Want to enjoy your Spotify playlists on the big screen, but don’t know where to start? Did you know that there are several easy ways to stream Spotify to your TV, even if it’s not smart? We’ll guide you through all the options available so you can enjoy your favorite music on TV without any problems.

Using Spotify Connect

Spotify Connect lets you control your music remotely via the Spotify app on your smartphone or tablet.

First, make sure that all your devices – your TV and your smartphone or tablet – are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. This is essential for Spotify Connect to work. Then open the Spotify application on your mobile device.

In the application, start playing a song. Look for the “Available devices” icon, which looks like a computer screen and a speaker. Press it, and a list of compatible devices appears. Select your TV set from this list to start broadcasting.

If you’re experiencing connection problems, a few simple solutions can help. Restart your devices. This can often solve temporary connection problems. Check that you are not connected to someone else’s device. If this is the case, ask the owner to log out of your account.

Check your TV’s compatibility with the Spotify application before attempting installation. Visit the dedicated page on the Spotify website or contact your TV manufacturer.

Spotify Connect requires a Spotify Premium subscription. Consider subscribing if you haven’t already. Make sure you have the latest version of the Spotify application installed on your mobile device.

How to use Chromecast to stream Spotify on TV

To stream Spotify to your TV with Chromecast, install the Spotify app on your phone, tablet or Chrome browser. Make sure your Chromecast is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your device.

Open the Spotify application and start playing a song. Locate the “Available devices” icon at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a TV screen with waves. Press it, then select your Chromecast from the list of available devices. The music should start playing on your TV.

Without a Spotify Premium subscription, use tools like NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter to convert your tracks into Chromecast-compatible formats. Then import these tracks into Google Play Music to play them on your TV.

In the event of connection problems, check the stability of your Wi-Fi network and restart your devices. If the audio quality seems inferior, control the volume directly from the Spotify app or the device streaming to Chromecast.

Using alternative devices to stream Spotify

No smart TV or Chromecast? Don’t worry, there are other ways to stream Spotify to your TV. Game consoles such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Nvidia Shield are excellent alternatives. Simply install the Spotify application on your console and log in to your account. So you can enjoy your playlists directly on your TV.

For Samsung TVs with Q-series soundbars, connection is even simpler. Simply touch the soundbar with your smartphone to establish a quick connection and start playing your music.

How to use Spotify on non-intelligent TVs

Do you have a non-intelligent TV set and think that streaming Spotify is impossible? Think again. Simple solutions exist for connecting your TV and enjoying your favorite playlists.

The first method uses an HDMI to Lightning or USB-C adapter, depending on the port on your smartphone or tablet. This adapter connects your mobile device directly to your TV via an HDMI cable.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Get an HDMI to Lightning (for iPhone/iPad) or USB-C (for Android devices) adapter.

    These adapters are available in most electronics stores or online.

  2. Connect the adapter to your smartphone or tablet.

    Then connect an HDMI cable to the adapter.

  3. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to an HDMI port on your TV.

    Make sure your TV is set to the correct HDMI source. You can usually change the source using your TV remote control.

For older TV sets without HDMI ports, an HDMI-to-RCA converter is required. This device transforms the HDMI signal into a signal compatible with your TV’s RCA ports (red, white and yellow cables). Follow these steps:

  1. Buy an HDMI-to-RCA converter. They’re easy to find online or in specialist stores.
  2. Connect the HDMI cable to your HDMI-to-Lightning or USB-C adapter, then plug the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI-to-RCA converter.
  3. Connect the RCA cables (red, white and yellow) to the corresponding ports on your TV. Make sure the colors match.
  4. Switch on your TV and select the AV or Composite source. You should see your smartphone or tablet screen appear on your TV.

Once connected, open the Spotify application on your mobile device and start playing your music. Sound and image will be transmitted to your TV, allowing you to enjoy Spotify on the big screen.

Always check that all cables are properly connected and that your TV is set to the right source. If you encounter any problems, try restarting your devices or checking the connections.

However, even with these solutions, connection problems can still occur. What should you do if Spotify refuses to connect to your TV or the quality of the stream is poor?

Connection problems and solutions for Spotify on TV

Problems connecting to Spotify on your TV can be frustrating, but they’re often easy to solve. Here are some quick solutions:

First, restart your TV. Unplug it from its power source, then hold down the power button for 10-15 seconds before plugging it back in. This simple action can solve many problems.

Then check the speed of your Internet connection. Spotify recommends 3 to 5 Mbps for smooth streaming. If your connection is slower, reduce the use of other devices connected to the network.

Make sure your TV is set to the right source. Sometimes, a simple change of source is all that’s needed. Check that all cables and adapters are connected and working properly.

If the Spotify application still doesn’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling it. This can resolve minor software bugs. If the problem persists, contact your TV manufacturer for assistance.

TV compatibility with Spotify

Before using Spotify on your TV, check its compatibility. Many recent models are compatible with the Spotify application. To check, access your TV’s application store and search for Spotify. If the application appears, your TV is compatible. If not, contact the manufacturer for details.

Samsung TVs with the Tizen operating system (version 2.3 and higher) produced from 2015 onwards are compatible. So, if you have a recent Samsung model, you should be able to install and use Spotify without any problem.

In general, smart TVs from brands such as LG, Sony and Philips are also compatible with Spotify. However, it’s always wise to check before trying an installation. If your TV isn’t compatible, you can use alternative solutions such as Chromecast or game consoles to stream Spotify.

How to use Spotify on Orange TV

Here’s how to listen to Spotify on your Orange TV. First, make sure your Orange TV set-top box is connected to your TV and the Internet. Plug it in via an Ethernet cable or connect it to Wi-Fi if you haven’t already done so.

Then switch on your TV and set-top box. Use the remote control to access the main menu of your Orange TV decoder. Look for the “Applications” or “App Store” section, depending on your decoder model. In this section, use the search function to find the Spotify application.

Download and install the Spotify application, then open it once installation is complete. You’ll need to log in to your Spotify account. If you don’t have an account, create one directly from the app or on the Spotify website.

Once connected, browse your favorite playlists, albums and artists directly from your TV. Select and play songs using the remote control. With a Spotify Premium subscription, enjoy ad-free listening and the ability to download songs for offline listening.

In case of problems, make sure your decoder and TV are up to date. If the Spotify application doesn’t work, restart your set-top box and TV. Consult Orange technical support for solutions specific to your decoder model.

How to use Spotify on Freebox

To listen to Spotify on your Freebox, make sure your Freebox Player Devialet is connected to your TV and to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device. Also check that you have a Spotify account and that the application is installed on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Open the Spotify application on your mobile device and log in. Start a song, then look for the “Available devices” icon (a TV screen with waves). Press it and select your Freebox Player. The music should then play on your TV via the Freebox.

In the event of connection problems, check that all your devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. If playback has been paused for more than 10 minutes, reconnect. Restart the Spotify application and reconnect to your Freebox Player.

If the problem persists, restart your devices. Unplug your Freebox Player, wait a few seconds, then plug it back in. Make sure your Spotify application is up to date. If a device is not recognized, check that you are connected to the correct device and ask the owner to disconnect if necessary.

For televisions not compatible with Spotify, use a Chromecast or game console to stream your music. For specific questions or technical problems, please contact Free technical support.

Subscription sharing with Sharesub

Sharesub offers an ingenious way to save on your Spotify subscription share by legally sharing accounts with other users. By joining a sharing group on Sharesub, you can access Spotify Premium at a discounted rate, spreading the cost among group members without compromising security or legality. This system offers significant savings while promoting community music listening.


1. How do I know if my TV is compatible with the Spotify application?

To check if your TV is compatible, go to your TV’s application store (e.g. LG Content Store, Google Play Store for Android TV) and search for the Spotify application. If the application is available, your TV is compatible.

2. How do I install the Spotify application on my Smart TV?

To install the Spotify application on a Smart TV, access your TV’s application store, search for “Spotify”, then download and install the application. Then open the application and log in with your Spotify credentials.

3. Can I use Spotify on my TV without a Smart TV?

Yes, you can use external devices like Chromecast, Apple TV or Amazon Fire Stick to stream Spotify to your TV. Plug the device into your TV’s HDMI port, connect it to your Wi-Fi network, and use the Spotify app on your phone to stream music.

4. What is Spotify Connect and how do I use it?

Spotify Connect is a feature that lets you control Spotify on different devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network. To use it, open Spotify on your phone or tablet, select a song, then choose your TV or connected device from the list of available devices.

5. Why doesn’t Spotify work on my TV?

If the Spotify application doesn’t work, make sure your TV is connected to the Internet and that your TV software is up to date. Restart the application and your TV. If the problem persists, try reinstalling the application.

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