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How to Stream Spotify via AirPlay to Apple TV?

Music is one of the biggest and most influential entertainment industries in today’s generation. It has evolved massively over the years, and along with it evolved the manner in which people listen to music. Several technologies have been developed to spread the love of music across the world along with many other things that were developed to make the entire process easy and hassle-free. One of the best services that revolutionized the way people listen to music is Spotify. Spotify has taken the world in a rapid motion and made discovering music very easy and efficient. It mashes up the best parts of various streaming companies and plays it together under one roof.

Spotify AirPlay is a podcast, music, and video streaming service that provides its users protected content from the house of various media companies and labels. Here, music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, playlist, genre, or even record labels. One of the main features of Spotify is that it can be streamed via AirPlay, which is a streaming device designed by Apple. Airplay acts as a catalyst for streaming content from Spotify. We have come up with some easy steps to show you how to stream Spotify via AirPlay to Apple TV. Let’s have a look!


Part 1: Stream Spotify to Apple TV via Airplay (from a computer)

There are different steps for streaming Spotify AirPlay on a Desktop and on an iPhone device to Apple TV. Let’s understand how it works on a computer first.

1. First, you need to connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network, which is used to connect your AirPlay device (Apple TV). Make sure all the connections are proper and your AirPlay device is ready to go.

2. After checking all the connections, you need to hold down the Alt key on the keyboard and wait for a small window to open.

3. A small window will pop up where you need to click the speaker option. After clicking on the speaker icon you’ll be able to see Output Device options like, Apple TV, internal speakers, etc.

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4. From all the output device options, select Apple TV.

5. Now you can enjoy your favorite music streaming from Spotify AirPlay.

Part 2: Stream Spotify to Apple TV via Airplay (from iPhone/iPad)

Spotify has a great collection of music and even lets you upload your own playlist. It lets you create your own music very creatively and offers desktop and mobile apps. Over twenty thousand songs are added every day, as it has grown up to be one of the largest music collections in the world. It has an amazing discover option that lets you find the music from popular and growing artists. Streaming Spotify through the iPhone is also very easy. Follow the steps below.

1. The first thing you need to do is connect your iPhone and AirPlay device to a common Wi-Fi network. Make sure both the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi and are ready to go.

2. Now, you need to open the AirPlay Spotify app on your iPhone and log in with your respective username and password.

3. After you’ve logged in, you need to choose a track and play it on your iPhone. Once the song starts playing, you need to tap the “Now Playing” bar which is located at the bottom in order to open the “Now Playing” page on your iPhone.

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4. After this, you need to tap on the AirPlay icon which can be seen under the Play/Pause controls.

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5. Select the output device, which is Apple TV in this particular case and enjoy listening to your favorite songs.

In case you are unable to see any AirPlay icon on the “Now Playing” page, refer the following steps:

1. Disconnect your iPhone from the Wi-Fi network and then reconnect it to the same network after a pause.

2. Slide up on your iPhone from the bottom of the screen to see various controls and open the control center. You will be able to see the AirPlay option under the Sound/Volume bar.

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3. Select the output device, which is Apple TV and continue listening to your favorite tunes. This method can be followed if the AirPlay option is not visible when you open the “Now Playing” page.

The above-mentioned steps can also be referred to in the case of an iPad device.

Part 3: Top 3 Issues of Streaming Spotify to Apple TV

No matter how famous Spotify has become over the years, it still has some issues. Every kind of user cannot have the same problem. However, we have listed the top three issues faced by them.

1. Stuttering audio streaming on Apple TV: This is the most common problem faced by the users of Spotify. Though, this can be easily solved by disabling WMM from the router’s WLAN settings.

2. Update issues: users of iOS 8 often have problems with updating the application which can be solved by setting the background app to “refresh” in both the locations.

3. Local files are unable to download: Sometimes, users cannot download the local files due to some in-app issues. There is no universal solution to this. Users often tend to forget to connect the device to the same Wi-Fi as the computer while downloading files which raises this issue. Make sure you have connected everything properly to avoid such an unwanted situation using Airplay Spotify.

Spotify is now available in fifty-nine different markets all over the world. Today, Spotify has over forty million subscribers and over hundred million active users. Over thirty million songs have been streamed and over two billion playlists were saved. The numbers are huge and indicate that it is one of the best music services in the world.

It’s a common misconception that it’s an extremely complicated process of streaming Spotify to Apple TV which has been broken down into simple steps by us. AirPlay Spotify is used by millions of users across the globe and the content and services provided by it are enjoyed by them. Now since your queries have been answered, you can enjoy your favorite tracks whenever you want.

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