“Spotify account already linked. Switch to the PlayStation Network or Sony Entertainment Network account linked with this Spotify account.”
So, this message appears whenever you’re trying to log in to your Spotify account on PS4.
Well, the confusion ends here…
Because today I’d be sharing some easy fixes to resolve the Spotify login issues on your PS4.
That being said…
Continue reading to learn:
- 5 easy ways to fix the “Spotify account already linked” error on PS4.
- 3 different ways to remove Spotify access on your old PSN account.
- 13 simple steps to reinstall Spotify on PS4 to fix account linking errors.
- And much, much more…
Spotify account already linked PS4: 5 fixes
#1: Unlink Spotify from your old PSN account
Have you linked your Spotify to your old PSN account before?
If yes, then unlink Spotify from it.
You can’t link Spotify to two or more of the same services. In this case, PSN (PlayStation Network) accounts.
Because it can cause communication errors. Moreover, it can confuse Spotify on which device to play music.
Now, there are 2 ways to unlink Spotify from your old PSN account:
- Via the PlayStation website.
- Via the Spotify app on your old PS console.
Note: You must know your old PSN email address and password for this to work. Otherwise, you have to try the other solutions below.
Here’s how to do it…
Via the PlayStation website
Follow these steps if you still remember your PSN account credentials. But you don’t have access to your old console anymore.
Step 1: Visit the PlayStation website on any browser.
Step 2: Tap the “Sign in” button on the top-right corner.
Step 3: Enter your old PSN account credentials.
Step 4: Look for and click “Services” on the upper part of the page.
Step 5: Select “PS Music” from the options.
Step 6: Go to the “Manage Your Spotify Link” page.
Step 7: Tap “Unlink” on the right side of the screen. Then, click “Unlink” again to confirm.
Alternatively, you can follow this link. This directs you automatically to the “Spotify-PlayStation unlink” page.
Via the Spotify app on your old PS console
Do this method if you still have access to your old console.
Step 1: Turn on your old PS console. May it be a PS3, PS5, or separate PS4 device.
Step 2: Open the existing Spotify app on it.
Step 3: Tap your profile username on the top-right corner.
Step 4: Click “Log out.”
#2: Remove PS4 access on Spotify
Suppose you can’t remember your old PSN account credentials…
You can still unlink your accounts via the Spotify Web Player.
To do that:
Step 1: Go to the Spotify Web Player. You can do it on your smartphone or PC browser.
Step 2: Click the “Log in” button on the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Enter your Spotify account username/email and password. Or log in via your connected Google, Facebook, or Apple ID account.
Step 4: Tap your profile username on the top-right corner.
Step 5: Select “Account.” Doing this will open a new tab for Account page settings.
Step 6: On the left menu, choose “Apps.”
Step 7: Look for “Sony Music Entertainment” among the options.
Step 8: Click “Remove Access” next to it.
After that, the “Sony Music Entertainment” app should be gone from the list.
#3: Power cycle the PS4
“I’ve tried logging in to my old PSN account and current Spotify account. But there isn’t any Spotify account linked to them.”
If that’s the case, then the reason why you’re getting that error must be due to software bugs on your device.
Note: Software bugs are minor errors on the device software. These can cause your device features not to work.
While a “software bug” sounds foreign and complex to non-techie persons…
Fixing it is super easy.
One simple way to resolve it is by power cycling your PS4 device.
Doing it refreshes your console’s system. Plus, it removes junk files, including software bugs.
Step-by-step guide on power cycling a PS4 device
Step 1: Press the PS button on the controller. This will open the Quick Menu setting page.
Step 2: On the left menu, select Power.
Step 3: Choose “Turn Off PS4.”
Step 4: Wait for your PS4 to turn off completely.
The device is turned off once the LED indicator line on the console has stopped glowing.
Step 5: Locate the power cord on the back of the console. Then, unplug it.
Step 6: Wait for about 30 seconds.
Step 7: Replug the power cord to the power port of the PS4.
Step 8: Press the POWER button on the device to turn it back ON.
Look for the power icon between the gap on the device, where the LED indicator line is. It’s usually at the front edge of the indicator line.
You can also watch this video for more instructions:
After that, relaunch the Spotify app. And see if it works.
#4: Reinstall the Spotify app
If that doesn’t work, reinstall the Spotify app on your PS4 device.
Warning: Since this requires uninstalling the app, doing so resets your custom settings.
So, only do this after trying the solutions above. And if you’re okay with customizing your settings again.
With that, follow these steps to uninstall Spotify:
- Go to settings.
- Select “Storage.”
- Click “System Storage.”
- Choose “Applications.”
- Look for “Spotify” on the list.
- Press the OPTIONS button on the controller.
- Then, tap “Delete” on the screen.
And now to reinstall Spotify:
- Go to the “PlayStation Store.”
- Search for “Spotify.”
- Click “Download.”
- Open the app.
- Enter your account credentials.
- Then, tap “Link Accounts.”
#5: Create a new Spotify account
Can’t remember your old PSN account?
Or can’t troubleshoot either your Spotify account or PS4 device?
Then, consider creating a new Spotify account.
Note: This isn’t an actual solution to the problem. But it can be a good alternative fix.
Especially if you want to save time. Or you’re not confident with troubleshooting your accounts and devices.
To create a new account:
- Open the Spotify app on any device.
- Click “Create an account.”
- Then, enter your desired email and password.
Here are 2 simple tips that may help prevent the same account linking issue:
- Use a different email address.
- Create an account by entering an email and password.
Once done, log in to your new Spotify account on your PS4. And enjoy streaming your favorite tracks using your gaming console.
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