Discord, a program focused on conversations via text and audio, offers integration with different services. Spotify is one of them — users can show in their Discord status what they are listening to while streaming. Furthermore, with the help of a bot, it is also possible to put songs to play on discord servers. See in this tutorial how to activate each of the options.
Time needed: 5 minutes.
It is necessary to install a bot — which works like a mini program — to play music within a server. There are different options with this function, but in this case I will use Hydra. With it installed, members can activate different Spotify features within Discord. Follow the steps below:
- Access the Discord Bot List
After opening a new window in your browser, access the link discordbotlist.com/; on the site you can find several bots for Discord, including Hydra;
- Search for “Hydra
In the search field, at the top of the site, type “Hydra” and press enter;
- add the bot
In the results list, Hydra will appear; in the options that appear below it, click on “Add bot” and then “Add Hydra”;
- Authorize and add the bot to a Discord server
On the page that will open, choose the server where the bot will be added — remembering that you need to be an administrator for this — and click “Continue” to allow Hydra access to your account; then confirm the bot’s permissions and select “Authorize”. If you want to add the bot to more than one server, you will need to repeat the process;
- activate the bot
To play music on Discord with the help of Hydra, join a voice call and type “.play” (without the quotes) and the link or name of the song. The bot will join the call and play the selected song. The feature also works for music on YouTube.
Also, if you want to import a Spotify playlist to play on the server, for example, just open the playlist in the Spotify app, click on the three dots > Share > Copy playlist link. Then, just go back to the Discord chat and type “-play” (without the quotes) + the URL of the playlist.
Hydra also has other features such as displaying the lyrics or details of the song being played. To find out what the commands are and how to activate them, send a message to your server with the text “.help”
How to show on Discord what you’re listening to
This one is for those who want to listen to music through Spotify itself and not Discord. No need to install any bot, just connect the two services.
By integrating the two platforms and activating the “Listening to Spotify” option in your Discord status, your friends can see what song you are currently listening to, just like MSN.
- Log in to Discord via browser
In the browser, access the discord.com/ link, click on “Enter”, at the top of the screen, and log in;
- Go to “Settings”
Click on “User Settings” (gear icon) in the lower left menu;
- Connect Spotify
Click “Connections”, select Spotify icon and log in to your music streaming account;
- Confirm the integration
Read the permissions that Discord will be granted in relation to Spotify and, if you agree, click “I Accept”.
After that, whenever you are listening to something on the streaming service, Discord will show the status “Listening to Spotify”. If they click on the status, they can see what song is playing.
You can disable this option whenever you want, just follow the steps:
- Click on “User Settings” > “Connections”;
- Uncheck “Display Spotify as your status”.
To reactivate, simply re-check the box. If you prefer to completely disconnect Spotify from Discord, click the X and then “Disconnect”.
With information: Lifewire.