How to Start a Jam on Spotify with Your Friends

Looking to enjoy music with friends on Spotify? Starting a Jam allows you to create a collaborative playlist where everyone can add songs and vibe together. Whether you’re hosting a virtual party or just hanging out, Jams makes it easy to share your favorite tunes in real time. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to start a Jam on Spotify and get the party started!

Let’s dive in and bring the beats!

What is Spotify Jam? How Does it work?

Jam lets you listen to music with your friends at the same time, like a virtual music party. To start a Jam, you need a Spotify Premium account. Your friends can join with a free account, but they also need Premium to listen on their devices.

You can invite up to 32 friends to join. Anyone in the Jam can pick songs and add them to a shared playlist. The person who starts the Jam can let others choose and play songs.

Only the person who starts the Jam can invite or remove people and end the Jam.

How to Start a Jam Session on Spotify

On Phone

  1. Start by opening Spotify and playing a song you like.
  2. Then, tap on the devices icon at the bottom right corner of the music player.
  3. On the next screen, press the “Start a Jam” button.

How to Start a Jam Session on Spotify

Next, you can choose from three options to invite your friends.

On Desktop

If you don’t have your smartphone handy, you can still Jam with your friends using your laptop or PC. Just follow these steps to get started:

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app on your computer.
  2. Right-click on any playlist or click on the three-dot menu next to any song.
  3. From the menu that appears, select “Start a Jam.”

This action will start your Jam session. To learn how to invite your friends to join, scroll down and follow the steps provided.

How to Invite Friends to Join Spotify Jam

On Phone

You can invite your friends to your Jam session in three ways: by sharing links, QR codes, or by tapping phones together. Here’s how you can use each method:

1. Share Link: Tap on the Share Link option to generate an invitation link. Send this link to your friends so they can join your Jam.

How to Invite Friends to Join Spotify Jam

2. QR Code: Choose the QR code option and have your friends scan it with their phones to join.

How to Invite Friends to Join Spotify Jam

3. Phone Tapping: If your friend is nearby, make sure both of you are logged into your Spotify accounts and have Bluetooth enabled on your phones. Then, simply tap your phones together to invite them to your session.

After inviting your friends, they need to select the device they want to use for audio playback. To join the Jam, they should tap on Join and then select “Got it.”

As the host, you have the option to allow or prevent others from changing the music. You can turn the “Let others change what’s playing” toggle on if you want others to be able to change tracks or remove them from the playlist.

On Desktop

On the desktop version, you have two options for inviting friends to your Jam:

  1. From the Jam Sidebar: In the right pane, click on “Invite.”
  2. Copy Link: Click on “Copy link” to copy the Jam link to your clipboard. You can then paste and send this link via a messaging app or email.
  3. Additionally, you can have your friend scan a QR code to receive the invitation.
  4. Once your friend receives the invite, they need to click on “Join” and then confirm by clicking “Got it,” as shown in the image.

How to Invite Friends to Join Spotify Jam

How to Add Song to a Spotify Jam Session

Now that your friends are joining, it’s time to pick the perfect playlist. You and your friends can add songs during the Jam. Here’s how:

Method 1: Using the ‘Add Songs’ Button

  1. Tap the “Add Songs” button at the top of the Jam playlist.
  2. You’ll see suggested songs. Swipe right to see your favorite songs.
  3. Tap the “Add to queue” icon next to the song you want to add.

Method 2: Using Add to Queue from Anywhere

  1. Another way is to find a song and tap the three dots next to it.
  2. If your Jam playlist is playing, tap “Add to queue” to include it.

You’ll see their profile icon next to the song when someone adds a song to the Jam playlist.

How to Remove a Song from Jam Playlist

On Phone

To take a friend out of your Jam, follow these steps:

1. Tap the Session details icon at the top.

2. Next to the friend’s name, tap the three-dot icon.

3. Then tap “Remove from session.”

How to Remove a Song from Jam Playlist

4. If you want to remove everyone, tap “Remove all participants.”

On Desktop

Here’s how to remove friends from Jam on the desktop:

  1. Click the multiple-profile icon on the Jam sidebar.
  2. Click “Remove” next to the person’s name.
  3. Confirm by clicking “Remove” again.
  4. To remove everyone, click “Remove all guests.”

Final Thoughts 

Starting a Jam on Spotify with your friends is a fun and easy way to share music. Whether you’re hosting a party or just hanging out, creating a collaborative playlist allows everyone to add their favorite songs and enjoy them together in real time.

So, gather your friends, start a Jam, and let the music bring you closer together!

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