What is a Group Session on Spotify? It is a feature on Spotify that allows up to seven Spotify Premium users to participate in a virtual listening party. Once connected, you and your friends can listen to any song or podcast on Spotify at the same time. Besides, every user in a Spotify Group Session can play, pause, and skip music.
At launch, only premium users in the same location could listen together, but Spotify has since expanded it to allow for worldwide connectivity.
However, Group Session Spotify is only available to Spotify Premium users and is limited to Spotify’s mobile apps for phones and tablets. Currently, there is no option on Spotify’s desktop app.
Hence, in this post, we will cover an alternative way to listen to Spotify music with your friends without premium. You will also learn how to start a group session on Spotify.
Part 1. How to Start a Spotify Group Session with Premium
How to do a Group Session on Spotify on PC? Unfortunately, Spotify Group Session is only available on the Spotify mobile app. So that Spotify desktop users cannot enjoy this feature.
If you are not clear about how to start a Group Session on Spotify iPhone/Android, you can follow the tutorial below on how to start Group Session Spotify on the Spotify mobile app.
How to Do a Group Session on Spotify on Phone or Tablet
Step 1 Open the Spotify mobile app
On your mobile phone or a tablet, launch the newest Spotify app and play a song. You can only use Group Session on Spotify mobile app. If you want to enjoy Group Session Spotify computer, go to Part 2.
Step 2 Start a Group Session
Go to the Now Playing page and tap on the Device icon at the bottom left. (Alternatively, you can directly click on the Device icon on the music playback control bar at the bottom.) Select the Start a remote group session option to start a Spotify Group Session.
Step 3 Invite Friends
Tap on the Invite friends button to share the group link or have your friends scan the QR code.
Step 4 Join Spotify Group Session
When your friends open the link you share or scan the invite QR code, they can tap on the Join session button to join this Group Session.
Step 5 End Group Session Spotify
If you want to end the Group Session, simply tap on the End session button and then tap Verify to confirm.
If you were invited, click LEAVE SESSION to leave this Group Session Spotify.
Part 2. How to Do Spotify Group Session without Premium
Is Spotify Group Session only for Premium? Unfortunately, yes. Group Session on Spotify is only available for premium users. But do not worry, if you are a free user, you can follow the tutorial on this part to listen to Spotify together with your friends.
All you need is a third-party tool called AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter. Use it to download and convert Spotify music to common audio formats, and then you can share the downloaded music with your friends to listen to it together. You can listen to Spotify with your friends without premium.
No need to worry about the sound quality of the downloaded Spotify music because AudKit Spotify Converter will keep 100% original sound quality. Besides, all the metadata including ID3 tags like albums, arts, etc. is fully kept. Below is the free trial version of AudKit Spotify Music Converter. You can try it for free.
After downloading the AudKit Spotify Converter on your computer, now let’s see how to listen to Spotify with your friends for free without Spotify Group Session.
How to Start Group Session on Spotify without Premium
With AudKit Spotify Converter, you can listen to Spotify together with your friends without Premium on mobile phones or computers. It is a feature that Spotify Group Session doesn’t own. Now you can follow the steps below to download Spotify playlists and share playlists on Spotify so you can listen to them with your friends together:
Step 1 Add Spotify music to AudKit Spotify Converter
Open the AudKit Spotify Converter and add the Spotify music to it by dragging and dropping. Alternatively, you can copy the link of Spotify music by right-clicking the song and selecting Share > Copy Song Link. Then paste this link into the address bar of AudKit Spotify Converter and click on + to add it.
Step 2 Choose Spotify output format as MP3
To share your downloaded Spotify music with your friends and listen to it together, you can select the output format as MP3 because it is suitable for most music players. To do this, you can click on the menu icon > Preferences option > Convert tab. Then reset the Format to MP3. You can also do other changes if you want.
Step 3 Download Spotify music to your computer
Click on the Convert button to start downloading and converting Spotify music to MP3. When it is complete, the downloaded music is stored on your computer. You can click on the Converted icon to locate them on your computer. Until now, you are able to use the downloaded Spotify music as you want.
Step 4 Listen to Spotify music with your friends
You are able to share the downloaded Spotify music with your friends without Premium. Listen to Spotify with your friends without Spotify Group Session! You can also transfer them to other devices for listening without limits.
Part 3. In Conclusion
Spotify Group Session is a good way to listen to Spotify music with friends. However, it is only available for Spotify premium users and can only be used on the Spotify mobile app. To listen to Spotify with friends without limits, you can use the AudKit Spotify Converter. It enables you to download and share Spotify music without Premium.