The world’s most popular music streaming platform, Spotify, entered a partnership with Discord some time ago. The relationship between the two platforms means users can connect their Spotify account with Discord to make sharing and playing music on Spotify far easier.
This guide will inform you about how you can utilize those features.
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Connecting Your Spotify Account To Discord
To start sharing the music you play on your Discord account, you must first establish the connection. This process is simple, but you need a Spotify account to do it. If you don’t have one, go to Spotify’s sign-up page.
With your Spotify account active, follow these steps:
- Open Discord and go into User Settings (the cogwheel icon in the bottom left).
- Click the Connections tab on the left of the Discord window.
- In this tab, you should see Spotify’s green logo. Click it.
- This will redirect you to Spotify’s website to log in. Input your email and password, then press Login.
If you follow the steps given, you will receive a confirmation that your Spotify account has been linked to Discord. Once that is done, you will need to modify the settings on Discord.
Adjusting Spotify Settings On Discord
Head back to User Settings and open Connections. You should see that new options are available related to your Spotify account.
There should be two options:
- Display on profile – This makes your Spotify account public to anyone who opens your Discord profile.
- Display Spotify as your status – This is the option you are looking for. By enabling it, the music you listen to on Spotify will be automatically displayed on your profile.
Sharing Music On Discord
To share the music you are listening to with other Discord users, all you need to do is play the song on Spotify.
While the song is playing, anyone who clicks your Discord will be able to see exactly what you are listening to.
Users on Discord will have the option to be redirected to the song you are currently listening to. They could also use the Listen Along feature, which synchronizes their Spotify account with your current queue/playlist.
This is only possible if they have a Spotify Premium account.
Sharing Spotify Music With A Discord Bot
Thanks to the many Discord music bots available, there is another way you can share your Spotify music with other users.
First, choose an appropriate music bot. We recommend Hydra. You will then need your own server or at least a server where you have permission to add bots.
To add Hydra (or any other bot), look for an Invite/Add to Discord button on the bot’s website.
With a bot added to your server, return to Spotify. Find a particular song/album/playlist, right-click it, select Share, and Copy Link.
With the link now copied to your clipboard, go back to Discord and use the bot with the appropriate command. Discord bots can usually be called with a specific symbol, such as an exclamation mark, period, comma, or other similar symbols.
By default, the call command for the Hydra bot is ;;
So, your command to Hydra to start playing music should look like this:
Please remember that you must enter a voice channel for the command to function. After sending the command, the bot will join the voice channel and begin playing Spotify songs.
With the correct permissions, everyone should be able to hear the music from the bot.