Connecting to a device using Spotify Connect

With Spotify Connect, use your app as a remote to play Spotify on supported devices such as:

  • Speakers (Premium only)
  • Receivers
  • TVs
  • Cars
  • Smart watches
  • Other phones, tablets, or computers

Tip: Check out Spotify Gear to get a speaker with Spotify Connect built in, or a device that will upgrade an existing TV or stereo system so you can use Spotify Connect on it. If you don’t know if your device is compatible with Connect, you can contact the manufacturer. 

Note: You’re not able to play local files with Connect.

Get Started

  • If you're playing to a speaker, receiver, or TV, make sure all devices are on the same WiFi network the first time you connect.
  • If you're playing to another phone, tablet, or computer, make sure all devices are logged into the same Spotify account.
  • Your phone, tablet, or computer must have the most up-to-date version of the Spotify app, and ensure you are logged in.
  • The firmware must be up-to-date on your device.

Desktop

  1. In the bottom-right, click the Connect to a device button .
  2. From the Device Picker, select the device you'd like to play on.

iPhone

  1. When a song is playing, tap the Now Playing bar.
  2. Tap Devices Available at the bottom of the screen.
  3. From the Device Picker, tap the device you want to play on.

The Connect () icon and the name of the device will show as green in the Now Playing bar, indicating you can control the music on that device with your Spotify app. 

iPad

  1. When a song is playing, tap the Now Playing bar.
  2. Tap DEVICES AVAILABLE at the bottom of the screen.
  3. From the Device Picker, tap the device you want to play on.

The Connect () icon and the name of the device will show as green in the Now Playing bar, indicating you can control the music on that device with your Spotify app. 

Android

  1. When a song is playing, tap the Now Playing bar. 
  2. Tap DEVICES AVAILABLE at the bottom of the screen.
  3. From the Device Picker, tap the device you want to play on.

The Connect () icon and the name of the device will show as green in the Now Playing bar, indicating you can control the music on that device with your Spotify app. 

Windows Phone