Failed to Connect Spotify to Discord? Here’s how to fix

Discord integrations are great as they let you customize your Discord profile along with enhancing your overall experience of the app. If you integrate your Spotify account with Discord, you can stream music to your friends with the help of Spotify by hosting a music party that can be joined by whoever you share it with. However, some users have been facing issues while connecting their Spotify and Discord accounts. The error message “Failed to connect your Spotify account to Discord” pops up upon trying to connect both the respective accounts.

Connecting Discord and Spotify

As it turns out, the error message is a bit weird and issues like these are often caused by your cache and cookies. Be it a browser or the Discord client, cache is basically temporary files that are stored on your system that are used to speed up your experience as you use the application. However, if these files are damaged, they can cause several issues with the functionality of the application. If this scenario is applicable, you will simply have to clear out the cache and everything should be good to go.

With that said, you can actually resolve the issue pretty easily by either using the different platforms where Discord is available. This means you can use the mobile app or the website itself to connect your Spotify account to Discord if you are facing the issue on the Discord client on your Windows machine. Having said that, let us get started with the different workarounds that you can implement to integrate Spotify with Discord.

Clear Cache and Cookies

As it turns out, the first thing that you should do when you face the error message in question is to clear the temporary cache files that are stored on your system. This applies to you if you are using the browser to integrate Discord and Spotify. In addition to that, cache is stored by the Discord client that you might have installed on your machine as well. Thus, this applies to both the browser and the Discord client running on your system.

Discord Client

To clear out the cache of the Discord client installed on your PC, you have to access the system files of the Discord client that are located in the AppData directory of your Windows machine. To do this, follow the instructions given down below:

  1. First of all, open up the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows key + R combination.
  2. Then, inside the Run dialog box, type in %AppData% and then hit the Enter key. This will take you to the AppData directory and open up a File Explorer window.
    Opening AppData Folder
  3. In the File Explorer window, look for the discord folder and open it up.
    AppData Folder
  4. Then, once inside the discord folder, make your way to the Cache folder.
    Discord Folder
  5. Once you are inside the cache folder, select all the files and delete them.
    Discord Cache Files
  6. After you have done that, go ahead and restart your Discord client.
  7. Then, try connecting your Spotify and Discord accounts to see if the issue persists.

Web Browser

If you are using the web browser to connect Discord and Spotify, you can follow the instructions down below to clear out Discord’s cache and cookies:

  1. First of all, open up your web browser, be it Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Once your browser window is open, press the CTRL + SHIFT + DEL keys together.
  3. This should bring up the Clear browsing data or Clear Recent History screen on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox respectively.
  4. Here, choose Cookies and other site data as well as Cached images and files on Google Chrome. Make sure that the Time range is set to All time. Then, click the Clear data button.
    Clearing Cache and Cookies on Chrome
  5. On Mozilla Firefox, choose Cache and Cookies and set the Time range to clear to Everything. Once done, click the OK button.
    Clearing Cache and Cookies on Firefox
  6. Once you have cleared cache and cookies, open up Discord’s website again and try connecting your Discord account to Spotify.
  7. See if the issue still appears.

Use a Different Platform

If clearing the cache does not fix the issue for you and you are still unable to connect Spotify with your Discord account, you should try doing so using a different platform. This means that if you are getting the error while connecting the accounts via the Discord client installed on your system, give the website a shot and try to connect your accounts via the website. Similarly, if you are getting the error on the website, you can give the mobile app or the Discord client a shot and see if that works out for you. The main point is to try and connect your accounts via a different platform than the one you are getting the error message on.

This has reportedly solved the issue for various other users and might do the same for you. Therefore, go ahead and try connecting your accounts either via the discord client, the website or the mobile application and see what works for you.

Use Discord Public Test Build

As it turns out, another way you can connect your Spotify and Discord accounts is through using the Discord Public Test Build, also known as PTB for desktop. PBT is basically the Public Beta version of the Discord app that will be installed separately than the stable or the standard version of Discord on your system. While this is the beta version, it is stable enough that it won’t be a hindrance to your normal usage and as a result, you can use it to simply connect your Discord account with your Spotify account. After that, you can uninstall the application and keep on using the standard version of the app.

To do this, go ahead and download the PTB version by clicking here. Once you have downloaded the app, install it and then login to your Discord account. Follow it up by trying to connect your Spotify account and see if it works out. Once done, you can uninstall the PTB version from your computer and continue using the stable release which is recommended.


Muhammad Zubyan

Muhammad Zubyan is a certified Google IT Support Professional with over 7 years of extensive experience. He has worked on more than 1500 computers, gaining valuable insights that enable him to detect and troubleshoot any complicated root cause of Windows-related issues and errors. In addition to managing Appuals as a Senior Editor, he is currently developing his own Game Optimization program that caters to both gamers and casual users alike.