[Android] Set Spotify as Default Player

Android applications seem to support some form of integration with the Android OS to identify as a music player.


Going to: Settings > Apps > *Gear Icon* > *Default Section* > Music app:


I'm able to select which application on my phone should be the default app for music, and the phone presents me with a list of choices:

  • Google Play Music
  • MX Player Pro
  • ES File Explorer Pro
  • IPTV Pro.

As you can see, Spotify is not on the list. If those apps can make it to the list, so can Spotify. Would be really great to see official integration with Android in this regard, especially because such integration helps a lot when connecting the phone with the car!


Screenshot attached.


Phone: OnePlus 5

OS: Oxygen OS 4.5.2 / Android 7.1.1

OS Build: ONEPLUS A5000_23_170624




(P.S. Originally posted in the Android section, but was recommended to post it here)


Updated on 2020-09-22



Your idea was submitted a while ago and unfortunately didn't receive the amount of kudos needed to stay active in the ideas board (100 Kudos per year). 

In order to keep the Ideas Exchange clearer I'll close this idea for now, but this doesn't mean Spotify rejected this idea.

If you think this is an idea which needs to be implemented, you're welcome to post it in a slightly different form 🙂


Have a nice day!

Community Legend
Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2017-07-12

Marked as new idea.


 This is quite essential to get done or Spotify are out. 

Music Fan

This should just get fixed... regardless the votes... If everybody keeps asking for a discount, we're not improving the app!


Don't want a discount. I'd rather pay Google for my music if Spotify don't become more user friendly with regards to integration in android. It should really not be necessary to install extra apps just for a simple interface like "default player" 


I'm surprised this doesn't have more votes. Even more surprised that I just subscribed to Spotify and that it doesn't show up as a Music app so I can replace Google Play Music on my One Plus 5. Come on guys, what are you waiting for?


Commenting again (after almost 8 months), to show that the issue is still present on the latest OnePlus 5 / Android OS.


Phone: OnePlus 5

OS: Oxygen OS 5.0.2 / Android 8.0.0

OS Build: ONEPLUS A5000_23_180129




Oh god , cant you just add this. Its been 5 years now 


I have faced this problem too



I have faced this problem too



I currently have the same issue on my Huawei Mate 9. Really sucks because I cant use with android auto, assuming this is the reason why.