If you are a Spotify user, you might have thought about a way to play around with the music you hear on the platform, if you have, we have both good and bad news for you, the bad news is that Spotify doesn’t support third-party DJ apps since 2020, so there are a lot of apps you won’t be able to use which were quite popular before that.
The good news is that a few DJ software still works with Spotify, so in this article, we will be covering any way you can access this.
Before, it was as easy as connecting Spotify to any third-party DJ software, but now due to new Spotify terms and conditions, there are some restrictions so here are some great options you’ll want to try out!
This is probably the most well-known of the bunch, it has made a good name for itself among DJs. With this app, you’ll be able to mix and get the smoothest transitions, so do try it out!
This app can connect to SoundCloud, TIDAL, iTunes, Apple Music, and of course Spotify. You’ll get amazing transitions thanks to its greatly developed AI technology, get amazing suggestions based on your taste, and access to music filters to help you get the mix that you want!
The only “downside” is that it’s only available for Apple devices, but don’t worry we have other recommendations for Android users!
Virtual DJ is another big one that will give you access to a lot of tools which will eventually make you feel like a pro. Some of the features include instant acapella, instrumental songs, easy mashups, seamless transitions, and amazing EQs.
You can get Virtual DJ on pretty much any device you want, which gives it a bit of an edge over Mixonset.
If we had to say something bad about Virtual DJ, it would be that it might take you a bit longer to get used to it and all the features it offers, so don’t expect to be an expert at mixing a few minutes before downloading.
This is another Apple exclusive that definitely delivers on quality with a great balance of features and intuitive UI.
You can use any song from Spotify and mix it with all the features you need like effects, looping, pitch modifiers, and more.
This software was only compatible with Apple music in the beginning, but thankfully Spotify is now part of the Pacemaker library of music ready to be mixed!
If you want to get into mixing as a beginner, this software will do wonders for you, allowing you to make some great mixes and play around with a few effects and beats.
You can get this one for both Android and Apple devices, so no matter your preference JQBX will help you share your mix!
Serato DJ is the best for a lot of people, mostly because it has all you need to mix and it works perfectly.
It has loops, manual loops, key shifting, slip mode, and many more. If you want to go the extra mile with DJ software, this is one that you definitely need to try.
Just remember that there is a lite version and a paid version which costs $9.99 per month, so it depends on what you want.
This is also a software that has a focus on PC mixing, contrary to other software on the list.
You can also try out Spotify’s mixing feature, yes they have one, so if you don’t want to go out of your way to download another app, you can just stick with Spotify to get a simple but effective way to mix.
Here’s how to do it:
- First, open Spotify and Play the song you want to mix
- Then go back to the home tab
- Click on the three dots, and open the settings
- Scroll down until you see the option to enable both cross-fade and auto-mix features. and It will adjust the length between tracks
- Then go back to settings and select music quality
- Finally, you will find the EQ, and you’ll be able to adjust it the way you want it
Of course, it can be a lot more convenient to use an app that specializes in mixing and all those cool DJ tricks, so it depends on what you’re looking for.
Can I Use Spotify at Public Events and Performances?
Unfortunately no, you can’t use Spotify in public events according to their terms of service, so if you want to mix in a public event you’ll have to use your own library of music.
If you just want to use it at a private party or with a small group of friends, then that’s ok but make sure you don’t tempt the law by using Spotify at places like bars, or public establishments.
You’ll be happy to know there is still plenty to choose from if you want to use DJ software and mix music the way you want to, even though many of the third-party apps are no longer supported by Spotify.
So whether you want to try things out or get into DJing, you’ll be happy with any of these options, just remember, no Spotify in public events!