[Fixed] How Can I Listen to Spotify on Apple TV without AirPlay

Posted by Adam Gorden on April 09, 2018 14:35:41 PM.

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It's been a long time since Apple TV 4 arrived. But we are still waiting for Spotify, the largest streaming music service in the world to release its tvOS app for Apple TV. Spotify may still be working on this, but it's unclear when the native app will be available. For now, to play Spotify music on Apple TV, the most popular solution is using AirPlay. Along with the release of some special Spotify music tools, it's possible to listen to Spotify on Apple TV itself as well, just like using a built-in Spotify app. How? The following content will give you the answer.

Tools that Help You Stream Spotify Music to Apple TV

In fact, things would become much easier if we can transfer Spotify songs to Apple TV. The problem is that all Spotify music are protected by DRM, meaning we can only listen to Spotify songs on devices with Spotify app. Therefore, we'll need the help of some Spotify DRM removal solutions to break the DRM limit for us.

Among all the Spotify music tools, TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify is the most highly recommended option as it's able to download and convert any Spotify track to common formats with no quality loss. It works perfectly for both Spotify free and premium accounts. By using this smart software, you can easily convert all your Spotify songs to Apple TV supported audio formats, such as MP3, AAC or others.

Now you'll be guided to see how to convert Spotify playlists to MP3 as well as stream the DRM-free music to Apple TV for playback.

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Part 1. Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3

Step 1Add Spotify music URL to TunesKit

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Open TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify on your Windows or Mac and the Spotify app will be loaded automatically. Log into your account to browse the songs or playlists you want to download. Then drag the URL of the tracks from Spotify to TunesKit main window. You can also copy and paste the URL to the search box of TunesKit. Then wait for the songs to load.

Step 2Customize output quality

set output format

Once the songs are imported, go to the top menu of TunesKit and click Preferences. Then you can select the output format and adjust the audio quality as you like. To make the songs playable on Apple TV, you are suggested to set the output format as MP3. And for a stable conversion, you'd better check the 1X conversion speed option.

Step 3Download Spotify music as MP3

convert spotify songs to mp3

Now, click Convert button at the bottom right corner to start downloading the songs from Spotify. Wait until the conversion finishes. Once done, you can locate the well converted music files by clicking the history icon. Then follow the steps below to learn how to stream the DRM-free Spotify songs to Apple TV by using Home Sharing.

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Part 2. Transfer Converted Spotify Songs to Apple TV

Step 1Add Spotify songs to iTunes

Launch iTunes and import the converted Spotify songs to your iTunes library.

Step 2Configure your computer

itunes home sharing

Go to File > Home Sharing and choose Turn on Home Sharing. Enter your Apple ID and password.

Step 3Set up Apple TV

turn on apple tv home sharing

Open Apple TV, go to Settings > Accounts > Home Sharing, and enter your credentials to turn on Home Sharing.

Step 4Start playing the music

Once you’ve configured all your devices using the same Apple ID, you can highlight Computers app on your Apple TV. Then select a library. You’ll see the types of content available. Drill down through your music, and choose what to play.


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