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How to Stream Spotify Music to Apple TV 4

Spotify, a dominant streaming music service, is a strong rival to Apple Music. A great many people may think playing Spotify music on Apple TV must be a tortured process. Actually, it’s not.

The new Apple TV 4 features an App Store and native, built-in support for Apple Music. While other streaming services, such as Pandora, have already released tvOS apps, Spotify has yet to do so. Until now, Spotify subscribers have to use AirPlay to play music on Apple TV. What makes thing worse is that a lot of users complain encountering unexpected situations using Airplay Spotify, such as unsuccessful download or stuttering audios, etc. This tutorial is going to show you a quick and easy way to listen to Spotify music on Apple TV 4 without AirPlay.

Stream Spotify Music to Apple TV

In the following guide, the whole process will be divided into two parts: 1) Convert Spotify Music to MP3 Format; 2) Stream Spotify Music to Apple TV 4.

Part A. Convert Spotify Music to MP3 Format

As we all know, Spotify music are DRM-protected, for which we are limited to play Spotify songs with Spotify App and unable to stream them to any other devices. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter (Windows / Mac) is a popular Spotify DRM removal tool, which can easily convert Spotify music to DRM-free format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC) with lossless quality. The following is a detailed guide on how to convert Spotify music to MP3 format with NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter.

In the following part, we will take the Mac version as an example to show you how it works. For Windows users, please go to How to Convert Spotify Music on PC for more step-by-step details.

Step 1: Download, Install and Launch NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

2Customize output settings

Click the gear button on the upper right. Here you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC), output quality as well as output path.

choose output format

3 Add Music to Spotify to NoteBurner

Open the playlist or podcast you want to convert. Click button "+ Add" in the bottom-right corner to add songs to Spotify Music Converter. Click "Save to list" to convert multiple playlists at the same time. After choosing all the songs you want to convert, you can click the "Task list" button to convert them.

convert spotify music

4 Download music from Spotify to local computer

Check the convert list, and click "Convert Now" to download songs. When the conversion is done, the song you select in Step 3 would have already been converted and downloaded in the DRM-free format you selected in previous step. You can find them by clicking the "Converted" button.

convert spotify music

Part B. Stream Spotify Music to Apple TV 4

We’ve got DRM-free Spotify songs on our local computer, what you should do next is to connect the media content on your computer to Apple TV 4. Here we go:

Step 1: Turn on Home Sharing in iTunes

Launch iTunes. Go to File > Home Sharing and select Turn on Home Sharing. Enter your Apple ID and password, and then click Turn on Home Sharing.

Turn on Home Sharing in iTunes

Step 2: Turn on Home Sharing on Apple TV

Open Apple TV. Go to Settings > Accounts > Home Sharing. Choose Turn on Home Sharing, and then enter your Apple ID and password.

Turn on Home Sharing on Apple TV
Turn on Home Sharing on Apple TV

Step 3: Share Media Contents on Computer with Apple TV 4

Once the configurations above are finished, click on Computers on your Apple TV and then you will see your media contents on your computer listed on your Apple TV.

Play Spotify on Apple TV

Now just take your time to choose and play Spotify songs on your Apple TV 4 as you wish.

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