How to Play Spotify Music on Apple TV

Summary
Do you want to get Spotify music on Apple TV? This tutorial introduces 4 ways to play Spotify music on all series of Apple TV, including Apple TV 1st/2nd/3rd 4th/5th/6th Gen, helping you enjoy Spotify music on any Apple TV model with ease.

“How do I play Spotify through my Apple TV 3rd? Is there any way to save Spotify music to a USB drive to play them on the TV?”

Is’t easy to play Apple Music on Apple TV. But can you play Spotify music on Apple TV? Yes! If you have an Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, you can directly download the Spotify app on your TV. What about other older Apple TV models? Don’t worry, no matter which Apple TV model you use, you can refer to this tutorial to stream Spotify music on Apple TV. In this tutorial, we will show you 3 ways to play Spotify songs on all Apple TV series, and also give you extra tips to play Spotify music on any Apple device and non-Apple device.

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Method 1. Play Spotify Music on Apple TV 4th/5th/6th Gen through Spotify App

For users of Apple TV HD (4th generation), Apple TV 4K (5th/6th generation), you have a direct way to stream Spotify music to Apple TV. You can go to the built-in App Store to get Spotify on your Apple TV. Please refer to the following steps:

Step 1. Go to the App Store to from Apple Tv’s homepage. Search Spotify and install it.

Step 2. After installation, launch the app. Click “Log in”, a screen will give you a code that you can use to pair your Spotify account.

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Step 3. Open a browser on your phone or computer, head to spotify.com/pair and log into your Spotify account.

Step 4. After that, enter the pairing code from your Apple TV to connect the device to your Spotify account.

pair spotify account from apple tv to device

Step 5. After the connection is successful, it will display “Your device has been successfully paired.” Then, you can perform all operations on Spotify for Apple TV just like using the Spotify app on your phone or tablet. Use the remote control to search for your favorite Spotify songs or albums, and you can listen to Spotify music on Apple TV as you like!

Method 2. Play Spotify on Apple TV 1st/2nd/3rd Gen via AirPlay

Spotify is not available on older Apple TV models, such as Apple TV1st/2nd/3rd Gen, only the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD can download the Spotify app. How do you play your favourite Spotify music on Apple TV1st/2nd/3rd? Luckily, you can still use AirPlay to play Spotify on Apple TV through your Apple device. Here are the simple steps.

Way 1. AirPlay Spotify music to Apple TV 1/2/3 on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
Step 1. Make sure you have installed Spotify on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Connect your iOS device and the older Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Open Spotify on your iOS device and start playing any Spotify song on the iOS device.

Step 3. Swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone, iPad screen, and tap the AirPlay icon. Then select your Apple TV.

play spotify music on apple tv via airplay

Way 2. AirPlay Spotify music to Apple TV 1/2/3 on Mac
Step 1. Make sure your Mac computer and Apple TV are under the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Play Spotify song from the web player or Spotify desktop app.

Step 3. Open the “System Preferences” app on Mac, and click “Sound” > “Output”. Then choose AirPlay for the output. Now you can listen to Spotify music on your Apple TV.

Tips: If your other devices like Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Android devices, or even Linux computers also support AirPlay, you can try this method.

Method 3. Play Spotify on Apple TV 1st/2nd/3rd Gen via Spotify Connect

Well, you can also play Spotify music on the Apple TV through Spotfy Connect function.

Step 1. First of all, download and install the Spotify app on your iPhone or iPad, and login to your Spotify account.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. Play any song on the Spotify app. Next, tap “Device Available” icon at the bottom, and select “More devices”, then select your “Apple TV”.

play spotify on Apple TV via spotify connect

Method 4. Convert Spotify to M4A and Play on All Apple TV (Recommend)

Through the above three methods, you can listen to your favorite Spotify music on Apple TV. But for Spotify Free users, you can’t skip annoying ads and can only stream Spotify on Apple TV online. Although Spotify Premium subscribers can listen to Spotify on Apple TV offline, once the subscription is canceled, this feature will be unavailable. Thankfully, there is another way to play Spotify offline on any Apple TV without the Spotify app and premium. Spotify’s DRM protection restricts your use Spotify songs freely, and you are not allowed to save DRM-locked Spotify songs to Apple TV and other devices. Don’t worry, As long as you can transfer Spotify songs to Apple TV, things will become much easier. Here TunesBank Spotify Music Converter comes in handy.

TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is an all-in-one tool, which not only can help you remove DRM from Spotify, but also convert Spotify music to M4A, MP3, WAV and FLAC format at 5X faster speed. Apart from this, it will preserve the original quality, ID3 tags and metadata of Spotify songs. In this way, you can transfer the converted Spotify songs to USB drive to play in the Apple TV, or import them to iTunes and use Home Sharing to access the songs in the iTunes library on Apple TV. Also, you can transfer the converted Spotify songs to any device and player for offline playback, such as iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch, iPhone, iPad, MP3 player, Android, Amazon tablet, Samsung, Sony Walkman, PS4, Zune, PSP, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, etc.

Tutorial: Convert Spotify to M4A and Play on Apple TV

Tutorial 1. 1 How to Convert Spotify to M4A with TunesBank

Step 1. Run TunesBank Spotify Music Converter
Install and run TunesBank Spotify Music Converter on the Mac or PC. Then launch TunesBank program, and you will see both Spotify and TunesBank show up on the screen.

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Step 2. Add Spotify Songs to TunesBank
Drag & drop any song, album or Playlist from Spotify to TunesBank’s interface.

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Or copy and paste the Spotify song/playlist URL to the Search Bar of TunesBank, and click “Add File”.

copy and paste spotify playlist link to program

Step 3. Adjust Output Settings
Once added the music successfully, you can adjust the output settings as you like. To transfer Spotify music to Apple TV, please select M4A or MP3 format in the “Convert all files to:” option.

select output format

Then choose “Preferences” in the menu bar, in the pop-up window, you can adjust the Bitrate, Sample Rate, Channels, etc.

adjust output settings

Step 4. Start Conversion
Click “Convert All” button to start converting Spotify music to M4A or MP3 format without losing original audio quality.

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After conversion, you can click “Finished” > “View Output File” to find the converted Spotify M4A files.

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Tutorial 1. 2 Multiple Ways to Play Converted Spotify Music on Any Apple TV

#1 Play Spotify Music on Any Apple TV via USB Drive
Transfer the converted Spotify M4A files to a USB drive, then plug the USB drive to the Apple TV for playback.

#2 Sync Apple Music Songs to Apple TV 4th with Home Sharing
Launch iTunes on PC or Mac, import the converted Spotify M4A files to iTunes library. Next, click “File”, and turn on the “Home Sharing”.

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Open Apple TV, go to “Settings” > “Accounts”, turn on the “Home Sharing”. After that, you can start playing music from iTunes on Apple TV.

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#3 Use Airplay to Play Spotify Music on Apple TV
Also, you can sync the converted Spotify songs to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch via iTunes, then use Airplay to play Spotify music on Apple TV through iOS device.

#4 Play Spotify Music on Apple TV via Chromecast
If your Apple TV supports HDMI port, you can use a HDMI cable to connect your computer with the Apple TV. Then you can play the Spotify music on the computer and cast to the Apple TV.

Conclusion

Here you have got the detailed methods to play Spotify music on different models of Apple TV, including Spotify app, AirPlay, Spotify Connect, USB drive, Home Sharing, Chromecast, etc. In my opinion, the best way is to use TunesBank Spotify Music Converter to convert Spotify music to M4A format, and then transfer it to Apple TV. So you can play Spotify music offline on any Apple TV. Besides, you can also transfer the converted Spotify songs to any device and tablets for offline playback. In a word, TunesBank Spotify Music Converter is worth trying!

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