Have you ever heard a song during a Peloton workout, loved it, and wanted to add it to your playlist? Good news- now you can!
One of my favorite things about Peloton classes (besides the workout) is that I discover so many new songs and artists that are perfect for my running playlist. I also like that the music instructors pick out are perfect songs for working out. I'll never forget the time I created a playlist for a long run and added on a song I love that turned out to be not the best song to run to (sorry Konstantine).
In this post I'll share with you how you can sync Apple Music or Spotify with Peloton so you listen to your Peloton playlist anywhere!
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How to Save Songs on Peloton
Have you noticed the little heart next to a song title in class? If you click on that heart it'll actually save that song to your playlist. I should note that this feature seems to only be available on the Peloton Tread or Bike, and not on the digital app (just yet at least!).
Once you heart a song, if you have an Apple Music or Spotify account, these songs will show up in a playlist called "Peloton Music". The nice thing is that the playlist updates in real-time so any songs you add will show up the next time you login to Apple Music or Spotify.
If you don't have either you can still access your favorited songs on your Peloton Bike or Tread under your profile settings.
This is probably one of my all-time favorite features on Peloton. It's a simple feature but it's saved me so much time when I try to create a playlist for my outdoor runs and races.
Want to see my Peloton Playlist? Click here to check it out on Spotify
Syncing with Apple Music and Spotify
To sync your Peloton account with Apple Music or Spotify, click on settings under your profile.
You'll then see a section that says "Music"
Click on "Music" and you can see all the songs you've liked during class. On the right side you can then log into your Apple Music or Spotify account. Something to note is that they don't allow you to log in using social logins, like Facebook. You'll need an e-mail and password to sync.
Once it's synced you'll see a message that says Connected, and then the next time you log into Apple Music or Spotify you'll see your Peloton playlist pop up.
Your accounts should stay connected, however, I've noticed that Apple Music often has connection issues and I would have to reenter my username and password often. I've been testing this out with Spotify for the past month and haven't run into issues like this.
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Apple Music vs Spotify - Which is Better?
So which music provider is better for Peloton- Apple Music or Spotify?
When I first started with Peloton I used Apple Music but noticed every few weeks my account would disconnect and I'd have to reconnect. I didn't lose anything when this happened, but it was annoying to have to constantly reenter my password.
I also started having issues separately with Apple Music where I'd try to listen to a song in my car and Siri would always tell me the songs weren't on Apple Music, but in fact, they were (and I'd even have the playlists). This started happening so frequently that I ended up canceling my Apple Music subscription because I'd have more issues listening to songs than playing songs.
I've been using Spotify for a few months now and like it. It's the same price as Apple Music and has the same features I'm looking for. I also like that my Spotify accout has stayed connected with my Peloton account this entire time.
At this time I would recommend Spotify over Apple Music to sync with your Peloton bike or treadmill.
How to Play Your Apple Music or Spotify Playlist on a Peloton Bike or Tread
Want to play your own playlist on a Peloton bike or treadmill during your next workout? Unfortunately at this time you're unable to do that directly through the Peloton speakers.
While Apple Music and Spotify sync your Peloton music to a playlist on your account, there's no feature at the moment to play music from Apple Music or Spotify onto the bike or tread. To do this, you'd need to either use your phone speaker or connect to a bluetooth speaker and play through that.
Hopefully in the future Peloton will allow this! It would be really nice to be able to play your own music during a Peloton class.
Music syncing is one of my favorite features on the Peloton Bike and Tread and it's saved me so much time in creating playlists for my runs. I hope this post has helped you sync your Apple Music or Spotify!