How to Listen to Spotify Music on Nintendo Switch

Posted by Adam Gorden on Dec. 16, 2019 3:30 PM.

"I always have the Spotify app on the background whilst playing Xbox. I've got a games playlist on Spotify and would just love to listen to my own music whilst playing that game with my headphones on. PS4 has it, Xbox has it and obviously pc has it. But Spotify is not coming to Nintendo Switch."


Spotify is available on both PS3, PS4 and Xbox One, so we can use the background music when you play games. However, Nintendo Switch is a popular gaming console, but lacks in the way of media entertainment. As of yet there has been no news on a release date for Spotify for Nintendo Switch. That means that you cannot stream Spotify music to Switch when you play game on Nintendo Switch.

Here we will introduce a method for you to listen to music on Switch from Spotify and you don't need to feel it a pity that you cannot achieve music streaming Nintendo Switch from Spotify whilst playing the game on your Nintendo Switch. Just go on reading the post and get the answer on how to get Spotify music on Nintendo Switch.

Part 1. Download Spotify playlist to Nintendo Switch
Part 2. Transfer Spotify playlist to Nintendo Switch

Part 1. Steps to Download Spotify Playlist to MP3

As we all know, we are not allowed to listen to Spotify music on other places due to the DRM protection. If we remove DRM protection from Spotify and convert Spotify music to plain audio formats, to play Spotify music on Switch has ever been so easy. Now, we've been scouring the internet in search of the best Spotify music converters for you.

With the help of TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can download and convert Spotify music to Nintendo Switch supported format like MP3 or AAC files and remove DRM protection from Spotify music. Then you can transfer Spotify music to an SD card or microSD card for the playback of Spotify music on Nintendo Switch.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify tracks, albums, playlists, artists, and podcasts with free accounts
  • Up to six popular audio formats like MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, M4B, and WAV for you
  • Remove the digital right managements and advertisements from all Spotify contents
  • Work at 5× faster speed and save Spotify audio with the original quality and ID3 tags
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Just perform the following steps to download Spotify music:

Step 1. Add Spotify music to TunesKit

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Fire up TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify and wait for the opening of the Spotify app. Then navigate to your library on Spotify and choose one playlist or album you want to listen to on Switch. Add them to TunesKit by drop-and-drag or copy-and-paste.

Step 2. Configure the audio parameters

set output format

The next step is to adjust the audio parameters for your Spotify music. You could make your Spotify saved as the MP3 format or others. In addition, you could also configure the value of bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

Step 3. Begin to download Spotify music

downloading spotify music

Now you could prepare to download Spotify music to your computer by clicking on the "Convert" button and wait for the downloading and conversion of Spotify music. Finally, you could go to "Converted > Search" to locate the music folder.

WATCH: How to Download Spotify Music to MP3

Part 2. Steps to Move Spotify Music to SD Cards

After all the Spotify music has been saved in the format of MP3 or AAC files, you can transfer Spotify music to an SD card or microSD card for streaming Spotify music to Switch. Then you can listen to music from Spotify stored on an SD card using Nintendo 3DS Sound whilst playing game on Nintendo Switch. Just complete these steps and begin to start the offline playback of Spotify music on Nintendo Switch.

Part 1. Move Spotify music to SD Card or microSD card

1. Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.
2. Open "This PC / My Computer / Computer" on your computer.
3. Double-click on your SD card in the list of drives.
4. Drag and drop Spotify music files to your SD card.

Part 2. Listen to Spotify music on Switch from an SD card

1. Select the "Nintendo 3DS Sound" icon on the HOME Menu, and tap "Open".
2. Tap the desired music folder on the lower screen.
3. Tap "OPEN", and then use the stylus to scroll through music files or folders.
4. Select a music file and tap "Play" to begin playback.


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