The Spotify media player integration lets you control your Spotify account playback and browse the Spotify media library from Home Assistant.


  • An active Spotify account. A premium account is not required, but recommended. Premium accounts can be controlled (pause, play, next, etc.), while free accounts can only be used for browsing and current playback status.
  • Spotify compatible playback source device
  • A Spotify Developer application. Instructions for that are in the next step.

Create a Spotify application

For Home Assistant to communicate with Spotify, we need to create an application at Spotify using the Spotify Developer website. This will provide you with the Spotify application credentials Home Assistant needs to allow you to log in with your Spotify account.

  1. If Spotify was previously integrated with your Home Assistant with outdated credentials, it might be required to remove these old Spotify account credentials using the Home Assistant Application Credentials dashboard.

  2. Log in to the Spotify Developer Dashboard.

  3. Select the Create app button in the top right.

Spotify Developer Dashboard

  1. Enter a name and description; feel free to use any name and description you like.

    Set the “Redirect URI” to the following:

    Please copy and paste the exact URL above. You do not have to change it.

Creating a Spotify Application

  1. Select Web API.

  2. Check the box to agree with the requirements and click the Save button to confirm the application creation.

  3. Spotify will now show the new application you have just created. Select the Settings button in the top right to configure it.

Edit the Spotify Application settings

  1. Before we can start configuring Home Assistant, we need to grab the application credentials Home Assistant needs.

Select on the View client secret button to reveal the client secret.

Show the client secret of the Spotify Application

  1. The “Client ID” and “Client secret” are the two pieces of information that Home Assistant needs to communicate with Spotify and is what we call: Application credentials.

Get the application credentials from the Spotify Application

You will need the “Client ID” and “Client secret” during the Spotify integration setup process in Home Assistant.

You can now continue with the next chapter to configure the Spotify integration in Home Assistant.


To add the Spotify service to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Spotify can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as Discovered. You can then set it up right away.

Using multiple Spotify accounts

This integration supports multiple Spotify accounts at once. You don’t need to create another Spotify application in the Spotify Developer Portal. Multiple Spotify accounts can be linked to a single Spotify application.

You will have to add those accounts into the User Management section of your application in the Spotify Developer Portal.

To add an additional Spotify account to Home Assistant, go to the Spotify website, log out, and then repeat only the steps in the Configuration section.

Selecting output source

To play media Spotify first needs a device selected for audio output known as the source.

# Example code to select an AV receiver as the output device
service: media_player.select_source
  entity_id: media_player.spotify
  source: "Denon AVR-X2000"

The Spotify API cannot initiate playback to a device not already known to the Spotify API. The source list of available devices can be found in the Details section of the Spotify Media Player Control and the source_list attribute in the Developer Tools States.

Playing Spotify playlists

You can send playlists to Spotify using the "media_content_type": "playlist", which is part of the media_player.play_media service, for example:

# Example script to play playlist
      - service: media_player.play_media
          entity_id: media_player.spotify
          media_content_id: ""
          media_content_type: playlist

The media_content_id value can be obtained from the Spotify desktop app by clicking on the more options (”…”) next to the album art picture, selecting “Share” and then “Copy Spotify URI” or “Copy Playlist Link” (also available in the Spotify phone and web app). Alternatively a Spotify URI string (e.g. spotify:playlist:5xddIVAtLrZKtt4YGLM1SQ) can be supplied for the media_content_id.

Unsupported devices

  • Sonos: Although Sonos is a Spotify Connect device, it is not supported by the official Spotify API.