Spotify Connect

Play and control Spotify favorites using Spotify Connect™ from within the Crestron Home app or the Spotify® app on a third-party device. Spotify is available for Crestron Home systems that use a DM NAX™ streaming device (DM-NAX-8ZSA or DM-NAX-4ZSA)with Spotify enabled.

Notes:

  • The third-party device must be connected to the same local network (Wi-Fi® wireless or Ethernet network) as the Crestron Home system to utilize Spotify Connect features..
  • Favorite playlists do not sync between Spotify and the Crestron Home app. Favorites must be saved on the Crestron Home system.

Play Music

Use the Crestron Home app or Spotify Connect to play and control music.

Crestron Home App

Select Spotify from the Select source menu. The last song that was playing will start to play.

Spotify Connect

Select  Connect Device and then select a room speaker.

Note: Other devices in the system will also display in the list, such as Google Cast, AirPlay, and Bluetooth devices. To use Spotify with AirPlay, refer to Apple AirPlay Control.

User Profiles

User profiles are displayed on the top-left corner of the Crestron Home app. If using the Spotify app on a third-party device and the same account is used on both devices, the profile is automatically selected. If the account is different, the account shows Select account.

User Profile Available

No User Profile Available

To switch user profiles, select the current profile and then select an account. Music from the account starts to play.

Favorites

To start a new playlist:

  1. Select  Browse.
  2. In the list of Favorites, select a Spotify playlist. All favorites for the account are displayed. The music service is displayed under the name of the favorite.

To save the current playlist as a favorite:

  1. Select  Add Favorite and then enter a playlist name and select an account.

  2. Select OK.

Controls

To control the music, use the controls in the Crestron Home app or a device using the Spotify app. Control actions are synced between all devices.

Multi-Room

Stream music to multiple rooms. For details, refer to Play Audio in Multiple Rooms.

More

To control advanced speaker settings, select More.

Active Media and Spotify Connect

Active media in the Crestron Home system may behave differently when using room groups with Spotify Connect to stream content.

Scenario 1

Situation:

  1. Play music in Room 1 using a built-in streaming service (for example, Pandora or Internet Radio).
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Use Spotify Connect to stream to Room 1.

Result:

  • The room group is cleared.
  • Rooms 2 and 3 are powered off.
  • Room 1 plays the streamed content.

Scenario 2

Situation:

  1. Play music in Room 1 using a built-in streaming service (for example, Pandora or Internet Radio).
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Use Spotify Connect to stream to Room 2.

Result:

  • Rooms 1 and 3 continue to play the original streaming source.
  • Room 2 is removed from the group.
  • Room 2 plays the streamed content.

Scenario 3

Situation:

  1. Use Spotify Connect to stream to Room 1.
  2. Use the Crestron Home app to create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3

Result:

  • Rooms 1, 2, and 3 play the streamed content.
  • The Spotify app reports that only Room 1 is selected for streaming.

Scenario 4

Situation:

  1. Use Spotify Connect to stream to Room 1.
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Remove Room 1 from the group.

Result:

  • The room group is cleared.
  • Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are powered off.
  • In the Spotify app, the selected room is cleared.

Scenario 5

Situation:

  1. Use Spotify Connect to stream to Room 1.
  2. Create a group with Rooms 1, 2, and 3.
  3. Stop streaming.

Result:

  • The room group is cleared.
  • Rooms 1, 2 and 3 are powered off.