How to use your smartphone as a Spotify remote control

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How to use your smartphone as a Spotify remote control. If you like to listen to Spotify on your computer or smart home device, you can actually use your smartphone as a remote to control music playback!

To use your phone as a Spotify remote, you need the following:

  1. An iOS, Android or Windows phone with the Spotify mobile app installed.
  2. A device to play music on: This can be a device such as Chromecast, a computer running Spotify in a web browser, or a desktop application.
  3. A Wi-Fi connection.

How to control Spotify using your smartphone

  • Open Spotify on your phone and make sure you are connected to the same WiFi network as your computer or smart home device.
  • On your phone, start playing your chosen song.
  • You may see a pop-up message informing you that there is a device you can cast on. If not, open the Now Playing screen and tap the icon Available devices  and select the device you want to use to listen to your music.

On your phone, you can access the playlist or album you are playing and you can use all the functions of the Spotify app remotely. You can scroll back and forth in a song, skip to another song, select a different song from a list of search results, playlists or albums. You can also turn the volume up or down.



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How to control Spotify on computer with smartphone

  • Open Spotify on your phone and computer. On your computer, this method will work with either the Spotify desktop or web version.
  • Make sure you are logged into your Spotify account on both devices and connected to the same Wi-Fi connection.
  • Find your favorite song and start playing it on your computer.
  • On your phone, you should now see a screen that lets you know where the music is playing.

You can still receive and make phone calls without interrupting playback.




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