Spotify on TiVo

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Spotify is a membership-based music service that gives you unlimited access to millions of full-length CD-quality tracks. Listen whenever you want, get personalized music suggestions tailored to your musical tastes, and take your music with you wherever you go.

Getting started


DVR model and software version requirements

Spotify is available on the following TiVo devices:

  • Roamio Series DVRs
  • Premiere Series DVRs running software version 20.2.2 or higher
  • TiVo Mini

You can check your software version at the System Information screen:

From TiVo Central > Settings & Messages > Account & System Info > System Information

NOTE: If your DVR does not have the correct software version, you will need to update your software. For instructions, see How to Force a Connection to the TiVo Service.

Spotify Premium membership

You also need a Spotify Premium membership. With this membership, you can not only enjoy full Spotify functionality on your TiVo devices, but you can also access the entire Spotify catalog, build a library of song titles, and play them from anywhere, at any time. Spotify Premium offers a 30-Day Free Trial.

For more information, or to subscribe to Spotify Premium, visit Spotify's subscription page.


Log into the Spotify app

  1. From TiVo Central > Music & Photos > Spotify
  2. Enter your Spotify Premium username
  3. Highlight OK and press SELECT
  4. Press the DOWN arrow to enter your password
  5. Highlight OK and press SELECT
  6. Press SELECT again to sign in

Access your playlist

You can access your Playlists in one of two ways:

  • Using the arrow buttons on your remote, move up and right to Playlists and press SELECT.
  • Press the  yellow A button , arrow right to Playlists, and press SELECT.


Manage your Spotify playlists

To 'star' a song so that it is included in your Starred playlist, play the song and press THUMBS UP. You can also press INFO and select the option to 'star' the song.

To remove songs from your Starred playlist, simply click the star next to each track name.

You cannot sort, rename, delete, add or remove songs from your other playlists using the TiVo Spotify app at this time.


Do Spotify songs in my Playlists take up space on my TiVo DVR?

No. Your library is stored on Spotify servers and accessed by your TiVo DVR using the Internet. Save as many songs as you like - you will still have as much room as before on your DVR for all of your favorite shows.


Can I use Parental Controls in Spotify for TiVo?

At this time, parental controls cannot be applied to Spotify songs. However, the Spotify catalog contains both clean and explicit versions of many songs.


Can I use the Spotify computer or mobile applications to add songs to my Playlist?

Yes. With a paid subscription, you can access the same library of songs from anywhere you access Spotify.


Can I access songs locally stored on my computer or mobile device through Spotify?

To access songs locally stored on your computer or mobile device from your TiVo device, simply ‘star’ the song or add it to an accessible playlist using the Spotify computer or mobile application.



Spotify doesn't appear in the Music & Photos menu

Spotify requires a functioning network connection. If the Spotify launch point doesn't appear, or it appears but doesn't function, see How to Test the TiVo Service Connection for more details about checking your network connection.

If your home network is not functioning, see General Network Troubleshooting Tips for help fixing your network. Then try to launch Spotify again.

If your home network is functioning but you still can't see the Spotify launch point, contact TiVo Customer Support for help.

I can't log in to Spotify, or I have issues playing songs

If you have difficulty logging in to your account or experience playback issues, visit the Spotify website.

I have multiple launch points

Software version 20.4.4 updated the existing Flash App for Spotify to an HTML-based App. As a result of this switchover, some users might see two Spotify launch points. This is a temporary side effect and the old launch point will dissapear on its own in time.


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