Volumio Spotify Connect: How to Get it?

Posted by Adam Gorden on Nov. 16, 2020 3:19 PM.
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I've been using Volumio for months now, I love it. I just found there is an update available. But after I did the update, Spotify connect doesn't work anymore! I tried to fix it with no success. Does anyone have a clue about how to fix it?

If you've already gotten bored with the Spotify app and its UI, is there a better alternative? Yes, with Volumio, you can play Spotify songs in high quality and with a brand new controllable interface.

So in the next several sections, I'm going to show you how to play Spotify on Volumio and how to fix it when Volumio Spotify connect fails.

Part 1. How to Play Spotify on Volumio
Part 2. Play Spotify on Volumio with Free Account

How to Play Spotify on Volumio

Volumio is a Hi-Fi music player designed for high quality music playback. It's a free and open source app, so you can use it for free and customize your own UI. To be able to play Spotify on Volumio, you'll have to add Spotify plugin for Volumio. And here's how to get it:

Step 1: SSH into your Volumio system and type the following:

Wget https://github.com/majko96/volumio-plugins/raw/master/plugins/music_service/spotify/spotify.zip

mkdir ./spotify

miniunzip spotify.zip -d ./spotify

cd ./spotify

volumio plugin install

cd ..

rm -Rf spotify*

Step 2: Now go to Plugins -> Installed Plugins on Volumio.

Step 3: Activate the plugin, and then type in your Spotify Premium account credentials.

Step 4: On the third line, click the "i" icon to the right of the text field and you will see a line with the URL 54.86.144.136:8888 145. Go to that URL in a separate browser window, authenticate with your Spotify Premium account credentials, and cut and paste the Refresh Token into the field on the Volumio Spotify credentials screen.

Step 5: Click Save, then you should be able to run Spotify on Volumio. You can control the player with Spotify Connect on any device.

What to do when Spotify Connect doesn't work on Volumio?

If you can't play Spotify on Volumio with the plugin, the most recommended way is to uninstall and reinstall the plugin to clear the bugs you've confronted.

If you still can't fix the Spotify Volumio connection problem, I'm going to show you a better way to play Spotify on Volumio without any bugs with free Spotify account.

Play Spotify on Volumio with Free Account

Since the Spotify plugins on Volumio are made by two developers, they can't fix all the problems that come from users. But it'll be pretty annoying if the connection can't be fixed immediately and keep the music playing. So is there a workaround to play Spotify on Volumio?

Yes, with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download songs from Spotify to your computer with free Spotify account. After the download, you can put the downloaded files on Volumio and play them without Volumio Spotify connect.

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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 Spotify on Volumio with free account
  • 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.

4Add Downloaded Spotify Songs to Volumio

After download Spotify songs to your computer, now you can directly play these songs on Volumio player if you already have it installed on your computer. Or you can also transfer the downloaded files on other device that has the Volumio player.

Bonus tips to get the best sounding on Volumio:

Volumio can detect if your DAC has a Hardware Mixer, and enable it automatically. If your DAC does not support it, Volumio will allow you to enable the software mixer. To change this behaviour:

1. Go to Playback Options -> Volume Settings

2. Select the Mixer Type:

None = No volume control

Software = Volume control but loss of Audio Quality

Hardware = Best of both worlds, provides ability to change volume without loss of quality.

3. By choosing the hardward, you can change the playback volume without losing any of the quality and thus get the best sounding for your playing environment.

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