How to Use Spotify Music in PCDJ DEX 3

Are you a DJ looking for a way to incorporate the vast library of music available on Spotify into your sets? Look no further because with PCDJ DEX 3, you can seamlessly integrate Spotify songs into your DJ software and take your performances to the next level. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of using Spotify music in PCDJ DEX 3, from connecting your Spotify account to navigating the interface and creating dynamic playlists. Get ready to elevate your DJ game and impress your audience with the power of Spotify and PCDJ DEX 3.

Connecting Your Spotify Account to PCDJ DEX 3

Step 1: Setting Up Your PCDJ DEX 3 Account

To begin using Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3, you first need to have a valid PCDJ DEX 3 account. If you haven’t already, download and install the software from the official website. Once installed, open the application and click on “Login” at the bottom of the screen. Enter your login credentials or create a new account if you don’t have one.

Step 2: Connecting Your Spotify Account

After logging into PCDJ DEX 3, you will see a tab labeled “Spotify” on the left side of the screen. Click on it, and then click on “Connect to Spotify.” This will prompt you to log into your Spotify account or create a new one if you don’t have one yet. Once logged in, you will be redirected back to PCDJ DEX 3, and your Spotify account will now be linked to the software.

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Navigating the Spotify Interface in PCDJ DEX 3

Step 1: Accessing Your Spotify Library

Once your Spotify account is connected, you can access your library by clicking on the “Spotify” tab again and then selecting “Library” from the dropdown menu. Here, you will see all your saved songs, albums, and playlists.

Step 2: Searching for Songs and Creating Playlists

To search for a specific song or create a new playlist, click on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of the screen. This will bring up a search bar where you can type in the name of the song or artist you’re looking for. Once you find the song you want to add, click on it, and then click on the “+” symbol to add it to your current playlist or create a new one.

Step 3: Organizing Your Spotify Library

In addition to creating playlists, you can also organize your Spotify library by creating folders. To do this, simply click on the “New Folder” button at the bottom of the screen and give it a name. You can then drag and drop songs, albums, and playlists into the folder for easier navigation.

Creating Dynamic Playlists with Spotify

Step 1: Creating a Smart Playlist

One of the most powerful features of using Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 is the ability to create smart playlists. These are playlists that automatically update based on specific criteria you set. To create a smart playlist, click on the “Playlist” tab and then click on the “+” symbol. Give your playlist a name and then click on the “Smart List” button. Here, you can set rules such as genre, artist, year, and more to ensure your playlist is always fresh and diverse.

Step 2: Automixing with Spotify Songs

Another exciting feature available when using Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 is the option to automix songs from your Spotify library. Simply select the songs you want to include in your mix, right-click, and select “Automix.” This will create a seamless transition between songs, making your performances even more professional and polished.

Step 3: Mixing in Spotify Songs

Of course, the most crucial aspect of using Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 is incorporating these songs into your live sets. To do this, simply navigate to your Spotify library, select the song you want to mix, and drag it onto one of the virtual decks. From there, you can use all the standard DJ controls to beatmatch, scratch, and add effects to the Spotify song, just like any other track in your library.


How many Spotify tracks can I have in my PCDJ DEX 3 library?

There is no limit to the number of Spotify tracks you can have in your PCDJ DEX 3 library. However, keep in mind that the software does have a limit of 50,000 tracks total for both local and streaming songs.

Can I use Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 without an internet connection?

No, you need a stable internet connection to access Spotify songs in PCDJ DEX 3.

How often do my smart playlists update?

Smart playlists update automatically every time you open PCDJ DEX 3 and connect to the internet.

Can I use Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 with a free Spotify account?

Yes, you can use Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 with either a free or premium Spotify account.

Will my Spotify playlists sync between PCDJ DEX 3 and the Spotify app?

No, your Spotify playlists will only be accessible within PCDJ DEX 3 and will not sync with the Spotify app or any other DJ software.


With the ability to access millions of songs, create dynamic playlists, and seamlessly incorporate Spotify tracks into your mixes, using Spotify in PCDJ DEX 3 is a game-changer for DJs. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting, this integration opens up endless possibilities for your performances. So what are you waiting for? Follow the steps outlined in this article and start taking your DJ sets to the next level with the power of Spotify and PCDJ DEX 3.

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