How to stream music on PS5 while playing games

One of the great features of the PS4 that added in its later years was the ability to stream music from Spotify, which is something the PS5 can do.

Of course, this doesn’t just indicate opening the Spotify app and streaming music like you would on any other device. You can actually stream your playlists on Spotify or track one of them on PS5 while playing games.

When you do, you can listen to your favorite music while you are in the game. If this is your thing. If you’re like me, you’d probably prefer to be immersed in the sound of the game itself. Although, some games lend themselves to different types of background music playing.

If you are wondering how to stream music from Spotify on your PS5 while playing a game, it is very easy to set up. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what to do step-by-step so you can enjoy a playlist the next time you turn on your favorite title.

How to Stream Music on PS5 While Playing Games

First, make sure that the Spotify app is installed

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The first thing you need to do is download and install the Spotify app on your PS5. That’s assuming you didn’t just transfer it from the PS4 console during setup.

If you don’t, then go to the Media tab and look under All apps. Scroll to find and download Spotify. The installation is part of this process and it shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds because the application is not very large.

If this is your first time installing Spotify on the console, you will also need to log into the app so that your account profile is there.

Find the Users and Accounts screen

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If your account is not already associated with Spotify, this is your next step as you will need to link it to PS5 if you want to stream music from the playlist while gaming.

To link your account, start by going to the Settings screen for your PS5. Find the little gear button in the upper right corner of the screen. It should be next to your profile avatar.

This is where you will be able to access all the accounts that you have set up on your PS5. Whether it’s another player profile or an account from a third-party app. Like Spotify or Twitter.

Go to link to other services

Find the Link With Other Services option about halfway down the page. Under this section, you’ll find accounts from apps like Spotify, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch.

Link your Spotify account

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Highlight Spotify and link the account you want to access. Keep in mind though that if you are already logged into Spotify from the app, this may already have linked the account for you. Twitch wasn’t automatically linked personally when you signed into the app. The same should happen with Spotify.

In case Spotify does not automatically link to you, you should be able to link it here. Once you link your Spotify account, you can then start streaming music from the Spotify app inside your games while playing.

Instead, this is the screen you’ll go to if you want to unlink any of these accounts as well. Simply click on any of the accounts that appear linked, and there is a file Disengage A button that you can click to unlink it.

Press the PlayStation button on the controller

Whether you are in a game or not, you can access your playlists on Spotify. All you have to do is click on the PlayStation button on the controller.

This will reveal the berth at the bottom with various options. One of these is music. Go to the music icon, click on it, and only a panel of the various playlists from Spotify should appear, along with the music you recently streamed.

Find something to listen to and click play and that’s basically it. You can now return to your game and continue playing while enjoying some of your favorite tracks at the same time.

You can also click the PlayStation button again at any time to pause the music, and you can even click Voice Option to adjust music and video volume.

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