How to Install the Spotify App

Introduction

This guide will help you setup and install the Spotify application on your smartphone, computer, smart tv, tablet and other devices.
Before You Begin:
  • Be near your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device you want to setup Spotify on.
Spotify

1 Install the Spotify App on Your Device

Spotify is available on a huge number of devices, including most smart TVs, media streaming devices, and many smart home stereos.

Expand the section below that is closest to the device you want to set up Spotify on.

PC and Mac

WindowsWindows
  1. Open your preferred browser, type https://www.spotify.com/download in the address bar, and press Enter.
    Chrome browser with address entered and highlighted.
  2. The Spotify website will automatically download the proper installer for you. Open the installer.
    Chrome download with installer highlighted.
  3. Spotify will install automatically, simply wait will the install completes.
    Spotify Installing
  4. Spotify will open automatically, and offer to help you create an account, or sign in with your existing Spotify account.
    Spotify Login
ApplemacOS
  1. Open your preferred browser, type in https://www.spotify.com/download, and press Return.
    Safari with address entered and highlighted
  2. Your download will start automatically. When complete, open the Spotify Installer.
    Safari with downloads open and Install Spotify highlighted.
  3. You'll be asked if you want to open the installer. Select Open.
    Open installer prompt with Open highlighted.
  4. The installer will run automatically, simply wait while the install completes.
    Spotify Installing.
  5. Once complete, you can find Spotify in your Applications folder. Select Finder, then select Go > Applications.
    Finder
    Finder menu with Go and Applications highlighted.
  6. Open Spotify. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    Spotify
    Spotify with login options.

Mobile Devices

AndroidAndroid
  1. Open the Play Store, then select the Search Bar at the top.
    Google Play Store.
    Google Play Store with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in Spotify, then select Spotify from the list.
    Play store search with Spotify search and Spotify entry highlighted.
  3. Select Install.
    Install button
  4. Select Open to open the app.
    Open button
  5. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    Spotify Initial Login Prompt.
AppleiOS Device
  1. Open the App Store and select Search in the bottom right corner.
    iOS App Store
    Apple App Store navigation bar with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in Spotify, and select Get for Spotify in the list.
    App Store Search for Spotify with Spotify and cloud install highlighted.
  3. Select Get or Cloud Install for Spotify.
    Get button Cloud install
  4. Select Install.
    Install
  5. Select Open.
    Open button
  6. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    Spotify welcome asking to sign in.

Television and Streaming Devices

RokuRoku
  1. Press the Home button on your remote, then select Streaming Channels.
    Roku Home Button
    Roku Home Menu with Streaming Channels highlighted.
  2. Select Search, then type in Spotify, and select Spotify Music from the list on the right.
    Search channels with Spotify Music highlighted.
  3. Select Add channel.
    Spotify Music with Add channel highlighted.
  4. Once installed, a short message about how to move the channel will be shown. Select OK.
    Channel added message with OK highlighted.
  5. Press the Home button on your remote, then select Spotify from your channel list.
    Roku Home Button
    Spotify Channel Tile
  6. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    First run Spotify Channel with login and sign up buttons showing.
ChromecastChromecast
To use Spotify on your Chromecast, you will need to have the Spotify app installed on your smartphone or tablet first.
  1. Open Spotify on your device, and start playing a song or playlist. Then, select the Cast icon at the bottom.
    Spotify
    Spotify playing a song with cast icon highlighted.
  2. Select your Chromecast from the list.
    Connect to a device with Chromecast highlighted.
  3. Your Chromecast will start playing, and display the cover art.
    Chromecast display with coverart shown.
  4. To play music on your Chromecast, select it from the bottom.
    Device playing to Chromecast with Chromecast line highlighted.
Amazon Fire TVAmazon Fire
Amazon Alexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Alexa app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Amazon account account.
  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, and select the Menu.
    Amazon Alexa
    Alexa with Menu highlighted.
  2. In the menu, select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  3. At the top, select Search.
    Skills and Games with Search highlighted.
  4. Search for Spotify, and select Spotify from the list.
    Search with spotify entered and highlighted.
  5. Select Connect Control for Spotify from the list of available skills.
    Search results with Connect Control for Spotify.
  6. Select Enable to Use.
    Connect Control for Spotify with Enable to Use highlighted.
  7. Information about how the Spotify connection works is shown. Carefully read this information, then scroll to the bottom and select Log in.
    Spotify connection information with Log in highlighted.
  8. Log in with your Spotify Username and Password, then select Log In.
    Spotify log in with Username, Password, and Log In highlighted.
  9. Spotify will ask to confirm this connection. Carefully read what Amazon will access. When you are ready to continue and agree to these terms, select Agree at the bottom.
    Spotify connection conformation with Agree highlighted.
  10. Your Spotify account is now connected to your Amazon account. Your Spotify music will be available on your Amazon Fire TV, as well as any Amazon speakers you may have.
    Accounts linked conformation.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Amazon account; you can ask your Amazon speakers to play music, or listen on your Amazon Fire TV, and it will search for and play that music from Spotify.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Amazon devices.
Samsung LogoSamsung Smart TV
Every Smart TV is slightly different, and you will most likely find Spotify in a slightly different menu or area.
  1. Press the Smart Hub button on your remote, and select the Apps panel at the top.
    Samsung Smart Hub Button
    Samsung Smart Hub with Apps highlighted.
  2. Select Samsung Apps.
    Samsung Apps panel with Samsung Apps highlighted.
  3. Select the Search field on the left, and type in Spotify.
    Search for apps with search field highlighted.
  4. Select Spotify from the list of apps.
    Apps search with Spotify highlighted.
  5. Select Download on the left.
    App screen with Download highlighted.
  6. Once installed, select Run to open the Spotify app.
    App installed with Run highlighted.
    The app will appear on your Apps list so it's easy to find in the future.
LG LogoLG Smart TV
Every Smart TV is slightly different, and you will most likely find Spotify in a slightly different menu or area.
  1. Press the Home button on your remote, and select the LG Content Store.
    LG Remote Home Button
    LG Menu with LG Content Store highlighted.
  2. Select Apps & Games.
    LG Content Store with Apps and Games highlighted.
  3. Look through the list, and select Spotify.
    Apps and Games with Spotify highlighted.
  4. Select Install on the left.
    Spotify LG Store page with Install highlighted.

Game Consoles

PlayStationPlayStation 4
  1. Press the PS button on your controller, then select the PlayStation Store.
    PlayStation PS Logo
    PlayStation menu with Store highlighted.
  2. Select Search.
    PlayStation store with Search highlighted.
  3. Enter Spotify, and select Spotify for PlayStation music on the right.
    PS Store Search for Spotify with PS Music Spotify highlighted.
  4. Select Download on the left.
    PS Music Spotify store page with Download highlighted.
  5. Once installed, select Start to launch PS Music with Spotify integrated.
    PS Music with Spotify store page with Start highlighted.
  6. You will then be able to log into your Spotify account or sign up for a new account if you do not have one.
    Spotify log in sign up screen.
Xbox LogoXbox One
  1. Press the Xbox Menu button on your controller, and select Store at the top.
    XBox Logo
    Xbox Dashboard with Store highlighted.
  2. Select Search.
    Xbox Store with Search highlighted.
  3. Enter Spotify, and select Spotify Music - for Xbox One.
    Xbox Store Search with Spotify entered and highlighted.
  4. Select Get.
    Xbox Store page for Spotify Music with Get highlighted.
  5. Once installed, select Launch.
    Xbox Store Spotify page with Launch highlighted.
  6. You will then be able to log into your Spotify account or sign up for a new account if you do not have one.
    Spotify log in sign up screen.

Speakers

Google HomeGoogle Home
Setup Google Home App
You will need to have the Google Home app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Google account.
  1. Open Google Home, and select Settings.
    Google Home
    Google Home with Settings highlighted
  2. Select Linked media accounts.
    Settings with Linked Media accounts highlighted.
  3. In the list of available Music & Audio account types, select Spotify.
    Media accounts with Spotify highlighted.
  4. You'll be asked to confirm you want to link your Spotify account. Select Yes, link account.
    Spotify account link prompt with Yes link account highlighted.
  5. Many people use their Gmail email address for their Spotify account. Google can automatically link everything this way for you. Select Share and check.
    Search spotify with Google Account prompt with Share and check highlighted.
  6. If Spotify cannot locate your account, you'll be prompted to log in, instead. Fill in your Spotify Username and Password, then select Log In.
    Spotify login with Username Password and Log In highlighted.
  7. Finally, you'll be asked to confirm you want to link your Spotify account. Carefully read the information provided. When you are ready to continue and agree, select Agree.
    Spotify Google Link with Agree highlighted.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Google account; you can ask your Google Home speakers to play music, and it will search for and play that music from Spotify.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Google Home devices.
SonosSonos
Setup Sonos App
You will need to have the Sonos app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Sonos account.
  1. Open the Sonos app, and select More.
    Sonos
    Sonos Menu bar with More highlighted.
  2. Select Spotify from the list.
    Sonos music provider list with Spotify highlighted.
  3. A brief overview of Spotify is shown, select Add to Sonos.
    Spotify service with Add to Sonos highlighted.
  4. Sonos will ask to connect to the Spotify app you have setup on your phone, to get your account information automatically. Select Connect to Spotify.
    Add Spotify prompt with Connect to Spotify highlighted.
  5. Your phone may ask permission to allow Sonos to open the Spotify app. If asked, select Open.
    Sonos asking to open Spotify with Open highlighted.
  6. A brief overview of what Spotify will share with Sonos is displayed. Once you have read through and are okay with this, select Okay.
    Spotify and Sonos data sharing agreement with Okay highlighted.
  7. Sonos will ask you to name the Spotify service, just in case you add a second Spotify account in the future, so it's easier to tell them apart. Enter a friendly name to identify your Spotify account, and select Done.
    Name Spotify account with name and Done highlighted.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Sonos account. It will be available in the Sonos app.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Sonos devices.
Amazon AlexaAmazon Echo
Amazon Alexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Alexa app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Amazon account account.
  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, and select the Menu.
    Amazon Alexa
    Alexa with Menu highlighted.
  2. In the menu, select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  3. At the top, select Search.
    Skills and Games with Search highlighted.
  4. Search for Spotify, and select Spotify from the list.
    Search with spotify entered and highlighted.
  5. Select Connect Control for Spotify from the list of available skills.
    Search results with Connect Control for Spotify.
  6. Select Enable to Use.
    Connect Control for Spotify with Enable to Use highlighted.
  7. Information about how the Spotify connection works is shown. Carefully read this information, then scroll to the bottom and select Log in.
    Spotify connection information with Log in highlighted.
  8. Log in with your Spotify Username and Password, then select Log In.
    Spotify log in with Username, Password, and Log In highlighted.
  9. Spotify will ask to confirm this connection. Carefully read what Amazon will access. When you are ready to continue and agree to these terms, select Agree at the bottom.
    Spotify connection conformation with Agree highlighted.
  10. Your Spotify account is now connected to your Amazon account. Your Spotify music will be available on your Amazon Fire TV, as well as any Amazon speakers you may have.
    Accounts linked conformation.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Amazon account; you can ask your Amazon speakers to play music, or listen on your Amazon Fire TV, and it will search for and play that music from Spotify.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Amazon devices.

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This guide will help you setup and install the Spotify application on your smartphone, computer, smart tv, tablet and other devices.
Before You Begin:
  • Be near your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device you want to setup Spotify on.
Spotify

Spotify is available on a huge number of devices, including most smart TVs, media streaming devices, and many smart home stereos.

Expand the section below that is closest to the device you want to set up Spotify on.

PC and Mac

WindowsWindows
  1. Open your preferred browser, type https://www.spotify.com/download in the address bar, and press Enter.
    Chrome browser with address entered and highlighted.
  2. The Spotify website will automatically download the proper installer for you. Open the installer.
    Chrome download with installer highlighted.
  3. Spotify will install automatically, simply wait will the install completes.
    Spotify Installing
  4. Spotify will open automatically, and offer to help you create an account, or sign in with your existing Spotify account.
    Spotify Login
ApplemacOS
  1. Open your preferred browser, type in https://www.spotify.com/download, and press Return.
    Safari with address entered and highlighted
  2. Your download will start automatically. When complete, open the Spotify Installer.
    Safari with downloads open and Install Spotify highlighted.
  3. You'll be asked if you want to open the installer. Select Open.
    Open installer prompt with Open highlighted.
  4. The installer will run automatically, simply wait while the install completes.
    Spotify Installing.
  5. Once complete, you can find Spotify in your Applications folder. Select Finder, then select Go > Applications.
    Finder
    Finder menu with Go and Applications highlighted.
  6. Open Spotify. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    Spotify
    Spotify with login options.

Mobile Devices

AndroidAndroid
  1. Open the Play Store, then select the Search Bar at the top.
    Google Play Store.
    Google Play Store with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in Spotify, then select Spotify from the list.
    Play store search with Spotify search and Spotify entry highlighted.
  3. Select Install.
    Install button
  4. Select Open to open the app.
    Open button
  5. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    Spotify Initial Login Prompt.
AppleiOS Device
  1. Open the App Store and select Search in the bottom right corner.
    iOS App Store
    Apple App Store navigation bar with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in Spotify, and select Get for Spotify in the list.
    App Store Search for Spotify with Spotify and cloud install highlighted.
  3. Select Get or Cloud Install for Spotify.
    Get button Cloud install
  4. Select Install.
    Install
  5. Select Open.
    Open button
  6. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    Spotify welcome asking to sign in.

Television and Streaming Devices

RokuRoku
  1. Press the Home button on your remote, then select Streaming Channels.
    Roku Home Button
    Roku Home Menu with Streaming Channels highlighted.
  2. Select Search, then type in Spotify, and select Spotify Music from the list on the right.
    Search channels with Spotify Music highlighted.
  3. Select Add channel.
    Spotify Music with Add channel highlighted.
  4. Once installed, a short message about how to move the channel will be shown. Select OK.
    Channel added message with OK highlighted.
  5. Press the Home button on your remote, then select Spotify from your channel list.
    Roku Home Button
    Spotify Channel Tile
  6. The first time you open the program, you'll be asked to sign in or create a new account.
    First run Spotify Channel with login and sign up buttons showing.
ChromecastChromecast
To use Spotify on your Chromecast, you will need to have the Spotify app installed on your smartphone or tablet first.
  1. Open Spotify on your device, and start playing a song or playlist. Then, select the Cast icon at the bottom.
    Spotify
    Spotify playing a song with cast icon highlighted.
  2. Select your Chromecast from the list.
    Connect to a device with Chromecast highlighted.
  3. Your Chromecast will start playing, and display the cover art.
    Chromecast display with coverart shown.
  4. To play music on your Chromecast, select it from the bottom.
    Device playing to Chromecast with Chromecast line highlighted.
Amazon Fire TVAmazon Fire
Amazon Alexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Alexa app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Amazon account account.
  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, and select the Menu.
    Amazon Alexa
    Alexa with Menu highlighted.
  2. In the menu, select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  3. At the top, select Search.
    Skills and Games with Search highlighted.
  4. Search for Spotify, and select Spotify from the list.
    Search with spotify entered and highlighted.
  5. Select Connect Control for Spotify from the list of available skills.
    Search results with Connect Control for Spotify.
  6. Select Enable to Use.
    Connect Control for Spotify with Enable to Use highlighted.
  7. Information about how the Spotify connection works is shown. Carefully read this information, then scroll to the bottom and select Log in.
    Spotify connection information with Log in highlighted.
  8. Log in with your Spotify Username and Password, then select Log In.
    Spotify log in with Username, Password, and Log In highlighted.
  9. Spotify will ask to confirm this connection. Carefully read what Amazon will access. When you are ready to continue and agree to these terms, select Agree at the bottom.
    Spotify connection conformation with Agree highlighted.
  10. Your Spotify account is now connected to your Amazon account. Your Spotify music will be available on your Amazon Fire TV, as well as any Amazon speakers you may have.
    Accounts linked conformation.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Amazon account; you can ask your Amazon speakers to play music, or listen on your Amazon Fire TV, and it will search for and play that music from Spotify.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Amazon devices.
Samsung LogoSamsung Smart TV
Every Smart TV is slightly different, and you will most likely find Spotify in a slightly different menu or area.
  1. Press the Smart Hub button on your remote, and select the Apps panel at the top.
    Samsung Smart Hub Button
    Samsung Smart Hub with Apps highlighted.
  2. Select Samsung Apps.
    Samsung Apps panel with Samsung Apps highlighted.
  3. Select the Search field on the left, and type in Spotify.
    Search for apps with search field highlighted.
  4. Select Spotify from the list of apps.
    Apps search with Spotify highlighted.
  5. Select Download on the left.
    App screen with Download highlighted.
  6. Once installed, select Run to open the Spotify app.
    App installed with Run highlighted.
    The app will appear on your Apps list so it's easy to find in the future.
LG LogoLG Smart TV
Every Smart TV is slightly different, and you will most likely find Spotify in a slightly different menu or area.
  1. Press the Home button on your remote, and select the LG Content Store.
    LG Remote Home Button
    LG Menu with LG Content Store highlighted.
  2. Select Apps & Games.
    LG Content Store with Apps and Games highlighted.
  3. Look through the list, and select Spotify.
    Apps and Games with Spotify highlighted.
  4. Select Install on the left.
    Spotify LG Store page with Install highlighted.

Game Consoles

PlayStationPlayStation 4
  1. Press the PS button on your controller, then select the PlayStation Store.
    PlayStation PS Logo
    PlayStation menu with Store highlighted.
  2. Select Search.
    PlayStation store with Search highlighted.
  3. Enter Spotify, and select Spotify for PlayStation music on the right.
    PS Store Search for Spotify with PS Music Spotify highlighted.
  4. Select Download on the left.
    PS Music Spotify store page with Download highlighted.
  5. Once installed, select Start to launch PS Music with Spotify integrated.
    PS Music with Spotify store page with Start highlighted.
  6. You will then be able to log into your Spotify account or sign up for a new account if you do not have one.
    Spotify log in sign up screen.
Xbox LogoXbox One
  1. Press the Xbox Menu button on your controller, and select Store at the top.
    XBox Logo
    Xbox Dashboard with Store highlighted.
  2. Select Search.
    Xbox Store with Search highlighted.
  3. Enter Spotify, and select Spotify Music - for Xbox One.
    Xbox Store Search with Spotify entered and highlighted.
  4. Select Get.
    Xbox Store page for Spotify Music with Get highlighted.
  5. Once installed, select Launch.
    Xbox Store Spotify page with Launch highlighted.
  6. You will then be able to log into your Spotify account or sign up for a new account if you do not have one.
    Spotify log in sign up screen.

Speakers

Google HomeGoogle Home
Setup Google Home App
You will need to have the Google Home app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Google account.
  1. Open Google Home, and select Settings.
    Google Home
    Google Home with Settings highlighted
  2. Select Linked media accounts.
    Settings with Linked Media accounts highlighted.
  3. In the list of available Music & Audio account types, select Spotify.
    Media accounts with Spotify highlighted.
  4. You'll be asked to confirm you want to link your Spotify account. Select Yes, link account.
    Spotify account link prompt with Yes link account highlighted.
  5. Many people use their Gmail email address for their Spotify account. Google can automatically link everything this way for you. Select Share and check.
    Search spotify with Google Account prompt with Share and check highlighted.
  6. If Spotify cannot locate your account, you'll be prompted to log in, instead. Fill in your Spotify Username and Password, then select Log In.
    Spotify login with Username Password and Log In highlighted.
  7. Finally, you'll be asked to confirm you want to link your Spotify account. Carefully read the information provided. When you are ready to continue and agree, select Agree.
    Spotify Google Link with Agree highlighted.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Google account; you can ask your Google Home speakers to play music, and it will search for and play that music from Spotify.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Google Home devices.
SonosSonos
Setup Sonos App
You will need to have the Sonos app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Sonos account.
  1. Open the Sonos app, and select More.
    Sonos
    Sonos Menu bar with More highlighted.
  2. Select Spotify from the list.
    Sonos music provider list with Spotify highlighted.
  3. A brief overview of Spotify is shown, select Add to Sonos.
    Spotify service with Add to Sonos highlighted.
  4. Sonos will ask to connect to the Spotify app you have setup on your phone, to get your account information automatically. Select Connect to Spotify.
    Add Spotify prompt with Connect to Spotify highlighted.
  5. Your phone may ask permission to allow Sonos to open the Spotify app. If asked, select Open.
    Sonos asking to open Spotify with Open highlighted.
  6. A brief overview of what Spotify will share with Sonos is displayed. Once you have read through and are okay with this, select Okay.
    Spotify and Sonos data sharing agreement with Okay highlighted.
  7. Sonos will ask you to name the Spotify service, just in case you add a second Spotify account in the future, so it's easier to tell them apart. Enter a friendly name to identify your Spotify account, and select Done.
    Name Spotify account with name and Done highlighted.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Sonos account. It will be available in the Sonos app.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Sonos devices.
Amazon AlexaAmazon Echo
Amazon Alexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Alexa app setup on your Smartphone or Tablet to link your Spotify account to your Amazon account account.
  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app, and select the Menu.
    Amazon Alexa
    Alexa with Menu highlighted.
  2. In the menu, select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  3. At the top, select Search.
    Skills and Games with Search highlighted.
  4. Search for Spotify, and select Spotify from the list.
    Search with spotify entered and highlighted.
  5. Select Connect Control for Spotify from the list of available skills.
    Search results with Connect Control for Spotify.
  6. Select Enable to Use.
    Connect Control for Spotify with Enable to Use highlighted.
  7. Information about how the Spotify connection works is shown. Carefully read this information, then scroll to the bottom and select Log in.
    Spotify connection information with Log in highlighted.
  8. Log in with your Spotify Username and Password, then select Log In.
    Spotify log in with Username, Password, and Log In highlighted.
  9. Spotify will ask to confirm this connection. Carefully read what Amazon will access. When you are ready to continue and agree to these terms, select Agree at the bottom.
    Spotify connection conformation with Agree highlighted.
  10. Your Spotify account is now connected to your Amazon account. Your Spotify music will be available on your Amazon Fire TV, as well as any Amazon speakers you may have.
    Accounts linked conformation.
Your Spotify account is now linked to your Amazon account; you can ask your Amazon speakers to play music, or listen on your Amazon Fire TV, and it will search for and play that music from Spotify.
You may need to wait up to 10 minutes for all features to become available to your Amazon devices.
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