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Spotify Connect not working for Free Tier

Spotify Connect not working for Free Tier






Android Phone, Yamaha R-N303

Operating System

Android Pie, Win 10


My Question or Issue

Spotify Connect no longer works after I downgraded account to Free Tier.

Having seen the announcement that Spotify Connect was available for Free Tier subscription (Link), I did not renew my Premium subscription.


However, it shows on my PC/Android phone that Spotify Connect is Premium only (refer to attached screenshot).


My HiFi is supported on Spotify Gear and it was working on Premium, so it should not be the problem.


Am I missing any steps?

1 Reply

Hey @ctrl-alt-del,


Thanks for reaching out. Welcome to the community!


While Spotify Connect is now available for users on the Free ad-based service, some Spotify Connect devices, such as your Yamaha R-N303 HiFi Receiver, still require Spotify Premium.


You can check out this list of devices that currently work with the Free ad-based service. Hopefully more devices will be added to the list in the future!


Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day 🙂

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