If you’re a Spotify user with an Apple TV, you’re well aware of a big glaring omission as far as tvOS apps are concerned. Indeed, we have waited for 1 and a half year since the Apple TV (4th generation) arrived in stores, and there’s still no official Spotify app for tvOS.
Although Spotify Inc. never revealed plans to release Apple TV versions of their app yet, it still seems likely that Spotify will simply avoid creating an app for tvOS due to competition restrictions with Apple Music - arrived to the Apple TV shortly after the new set-top went on sale. Frustrated with the news? Don't worry! As Sidify Music Converter, a third-party software, will allow Spotify free and Premium users to sync playlists and albums from Spotify to Apple TV 4.
Spotify music files are protected by DRM, which is troublesome for people who would like to enjoy Spotify music on any device as they like. Sidify Music Converter (For Mac | For Windows) is a professional Spotify to MP3 Converter aiming to remove DRM protection and make it easier to download Spotify music as MP3 format. What's more, this converter enables to keep lossless quality as original audio including ID tags information.
In the following guide, we would convert Spotify music to plain MP3 format with Windows version of Sidify Music Converter as an example. It is available for free to try, but once the trial is over you’ll need to pick up the lifetime license which is $39.95.
Things You'll Need:
Step 1. Import Music from Spotify to Sidify.
Launch the Sidify program and Spotify will be opened automatically. Then click" " icon or "Click here to add Audio" to import Spotify music.
Step 2. Drag & drop a song link or Playlist link from Spotify to Sidify Music converter.
Step 3. Once added the music successfully, you can click setting button to change the basic parameters (Including Output format, Output quality and Conversion Mode, etc). Here you can choose format as MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV and adjust output quality up to 320 kbps.
Tips: If you’re someone who likes to store the output audios into Artist/ Album folders automatically, please check the box of the "Keep output folder organized". Otherwise, all the files would be converted to one folder.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to remove DRM and download Spotify music to MP3 format without losing original audio quality.
Step 4. After conversion, you can click button to easily find the downloaded MP3 file in the top right corner.
One of the nice features of the Apple TV is the functionality to access media content on your Windows or Mac including music, video and photographs. Both the device and Apple TV must be configured to use the same iTunes account, so you need to import your music from your computer into iTunes Client firstly.
Step 1: To use Home Sharing, make sure that your computer and Apple TV are on the same home network. In some cases, you might need an Internet connection.
Step 2: Configure your computer: In iTunes, go to File > Home Sharing and choose Turn on Home Sharing. Enter your Apple ID and password, then click Turn on Home Sharing.
Tip: In Windows 7 & Windows 8, iTunes menus are hidden by default. To show them temporarily, press the Alt key.
Step 2: Set up Home Sharing on Apple TV: On your Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings Accounts> Home Sharing .
Choose "Turn on Home Sharing", then enter your Apple ID and password.
Step 3: Once you’ve configured all your devices using the same Apple ID, you can highlight Computers app on your Apple TV. Libraries from your shared computer appear, and you can start playing music from your Windows or Mac computer on Apple TV.
In this way, it becomes more convenient to stream Spotify songs on Apple TV 4 freely.
Note: The trial version of Sidify music converter for Spotify allows 3 minutes conversion. You can unlock the time limitation by purchasing the full version.