"When I try to open the Spotify Music app on my PlayStation 4, it often freeze or show a black screen. Why it doesn't work? Is there any settings need to be done before using it?"
As it is know to all, Sony PS3/4 have already integrated the Spotify service. You can stream music with the free or premium account. However, due to the memory limitation or network connection speed, if you run multiple apps such as streaming Spotify music online while playing games, some exceptions might happen occasionally. So here I will show you how to play Spotity on the local drive of PS4.
Part 1. Is it Possible to Link Spotify Premium Account on PS4 to Enjoy Music Offline
The PlayStation Music app is a brand-new audio service from Sony. It cooperates with the exclusive partner Spotify and offers a unique console-based experience. You can either sign up a new Spotify account or connect an existing one to start streaming music. Unfortunately there is not an "offline mode" on PlayStation. So you can't download songs to listen offline even if you subscribe to the Spotify premium membership.
As we have mentioned above, streaming is just not so stable sometimes when lots of apps are running in the background. In addition, the PlayStation app is not available on other previous game console models. In this case, to find a better way to enjoy audio, we'd better use a well crafted tool to save the Spotify music tracks offline for the PlayStation.
You can use a downloader, recorder or converter etc.The first one may not work for you as the original format OGG Vorbis is encrypted and the second one may reduce the audio quality more or less. If you cares the converting quality and speed very much, I'd highly recommend the DRmare Spotify to PS4 Converter for Windows/Mac. It can smartly capture the OGG Vorbis tracks and transcode them to MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, M4B, WAV losslessly and promptly.
Part 2. How to Convert Spotify Music to Play on PlayStation for Free
The Spotify converter only works on computers, you can either use it on a Windows PC or Mac computer to rip the online songs before you can transfer them to your PlayStation. It takes only 4 steps.
Step 1Run DRmare Music Converter
Launch DRmare software from the application folder, you will see the main screen of it. Together, the Spotify app will be opened as well.
Step 2Import the songs/playlist you want
Head to the Spotify app to find your favourite songs or playlist, then you can drag & drop them to import to the DRmare software screen. Or you can copy and paste the link to the search box of DRmare.
Step 3Define an output audio format
The only audio files supported by PS4 is MP3 or AAC, you can go to the "Preferences" window of the software to pick up the format as AAC or MP3. By the way, you can also customize other related parameters like bit rate, sample rate, channel, etc. on the same window
Step 4Record songs with 1 click
Just click "Convert" once, DRmare Spotify Converter will record and convert all the songs to the audio format AAC or MP3 you selected. You don't need to worry about the converting time because the speed can reach up to 5X. In addition, all the data such as title, author, album cover, etc. will completely kept.
Part 3. Listen to Audio Files on PS4 from USB
Now you should have already got the downloaded AAC or MP3 tracks. You can start to stream these Spotify songs on your PlayStation 4. The process is not complicated. But there are something worth to take a look at if you new to the PlayStation. Please follow the steps:
1. Copy the songs to a USB flash drive. Instead of putting all the files on the root folder, you'd better create a folder with the name "Music" first, which you can transfer the files to.
2. Plug in the flash drive to the USB port of your Sony PlayStation. You can do that anytime when the system is on or off.
3. Find and open the PlayStation Media Player. If you haven't use it before, it will prompt you to download the app from the PlayStation after you click the icon.
4. After that, you can use the media player to browse the Spotify music files from the USB and start streaming them as the background music. You can listen to music while playing games without depending on an extra device.
Besides this way, there are other ways to stream audio files to PS4 via the Plex or DLNA media server. What do you think about this? Just share your thoughts by commenting below.