Spotify desktop only uses the 2 front speakers on a 5.1 setup

Spotify desktop only uses the 2 front speakers on a 5.1 setup


I have 5.1 audio with my windows but Spotify only uses the 2 front speakers, how do I get it to use ALL of the speakers?


Speaker fill makes NO DIFFERENCE!

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Hey @feijudas 


Spotify doesn't support 5.1 out of box, like most other programs it outputs stereo audio.

However there are a few different methods on how to make Spotify play audio on 5.1.


Voicemeeter is one way to get it work - see this post on how to use it.


Another user also made it work by adding a specific line with quotation marks to spotify startup icon:






as seen here:



Let me know how you get on 🙂

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There's always EqualizerAPO w/ P.E.A.C.E. 
Since this is a global software that modifies all audio on your system, it can be used to redirect audio directly, by mapping input R/L to Output R/RR/L/RL, or just simply enable 5.1/7.1 upmix. This works for literally everything that plays audio on your system. It's a fairly heavyweight solution, but I really like tweaking my audio and have a good computer. 


Here's what PEACE looks like:
This should be a better solution than all that other stuff.

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