Spotify Connect for Home Audio

The Spotify Connect feature allows the Spotify app to act as a remote control for home audio devices.

The Spotify Embedded SDK makes it easy to add Spotify Connect functionality to a home audio device. The SDK provides a compact binary; by integrating the Spotify eSDK with the firmware of a device, you make it possible to discover and control playback on that device directly from the Spotify iOS, Android, desktop or web player app. Playback can also be controlled from your hardware companion app as long (as the content links to a native Spotify app).

The binary takes care of all negotiation with backend Spotify services, including digital rights management and decoding. In addition, it delivers audio as a PCM stream ready for rendering by your device. The binary runs single-threaded to keep the integration simple.

Who is this great for?

  • As a device manufacturer, you can integrate Spotify Connect functionality directly through the Spotify eSDK binary.

Note that we are only accepting applications if you are using a platform provider to integrate with Spotify using Spotify Connect, or if you want to integrate a voice-enabled device with Spotify Connect, such as Amazon Alexa.

Using a platform provider

A simple way to integrate Spotify Connect into your device is to work with one of our approved platform providers. Platform providers offer hardware modules, software, and services that can help you build your integration and get certified faster.

Please reach out to one of our currently approved platform providers if you want to use them for your integration with Spotify Connect:

Important

Please note that we only accept Hardware Partner Applications from companies, not individuals. Spotify’s tools will come with legal, licensing and technical limitations, and final approvals for commercial usage will always be left up to the discretion of Spotify and its partners.

Let’s get started

You now need to submit a Hardware Partner Application. If you’re using a platform provider, please contact them directly, and they will help you to get started.

If you need to file a support question about your implementation, you will need to create or activate a JIRA account in our Spotify Connect for Home Audio Help Center.

FAQ Q. How do I get access to the new Developer Portal?
A. If you’re an existing partner, please fill out the User Registration Form Developer Portal user credentials setup and access the eSDK documentation. If you’re a brand seeking to be a partner, please fill in the Hardware Partner Application.

Q. I’m an existing partner who’s trying to submit a quarterly report, request a Premium code, or share marketing materials for approval. Where do I this now?
A. For marketing approvals, business and legal enquiries, quarterly report submissions and/or Premium code requests for development testing, please submit a ticket on our Partner Service Desk.

Q. How much does it cost to go through the Spotify eSDK certification process?
A. Spotify does not charge a fee to go through the eSDK certification process. Partners may incur costs for shipping the required products to the Spotify certification team for the certification phase.

Q. I lost access to my Jira account. How do I get access again?
A. You can contact us through Service Desk and we’ll help you reactivate your Jira account.

Q. I have support questions about my implementation of Spotify but I don’t have a Jira account and need to create one. How do I do this?
A. Please submit a Jira account creation request.

Please contact us if you have more business related questions.