How to Play Spotify on GTA 5 PC

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 20, 2021 3:36 PM.
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Grand Theft Auto V(GTA 5) is an action-adventure game published by Rockstar Games in 2013. The game was firstly released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and was available on Microsoft Windows PC in 2015. The game is famous for its heist plots and driving gameplays. Players can get into whatever car they want and use the audio system in the car to play songs. But originally there're no songs in the game and users have to put their music files in a specific folder to import songs into the game.

A user from Reddit proposed an interesting idea on how you can play Spotify on GTA 5:

In GTA, most of us have cars that should be equipped with the latest technology. For example, you would think that a T20, a Zentorno, or a X80 should have Bluetooth in the Radio.

Now this is where my idea comes in:

For this idea to work, you will need to be a Spotify Premium as you need Spotify Connect and would need to implement the API (they don't actually need hardware). Whenever you get into a compatible car (think like T20) Spotify Connect kicks in. That way you can control the music from your device or computer.

Unfortunately, Spotify hasn't implemented such a feature on GTA 5 yet. But, today I'm going to show you how to play Spotify on GTA 5 without subscribing to Spotify's premium plan.

Part 1. Best Method to Play Spotify on GTA5
Part 2. How to Put Spotify Music on GTA5
Part 3. Video Demo: How to Play Spotify on GTA5
Part 4. Bottom Line

Part 1. Download Music for Spotify on GTA5 PC

There's no integration between Spotify and GTA5. So, if you want to play Spotify songs on GTA, you'll have to download them in the first place. But due to the DRM protection, any songs downloaded from Spotify cannot be played elsewhere or applied to public using without the authorization from Spotify.

Meanwhile, to play music in GTA5, you'll need audio files in MP3, AAC, WMA, or WAV formats. Other formats such as FLAC, OGG, or copy-protected AAC don't work in GTA5. But thanks to TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you'll be able to download Spotify songs to GTA5 supported formats and then you can directly put them in GTA5 for playing.

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1 Select Spotify songs to play in GTA5

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit software and the Spotify app will be launched simultaneously. Then go to Spotify and select songs you want to listen to in GTA5 while playing games. You could drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the TunesKit interface. Or you can copy and paste the link of each track into the search box.

2 Set up the output parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. Since GTA5 supports MP3, AAC, and WAV, just set one as the output format. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the conversion and download

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start downloading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder. Then you can prepare to put Spotify songs in GTA5 for playing.

Part 2. How to Import and Stream Spotify Music to GTA5

In this section, I'll show you how to put Spotify music on GTA 5 and play them in the game. To use custom music in GTA5, you need to move your compatible Spotify music files into a folder first and then launch GTA5. Just follow the below steps to start your music customization.

Import Spotify Songs into GTA 5 Folder

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1. Go to the File Explorer in your PC > Documents > Rockstar Games > GTA V > User Music

2. Drag and drop Spotify music files downloaded by TunesKit software into the folder then launch GTA5.

3. Pause the game and navigate to Settings > Audio then select Perform Full Scan for Music.

Play Spotify Songs on GTA 5

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1. Restart the game, and then go to Settings > Audio.

2. Switch the Radio Station to Self-Radio Mode and then start enjoying Spotify songs.

Now the songs from your playlist will be played automaically when you get in a car, you can change the playing sequence in Self Radio Mode.

Part 3. Video Demo: How to Play Spotify on GTA5 PC

Here we'll show how to download music tracks from Spotify step by step then play them on GTA5 in the video. Let's check out.

Bottom Line

One of the coolest things about GTA 5 is being able to play your own music in the game. Now with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can play any song from Spotify's library and keep rocking on in the game. And actually, in this way, you can get pretty much everything from Spotify on GTA5. You can listen to a redio podcast from Spotify and chill on the coastal high way, download a playlist for specific mood and play on GTA for an ultimate gaming experience and anything you can think of.

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