As a Mac owner, you can use the built-in Apple Music app for your favorite tunes. But maybe you also use or simply prefer Spotify for your music. You can use Spotify on a MacBook by downloading the desktop app or using the Spotify web player in your browser.
Here, we’ll show you how to get Spotify on a MacBook so you can listen to the songs and playlists you enjoy while you work or play.
If you’ve searched the Mac App Store for Spotify, you’ve likely seen third-party apps that work with the music app but not Spotify itself. Currently, you’ll need to visit the Spotify website and download the app from there.
Step 1: Visit the Spotify download page for Mac and select Download.
Step 2: Go to your Downloads folder via the web browser you’re using or with Finder and open the Spotify installer ZIP file.
Step 3: When the file unzips, open the Install Spotify file.
Step 4: You’ll see a small box open letting you know that the app is downloaded from the internet and asking you to confirm you want to open it. Select Open.
Step 5: You’ll then see the progress bar as the application downloads and installs.
Step 6: When complete, Spotify should open automatically. Select Log in.
Step 7: Use one of the options to sign into your Spotify account.
You’re then ready to start listening to your favorite tunes or share one of your playlists using the Spotify desktop app. Reopen the app anytime from your Applications folder using Go > Applications from Finder.
Optionally, you can delete the downloaded files from Spotify.
If you don’t want to download the desktop version of Spotify on your MacBook, you can always listen to music in your web browser.
Step 1: Visit the Spotify web player and select Log in.
Step 2: Use one of the options for your Spotify account to sign in such as your email address, Facebook, Apple, or Google.
Step 3: You can then use the web player to access your library or browse the home page for something new.
Whether Spotify is your music application of choice or you want to create a new playlist, using the service on your Mac is easy. Enjoy!
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