No thanks to Roku, but I came up with a solution for my setup. My Windows 10 computer is hooked up to by wire to my modem which is also wireless. (My computer and Roku 3 share the same router, though only the Roku 3 is wireless). The audio of my Roku3 is hooked into my stereo system so I can hear it (as well as Roku movies) in surround sound.
1. Open Spotify on my computer. If your computer has speakers start playing a song just to know you’ve got that working properly. 2. On my Roku 3, go to System, and select Mirroring (Enable it) 3. Back to my computer, go to “Type here to search” and enter ‘Project” 4. Go to the “Project to Second Screen”, then I click the Duplicate button. 5. Click on the text for "Connect to a Wireless Display". 6. One of the devices should be your Roku, select that one. 7. If all worked well you should now see the computer’s Spotify screen on your TV, but sound isn’t yet passing through to the Roku. 8. On the bottom bar of your computer screen, right click on the speaker icon, and select Playback Devices. 9. On the Sound popup window you should now see a “Digital Devices” choice, which may have never been present before. 10. Select the ‘Digital Devices’ option, set it as the Default, then click OK. The sound should stop coming from computer speakers, and switch to the Roku’s speaker system. 11. I now have to make selections to play from your Computer, but at least I can play my Playlists through. Takes a bit longer to set this up, but not bad if planning to play music for an hour No thanks to Roku, but I came up with a solution for my setup. My Windows 10 computer is hooked up to by wire to my modem which is also wireless. (My computer and Roku 3 share the same router, though only the Roku 3 is wireless). The audio of my Roku3 is hooked into my stereo system so I can hear it (as well as Roku movies) in surround sound.
Re: Roku Spotify app: Playlists not an option anymore (playlists gone)
You say a "fraction of the functionality of the phone app"- The fraction I am getting right now is 0/100. Literally cannot play any music I want on it- no search, no playlist. I wonder if we can do a class action suit. This has to have been mentioned in the contract about what we get for our money. If it no longer functions, they should be messaging all of us with this information and offering us reimbursement for the time it hasn't worked. But instead, we need to google around to find out what the **bleep** is wrong while customer service gives us the runaround. Terrible business practice. They should be embarrassed. Everyone who complained about this should tweet/FB message them about this publicly and share with friends.
I guess Roku must be a small percentage of their streams each day. Else they would care more. I am sure if the problem was on iPhone it would be fixed in a day or two. It's the way it is boys. Money drives the decisions. Get used to it.
Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Music are looking better every day that Spotify ignores this issue. It is a total disrespect for the customers who pay for Spotify.
How much time did you waste trying to figure out why Spotify Playlists weren't working on your Roku? Why didn't Spotify tell customers the Roku App had the playlist function removed when they did it? Why did they wait months before telling us? Why won't Spotify tell us what is going on?
I am having the same issue. I just went with Premium, and am in the free month, primarily so I could use the Spotify app on my Roku 3. My receiver, speakers, TV, etc are all integrated and I wanted to access Spotify through my Roku. Unfortunately without access to my playlists or My Music the Roku based system is so limited it isn't worth $10 a month. I will cancel my subscription by the end of the free month if this isn't fixed.