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Why can’t I use the Spotify app on my TV?

We’re removing the built-in Spotify app from some TVs (specific models detailed below). You can instead use Spotify Connect or other supported connections to play and control the music from the same app you use on mobile, tablet, and desktop.

Check out alternative ways to get Spotify on your TV below, or head to www.spotify.com/tv

Which TVs does this affect?

Philips & Sony TVs 

Instead of having a specific Spotify app, newer TVs from these manufacturers will include an integration with Google Cast and Android TV which you can use to stream Spotify on your TV. 

If you have an earlier model, the Spotify app will be removed from them on June 21st, 2017. Check out more ways to connect to Spotify below.

Samsung TVs

The app will not be available on Samsung’s Legacy operating system on some 2015 and prior devices.

To check if your Samsung TV supports Spotify:

  1. Head to Samsung’s app store here.
  2. Browse and select Spotify, under Lifestyle.
  3. Click Check your device in the top-right.

Others

The Spotify app will be removed from the following TV systems:

  • Bang & Olufsen, on June 21st, 2017.
  • Western Digital® TVs, on June 21st, 2017.
  • Netgear, on June 21st, 2017.
  • Boxee, on June 21st, 2017.
  • TiVo, on June 25th, 2017.
  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus (Via+), on August 14th, 2017.
  • Telia TVs, on October 1st, 2017.

LG

On top of this, Spotify will also be removed from LG TV systems on July 3rd, 2017 as we work on improvements. We hope to have a better version of Spotify on these in future. Watch this space!

How else can I play Spotify on my TV?

Spotify Connect 

Trade your TV remote for your phone and control the music on the big screen from the mobile app. Check out Spotify Connect.

Google Cast 

This genius device simply plugs into the back of your TV, enabling you to cast the Spotify app to the big screen. Check out Spotify on Google Cast

Android TV 

Our app is still available on Android TVs and Android Set-Top Boxes. Check out Spotify on Android TV

AirPlay

Seamlessly stream between your Apple devices, including your Apple TV. Check out Spotify and Airplay.

Spotify on Playstation 

Listen as you game, or simply use your console as a stereo! Check out Spotify on PlayStation.