If you spend most of your time on Notion, you would want to personalize your pages, make them look aesthetic, and bring your music along to set the mood. The right setup will not just keep you focussed but also improve your productivity. Also, a little jazz during focus time doesn’t hurt.
In this blog post, we will show you how to get your Spotify music into Notion. That way, you need not switch screens to play music, you get it all at one place.
How to add a Spotify playlist to Notion?
1. Go to Spotify and look up the playlist you want to embed into Notion.
2. Grab the embed URL
Right click on the playlist if you are on your desktop, hover over the “Share” option and click on the “Embed playlist” option. If you are on mobile, click the three dots “...” next to the playlist, select "Share" and then click on "Copy Spotify URL". The Spotify URL will be copied to your clipboard.
3. Set up the look and feel of the embed widget
From the “Embed Playlist” view, play around with the color, size, and width of the widget post embed. Click on the checkbox next to “Show code” to make sure the code is correct, and click on “COPY”.
4. Create an embed block
Go to your Notion page where you want to embed the playlist, and click on the place where you want to embed the Spotify content. Type “/embed” and press Enter. This will create an Embed block in your Notion page.
5. Paste the Embed link
Paste the embed link in the empty field and press Enter or click the "Embed Link" button.
And that’s it! The Spotify track, album, or playlist should be embedded in your Notion page, and you can play it directly from there. You can also click and drag to expand or compress the area occupied by the playlist widget.
Please note that you must be logged into your Spotify account to play the embedded content.
How to embed a Spotify artist or album into Notion?
The process of embedding a Spotify track, artist, or album is the same as that for adding a playlist.
- Find your favorite artist, track, or album on Spotify.
- Click on the “...” icon next to it
- Click on share and copy the embed link
- Paste the link in your Notion page. And that’s it! Your Spotify embed is ready to be played.
Reasons for Notion Spotify embed not working
1. Incorrect URL
If your Spotify embed isn't working, one reason could be an incorrect URL. Check the Spotify track or playlist URL in the embed code for typos, spaces, or missing parts. Spotify URLs have letters and numbers that might look confusing, so copy them accurately. Mistakes can happen when typing, so watch out for swapping letters or mistyping numbers. Also, be careful not to accidentally change the URL with stray key hits.
2. Incorrect embed code
The embed code for Spotify typically includes various parameters in addition to the URL, such as those specifying start times or customization options. If you've made manual edits to the code, particularly while adjusting features like the start time of the music clip, there's a chance that errors may have been introduced.
It's essential to double-check the entire embed code for consistency and accuracy before inserting it into Notion. Ensuring that all modifications, especially those involving parameters like start times, are correctly implemented will help prevent problems with the Spotify embed in Notion.
3. Spotify track privacy
Another factor affecting the functionality of your Notion Spotify embed is the privacy settings of the Spotify track. If the track is set to private or has restricted access, it may not be embeddable.
It's important to confirm that the Spotify track you're trying to embed has the appropriate privacy settings that allow for embedding. Ensure that the track is set to public or has the necessary permissions for embedding to ensure seamless integration with your Notion page.
4. Network issues
Network issues can contribute to problems with your Notion Spotify embed. If your internet connection is slow or unstable, it may hinder the proper embedding of Spotify content. Ensure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection before attempting to embed a Spotify track on Notion.
Can you add Spotify to Notion?
Yes, you can add Spotify to Notion but you must be logged into your Spotify account to play the songs.
How to embed Spotify in Notion without preview?
Unfortunately, there is no way to embed Spotify in Notion without a preview. But we will add the steps to do that if Notion comes up with that feature.
Can you add music to Notion?
Absolutely! You can seamlessly add music to your Notion page by utilizing the 'Audio' block. Here's how:
- Navigate to the page where you wish to include the audio and type '/Audio' to initiate the audio block.
- Choose the block option that appears to set up the audio block.
Notion will then guide you through the process of either uploading an audio file or embedding a link from your preferred audio streaming app. Opt for the method that suits you best.
How do you link a song on Notion?
You can easily embed a song in a Notion page by pasting the URL of the song and selecting the “embed” option. Alternatively, you can use the “Audio” block to embed your favorite songs.
How to add the first 30 seconds of a song on Spotify to Notion?
To include only a specific segment, you can customize the embed code using the 'Start' and 'End' parameters. For instance, the following Spotify embed code is set up to include a snippet from the 30-second to the 60-second mark.
How do you play audio on Notion?
Once you've successfully embedded your music in your Notion page, you'll notice a 'Play' button within the embedded player. Clicking on this button will initiate the audio playback directly from your Notion page.