If you’re a Spotify and Discord user, then you’d be glad to know that you can make both services shake hands. You’re able to connect your Spotify account to your Discord account in order to share your music with other people.
If this sounds cool, that’s because it is! How can you integrate these services, and what can you do once you integrate them? Here’s a quick and easy guide to show you.
How to connect your Spotify account to Discord
Connecting your Spotify account is a really easy task. First, open the Discord app or web page and go to your profile settings. It’s the little panel on the bottom left of the screen.
On your profile screen, you’ll see a long list of items on the left panel. Look for the Connections button under the User Settings section. When you click on that, you’ll see a page with all of your connected services. There’s a box up top that will show you all of the available services that you can assign; look for the Spotify option.
When you click on that button, you’ll be taken to your browser where you can log in to your Spotify account. This process will be quicker if you’re already signed in to your account. After that, you’ll get a confirmation screen.
How to disconnect the accounts
If you decide that this just isn’t the thing for you, don’t fret. Disconnecting the accounts is extremely simple. Go back to your Connections page. This time, it will show Spotify below the box.
On the top right corner of that box, you’ll see an “X”. Just click that little X and you’ll confirm that you want to disconnect the services. Doing so will not sign you out of Spotify in your browser.
How does the Spotify integration with Discord work?
When you tie your Spotify account to Discord, there are some cool things that you can do. They will add a community aspect to your Spotify account.
For starters, when you look at your profile, you’ll see what music you’re currently listening to as your status. It will tell you the song name, album, and artist along with showing you the album’s cover.
This is great if you’re curious about what other people are listening to. It lets you know if you’re both into the same type of music.
If there’s music that you want others to listen to, then you can share your music with other people on Spotify. Say, you’re in a group chat, and you just want to sit back and relax with some Hall & Oates (or whatever the kids are listening to) you can do that. Everyone in the chat will be able to hear the music at once.
This also comes in handy if you’re trying to set a certain mood. People who are into Dungeons & Dragons can also find a good use for this feature. Using the integration, the DM can play certain songs for the group that match the overall mood that they want to set.
When you’re listening to music with another person, the music is synced up. This means that you’ll all be in the exact same spot in the music. When you pause it, the music will pause for everyone. Also when you skip a track, it will skip for everyone.
How to use the integration
There are some ways that you can use the Spotify integration with Discord. For starters, if you go onto someone’s profile, and it’ll show that they’re listening to music. All you have to do is click on their profile and look right under the song they’re listening to. You’ll see a Spotify button and, right next to it, there will be a Listen along button. Clicking on that button will have you join that listening session.
There’s also a way that you can invite an entire channel to listen to the music. In order to do this, go to the channel and click on the “+” icon on the chat bar. When you see the resulting pop-up, you’ll see an Invite [channel name] to listen to Spotify.
When you do that, you’ll then see a little window pop up in the middle of the screen. You have the option to add a message along with the invite. Once you hit the Invite button, it’ll generate a link to join the session. Clicking on the link will open Spotify for you at the same spot in the song as the host.
It doesn’t matter what subscription you have
If you’re worried that you won’t be able to use this on a free Spotify subscription, you can rest assured. You can link your accounts with the free subscription.
However, just know that the paid subscription tiers will definitely make the experience better. If you don’t know what perks you get from a premium Spotify subscription, here’s a little refresher.
With a premium subscription, you’ll be able to listen to whatever track you want when you want. If you’re on the free subscription, you’re only able to shuffle playlists and albums. You’re not able to choose which track to play.
Also, if you have a premium subscription, you have unlimited skips. If you need to switch tracks during your listening session, you’ll be able to do it however many times you need to. You don’t want to get stuck right before your favorite track.
Ad breaks can really dampen the listening experience. That’s why it’s great that a premium subscription gets rid of the ads. You don’t want to get a car commercial while you’re fighting a dragon in your D&D session.
If you’re looking to get a premium plan, it starts at only $9.99/month. You can check out the link below.