How to Make Spotify Default Music Player (Android)

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar. 25, 2020 3:05 PM.
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Is there any way to make Spotify the default player on an Android system? This is of most concern when I'm using the system in conjunction with a Bluetooth interface in my car.

Some Spotify users reported that they can’t set Spotify as the default music player when they try to play songs on their cars via Bluetooth. And this issue happens to many Android phone users. Either they don’t know how to reset the default music player on their phone, or they can’t find a way to set Spotify as the default player.

In the following parts of this post, you’ll learn 3 ways to set Spotify as default music player on Android phones. And as a bonus tip, I’ll introduce a better way to play Spotify songs along with the local songs on your Android phone together without any limitation.

Part 1. How to Make Spotify Default Music Player on Android
Part 2. Best Alternative Way to Play Spotify Songs on Android Phones

How to Make Spotify Default Music Player on Android

In this part, I’ll list three possible ways to help you set Spotify as the default player on your Android phone. Before you reset the settings, make sure that you have the latest Spotify app installed on your Android phone.

1. Google Assistant

Step 1: Open Google on your phone, if you haven’t got one yet. Go to Play Store, and search for Google and download the app on your phone.

Step 2: Log in with your Google account, then tap More on the bottom menu.

Step 3: Tap Settings > Google Assistant > Music.

google assistant music

Step 4: Tap on Spotify, a prompt will show up asking you to link your Spotify account with your Google account. Tap LINK ACCOUNT.

link google spotify

Step 5: Under Your Music Services, select Spotify as your default music player.

2. Alexa

Step 1: Open Alexa on your phone. This app icon is light-blue with a white outline of a speech bubble that you'll find on one of your Home screens, in the app drawer, or by searching.

Step 2: Tap the three-lined menu at the top left corner.

Step 3: Tap Settings > Music & Media > Default Services.

Step 4: Select Spotify. When you use voice commands for Alexa, your phone will play songs from Spotify by default.

3. Phone Settings

On most of the recent Android phones, users can set the default music player on their phone settings. But since there’re many brands and models of phones, you will need to find the place to reset your default music player yourself on your phone settings.

Some of the phones have a search settings option, you can search the keywords like “default app”, “default music service” or “default music player” to reset your default music player. Here’s an example of changing the default music service in Xiaomi phones:

Step 1: Open Settings on your phone.

phone settings search

Step 2: Type in “music service settings” on the search bar.

Step 3: Change the default music player to Spotify.

Best Alternative Way to Play Spotify Songs on Android Phones

Once you set Spotify as your default music player, there’s one thing worth noticing. If you want to play songs that are locally from your phone, you won’t be able to play them on Spotify. You’ll have to go to the Spotify desktop app, upload your songs to a Spotify playlist, then sync it on your phone. It’d be extremely inconvenient especially when you don’t have a laptop around. So is there a way to play Spotify songs as well as the local songs on your phone together?

Yes, with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can directly download whatever content from Spotify and then play with any media player. All the songs can be accessed without the Spotify app, so that you can blend them with the local songs on your phone and play them together.

tuneskit spotify music converter

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 Spotify songs offline along with local songs on your phone
  • 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 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.

3Play Spotify on Your Android Phone with Local Songs

Now you can play the downloaded Spotify songs on your Android phone without the app, and thus you can place them in the same playlist with you local songs and play together seamlessly.

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