Kodi is the ultimate free media center app developed by the XBMC Foundation. It supports music and video streams. To enjoy music, you need to install the related plugins. As an open-source and cross-platform app, you can get Kodi app for free. And you can get lots of resources from its popular community.
Want to enjoy music on Kodi? In this post, we will take Spotify as an example. And we will show you how to get Spotify on Kodi in two fantastic ways. Let's move on and see how to do.
Method 1. How to Get Spotify on Kodi by DRmare Spotify Music Converter
Kodi (XBMC) provides an easy access to all your media files saved on your computer. It also supports any online streaming media contents from any devices online. The online streaming contents are updating time from time. That is to say, you may end up failing to find the songs you want one day due to the protection. If you don't like to use Spotify songs online, why not save them offline for using? How?
In this part, we would like to show the best way for you to get Spotify for Kodi. This way allows you to add Spotify to Kodi for offline playback without any limit.
To do that, you will have to rely on a streaming music downloader. DRmare Spotify Music Converter is a well-crafted tool tailed for Spotify users. It can save Spotify songs as local songs with 100% lossless quality. When the music are saved offline, you will get rid of the annoying ads as well.
For the fantastic features, check the following list:
DRmare Spotify Song Downloader
How to Convert Spotify for Kodi - Detailed Steps
Here we will show you how to convert Spotify music for Kodi. And then you will see how to get XBMC Spotify work easily.
- Step 1Insert the Spotify playlist
- There are different genres of songs available from Spotify. You can easily navigate the category from it and then drag and drop to add the tracks to DRmare. Or, you can copy the track's link and put it onto the search bar on DRmare. Then click the '+' button to load Spotify songs.
- Step 2Select the Spotify audio format as MP3 for Kodi
- To get access to the audio files for Kodi and other devices, you'd better pick up the universal format like MP3. You can also tweak other settings like channel, sample rate, bit rate if you want.
- Step 3Start converting Spotify for Kodi
- Finally, you can press "Convert" button to start backing up all the songs you selected. DRmare software will convert the songs with 100% lossless quality. And then the songs will be in your computer.
- Step 4Get Spotify Kodi work
- Launch Kodi media player.
- Click on 'Music' option from the left side of Kodi main window.
- Choose 'Enter Files Section' > 'Add Music...'.
- At the pop-up 'Add Music Sources' window, hit on 'Browse'.
- Locate and put Spotify on Kodi. Then you can use Spotify in Kodi with ease.
As you had got the local Spotify music files, here let's see how to add Spotify to Kodi for using.
To find out how to stream Spotify to Kodi easily, you can also visit this video tutorial:
Method 2. How to Install Spotify on Kodi via Spotify Kodi Addon
To get Spotify on Kodi, you can use the Kodi Spotify plugin. Kodi allows users to use the Spotify addon for Kodi. By the way, the two most widely used versions of Kodi application are Kryption and Jarvis. And the instruction to install the Spotify addon is almost the same in both versions. Following is the quick tips on how to install Spotify on Kodi Krypton.
Note: Before starting, please set up the Kodi media center on your computer. And you have the Spotify account and password.
Step 1. Download the Spotify plugin Marcelveldt Repository zip file to your computer.
Step 2. Launch Kodi from your system. Click the menu "Add-ons" > "Install from zip file". Then navigate to find the Spotify addon which you have just downloaded.
Step 3. Wait a moment, it will initial the process to enable the addon, you will see a new popup window.
Step 4. Click the menu "Install from repository" > select "Marcelveldt's BETA repository". Then Select "Music Add-ons" > Pick up "Spotify".
Step 5. Tap "Install" button, it will take a few minutes to finish the installing process.
Step 6. After installing, you can click "Configure" to add the Spotify username and password.
Step 7. Now go back to Kodi Home. Then enter to 'Add-ons' > 'Music Add-ons' option. Here you can select and play Spotify on Kodi as you like.
Things You Need to Know about Kodi
Kodi was originally named Xbox Media Center (XBMC). It was developed for the first-generation Xbox game console. For its open-source and cross-platform nature, many voluntary developers developed countless add-ons on the Kodi community. You may go to the community to find more wonderful plugins you want and find out answers if you have any questions.
Following are the frequently asked questions for your reference.
Q1: How to access Spotify after installing it to Kodi?
A1: You can click “Music" > "Add-Ons" > "Spotify" from your home screen to launch it directly.
Q2: What kinds of add-ons can I install to Kodi?
A2: You can add any add-ons such as video, music, program, picture add-ons and so on.
Q3: How can I fix buffering on Kodi?
A3: It is not possible to avoid buffering permanently due to network issue. To reduce it, you'd better get a faster Internet connection or stream media files from your local device.
Q4: Is Kodi connection secure? Will someone else find out what I'm streaming?
A4: Generally, Kodi is secure, others can't access to your contents.
In this post, we had learned how to get Spotify on Kodi in two ways. You can choose one of them you like to make Kodi Spotify work. And we recommend you to use DRmare Spotify Music Converter to do that. This tool can not only help add Spotify to Kodi, but also can use Spotify on other devices offline.