How To Fix When Spotify is Not Showing as Your Status on Discord

Connecting your Spotify and Discord account lets your channel buddies see what music you’re enjoying while streaming. They have the option to listen in on your favorite musical jams with you while discussing game strategies. However, there have been reports of Discord not displaying a “Listening to Spotify” status even when the two accounts are linked. This is commonly caused by a changed Spotify password or a conflict with the game running status in Discord. In this article, we’ll take you through two common fixes to resolve this issue across mobile devices and PCs.

How To Fix When Spotify is Not Showing as Your Status on Discord

Spotify Not Showing in Discord on an Android

If you’re not seeing your Spotify status via Discord on your Android device, remember the status will only show in Discord when you’re using Spotify on your desktop and not the mobile app.

Try Renewing the Connection

If you’ve recently changed your Spotify password, that change may have broken the link between the two accounts. But even if you haven’t changed it, try unlinking then re-linking the accounts in Discord anyway. Many users have reported doing this fixed the issue. Here’s how to renew the connection between Spotify and Discord on your Android device:

  1. Open “Discord.”
  2. Tap the three-lines menu icon at the top left.
  3. On the bottom right, tap the profile icon to access User settings.
  4. Tap “Connections.”
  5. At the “Spotify” integration, tap on the “X” to disconnect Spotify from Discord.
  6. At the right side of Connections tap “Add,” then select the “Spotify” icon. You’ll be re-directed to Spotify’s login page.
  7. Sign in to your account and agree to the terms. Your account will reconnect to Discord.
  8. From a computer, play a song on Spotify.
  9. On your Android device, check your Discord profile status to see whether the “Listening to Spotify” status displays.

Try Disabling Discord Game Status

It could be that the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting in Discord is conflicting with the Spotify status. Follow these steps to disable the setting:

  1. Launch “Discord.”
  2. Tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap the “profile icon” to access user settings.
  4. Beneath “Gaming Settings,” select “Game Activity.”
  5. At the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting, turn the switch off to disable it.
  6. Play a song from Spotify via your computer.
  7. Check your Discord status via your Android device to see if the problem has been fixed.

Spotify Not Showing in Discord on an iPhone

The “Listening to Spotify” status will only show in Discord via your iPhone if you’re using Spotify from a computer.

Try Renewing the Connection

Have you recently changed your Spotify password? If so, the accounts may be no longer integrated. But users have reported that disconnecting and reconnecting the accounts in Discord can remedy the problem. Follow these steps to renew the connection:

  1. Open “Discord.”
  2. At the top right, tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap the profile icon to access “User settings.”
  4. Choose “Connections.”
  5. At the “Spotify” integration, tap on the “X” to disconnect Spotify from Discord.
  6. At the right side of Connections tap “Add,” then select the “Spotify” icon. You’ll be re-directed to Spotify’s login page.
  7. Log into your account and agree to the terms. Your account will re-link to Discord.
  8. On a computer, play a song on Spotify.
  9. Check your Discord profile status via your iPhone to see whether the “Listening to Spotify” status displays.

Try Disabling Discord Game Status

The “Display currently running game as a status message” setting in Discord could be conflicting with the Spotify status. Follow these steps to disable the setting in Discord.

  1. Open the “Discord” app.
  2. Tap the menu icon.
  3. Open “User settings” by tapping the profile icon.
  4. Under “Gaming Settings,” tap “Game Activity.”
  5. Turn off the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting switch to disable it.
  6. Play a track from Spotify on your computer.
  7. Check whether you can see the “Listening to Spotify” status via your iPhone.

Spotify Not Showing in Discord on an iPad

The “Listening to Spotify” status will only show in Discord when you’re access Spotify from a desktop computer – not the mobile app.

Try Renewing the Connection

If you’ve recently updated your Spotify account password, this may have affected the connection between the accounts. Even if you haven’t changed your password, try re-linking the accounts anyway. This has been known to fix the problem. Here is how to unlink then re-link the Spotify and Discord integration:

  1. Open the “Discord” app.
  2. Tap the menu icon at the top right.
  3. Select the “User settings” gear icon.
  4. Choose “Connections.”
  5. Tap the “X” at the “Spotify” integration to unlink from Discord.
  6. At the right side of Connections tap “Add,” then select the “Spotify” icon. You’ll be re-directed to Spotify’s login page.
  7. Sign into your account and agree to the terms and conditions. Your account will reconnect to Discord.
  8. Play a Spotify track from your computer.
  9. Check your iPad to see whether the “Listening to Spotify” Discord status is displayed.

Try Disabling Discord Game Status

If the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting is enabled in Discord, it may be conflicting with the Spotify status. Use the following steps to disable the setting:

  1. Launch “Discord.”
  2. At the top right, tap the menu icon.
  3. Tap the gear icon to access “User settings.”
  4. Under “Gaming Settings,” tap “Game Activity.”
  5. At the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting, turn the switch off.
  6. On your computer, play a Spotify track.
  7. From your iPad, check your Discord status to see if the problem is fixed.

Spotify Not Showing in Discord on a PC

The “Listening to Spotify” profile status will only display in Discord when you’re listening to Spotify music from your PC.

Try Renewing the Connection

Have you changed your Spotify account password recently? This could be key as this can affect the connection between the accounts. Even if you haven’t, there’s no harm in trying to renew the connection anyway as this is known to sometimes fix the problem. From your PC, follow these steps to re-integrate Spotify with Discord:

  1. Launch the “Discord” app.
  2. At the bottom of the left pane, click on your profile.
  3. Click on the gear icon to access “User settings.”
  4. Select “Connections.”
  5. Click on the “X” at the “Spotify” integration to disconnect from Discord.
  6. Underneath “Connect your accounts,” select the “Spotify” icon. You’ll land on the Spotify sign-in page.
  7. Sign in to your account and agree to the terms. Your Spotify account will be reconnected to Discord.
  8. Play a song from Spotify via your computer.
  9. Check your Discord status to see whether the problem is resolved.

Try Disabling Discord Game Status

If the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting in Discord is enabled, it could be clashing with the Spotify status. Follow these steps on your PC to disable the setting:

  1. Sign into “Discord.”
  2. Click on your profile at the bottom of the left navigation pane.
  3. Select the gear icon to access “User Settings.”
  4. From “Gaming Settings,” select the “Game Activity” option.
  5. Disable the “Display currently running game as a status message” setting by switching it off.
  6. Play a Spotify song from your PC.
  7. Check your Discord profile for the “Listening to Spotify” status.

Listening to Spotify in Discord

When your Spotify account links to Discord, your Discord status will show “Listening to Spotify” whenever you’re accessing Spotify via the desktop. This cool feature is great for having your favorite tracks playing in the background, while gaming or chatting with your buddies.

However, there are times when the Spotify status does not show in Discord. Typical causes include the Spotify status clashing with Discord’s game status or the integration between accounts is broken. Both possible causes can be easily fixed by disabling Discord’s gaming status and re-linking the accounts, respectively.

What kind of music do you like to listen to while on Discord? Do you listen to any particular genres for specific activities? Tell us in the comments section.

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