How to Move Spotify Music to Plex Media Server

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 15, 2020 3:30 PM.
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If you have a collection of movies and TV shows you want to watch or share on your devices, Plex is a must-have tool. Like the similar app Kodi, Plex can organize all your collected movies, TV shows, music, and photos and present to you on any device, with an interface that’s both attractive and easy to browse or search.

As a vast set of free client apps, Plex lets you access the media server’s contents from devices like smart TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, gaming consoles, phones, tablets, and way more. However, most of streaming music services like Apple Music, Spotify and more don’t offer their services to Plex now.

As a leading role in the streaming industry, Spotify attracts lots of music lovers. What a pity that Spotify cannot be compatible with Plex. No matter what, there is still a method for you to get Spotify on Plex. Here we’ll talk about how to import Spotify music to Plex and just go on reading the post if you want to know.

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Part 1. How to Download Spotify Music to Plex Media Server
Part 2. How to Manage Spotify Music with Plex Media Server
Extra Tip on How to Add Spotify to Plex Media Server

Part 1. How to Download Spotify Songs to Plex Media Server

Although Plex can read just about every media file format you can think of, all Spotify contents cannot be available on Plex. The reason is that all music downloaded from Spotify with the subscription are cache files which are only accessible within the Spotify app. Thus, those music tracks from Spotify cannot be copied onto other places directly.

Therefore, the best method to achieve Spotify to Plex is to save Spotify music to common audio formats. Here we do recommend TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. With its help, you can download and convert Spotify music to several audio formats with lossless audio quality. Then you don’t need to worry about whether you can add Spotify music to Plex.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify playlists, songs, albums with free account easily
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, WAV, FLAC and other audio formats
  • Keep Spotify music tracks with the lossless audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Tackle the downloading and conversion of Spotify at 5× faster speed
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1Add Spotify playlist to TunesKit

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Fire up TunesKit software on your computer and then your Spotify program will be automatically opened. Head to your library on Spotify, and then select the desired Spotify music you wish to convert and download. You can drag and drop Spotify music tracks to the interface of TunesKit for downloading.

2Set the output audio parameters

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Once you've selected your file, you'll need to configure the output audio parameters. Click on Menu > Preference > Convert, and select the MP3 option or other from the list of audio formats. In addition, you could also improve the audio quality by adjusting the bit rate and sample rate and changing the audio codec.

3Begin to download Spotify playlist

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Once you're satisfied with your settings, click the Convert button and your Spotify music file will be saved in your required downloads folder. If you want to browse all the converted Spotify music tracks, you can click on the Converted icon to open the converted list where you can find all the converted Spotify music.

Part 2. How to Import Spotify Playlist to Plex Media Server

All your required Spotify songs have been saved as Plex supported audio formats. And Plex has allowed you to create a music library to allow access to all your music content for years. Now, you just import your downloaded Spotify songs to Plex for playing on any device or sharing with others.

To create a library for Spotify playlist, launch the Plex Web App then:

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1. Click the Settings to open the settings menu.
2. Ensure that the correct Plex Media Server is selected within the settings menu.
3. Select Libraries under the Manager section of the settings menu.
4. Click the Add Library button and choose the library type from the selection represented.
5. Name the library and choose the language to use for information gathered from the internet.
6. Click the Next button and add the folders with the media files.
7. Click the Browse for Media Folder button and choose your Spotify folder to add.
8. Click the Add button to upload Spotify music into Plex. Once you’ve added all the download Spotify music files for this library, click the Add Library button.

Except for the above method, you also could import your Spotify music playlists from iTunes to Plex. After you sync Spotify playlist to Plex, you can listen to Spotify music from Plex on any devices at home or somewhere else.

Part 3. More Workaround to Get Spotify on Plex Media Server

As an addition, we also share another method to help you enjoy Spotify on Plex, but it is only suitable for those premium users. By making use of Plex plugins, you can also access to a vast of media resources on your devices. There is an unofficial plugin can be added into the Plex channel for usage.

If you are subscribing to premium plans on Spotify, it is supported for you to add the unofficial plugin to connect Spotify to Plex for syncing Spotify contents. The plugin looks the same as the official app, enabling you to access your Spotify libraries on Plex once you log into Spotify on Plex. Perform the below steps to add Spotify plugin on Plex:

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Step 1. Download and install Spotify Plugin for Plex from the web page of Plex Channels Forum or Plex GitHub.
Step 2. Unzip the compressed file downloaded, then you will find a plug file with the extension .bundle.
Step 3. Place the .bundle file into the Plug folder of your Plex Media Server.
Step 4. Launch your Plex Media Server on your computer and you will see the new Spotify Channel.
Step 5. Log into Spotify with your premium account to link Spotify to Plex, then you can listen to Spotify music on Plex.

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