How to Fix When Spotify Doesn't Show as Your Discord Status

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Connecting your Spotify and Discord account lets your channel friends see the music you're streaming. They have the opportunity to listen to your favorite musical jams with you while discussing game strategies. However, it has been reported that Discord does not show the "Listening to Spotify" status even when the two accounts are linked . This is usually caused by a changed Spotify password or a conflict with the game's running state in Discord. In this article, we will walk you through two common fixes to fix this issue on both mobile devices and PCs.



Spotify not showing up in Discord on Android

If you don't see your Spotify status through Discord on your Android device, remember that the status will only show up in Discord when you're using Spotify on your desktop and not on the mobile app.

Try renewing the connection

If you recently changed your Spotify password, that change may have broken the link between the two accounts. But even if you haven't changed it, try unlinking and then re-linking the accounts in Discord anyway. Many users reported that this solved the problem. Here's how to renew the connection between Spotify and Discord on your Android device:

  1. Open “Discord”.
  2. Tap the three-line menu icon in the top left.
  3. At the bottom right, tap the profile icon to access user settings.
  4. Tap "Connections".
  5. When embedding "Spotify", press the "X" to disconnect Spotify from Discord.
  6. On the right side of Connections, tap "Add", then select the "Spotify" icon. You will be redirected to the Spotify login page.
  7. Log in to your account and accept the terms. Your account will reconnect to Discord.
  8. From a computer, play a song on Spotify.
  9. On your Android device, check your Discord profile status to see if it says "Listen to Spotify" status.

Try Disabling Discord Game State

The "Show running game as status message" setting in Discord may be conflicting with Spotify's status. Follow these steps to disable the setting:



  1. Start “Discord”.
  2. Tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap the profile icon to access user settings.
  4. Under 'Game Settings', select 'Game Activity'.
  5. In the "Show running game as status message" setting, turn off the switch to turn it off.
  6. Listen to a song from Spotify through your computer.
  7. Check your Discord status through your Android device to see if the issue has been resolved.

Spotify not showing up in Discord on an iPhone

The "Listening to Spotify" status will only show up in Discord through your iPhone if you're using Spotify from a computer.

Try renewing the connection

Have you recently changed your Spotify password? If so, the accounts may no longer be integrated. But users have reported that disconnecting and reconnecting accounts in Discord can fix the problem. Follow these steps to renew the connection:

  1. Open “Discord”.
  2. At the top right, tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap the profile icon to access "User Settings".
  4. Choose “Connections”.
  5. When embedding "Spotify", press the "X" to disconnect Spotify from Discord.
  6. On the right side of Connections, tap "Add", then select the "Spotify" icon. You will be redirected to the Spotify login page.
  7. Log in to your account and accept the terms. Your account will be linked to Discord again.
  8. On a computer, play a song on Spotify.
  9. Check your Discord profile status through your iPhone to see if the "Listen to Spotify" status shows up.

Try Disabling Discord Game State

The "Show running game as status message" setting in Discord may conflict with Spotify's status. Follow these steps to disable the setting in Discord.



  1. Open the "Discord" app.
  2. Tap the menu icon.
  3. Open "User Settings" by tapping the profile icon.
  4. Under 'Game settings', tap 'Game activity'.
  5. Turn off the "Show running game as status message" setting switch to turn it off.
  6. Listen to a track from Spotify on your computer.
  7. Check if you can see the "Listen to Spotify" status through your iPhone.

Spotify not showing up in Discord on an iPad

The "Listening to Spotify" status will only show up in Discord when accessing Spotify from a desktop computer, not the mobile app.

Try renewing the connection

If you recently updated your Spotify account password, it may have affected the connection between accounts. Even if you haven't changed your password, try linking the accounts again. This has been known to fix the issue. Here's how to unlink and then re-link the Spotify and Discord integration:


  1. Open the "Discord" app.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top right.
  3. Select the "User Settings" gear icon.
  4. Choose “Connections”.
  5. Tap the "X" in the "Spotify" integration to unlink from Discord.
  6. On the right side of Connections, tap "Add", then select the "Spotify" icon. You will be redirected to the Spotify login page.
  7. Log in to your account and accept the terms and conditions. Your account will reconnect to Discord.
  8. Listen to a Spotify track from your computer.
  9. Check your iPad to see if the Discord status "Listen to Spotify" is displayed.

Try Disabling Discord Game State

If the "Show running game as status message" setting is enabled in Discord, it may conflict with Spotify's status. Use the following steps to disable the setting:


  1. Start “Discord”.
  2. At the top right, tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap the gear icon to access "User Settings".
  4. Under 'Game settings', tap 'Game activity'.
  5. In the "Show running game as status message" setting, turn off the switch.
  6. On your computer, play a Spotify track.
  7. From your iPad, check your Discord status to see if the issue is resolved.

Spotify not showing up in Discord on PC

The "Listen to Spotify" profile status will only show up in Discord when you are listening to Spotify music from your PC.

Try renewing the connection

Have you recently changed your Spotify account password? This could be essential as it can affect the connection between accounts. Even if you haven't, there's no harm in trying to reconnect anyway as this is known to sometimes fix the problem. From your PC, follow these steps to reintegrate Spotify with Discord:

  1. Launch the “Discord” app.
  2. At the bottom of the left pane, click your profile.
  3. Click the gear icon to access "User Settings".
  4. Select “Connections”.
  5. Click the "X" in the "Spotify" integration to log out of Discord.
  6. Under "Connect your accounts", select the "Spotify" icon. You will land on the Spotify login page.
  7. Log in to your account and accept the terms. Your Spotify account will be reconnected to Discord.
  8. Listen to a song from Spotify through your computer.
  9. Check your Discord status to see if the issue is resolved.

Try Disabling Discord Game State

If the "Show running game as status message" setting in Discord is enabled, it could conflict with Spotify status. Follow these steps on your PC to disable the setting:

  1. Connect to “Discord”.
  2. Click on your profile at the bottom of the left navigation pane.
  3. Select the gear icon to access "User Settings".
  4. In "Game settings", select the "Game activity" option.
  5. Disable the "Show running game as status message" setting by turning it off.
  6. Listen to a Spotify song from your PC.
  7. Check your Discord profile for "Listen to Spotify" status.

Listen to Spotify on Discord

When your Spotify account is linked to Discord, your Discord status will show "Listening to Spotify" whenever you access Spotify through desktop. This cool feature is great for playing your favorite tunes in the background, while gaming or chatting with your friends.

However, sometimes Spotify status is not showing in Discord. Typical causes include conflict between Spotify status and Discord game status or integration between accounts is broken. Both possible causes can be easily resolved by disabling Discord's game status and re-linking the accounts, respectively.

What kind of music do you like to listen to on Discord? Do you listen to particular genres for specific activities? Tell us in the comments section.

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