How to Scrobble Your Spotify Music With Last.FM

MakeUseOf | 3/26/2019 | Dan Price
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If you listen to a lot of music, you should be using Last.FM. It can help you discover new music and build your collection, as well as offer fascinating insights on your musical tastes.

Luckily, Spotify and Last.FM are compatible, which means you can scrobble Spotify directly to your Last.FM profile. In this article we’ll explain how to scrobble your Spotify music using Last.FM.

What Is Scrobbling?

Scrobbling is the process of tracking the music that you listen via a third-party app. The term is most commonly associated with sending your listening history to Last.FM, though there are a couple of alternative apps that perform the same function.

Wild still exists. They still call it scrobbling. Wild.

Last.FM works across your entire music collection. You can scrobble from your desktop music app, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play Music, Deezer, SoundCloud, Sonos, Tidal, and more. There’s also an Android app and an iOS app that can scrobble local music on your mobile devices.

App - Line-up - Apple - Music - Web

The most significant missing app in the Last.FM line-up is Apple Music. If you dig around on the web, you can find some Apple Music scrobbling workarounds, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.

In order to scrobble, you need to give Last.FM access to your listening history. Sometimes that entails installing an app; alternatively, you may need to provide access from within a third-party app or from the Last.FM website.

Ways - Spotify - FM - Device - Case

There used to be different ways to scrobble Spotify to Last.FM, depending on the device you were using. In each case, you had to go into Spotify’s settings menu and enter your Last.FM credentials.

In June 2018, however, Last.FM and Spotify unveiled a new way to connect the two services. Now you need to set up Spotify scrobbling through Last.FM.

Setup - Process - Head - FM - Website

To begin the setup process, head to the Last.FM website and enter your login credentials. Once you’ve...
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