Solutions to fix Spotify on PS4 not working

PS4 is an all-in-one entertainment device. In addition to games, you can play and stream TV shows, movies and music. What's more, you can play music or podcasts while you play games, enabling you to soundtrack your gaming sessions with your favorite songs in the background.

Download the Spotify app and link accounts

  1. Go to PlayStation Store and search for Spotify to locate and download the app.
  2. Select Sign up or Log in and enter your details.
  3. Select Link Accounts .

Listen to Spotify on PS4

(Not available on PlayStation Now or Remote Play)

  1. Press and hold the PS button on your controller to bring up the quick menu.
  2. Select Music > Spotify .
  3. Here you can skip songs, play/pause, or adjust the volume.

Now you can use Spotify in the Quick Menu and switch through songs, adjust volume, and scroll through playlists. If you're using headphones, you can adjust your PS4 headphone volume from the Quick Menu as well, and control all your audio in one place.

If you find it annoying to head to your PS4's Quick Menu every time you want to change songs, or you find the PS4 Spotify interface limiting, then you can control Spotify via your phone or computer. Just use Spotify as you normally would, and make sure you've got your PS4 selected as the listening device.

How to fix Spotify not working on PS4

However, if Spotify is not working on your PS4, here are some solutions.

Spotify PS4 error when connecting to PlayStation Network.

If you receive this error, follow below steps.

  1. Sign out of PSN and log in again on a computer or device.
  2. Unlink your Spotify account from your PSN account.
  3. Log back into PSN on your PS4 and fire up the Spotify app.
  4. Enter your login details for a new account.

Spotify PS4 “Already Linked” Error Accounts

This error is quite common and requires you to look different from your PSN and Spotify accounts and then link them to fix them.

Spotify PS4 app won’t open

If the Spotify PS4 app won’t open, delete it from your console and then reinstall it. If that fails, you will need to contact PlayStation Support.

Spotify PS4 Cannot Connect Error

If you are unable to sign in to your Spotify PS4 account, it could be because you are already signed in with other accounts. Sign out of Spotify and all user accounts on your PS4, then activate Spotify on a specific account on your console.

Other universal options:

Option 1 Reconnect Spotify and PS4

  1. Open your Spotify account page .
  2. Remove PS4 access permission.
  3. And then you try to reconnect them again .

Option 2 Restore license

  1. Go to Settings - Account Management - Restore Licenses.
  2. Select Restore and wait until the operation has been completed.
  3. Go back and click on Spotify.

Spotify glitch where the music just randomly stops and won’t play

Literally just spam L1 or R1 to skip song in the quick menu and the song after a few seconds will skip to the next and continue playing without opening Spotify suspending whatever app you were on prior.

Spotify said it wasn't installed

If Spotify said it wasn't installed but when you went to the store to reinstall it, it gave an error code saying it was already installed on your device:

1. If you have Spotify installed on an external HDD, turn off your PS4, unplug it, reboot and install spotify on your system. When you plug your external HDD back in, your PS4 will say that Spotify is installed on 2 different places and that you have to delete one. Delete it off of your external HDD and keep the one on your system's built in HDD. Spotify will boot and play music again without issue.

2. If you do not have a external HDD, turn off your PS4, hold the power button until the second beep(this boots your PS4 into safe mode), it should say that you have to plug in your controller and hit the ps button. After the controller setup there should be a menu with multiple options on it, select rebuild database and wait for it to finish. After reboot and rebuild Spotify should be fixed, if not, then refer to option three below.

3. This is a last ditch effort and will wipe all your data off your PS4. If option 2 did not work, boot into safe mode again(as stated in step 2) and on the menu select initialize PS4, this will delete EVERYTHING on your PS4 so make sure you back up everything you want to keep on a separate device such as a USB drive etc.. After your PS4 is done initializing, just reinstall all your software and your issue with spotify will be fixed.

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However, it will be annoying to hear ads while playing games if you only have Spotify free. Is there any way to block ads except subscribing to Spotify premium? Of course. PS5 and PS4 also allows you to play music from a USB drive. With the right tool, you can download Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcasts to MP3 and then transfer them to USB drive to play on PS5/PS4 without ads.

Pazu Spotify Converter supports downloading any Spotify songs, albums, playlists and podcasts offline at a faster speed. It converts Spotify to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, OGG, AIFF in batch. Pazu Spotify Converter uses the most advanced downloading technology to convert Spotify songs. So, it will keep the lossless audio quality of Spotify songs for you. The ID3 tags, metadata such as the year, album cover, etc. will be kept also. Follow the below steps to use Pazu Spotify Converter to download and convert Spotify to MP3.

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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

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Step 2 Add Spotify songs to Pazu Spotify Converter

Pazu Spoitfy Converter features built-in Spotify web player for you to browse or search Spotify songs, albums and playlists you want to download directly on the interface. You don’t need to install Spotify app. Click the album or playlist you want to download and then click the red icon to load all songs.

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Step 3 Change the Output Settings

The default output format is M4A. Pazu Spotify Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF. Click the gear icon on the top right corner to change output format or output quality. You can also change output folder and following:

  • Output File Name: Rename your downloaded songs with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number and Playlist Index.
  • Output Organized: Archive output songs by Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.
  • After Covnerting: None, Open the output folder or Put the computer to sleep.
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Step 4 Convert Spotify Songs

Click the Convert button to start downloading Spotify songs in MP3 format.

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Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the converted Spotify songs.

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Step 5 Play Spotify music from a USB drive on PS5 consoles and PS4 consoles

Transfer the downloaded Spotify songs to your USB drive. Make sure the USB drive is formatted with either the exFAT or FAT32 file system.

Play music from a USB drive on PS5 consoles

  1. Using a computer, create a “Music” folder in the root directory of the USB drive, and then place your audio files in the "Music" folder.
  2. Connect the USB drive to your PS5 console.
  3. Select Music in the control center. USB Drive appears in your playlist.
  4. Select USB Drive .
  5. Select a file to play it.

Play music from a USB drive on PS4 consoles

  1. Using a computer, create a “Music” folder in the root directory of the USB drive, and then place your audio files in the “Music” folder.
  2. Connect the USB drive to your PS4 console.
  3. Select Library in the content area.
  4. Select USB Music Player in the content area.
  5. Select the music you want to play.
    To play all of the music in the folder, highlight the folder, press the OPTIONS button, and then select Play .

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