Spotify is one of the must-have apps on any smart device. It is available in 77 countries and languages. But still, the app is not available on Apple TV. You can install the Spotify app on your iPhone, Mac but you can’t install it on your Apple TV as the Apple TV runs on an independent OS called tvOS. You can play the Spotify music on your Apple TV with the help of other Apple smart devices like iPhone and Mac using AirPlay.
What is AirPlay
AirPlay is a tool developed by Apple that can be used to share audio, video, photos, and more between Apple devices and to your Apple TV and speakers in a wireless manner. To share with your AirPlay, you need to connect your Apple device to the same WiFi network as your Apple TV. Add your Apple TV to the Home app on the Apple Device and start sharing.
Even though you can’t install the Spotify app on your Apple TV, you can listen to Spotify Music on your Apple TV. There are three ways to do this.
- Using an iPhone or iPad,
- Using the Mac,
- Using Sidify Music Converter.
- Install the Spotify app on your Apple device.
- Connect your Apple device to the same WiFi as your Apple TV.
- Enable AirPlay on your Apple TV (Settings –> AirPlay –> Turn On)
- Add your Apple TV to the Home app on your Apple device.
Method 1: Play Spotify Music on Apple TV using iPhone or iPad
Step 1: Open the Spotify app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Tap on any song to listen to.
Step 3: Click on the Devices Available icon on the bottom left side.
Step 4: Click on More devices option.
Step 5: Your Apple TV will be displayed. Click on it. Now the song will be played on your Apple TV.
Method 2: Play Spotify Music on Apple TV using Mac
Step 1: Open the Spotify app or Spotify website on your Mac
Step 2: Click the AirPlay icon on the top right side of the screen (next to the WiFi icon).
Step 3: Choose your Apple TV. The entire Mac screen will be mirrored to your Apple TV.
Step 4: Play any song. It will be played on your Apple TV.
Method 3: Play Spotify Music using Sidify Music Converter
Sidify Music Converter is specially designed to convert Spotify music to MP3 format without losing the audio quality. It is a paid software costing $39.95 and has a trial period too. By using your Sidify Music Converter, you can listen to Spotify Music on your Apple TV. Download the Sidify Music Converter on your Mac or Windows PC.
Step 1: Open the Sidify Music Converter on your computer. The Spotify app will automatically open on the background.
Step 2: Click the + icon to add Spotify music into the Converter.
Step 3: Drag and drop the song to the Sidify Music Converter from the Spotify.
Step 4: After you add the songs, click the Settings icon to see the output parameters.
Step 5: Click the Convert icon to start the conversion process.
Step 6: On your computer, turn on Home Sharing (File –> Home Sharing –> Turn on Home Sharing –> Enter your Apple ID and Password).
Step 7: Turn on Home Sharing on your Apple TV too (Settings –> Account –> Home Sharing –> Turn on Home Sharing). Make sure that your Apple TV is signed in with the same Apple ID as your Mac.
Step 8: Now, open the Computers app on your Apple TV. Files from your shared computer will be displayed here. Choose the Spotify converter songs and play them.
Among all the three methods, the third method is not recommended as it involves third-party apps. In the first two methods, you just need to enable the AirPlay option. Whereas in the third method, you are using your Apple ID. This may cause some problems for your security. Moreover, who in the world will spend money to listen to music when it is available for free.
These are the ways that you can play Spotify Music on your Apple TV. Spotify app is not available for the tvOS since the launch of Apple TV. Still, Spotify didn’t make any initial steps to bring the app to the Apple TV. Until then, you need to use any of the above-mentioned ways to play Spotify Music on your Apple TV. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.