Since first launched in 2012, OBS or Open Broadcaster Software has become the staple of many when it comes to live streaming. Whether you are a YouTuber, digital marketer, or hosting a live online meeting, you can use this open-source program to record and stream audio & video to the majority of streaming platforms for free. If you wish to enrich your videos and engage your audiences, you won't want to miss Spotify's sizable music collections. That's why one of the essential skills to master is to add Spotify to OBS when setting up your stream.

How to add Spotify to OBS? This article offers a comprehensive guide on two efficient ways to add Spotify to OBS. Hopefully, it can help you streamline your workflow and create more engaging videos.


How to Add Spotify to Streamlabs OBS

With OBS Studio and Streamlabs OBS, you can use the "Window Capture" feature, an official solution to adding and displaying Spotify songs on OBS when live streaming. This method applies to most copyright-free music on Spotify. Follow the steps to kick off

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Step 1. Install and launch both Spotify and OBS on your computer.

Step 2. Go to the "Sources" window, click the plus icon, and select "Window Capture".

OBS Window Capture

Step 3. Select "Create new" in the pop-up, enter a name for the new source, and then hit "OK".

Create a New Source on OBS

Step 4. In the "Properties" pop-up, select "[Spotify.exe]: Spotify Free" or "[Spotify.exe]: Spotify Premium" from the "Window" drop-down menu. Hit "OK" to add Spotify music to OBS.

Choose Spotify in the Properties Settings

Step 5. Crop, resize, or move the Spotify display window on your screen to create a clean overlay.

Resize Spotify Window on OBS

Now, you have successfully added Spotify to Streamlabs OBS! Just hit the play button in Spotify and the music will come through the Audio Mixer, where you can adjust the volume settings.

How to Add Spotify to OBS Studio on Audio Source

Although adding Spotify to OBS via Window Capture is simple, you might encounter problems such as OBS not picking up Spotify. In such cases, how to add Spotify to OBS? An ultimate solution is to download Spotify playlists to MP3 with professional Spotify music converters and add the songs to OBS Audio Source.

Third-party Spotify downloaders like TuneFab Spotify Music Converter can remove DRM from Spotify music, allowing you to listen to Spotify songs offline and play Spotify songs with various non-Spotify media players, such as OBS. If your Spotify library is large, TuneFab removes DRM from multiple songs and Spotify playlists efficiently and guarantees lossless audio quality, making it easier to share your favourite tunes to your audience when live streaming.

Here are some of its most important download features:

• Support popular audio formats including MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, and ALAC.
• Boost productivity with a 35X faster download speed.
• Output premium audio quality of up to 320kbps.
• Remove DRM protection of Spotify music in batches.
• Preserve basic ID3 tags for easy file management.

With an intuitive and clean interface, TuneFab Spotify Music Converter offers a more user-friendly solution than using Window Capture. Compatible with both Windows and macOS, this program is available to download for free and allows you to experience its functions on a free trial. Here's how to add Spotify on OBS with this tool.

Step 1.Launch TuneFab on your Computer and Log in

Download the download package compatible with your computer's operating system from the official website for free. After installing and launching the program, log in with your Spotify account.

Install TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Step 2. Add the Songs to be Streamed on OBS to the Converting List

Search for the title of the music you wish to stream on OBS. Drag and drop the track title to the green floating icon on the right hand of the interface. It will be added to a converting list.

Drag Song to Blue Icon

Step 3. Choose MP3 as Output Format

Before removing DRM and downloading the songs, you also need to choose "MP3" as the output format for your songs at the right corner.

Download Spotify Song as MP3

Step 4. Convert Spotify Music to MP3 with a Click

After checking the converting list, click "Convert All" to initiate converting. The songs will be downloaded in batches to the reset folder. Now, you can play Spotify music offline and import the songs to OBS  Audio Source. Keep reading for detailed steps.

Stream Spotify Music Offline

Step 5. Select Media Source

Install and launch OBS Studio on your computer. Click "Media Source" under the "Sources" window.

Select Media Source

Step 6. Create a New Source

Select "Create New" in the pop-up and enter a source name, for example, "Spotify Local Files". Click "OK".

Select Create New

Step 7. Add Spotify Local Files to OBS

Browse and select the downloaded songs in the "Local File" box. Select "Loop" if you wish the music to play in a loop. Then click "OK". A new media source named Spotify Local Files will be displayed in the "Sources" window.

Add Downloaded Spotify Songs to OBS

Step 8. Set the Monitor and Output mode

Click the three-dot icon next to Spotify Local Files. From there, you can enable the "Monitor and Output" option from the "Advanced Audio Properties" window. Now, the Spotify song will automatically be played through Audio Mixer when your stream comes to the scene!

Set Audio Monitoring


You've learned two effective methods on how to add Spotify music to OBS. The first method is via the Window Capture feature of OBS, which requires you to launch and play music on Spotify while live streaming. This method is applicable for Spotify songs that are DRM-safe and easy to import to OBS.

But if your OBS is not picking up Spotify music, the second method using TuneFab Spotify Music Converter can troubleshoot the problem directly. With its lightning-fast conversion speed, it wouldn't take long to remove DRM from Spotify music and get the songs ready to stream on OBS, while the premium audio quality and multiple output formats ensure a lossless audio playback! All these fantastic features can be experienced on a free trial. Don't hesitate to test it out!

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