How to Play Music Through Slack (2023)
Slack is an excellent platform for communicating and collaborating with your teammates in a remote-working environment. One of the coolest features of Slack is that you can play and share your favorite music right inside the app.
There are several apps that you can use to share music on Slack, and pretty much all of them are available in free and paid versions on the Slack App Directory. Let’s explore some of them!
To share music with Songg, all you have to do is type the /music command on Slack. When the Songg link comes up, users can click Apple Music, Spotify, or any other music streaming app, and Songg will match the track across all services.
This app is great for teams where every individual uses different music streaming apps.
Jukebot allows you and your teammates to use Spotify as a collaborative Jukebox. It also integrates several commands that let you manage and control the music playback.
You can search for songs by song name, artist, or album. Jukebot also lets you know when someone adds a track. You can even use a special command to play a surprise track.
Spotify has its own Slack app. To launch it, just type the /Spotify command. With this add-on, you can control the song you’re listening to and view information about it. It also lets you search for music and share it with your teammates.
On a side note, keep in mind that you need a premium Spotify account to make full use of some features.
Do you like to share your favorite jams with coworkers and friends? Songlink lets you do just that! It scans all major streaming platforms and pulls out your jam of the day and posts its link to the channel. You can also just copy and paste the URL to a song or an album to play it.
Songlink supports most of the popular music streaming services, including Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and more.
Similar to Songg, Earjam is a cross-matching app that syncs your music streaming app’s content with whatever apps your teammates are using. To use Earjam, just copy and paste the URL of the song or album you’re listening to, and Earmjam will generate matching links on other streaming services.
Genrenator is probably the only app on Slack that lets you play a specific genre with a special command. Whether you want to listen to pop, heavy metal, hip-hop, or electronic music, the Genrenator API can play it.
7. Music Digest
Music Digest enables you and your coworkers to automatically generate a playlist for all the songs you’ve shared over the past week. If you share lots of songs, it can be easy for pieces to get buried and forgotten in the chat history.
WIth Music Digest, you don’t have to worry about missing a beat anymore. This app only works with Spotify, though, so only songs shared from Spotify will be added to the weekly playlist.
8. Daily Fire
Just like Music Digest, Daily Fire keeps track of all the songs shared on the channel and creates a playlist with all of them. It works with Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud, but it’s capable of creating alternative links for everyone to be able to listen on their favorite music streaming platform.
On top of that, the app lets you interact with the songs by liking them or following your peers to generate a custom feed.
SongBulter allows you to share your favorite songs with your colleagues. Just copy and paste the song’s URL, and SongBulter will automatically generate links for the song on all popular platforms. It works best with Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.
Integrating Songwhip into any of your Slack channels will make it easier for you to share music with teammates.
When you post a song link, Songwhip generates a Songwhip link to the song and redirects the user to the song on their preferred music streaming app. It supports Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube, and Deezer.
Does Slack Support All Apps?
Yes, Slack supports all popular music streaming apps. The list includes:
- Apple Music
- Amazon Music
- YouTube and YouTube Music
However, you need to use a Slack app to integrate it with these streaming services. Some Slack apps only work with specific music streaming services, so keep that in mind.
How Does Slack Work With Music?
Slack works with music through Slack commands. Some Slack music apps have commands that let you search for a particular song, while others are intended for generating automated playlists.
However, you still need a music streaming app to share music with coworkers.
How to Use Slack for Music
To use Slack for music, you need to “invite” one of the Slack music apps to your channel to launch it. All you have to do is browse the Slack app library, pick your preferred app, and click the “Add to Slack” button.
You can then use the app’s commands to launch its features.
What Are Music Bots?
Music Bots are basically pieces of code that let the users of a cross-messaging platform listen to music while chatting with their friends or coworkers. All music apps on Slack are considered music bots.
To use a Music Bot, you need to type in special commands in the channel.
Alright, so that was a quick walkthrough of some of the apps you can use to play music through Slack. You can try a few of them and see which one works best with you and your teammates.
A music matching app, like Songg or Earjam, would be suitable for coworkers that use different music streaming apps. Alternatively, you can use Jukebot if all of you have a Spotify account.
There are also apps like Daily Fire and Music Digest that generate playlists with all the songs shared on the channel throughout the week.