Fix Spotify Not Showing on Discord [All Platforms 2023]

Written By Steven Arends

Spotify not showing up as status on Discord is a frequent issue among its users. Are you distressing yourself to find a feasible solution? .

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


Stick with me as I walk you through the methods to help you get rid of the problem.

How to Fix Spotify Not Showing on Discord

To fix the Spotify not showing on your Discord status, relink the Spotify to the Discord account, clean the Discord cache, link the Spotify to Discord once again, disable the currently displayed activity, or check the Discord user’s status. Make sure the user’s status is set as Online.

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

1. 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.

Interestingly, other app integration issues such as the youtube video preview problem are also fixable by relinking the corresponding app.

Again, If you are wondering how to show Spotify status on discord in the first place, the process I’m about to show you will suffice.

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

  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Find your profile in the bottom left corner.
  • Click on the gear icon on your profile.
  • 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. It also comes with a bonus mending Spotify’s pausing issue on Discord.

2. Switch Appearance Status to Online

If your Discord status is set to Invisible or Do Not Disturb, sometimes it won’t show the Spotify status on your profile. So first, you need to check whether the Spotify display option is enabled. And then change your status to online.

Here is the process to enable Discord online status:

  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Locate your avatar at the bottom left corner
  • Press the gear icon.
  • Go to Connections and Find the Spotify integration.
  • Enable Display on profile and Display Spotify as your status.
  • Go back and change your status to Online.

3. Disable Current Game Activity as Status

To fix Discord not showing Spotify status issue, you can check and currently running game showing as a discord activity status. However, it will not detect the game you play to show it as a status.

Here’s how you can disable the current game as a discord status:

  • Open up the Discord desktop app.
  • Navigate to your profile at the bottom left corner.
  • Hit the gear icon on your profile.
  • Scroll down to find Activity Status under ACTIVITY SETTINGS.
  • Toggle Off Display currently running game as a status message.enable-display-running-game-as-status

If this doesn’t work for you, don’t worry. Try out the next one!

4. Add Spotify to Discord’s Game List

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

However, if 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 and Discord desktop app and log in to your account.
  • Click on the gear icon in the profile section at the bottom left corner.
  • Scroll down to find Activity Status under ACTIVITY SETTINGS.
  • Make sure the 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.

5. Clean Discord Cache

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

Here is the procedure to remove Spotify and Discord cache:

  • Press Win+R on the keyboard to open Run.
  • Type or paste %APPDATA%/Discord/Cache in the text box.discord-cache-run-command
  • Hit Enter and the cache folder will appear.cache-files
  • Select all files by pressing Ctrl+A.selected-cache-files
  • Press Shift+Delete to remove them permanently.

Now, relink the Spotify app with Discord again as we discussed above. Play your favorite track and it should appear as a status on Discord. Also, inspect carefully whether you receive anomalies like static sound output.

6. Reinstall/Update Discord & Spotify

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

This should do the job for you as a fresh installation always eliminates temporary 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.

This should work flawlessly, as the bugs are removed from the local folders.

Spotify Status Not Showing on Discord Mobile (iOS & Android)

Smartphones have become the embodiment of a convenient lifestyle, hence you might want to show Spotify status on Discord mobile as well. Quite frankly it’s a relatively straightforward process regardless of which team you are on— iOS or Android.

Note: This process is exactly the same on iOS and Android. They both share the same UI.

Here’s how you can enable Spotify status on Discord mobile:

  • Launch Discord and tap on the avatar icon from the bottom right corner.
  • Choose Connections.discord-profile
  • Tap on Add from the next screen.add-connection
  • Select Spotify from the app list.add-soptify
  • Login to your Spotify account by providing the appropriate credentials.login-screen-sp
  • Toggle on Display on profile and Display Spotify as your status.display-on-profile

Congratulations! You have successfully enabled Spotify status on Discord. In case it doesn’t turn out as expected, refer back to the previous section and perform fixes such as clearing Discord cache, relinking Spotify with discord, etc.


How do I stop Spotify from showing on Discord?

If you want to stop showing Spotify status on Discord, Unlink your Spotify account from your Discord. Go to Connections from Discord Settings and tap on the X icon 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.

How Do I Play Spotify Playlist on Discord 2022?

To play a Spotify playlist on discord, open a Spotify playlist and click on the three-dot icon > Copy link to playlist > Open Discord > Paste the link into any channel. This will show all the songs in your playlist. Play and enjoy.

Final Thoughts

So that wraps up this awesome article. 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.

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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