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Spotify on Xbox One

Listen to Spotify on your Xbox One console!

Features include:

  • Play music in the background while gaming.
  • Browse playlists from different genres and moods. Or check out new releases.
  • Play your own playlists or songs from Your Music.
  • Search for any song, album, or playlist.
  • Use Spotify Connect to control the music from your mobile device.

Find Spotify on Xbox One

Find Spotify in the Entertainment menu of your Xbox One, under All apps.

Log in to Spotify on Xbox One

Tip Don’t have a Spotify account? Just open the Spotify app on Xbox One and select SIGN UP to create one!

The easiest way log in to your Spotify account on Xbox One is via Spotify Connect:

  1. Have your phone or tablet at the ready, on the same Wi-Fi connection as your Xbox One.
  2. On your phone/tablet, open and log in to the Spotify app.
  3. Open the Spotify app on Xbox One.
  4. Select LOG IN.
  5. Follow the steps on the screen.

All done! You can now use your phone as a remote to control the music on your Xbox One.

Other ways to log in

Log in with a pairing code

  1. Select LOG IN.
  2. Select OTHER WAYS TO LOG IN.
  3. Select Pairing Code.
  4. Head to Spotify.com/pair and either log in to your Spotify account, or check you’re already logged in to the correct account.
  5. Enter the code from the Xbox screen.
  6. Click PAIR.

You can also scan the QR code from your phone to be taken directly to Spotify.com/pair with the code auto-filled.

Log in with your Spotify username & password

  1. Select LOG IN.
  2. Select OTHER WAYS TO LOG IN.
  3. Select Password.
  4. Enter your username and password, and select LOG IN.

Note It’s not possible to log in this way if you created your account with Facebook.

Log out

  1. From the Spotify app on Xbox, select the profile image in the top-right of the screen.
  2. Select Log out.

Control Spotify on Xbox One

You can navigate the app using the D-pad , or with the Left stick . Press A  to select features.

Scroll through screens using the directional buttons to access other areas of the app.

Search for music

  1. Use the directional buttons to highlight the search icon in the top-right corner, and press A .
  2. Use the D-pad  to navigate the keyboard and type in what you're looking for.
  3. Select Done to search.
  4. Use the directional buttons to highlight a search result and press A  to start playing.

Alternatively, use Spotify Connect to use your phone to control the music remotely.

Listen while you game

  1. Press the Xbox button  on your controller to bring up the Xbox guide.
  2. Scroll and select Spotify to choose and play some music. It continues playing when you return to your game via the Xbox guide.
  3. Find the play bar at the bottom of the Xbox guide to skip songs, play/pause, or adjust the volume.

Alternatively, use Spotify Connect to use your phone to control the music remotely.

Tip If the game allows, you can disable in-game music for the best Spotify experience.

Need more help?

If you’re having trouble connecting to the Spotify service, go to Spotify support at Twitter.

For more help with all things Spotify, check out the Spotify Community.

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