How to remote-control Spotify with your iPhone or Android

Follow these steps to turn your cell phone or tablet into a Spotify remote control, allowing you to skip a song or queue up a new playlist on your computer without leaving the couch.

If you're one of the 15 to 26 million people who use Spotify to listen to music on the regular, you'd probably appreciate being able to control it remotely from your iPhone, Android, or other device, so you don't have to walk over to your computer, Android, or iPhone in order to skip a song, queue up a new playlist or album, and so on.

Luckily for you, we've found several apps that let you do exactly that, whether you're trying to control Spotify on a Mac, Windows, or even an iOS or Android device. It's not lazy; it's practical.

If you have an old computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch laying around -- say, like, after you've upgraded to a new smartphone -- you can leave the old one connected to some speakers running Spotify and use your new one to control it. However, there are many other reasons to control Spotify on one device using another (parties, the couch, the bed, or even the car, in the case of the Android-to-Android app we found).

Feel free to tour all of these Spotify remote control options, or jump straight to the specific configuration you need:

 

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