Does a Snow Leopard have Spots?

11.22.09 45 Comments

OK, so we always try to make sure a plug-in is robust and fully stable before publishing it to the App Store, but we’re going to make an exception in this one case. Why? Because this new plug-in is so cool, we can’t keep it to ourselves any longer! We’ve been testing it internally for a few weeks now, and thanks to some of the bug-fixes and enhancements in Plex 0.8.5 we’re finally able to share it with you.

Do you like music? If so, riddle me this: What’s the premier subscription music service on the planet that everyone’s talking about? That’s right, Spotify. Of course, if you live in the US, you haven’t been able to enjoy it yet, but if you (or your IP address) resides in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France or Spain, you’ve probably checked out this amazing service.

So here’s the good news: If you have a premium subscription to Spotify, you can now enjoy this incredible service from the convenience of your couch for the first time ever, inside Plex. Head to the Plex App Store, install it, open up a nice bottle of wine, and enjoy the millions of tracks that are just a click of an Apple Remote away.

(Many thanks to Don McAllister and Oscar R for their initial testing of the plug-in and great suggestions!)

NOTE: Don’t forget, you need the latest Plex to use this plug-in, as well as a premium Spotify subscription.

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  • This is a great app, but is there any likelihood of a shuffle feature being added? At the moment it only runs through playlists in order, unless I’m missing something?

    • @Ben: You can use the context menu (‘c’ key or hold menu on the Apple Remote) and then then select “Shuffle”)

  • I’ve tried this with the latest version of plex on a coupe of different Macs now. I have Spotify premium too but all I get is it locking up and then saying waiting for response. Its just never successfully connects. Triple checked my credentials.

  • This looks most promising!
    But I’m having problem with the “Artist” mode. I can add artists using the context menu, but when chosing an album with that artist, the songs won’t play at all.
    Known isue?

  • Does UPnp server work with this plugin?

    My XBox can’t seem to see my Premium account playlists, or anything at all.


  • This it the best musicplayer ever.
    I really miss to use though the new spotify client is needed in PLEX to be able to use it.

    I hope you guys figure it out.

    Much appreciated!
    Keep up the good work!

  • For everybody that got here through Google and is wondering about the current status of the Spotify plugin: read this message on the Plex forums.

  • I cannot even find the Spotify plug-in? I am running on a UK VPN and BBC etc shows up.
    Where can i find the plug-in?

  • I’m using Sporify Premium without problems on the Mac-mini, iPad and iPhone but as soon as I try login to Spotify in Plex I get “authitentication details missing”. Spotify support referer to that I’m using swedish characters in my username. That’s correct but I thought it would work since Plex is configured as swedish in Plex settings. I have the latest versions of PMC and PMS. What have I done wrong?

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