Do you want to repeat a song on Spotify and loop it, so the app doesn’t move on to another song? You’re in the right place!
This article will explain how to do just that in a few easy steps, both on a computer and mobile device.
Do these to loop a song on Spotify on a desktop:
- Find a song you want to loop
- Double left-click on the “Repeat” icon
Do these to loop a song on Spotify on mobile:
- Find a song you want to loop
- Tap and hold the “Repeat” icon
See? I told you it was easy. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to loop songs on Spotify!
If you’re using Spotify on a computer, then it’s going to be super easy to loop a song on the Spotify website.
Follow the steps below to do it:
1. Find a song you like
First, you’ll need to find a song you like on Spotify. Use the search bar at the top to do that. Once you find it, double click on it.
2. Double-click on the “Repeat” icon
Once you play the song, you’ll see the control bar at the bottom of the page. The “Repeat” icon looks like a looping square or circle, with an arrow on one of the ends.
Double-click on it to loop the song and put it on repeat.
3. Make sure the “Repeat” icon is green, and it shows 1
Once you put a Spotify song on repeat, the “Repeat” icon will become green and show a 1 on it. That’s how you know the song is looped and it’ll keep repeating.
If you’re on a mobile device and want to loop songs on Spotify, you will have certain issues. First off, you can’t loop any song you want if you’re on the Free plan.
Only Premium users get to do that. As far as I understood from forums, free users can loop shuffle-free songs and daily mixes.
Other users said that if you’re on the Free plan, then you can’t access the “Repeat” and “Shuffle” functions, which is pretty weird.
But if you’re on Premium, then you should have no issues. Follow the steps below to loop songs on Spotify mobile:
1. Pick a song you like
First off, you should pick a song you like and play it. Then, tap on it when you see it on the bar at the bottom of the screen.
2. Hold-tap on the “Repeat” icon
Warning – there’s no “Repeat” icon in the photo above because I couldn’t find any song that had it, and I’m using the Free Spotify plan.
What I’m pointing at in the picture is the location where the “Repeat” icon should be. If you’re using Spotify Premium, then the “Repeat” button should be there.
Just hold-tap on it until it turns green. That’s how you know the song is on repeat!
To summarize, you loop a song in Spotify by double-clicking on the “Repeat” button on computer and hold-tapping on the same button on a mobile device.
The button will turn green, which shows you that the “Repeat” function is activated. If you want to cancel it, click/tap on it again.
If you can’t find the “Repeat” button, that means you’re using Spotify Free, and as it turns out, you can’t use the Repeat function on a free plan.
If you have any questions, feel free to let me know by posting a comment down below!
Why doesn’t Spotify have “Repeat” on the free plan?
That’s a very good question. It seems like a very basic function that even the free plan should have.
In fact, free users could use the “Shuffle” and “Repeat” functions until a few years ago. But at some point, Spotify replaced those buttons with the “Favorite” and “Hide Song” buttons.
Now, why they did that, I don’t know. They probably wanted users to pay for the premium plan.
But it’s a bit of a stretch to remove basic features like Shuffle and Repeat unless you pay for a premium subscription.
It wouldn’t be surprising if many users stopped using Spotify because of this bad decision from the developers.
Whether Spotify decides to bring back the Repeat and Shuffle functions for free users is still unknown.
It remains to be seen!
What is the difference between Spotify and Spotify Premium?
Even though Spotify can be used for free, it has several limiting factors to encourage you to go Premium.
One of these restrictions is that, on mobile, you’re forced into Shuffle-Only mode, which means you can’t listen to what you want.
Random songs will come on and you’ll be forced to listen to them. Moreover, you can only skip six songs per hour, so that’s not really an option either.
Spotify Free also has lower audio quality, albeit it’s unnoticeable for someone who’s not passionate about music.
You also can’t listen to Spotify while offline. With Spotify Premium, all these restrictions disappear and you get the full Spotify experience.
You can listen to what you want, whenever you want to, skip as many songs as you want, repeat them, and have higher audio quality while doing so.
Spotify Premium is better in every sense of the word but whether or not it’s worth it is up to you to decide!