Top 2 Ways to Connect Spotify Music to Plex Media Server

In the modern digital media era, we can enjoy streaming media files from different sources and apps. This can be annoying to keep logging in the apps everytime you use them especially if you device is slow in performance.

Plex is one of the best tools to solve this problem. It combines a lot of online streaming apps for videos, audiobooks, pictures as well as gets access to the local files from your computer where the Plex Media Server is installed. Plex works as a media hub center, playing any media on all your devices like smart TVs, Xbox, PS4, computer, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast have never been easier.

The only small shortcoming is that not every streaming apps are in Plex such as iTune Movies, Apple Music, Spotify. Previous we have talked about how to stream iTunes movies on Plex. Today we will focus on the topic how to connect Spoitfy to Plex.

Part 1. How to Connect Spotify to Plex with the Spotify Plugin

Many users have complained online from Reddit that they can't add Spotify to Plex. The reason is that Spotify is not interested in adding Spotify music to the ecosystem of Plex and doesn't offer such an API.

The streaming music apps that are currently supported by Plex are Tidal and SoundCloud.

But don't worry. Though there is not an official Spotify integration, you can add an unofficial Plex plugin for Spotify or other apps like BBC iPlayer, Ted Talks and so on. Here I will take Spotify for example to show you how does it work.

spotify plugin for plex

Verdict

With the Spotify Plugin, you will be able to listen to Spotify music on Plex just like the official app. Since the app is not available officially, you have to find it manually from the related forums and you need to have Spotify premium membership to use it.

Part 2. How to Stream Spotify Music to Plex for Free

If you are a person who lives on budget like me, the $9.99 monthly fee will be not affordable.

Honestly as a music fan, I can't live without music. So I Google online and find the best way to listen to Spotify music for free without ads on Plex Media Server by using DRmare Spotify Downloader for Windows/Mac.

This software is probably the best one you can find the world. It can batch convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3, M4A, M4B without quality lose. When it is done, you will be able to distribute but Spotify songs to any devices mobile phone, smart TVs, speakers, Roku and any softwares Plex, Kodi and so on.

If you'd like to listen to Spotify music on Plex for free, you shouldn't miss this best way to download Spotify songs and upload the common songs to the Plex Media Server.

DRmare Spotify Music Converter

drmare spotify converter
  • Losslessly download Spotify songs, podcasts
  • Save you a lot of time with 5X maximum speed
  • Enjoy Spotify premium features for free such as offline listening without ads
  • Automatically capture ID3 tags metadata and archive your songs by album
Step 1Import Spotify playlists
import spotify audio files
As an efficient software, you can batch import your Spotify songs, playlists to the DRmare Spotify Converter by simply dragging & dropping.
Step 2Choose output parameters
choose a new format
Usually this is not a necessary step because DRmare has set the standard profile as MP3 by default. This MP3 profile should work perfectly on Plex Media Server. In case you have some special needs, you can click the top menu >"Preferences“ to change the profile settings.
Step 3Download Spotify music
download spotify songs offline
Head to the bottom of the Spotify main screen and click "Convert", the online Spotify songs will be downloaded offline as MP3 songs.
Step 4Transfer Spotify to Plex Media Server
transfer spotify music to plex
Now you are just one step away to enjoy Spotify music on Plex. Please follow the steps to set up Plex and upload your common songs to Plex Media Server.
  • Download and install Plex Media Server to your computer.
  • Login it with your Plex account and password. If you are new, you can sign up one for free.
  • From the libraries tab, you can create a new Spotify folder and choose your converted Spotify songs to upload.
  • When they are uploaded successfully, you can get access to the Spotify music from the Plex client app anywhere technically.
Video Tutorial
For your convenience, you can also visit this quick video tutorial:

Verdict

To listen to Spotify on Plex for free, it takes you a few steps to download Spotify songs and upload the music files to Plex Media Server. But it is totally worth it. It will save you a lot of money and get much better Spotify listening experience in the long run.

Oct 18, 2019 4:37 pm

Posted by Harry Zamorski to Spotify Music Tips

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