5 Fixes For Spotify Not Showing on Discord [Tested 2022]

Written By Steven Arends

Spotify not showing up as status on Discord is a very frequent issue among the users. If you are also a sufferer of this, then you have come to the right place.

I know several quick and effective ways to get you out of this and enjoy your playlist seamlessly with your friends on Discord.

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So, why isn’t Spotify showing on Discord?

Spotify doesn’t show up on Discord primarily for one of these reasons: Spotify is not linked properly to Discord, your Discord status is offline, or Discord is not detecting the Spotify app. But, in case it’s just a glitch, relinking Spotify, clearing cache, or reinstalling the apps fix the issue.

Here is a step-by-step guide with five working fixes that you can use to resolve this issue./Stick with me as I walk you through the methods to help you get rid of the problem.

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How to Fix Spotify Not Showing on Discord

Discord is a popular group-chatting VOIP platform originally built for gamers but has since become a general use platform for many kinds of communities. It is a versatile platform offering tons of exciting features and allowing you to connect to various platforms like Twitch, Youtube, Spotify, etc.

Connecting your Spotify account to Discord lets you stream and enjoy music with your friends. Unfortunately, many users often face the issue of listening to Spotify status being not visible on their Discord even after linking the accounts.

Here are the ways to fix Spotify not showing on Discord issue:

1. Unlink & Relink Spotify to Discord

If you have recently changed your Spotify password or switched to a premium/standard subscription, then you have to relink your Spotify account to Discord.

This is because once you change your Spotify account settings, the integration of Spotify to Discord breaks. In order to make it work again, relinking is necessary.

Here are the steps to unlink and relink Spotify to Discord:

  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Find your profile at the bottom left corner.
  • Click on the gear icon on your profile.discord-user-settings
  • Go to Connections and Find the Spotify integration.
  • Tap on the X icon to unlink it from Discord.unlink-it-from-discord
  • Click on the Spotify icon under CONNECT YOUR ACCOUNTS.find-the-spotify
  • Relink your Spotify account to Discord by providing user credentials.
  • Turn on both Display on profile and Display Spotify as your status

Now, open the Spotify app and start streaming to check if Discord is showing Spotify status.

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2. Enable your Discord Online Status

If you set your Discord status to invisible, sometimes it won’t show the Spotify status on your profile. So first, you need to check if the Spotify display option is enabled. And then change your status to online.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Find your profile at the bottom left corner.
  • Click on the gear icon on your profile.discord-user-settings
  • Go to Connections and Find the Spotify integration.
  • Enable Display on profile and Display Spotify as your statusenable-display-on-profile
  • Go back and change your status to

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3. Enable Display Running Game as Status

To fix Discord not showing Spotify status issue, you can check and enable the Display currently running game as a status message setting.

Here are the steps to enable the option:

  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Find your profile at the bottom left corner.
  • Click on the gear icon on your profile.discord-user-settings
  • Scroll down to find Activity Status under ACTIVITY SETTINGS.
  • Turn on Display currently running game as a status messageenable-display-running-game-as-status

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4. Add Spotify to Discord’s Game List

When you link your Spotify account to Discord, it should automatically detect the Spotify app.

However, in case it doesn’t, there is a workaround. You have to add the Spotify app to Discord’s ADDED GAMES list.

Here are the steps to add Spotify to Discord’s game list:

  • Open your Spotify desktop app and log in to your account.spotify-log-in
  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Find your profile at the bottom left corner.
  • Click on the gear icon on your profile.discord-user-settings
  • Scroll down to find Activity Status under ACTIVITY SETTINGS.
  • Make sure Display currently running game as a status message setting is turned on.enable-display-running-game-as-status
  • Click on Not seeing your game? Add it!
  • Type Spotify and select it from the drop-down menu.spotify-and-select
  • Go back and play some music on Spotify.

There you go. You will find Spotify status on your profile.

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5. Clear Spotify & Discord Cache

Clearing the temporary cache files of both Spotify and Discord might help you resolve the issue, especially on mobile devices.

Here are the steps to clear the Spotify cache:

Windows/Mac:

  • Click on the drop-down arrow beside your account name (located in the top right corner).
  • Click on Settings.
  • Scroll down and click on Show Advanced Settings.
  • Scroll down through the list until you get to the Offline songs Storage.
  • Navigate to the location from your file explorer.
  • Select everything inside the folder by pressing Ctrl+A / Command+A and then press Del/delete.
  • Confirm to delete everything.

N.B. On windows, the AppData folder is hidden by default. To unhide it, click on the View bar on top of the file explorer and check the Hidden Items box.

Android/iOS:

  • Go to Spotify app settings.
  • Go to the Storage option.
  • Select clear cache/delete cache.

Here are the steps to clear the Discord cache:

Windows/Mac:

  • Open file explorer (windows)/ finder and click Go>Go to Folder (mac).
  • Type %appdata%\discord in the file path box (windows)/ ~/Library/Application Support/discord/ in Go to the folder box (mac).
  • Locate the Cache and Code Cache
  • Delete these folders.

Android/iOS:

Follow the same steps as clearing the cache of the Spotify app.

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6. Reinstall/Update both Discord & Spotify

If none of the above methods worked and you are still facing the issue, try reinstalling/updating Discord and Spotify. Then link your Spotify to Discord again and turn on all the display options.

This should do the job for you as a fresh installation always eliminates unnecessary bug issues.

Here are the steps to reinstall Discord/Spotify:

  • Log out of your Discord and Spotify accounts.
  • Go to Control Panel > Program and Features.
  • Select Discord/Spotify and select Uninstall.
  • Download and reinstall Discord and Spotify from their websites.
  • Log into both accounts.
  • Link Spotify to Discord.

How to Show Spotify Status on Discord Desktop

If you want to show Spotify status on your Discord, you have to link your Spotify account to your Discord account.

Here are the steps to link Spotify to Discord:

  1. Open up the Discord desktop app.
  2. Find your profile at the bottom left corner.
  3. Click on the gear icon on your profile.
  4. Go to Connections and Find the Spotify integration.
  5. Click on the Spotify icon under CONNECT YOUR ACCOUNTS.
  6. Relink your Spotify account to Discord by providing user credentials.
  7. Turn on both Display on profile and Display Spotify as your status.

Restart Spotify and Discord. Play a song on Spotify and check the playing status on Discord.

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Spotify Status not showing on Discord Mobile

For showing Spotify status on Discord mobile, you have to first enable the setting Device Broadcast Status from the Spotify mobile app.

Here are the steps to show Spotify status on Discord mobile:

  1. Open up the Spotify app.
  2. Click on the Settings gear icon.
  3. Scroll down to find Device Broadcast Status and turn it on.
  4. Open your Discord mobile app.
  5. Go to your profile from the bottom right corner.
  6. Go to Connections.
  7. Tap on ADD on the top right corner and link your Spotify account.
  8. Turn on both Display on profile and Display Spotify as your status

Once done, restart Spotify and Discord. Play a song on Spotify and check the playing status on Discord.

What are The Perks of Spotify+Discord Connection

Among the coolest features that Discord offers, one is that you can integrate Discord with Spotify.

And here are the reasons why:

  • Sharing the songs you are listening to with your friends.
  • Listening to the same song that your friends are listening to.
  • Creating a room and enjoying the same song with everyone.

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FAQ

How do I stop Spotify from showing on Discord?

If you want to stop showing Spotify status on Discord, you can do one of these two things:

  1. Unlink your Spotify account from your Discord. To unlink, go to connections from Discord settings and tap on the X icon.
  2. Or Disable the Display Spotify as your status option.

Is there a Spotify bot for Discord?

Yes, there’s a Spotify bot for Discord named Groovy. It’s free, and you can use it to play any kind of music track you want.

Final Thoughts

I have shared the methods, one of which should definitely work for you. Hopefully, you are now enjoying your playlist with your friends!

Please let me know which method worked for you in the comment box.

If you have any other workaround, please share it here, so it helps other users to solve the issue.

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