How to Enable and Disable Auto Play on Spotify

How to enable and disable Auto Play on Spotify?

Nowadays, music streaming services are pretty much unavoidable, and most of them have some sort of auto play option for songs playing in the background.

One of the best parts of using Spotify is that you can play your music at any time, from anywhere! But sometimes, you might have to leave the room or get some other task done, but still want to continue listening. Or maybe you want to skip through songs when your friend or relative calls, without them having to keep saying hello. You don’t want them to have to listen to the opening bars to your favorite song. Spotify allows you to pause/stop music playback at any time.

What is Spotify Auto Play?

One of the most recent developments in music streaming platforms are the ability to play songs automatically after you start listening. These features aren’t new. People had been experimenting with this for years, but Spotify seems to be the only major platform to implement this feature. Most of the time, people just skip songs, but they do listen to music. The feature allows you to continue playing without having to press stop.

Enabling and Disabling Auto Play on Spotify Desktop app

You want to make sure you can disable auto play, but you don’t know how. This is where this blog comes in handy. We’ll show you how to disable auto play on Spotify Desktop app, and we’ll also tell you how to enable it.

1 First, let’s get started. Open the Spotify Desktop app and click on the Profile at upper right corner and then tap on settings.

tap on settings

2 You’ll then see a dropdown menu that has “Auto play”.

3 On the right-hand side, you’ll see a box that says ‘Auto play’.

tap enable Autoplay

4 You can choose to turn auto play on or off. You’ll notice that auto play is currently set to ‘On’.

disable autoplay

Also See: How to use Spotify on Car?

Enabling and Disabling Auto Play on Spotify Mobile app

Disabling and enabling Auto play on the Spotify mobile app is simple.

1 To do this, you need to go to your mobile app, tap the menu icon, and then select ‘Settings’.

open Spotify settings on Mobile

2 Now, you need to tap on playback.

Now click on playback

3 You’ll then see a screen that says ‘Auto play’. You can now toggle this option on and off.

4 Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to control when auto play will start.

click on green icon to enable Auto play

5 To disable Auto play You’ll need to tap on the Auto play switch.

disable Auto play

Also See: How to use Spotify Web Player?

Final Verdicts

There are two types of auto play: The type that is automatically enabled when you play a song, and auto play where you have to go through a series of steps to manually turn on auto play. In Spotify’s case, the first is the default setting, but the second requires you to follow a series of steps before it will finally start playing.

You will also need to check off “I want to be the owner of this music collection” which is required if you want the controls to stop playing after listening to your entire music library. Read our full guide to the auto play settings here.


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