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How to Play Spotify on Google Maps

A complete guide about how to enjoy Spotify music on Google Maps.

Technology has made our daily experiences more convenient and enjoyable in today’s interconnected world. One example of this is the integration of Spotify and Google Maps on your device. By linking these two platforms, you can access and control your Spotify music within the Google Maps app, saving you the hassle of switching apps while navigating. This way, you can stay focused on the road while still enjoying your favorite tunes. Moreover, if you are worried about network issues, you can download Spotify music to MP3 for offline playback.

This guide will show you how to connect and disconnect Spotify and Google Maps and download Spotify music to MP3. Let’s begin!

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How to Connect Spotify and Google Maps

Whether you’re going on a road trip, heading to work, or discovering a new city, playing Spotify on Google Maps navigation can make your journeys more entertaining and enjoyable. All you need is a few simple steps to link Spotify and Google Maps on your iPhone or Android device.

To get Spotify on Google Maps on iPhone, please follow these steps:

  • Step 1. Open the Google Maps app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2. Tap your profile picture in the top-right corner.
  • Step 3. Select Settings > Navigation > Music playback controls.
  • Step 4. Choose Spotify and accept the terms to connect your account.
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When Spotify and Google Maps are linked, a Spotify icon will appear in the bottom right corner of the Google Maps application. Tap on it to access the Spotify playback controls, such as play/pause, skip, shuffle, repeat, etc. At the bottom of the screen, you can also see the song's title and the artist's name.

  • Step 1. Open the Google Maps app on your Android device.
  • Step 2. Tap the main menu in the top-right corner.
  • Step 3. Select Settings > Navigation settings > Show media playback controls.
  • Step 4. Pick Spotify and accept the agreement to connect your account.
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Control the Spotify Playback via Voice Commands, Gestures, or Buttons

There are different ways to control your Spotify music while using Google Maps. You can use voice commands, gestures, or buttons to play, pause, skip, or adjust the volume of your music. Here are some tips on how to do that:

  • Voice Commands:

To use voice commands for Spotify in Google Assistant, check these settings:
1. Open the Google Map app and tap your profile picture in the top-right corner.
2. Select Settings > Navigation settings > Google Assistant settings.
3. From the Popular settings section, navigate to Music > More music services > Spotify.
4. Give both apps the required permissions to link your Google and Spotify accounts.

After linking, say "OK Google" and your request.
E.g. “OK Google, play Discover Weekly on Spotify” or “OK Google, pause Spotify”.

control spotify playback via google assistant
  • Gestures

To use gestures, you need to enable them in the Navigation settings of the Google Maps app. Then, you can swipe left or right on the screen to skip songs or swipe up or down to adjust the volume.

  • Buttons

To use buttons, you need to have a device that supports them, such as a car stereo or headphones. Then, you can use them to control your Spotify music as usual.

Why Does Spotify Stop When Using Maps?

There are several possible reasons why Spotify stops when using maps. Here are some fixes:

  • Spotify and Google Maps are not properly connected or set up. You need to select Spotify as the default media app in Google Maps settings and grant them the necessary permissions and settings.
  • Spotify does not resume playing automatically after Google Maps navigation voice prompts. This might be a known issue, and there is no definite solution yet, but you can try to keep the Spotify app updated to the latest version, or disconnect Google Maps and enable car mode when playing podcasts.
  • Spotify’s sound quality or cache settings are too high, causing network or memory shortage. You can adjust the sound quality or cache settings in Spotify settings, or clear some unnecessary data or apps.

How to Disconnect Spotify from Google Maps

  • Go to
  • Select the Apps button and you can see what apps have built the access to your Spotify.
  • Find Google Maps and disconnect the access to your Spotify by clicking the Remove Access tab.
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Download Spotify Music to MP3 for Offline Playback

Listening to Spotify while using Google Maps allows you to enjoy your favorite music while navigating to your destination. However, you need a stable internet connection to stream music, which may not be available in some areas. To solve this problem, you can download Spotify music to MP3 for offline playback and transfer them to any MP3-compatible device or player, such as your car stereo, USB drive, or MP3 player.

Spotify does not allow you to download music to MP3 directly, even as a Spotify Premium user. To solve this, we recommend AudiFab Spotify Music Converter, a tool that can convert any Spotify content to MP3, AAC, WAV, ALAC, AIFF, FLAC with high quality and speed. AudiFab works for both Windows and Mac, and for Spotify Free and Premium users. It also has features like uploading Spotify music to iTunes, burning CDs, editing ID3 tags, etc.

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AudiFab Spotify Music Converter

  • Download music from the Spotify app to the computer.
  • Convert Spotify playlist to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Keep original audio quality, ID3 tags and lyrics after conversion.
  • One click to burn Spotify music to CD.
  • Free updates and technical support.

You can use AudiFab Spotify Music Converter to save Spotify songs as MP3 files for offline listening. Here’s how to do it:

Download AudiFab Spotify Music Converter

Start by downloading and installing AudiFab Spotify Music Converter into your computer. Launch AudiFab after that, choose App and Spotify will launch immediately.

choose spotify conversion mode

You can choose Web for Mac, which can download 10x speed.

audifab main interface

Sync Spotify songs to AudiFab

Search Spotify for the songs, playlists, or albums you wish to download and listen to offline while traveling. Drag or drop them to AudiFab. The Spotify tracks will be automatically identified by AudiFab and added to the conversion list. To move on, click Add.

*Popular Spotify playlists for travel:

add spotify travel playlist to audifab

Choose MP3 as the export format

Open the settings window. Select MP3 as the output format and change the other settings to your liking. Both the output path and file name are customizable. MP3 is a widely compatible format that can play on most devices and players.

customize output settings

Convert Spotify to MP3 for offline playback

Click on the "Convert" button on home to initiate the downloading and conversion process.

download spotify playlist to mp3

Play the downloaded MP3 on a trip

The downloaded music can be found in the output folder once the conversion is complete. Now, you can transfer the downloaded Spotify music in MP3 format to any MP3-compatible device or player, such as your smartphone, portable music player, or car stereo, and enjoy your favorite tracks offline during your trip.

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Overall, for your music and navigational needs, Spotify and Google Maps are a great match. By following the instructions in this guide, you may quickly connect to and control Spotify music within Google Maps. You may keep and play your favorite tracks offline by converting Spotify music to MP3 format with AudiFab Spotify Music Converter, assuring uninterrupted music enjoyment during your travels. We hope this guide has helped you to make the most of Spotify and Google Maps on your device.

AudiFab Spotify Music Converter is free to try. It can be downloaded for free and converts the first minute of each audio file for sample testing. If the program meets your need, you can buy a license to unlock the time limit.

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