Did you ever find a solution to this problem. I have the same issue, seems Samsung Music ignores Spotify Premium. I haven't found any solution. Did you make any progress.
Hi, Jonty1512. Yes, it's true. I understood, that all downloaded songs in Spotify can only played by Spotify Player. I had the same situation. Despite this I like Spotify app because of it advantages: a huge database of music, multiplatform, excellent system of music selection, connection of social networks, sound quality, cheap paid subscription. Besides, if you have a musical talent and you record covers like me, you can try Spotify promotion.
If you are interested, you can check the link https://spotistar.com .
If samsung music cannot play Spotify premium, why does bixby not allow you to use Spotify and only Samsung music.
Prevention of access to apps seems a guaranteed way to force people to google assistant.
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This is purely a sham. I a samsung consumer that purchases samsung for the intergration simplicity. Now that I have a Samsung Soundbar, Samsung S20 Ultra, Samsung Smart Hub, Samsung home security, this piece of ***** want me to use Samsung music so I can use wifi speaker? I can't use the option to play through pandora? Why? Even If I use samsung Music and even If I choose to use spotify throught Samsung app, you now tell me after I create an account and sign in, then authorize everything, I have to sign up to premium to even play through my soundbar? WTF, this is *****!
I understand about not being able to play DOWNLOADED music due to licensing issues, but none of my Spotify Premium music was downloaded. It was all just streamed.
No where does Samsung Music show anywhere I can log in to Spotify to access my account.
What gives? Can I play Spotify Premium on Samsung Music or is this a fairy tale?
I too have a Spotify premium account & I understand rights issues and all that but what's the point of having an option for a Spotify tab in the Samsung Music Player if it's not going to work. I also have some of my playlists saved to my device which I can't access with the Samsung Music Player. Doesn't make sense.
You are not able to link Spotify Premium to Samsung Music on your Samsung devices now. The reason for that is Spotify doesn't offer its service to Samsung Music now. Meanwhile, all music from Spotify is streaming content protected by digital rights management. So, you can only browse the recommendation of playlists from Spotify.
If you want to transfer Spotify music to Samsung Music for listening and management, you may need to download and converter Spotify music to Samsung Music supported audio formats first. Samsung Music supports playback of various sound formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC. With the help of Spotify music converter like TunesKit, you can download Spotify music to MP3, then move Spotify music to Samsung Music for management and listening.
Was not looking for a reason as to why Spotify and Samsung music did not integrate, simply stating that it is stupid that Samsung would "force" it's clients (consumers) to use spotify as the only streaming app with the Wi-Fi option to it's premium soundbars. Samsung disables this option and forces bluetooth for wireless sound.