others will receive your Jam invitation by tapping your phone. You can disable this feature in the Device Picker.

  1. Tap Connect device.
  2. Switch Others can start or join a Jam on this speaker on .

On Desktop

  1. Tap the three-dot menu, or right click on a playlist or song. 
  2. Select Start a Jam.
  3. Invite your friends through a share link or QR code to listen together, wherever you are, on desktop and mobile.

How to join a Jam?

  1. Tap on the invitation link sent to you by your friend,
    or scan the QR code,
    or tap your phones together if you’re logged in on Spotify and your Bluetooth is turned on.
  2. Choose listening tracks remotely or in-person. Premium plan users can join a Jam remotely and use different devices / speakers. Free plan users can only join the host in person.
  3. Tap Join.
  4. Now you can add tracks, or use Spotify recommendations that let you know if others in the Jam like those songs.

How to listen to Spotify Jam on separate devices?

Make sure when you are inviting others to join using a link. The QR code or Bluetooth method may not show the ability for others to join remotely as those methods are mostly intended for others to join locally.

When someone tap the invite link and opens the Spotify app, they will see a popup that asks them if they want to join and listen on their own device, or join and listen locally on your device.

Note: Premium plan is required to join a Jam remotely and listen on your own device.

How to download Spotify Jam without Spotify premium?

Actually, Spotify free users can also download songs in the Jam for offline playback. All you need is Pazu Spotify Converter.

Pazu Spotify Converter is specially designed for you to download Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AAC, and AIFF with either a free or premium account on Mac/Windows. Featuring a built-in Spotify web player, it allows you to download Spotify songs, albums and playlists even without Spotify app. With the adoption of advanced encryption technology, it’s able to keep all the converted audio files with 100% lossless audio quality and the original ID3 tags and metadata information. For more details, you can check them below.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download Spotify songs without Premium.
  • Convert Spotify to MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF.
  • Best possible quality song download without any type of loss.
  • Keeps all the original ID3 tags: title, artist, artwork, etc.
  • No Requirement for the Spotify app.
  • Multilingual interface: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.
  • Archive downloaded songs by album or artist.

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.

convert Spotify to MP3

2. Choose output format

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

Spotify converter settings

3. Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists

Select the blend playlist you want to download and click the red “Add to list” button.

Spotify Blend

Spotify Converter will detect and display all songs. Uncheck the songs you don’t want to download if there are any.

convert Spotify to MP3

4. Convert Spotify Songs

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

convert Spotify to MP3

Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the downloaded mp3 songs. You can then play them with your favorite MP3-supported music player.

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.