How to Play Spotify on Xbox One

Updated by Adam Gorden on October 09, 2019 3:55 PM.
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Spotify launched its Xbox One app for free and premium users, making it easier to play Spotify music on Xbox game consoles. One of the best features of Spotify for Xbox One is that it will run in the background on Xbox One, allowing gamers to play music during games and control feedback and volume from the Xbox One guide or a separate device. It includes access to gaming playlists as well as your own personal playlists from Spotify music service.

However, one big downside of Xbox One Spotify app is that it doesn't support listening to tunes offline. It's not a big deal, but it would be better if this issue could be resolved. If you are also concerning about the offline listening on Xbox One, you are suggested to follow the guide below to find out the best alternative to stream Spotify music to Xbox One.

Method One Play Spotify on Xbox One from USB
Method Two Play Spotify on Xbox One from App

Best Solution to Stream Spotify to Xbox One

Instead of streaming Spotify music on Xbox One itself, the best method to achieve Spotify on Xbox One we are recommending here is by virtue of a third-party software. TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify is an all-in-one Spotify music downloader and converter specially designed for both free and premium users to completely download and convert any Spotify songs and playlists to common formats for free sharing and offline listening. Once all commercial limitation is cracked from Spotify music, you can freely stream Spotify songs to Xbox One at any time, even without an internet connection.

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Spotify to Xbox One Converter Key Features

  • Download Spotify music for listening anywhere for free
  • Function as a Spotify downloader, editor, and converter
  • Convert Spotify music to common audio formats like MP3
  • Save Spotify music with original audio quality and ID3 tags
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Now you are suggested to download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started to stream Spotify music to Xbox One for offline listening.

Step 1Import Spotify tracks or playlists to TunesKit

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Firstly, open TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify on your computer and then the Spotify app will be loaded automatically. Navigate to Spotify music app and drag any song or playlist to TunesKit conversion window. Or you can copy and paste the playlist link from Spotify to TunesKit search bar and click "+" button.

Step 2Choose output format and set other preferences

set output format

Click the top right menu bar of TunesKit and go to Preferences. In the popup window, you can set the output preferences, including output audio formats, bit rate, sample rate, conversion speed, output directory, etc. To make the downloaded Spotify songs playable on Xbox One, you are suggested to set the output format as MP3 by default.

Step 3Start downloading and converting Spotify music

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When finishing your customization, click on the "Convert" button and begin to download and convert Spotify music to common formats. After the conversion, you can get offline Spotify music without any limitation. Ready for streaming to Xbox One for playback.

Step 4Spotify music to Xbox One for offline listening

Insert a USB drive into your computer, and locate the folder you stored the well converted Spotify playlists. Then simply copy them onto your USB. After that, plug the USB drive into Xbox One in order to enjoy Spotify music on Xbox One at any time.

Spotify Connect Xbox One for Online Listening

As mentioned above, Spotify offer its features to all users on Xbox One. That means it continues playing when you go to your game, when you play Spotify on your Xbox One. If you are a newbie of Xbox One, you can turn on into Spotify playback mode on Xbox One according to the following steps.

How to connect Spotify to Xbox One

1. Download Spotify from the Microsoft Store on your Xbox One and install it on your Xbox One.

2. Log in your Spotify account with Spotify Connect or your Spotify email address and password.

How to listen to Spotify while you game

1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to bring up the Xbox Guide.

2. Select Spotify.

3. Here you can change your music selection, skip songs, play/pause, or adjust the volume.

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