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How to Play Music in Discord

How to Play Music in Discord

It’s hard to part ways with your songs on Spotify, especially once you’ve learned to play all of your songs on a single playlist. But what if you want to play games while listening to your favorite tunes on Discord? You can always have a music app running in the background while using Discord, but that’s not an ideal solution, as this could negatively affect your PC’s performance. Luckily, there is a way to play music through the Discord app itself.

How to Play Music on Discord Using Bots

Discord bots are fantastic little tools that do all sorts of things for your account on the platform. This includes being able to play music without any hassle. Using bots isn’t that hard on Discord. For this purpose, we will teach you how to use FredBoat – Discord’s most famous music bot. 

Do note that you can only add FredBoat to Discord servers in which you have manager permissions.

  1. Open this FredBoat link and click Invite To Server.
    FredBoat's Invite to Server Link
  2. Log into Discord.
  3. Select a server to add FredBoat to using the drop-down menu.
    Selecting Server for Fredboat
  4. Click Continue once done.
  5. Read through the bot permissions and click Authorize.
  6. Open your Discord server that has FredBoat.
  7. Type the command /play<song name> in the text box.
    FredBoat running on Discord
  8. Click the number of the song you want to play based on FredBoat’s suggestions and press send.
    FredBoat Suggesting Songs on Discord

FredBoat can be used by anyone on the server. You can even create a poll in the Discord server so that others can pick which song to play next. It is also possible to use FredBoat from Discord’s mobile app.

FredBoat will play tracks from Vimeo, Deezer, BandCamp, Twitch, and Dailymotion. So, you cannot use it to stream tracks from your Spotify or Apple Music library. But you can connect Spotify to Discord so others can see what you are listening to.

How to Connect Discord to Spotify

If you want to share your music with someone on Discord, connect your Spotify account to it. After this, Discord will automatically display the music you’re listening to as your current activity. If your friends have a Spotify Premium account, they can listen to what you have on Spotify currently.

  1. Open Discord.
  2. Click the gear icon next to your username on the bottom left.
    Gear Icon on Discord
  3. Select Connections.
  4. Click the Spotify icon.
    Spotify Icon on Discord
  5. Log in to your Spotify Account.
  6. Review the permissions and click Agree once done.
    Authorizing connection between Spotify and Discord
  7. Your Discord activity status should resemble the one below when you use Spotify.
    Spotify Activity Shown on Discord

Unfortunately, Spotify integration is not available on Discord’s Android or iPhone app. In such cases, share your Spotify playlist with the Discord server members so they can listen to your favorite tunes.

Besides Spotify, you can integrate and stream Netflix on Discord with your friends.

Keep Jamming While You Play

With the steps above, you and your friends can enjoy your tunes while playing together. This can help keep you focused during those intense games. Of course, you can just hang out online while listening to each other’s playlists and song recommendations on Discord, too. FredBoat is a fantastic bot. However, there are a ton of other amazing Discord bots that you should check out.


Q: What are other music bots on Discord?

A: Aside from FredBoat, you can also try Musico, Aphinity, Green-bot, and Lara. However, FredBoat has access to the most extensive music library out of all the bots, so it’s much better.

Q: What other music apps can you connect to Discord?

A: Unfortunately, you can only connect Spotify to Discord. Other music streaming apps like Apple Music, Pandora, and SoundCloud aren’t partners with Discord yet.

Q: How many songs does FredBoat have?

A: There’s no exact number on how many songs FredBoat can play. However, it has access to music from Soundcloud, Bandcamp, Twitch, Deezer, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, which could mean it has access to millions of songs.

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Jonas Sunico

Nov 15, 2023

Jonas is a writer with over 6 years of experience in the tech and gaming industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from University of the East Philippines and is one of the proud leaders of the academe's Journalism Society. At heart, he's a hardcore tech junkie that loves video games, the latest gadgets, and the wonderful science behind social media and AI.

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