How to Play Spotify on Twitch

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan. 7, 2021 5: 02 PM.
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Can you play Spotify playlists while streaming on Twitch? I have Spotify Premium, can I play Spotify while live streaming on Twitch?

As one of the popular online live streaming platforms, Twitch has attracted many streamers from the Music and Gaming industry. But the question like "can I play Spotify on Twitch" is frequently asked since it'd be a lot better if streamers can play songs from Spotify while they're streaming.

In the following parts, I'm going to show you what Spotify songs you can play and how to play Spotify songs on Twitch.

Part 1. Can I Play Spotify on Twitch?
Part 2. How to Add Spotify to Twitch Stream
Part 3. How to Play Spotify on Twitch without Premium

Can I Play Spotify on Twitch?

The answer is yes, but not all. According to the community guidelines on Twitch, there're three types of music you can use on your stream:

1. Music Owned by You – Original music which was written by you and either recorded or performed live by you, and for which you own or control all rights necessary to share the music on Twitch, including the rights to the recording, performance, and to the underlying music and lyrics. Please remember that if you have a contractual relationship with an organization that controls rights to the content you create, such as a record label or publishing company, you should make sure that you are not in violation of that relationship by sharing that music on Twitch.

2. Music Licensed To You – Copyrighted music owned in whole or part by someone other than you, if you have secured a license to share it on Twitch from the relevant copyright holders.

3. Twitch Sings Performance – A vocal performance of a song as captured in Twitch Sings gameplay, provided it is created in accordance with Twitch's Terms of Service.

In a nutshell, you can only play songs that you own or don't have copyright protection. You can play songs from Spotify, but only those songs that you own or aren't copyrighted. And these are the types of music content you should avoid in your streams: radio-style music listening show, DJ set, karaoke performance, lip synch performance, visual music depiction, cover song performance.

What'll happen if I play copyrighted songs on Spotify in my Twitch stream?

If you violate the Twitch guidelines, your stream may get muted and all the content that contains copyrighted music will be taken down.

How to Add Spotify to Twitch Stream

If you already are a Twitch streamer, you might be familiar with software like OBS, Streamlabs OBS, XSplit and Wire cast. You'll need to set up on these apps before you start streaming on Twitch. Once you start the streaming with the audio set up, you can directly play Spotify songs on your computer and the sound will be captured by the streaming app and played on Twitch. Here's the guide on how you can set up Streamlabs OBS and play Spotify songs on Streamlabs OBS:

spotify to streamlabs

If you want to show what's being played on Spotify in your Twitch stream, you can go to the Twitch dashboard > Extensions and search for Spotify Now Playing. Configure this extension, then you'll be able to show the song that's being played on Spotify in your stream.

How to Play Spotify on Twitch without Premium

Once you found the uncpoyrighted songs on Spotify, how can you play them on Twitch? Of course, you can just click the play button to play each song from Spotify. But if you don't have Premium, there'll be ads constantly pop up in between the songs, and that's definitely what you will expect while you're streaming.

With TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download all the uncopyrighted songs on Spotify to your computer without Premium. Then you can play these songs in your Twitch stream offline without the Spotify app, and you'll never got muted by playing uncopyrighted Spotify songs offline.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Play Uncopyrighted Spotify songs in Twitch stream
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Launch TunesKit and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the TunesKit interface.

2 Set Up 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. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading 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.

4Play Spotify Songs on Twitch

Now you can play the downloaded uncopyrighted Spotify songs on the media player on your computer. When you set your audio up on Twitch, these songs will be heard in the public in your streaming room.

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