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Adding a Canvas

Canvas is an 8-second visual loop that shows in a vertical format to fill the screen. It appears in the Now Playing View instead of your album artwork.

You can add a Canvas to any track, including upcoming releases.

You need to be either:

  • The first main artist listed on the track
  • A main artist listed on both the track and release

For: Admins and Editors

  1. Log in to
  2. Go to Music tab Music.
  3. Select a track.
  4. Click Add Canvas (web) / Create Canvas (mobile app).

Check out Canvas examples at

Can't see your Canvas?

  • You can add a Canvas on song versions you own the rights to
    Tip: There may be multiple versions on Spotify (e.g. different versions across different regions, or explicit and clean versions).
  • Canvas only shows on the Spotify mobile app
  • Canvas works on these phones:
    • iPhone: iOS 12 or above
    • Android: Version 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0 or above
  • Canvas doesn’t play if Data Saver is switched on in the Spotify app settings
  • Check Canvas is switched on in Playback section of the Spotify app settings
  • Canvas is only available to listeners in these locations:


Country or region


Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia


Bahrain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam


Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

North America

Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States


Australia, New Zealand

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay

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