Spotify is probably the most widely used music streaming service in the world. Spotify is available for a wide range of devices like Android, iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Web browser, etc. However, what many users do not know is that Spotify has cross-platform functions such as the possibility of controlling Spotify on your computer with PC from your mobile phone, whether it is Android or iPhone through the official app.
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As we have mentioned, Spotify is available for a wide variety of devices and also the Spotify mobile apps allow you to control the Spotify program from your desktop (Windows or Mac). All this is thanks to the Connect function and that in this post we are going to show you how to configure and use this option.
Spotify Connect is a service that allows you to use the Spotify application as a remote control for a large number of Spotify-compatible devices. In this way we can use an Android or iPhone device to control different aspects of the Spotify player on your PC. Among the options that you can control remotely are: Volume, Play, Pause, Next Song, Previous Song, etc.
However, to make use of this function you should know that to control Spotify on your computer from your phone from your mobile phone, you must be logged in on both devices, such as using the same Spotify account both on your PC and in the app from your mobile. On the contrary, it is not necessary for the two devices to be connected on the same WiFi network.
It should be noted that the Connect function of Spotify is available in the FREE version of the platform so it will NOT be necessary to have a Premium subscription.
That said, below we show you how to control Spotify on your computer from your Android or iPhone mobile phone:
Control Spotify on your computer from the mobile app for iPhone or Android.
– As we mentioned at the beginning, the first thing to do is check that you are using the same Spotify account, both in the program on your computer and in the Spotify app for Android or iOS.
– The next step will be to open the Spotify program on your computer, stop and proceed to the reproduction of any song.
– Line followed open the Spotify application on your mobile phone. This will automatically display a message indicating that Spotify is currently being listened to on another device (in this case on your PC). Here you will have to click on the green button: Continue.
– This allows you to continue playing music on your computer, but also control it from the Spotify app on your iPhone or Android. Specifically, the music player that is currently on your computer will be displayed. You can not only control playback, but also change songs, etc.
It may be that when you open the Spotify app on your mobile device, the aforementioned pop-up window does not appear, however we can still configure it manually. To do this, you just have to click on the Devices option located in the lower left corner of the player screen.
This will take you to a new screen where your computer will appear as an available device. Press on it to take remote control of Spotify music playback on your computer.
Important Note: It should be noted that the Connect function of Spotify can be used in reverse, that is, control the Spotify app on your phone from your computer. To do this you will have to click on the Devices icon in the interface of the computer program interface.
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