How to put a song on repeat on Spotify | Quick Tutorial

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to put a song on repeat on Spotify. By following these simple steps, you can have your favorite song playing over and over again!

You have just found your new favorite song of the month and you go straight to your Spotify to listen to it or add it to the perfect playlist. You cannot wait to listen to it over and over and over again! The problem is you do not know where to find the repeat button or how to use it… 

Even though Spotify boasts an unimaginably large collection of songs to choose from, sometimes all it takes is one. The perfect song that you want to listen to on repeat forever. Spotify allows you the option to do this with two clicks of a button. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to do this seamlessly:

Where is the repeat button on Spotify?


In Spotify, the playback options are usually on the bottom center of the screen. This should remain the same across different devices. The repeat button can be found to the far right of the playback options. 

It resembles two white looped arrows. When selected correctly these arrows will turn green and a small dot will appear underneath them with a small one (1) symbol appearing in the top left corner of the arrow loop.      

On a Windows desktop this can also be done using the shortcut:

Control + R               

On a macOS desktop this can also be done using the shortcut:

Command + R   

Continue reading to find out how to make a song repeat on Spotify

How to put a song on repeat on Spotify mobile:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your desktop or mobile device  
  2. Search for and start playing the song you would like to loop
  3. Click on the ‘now playing option at the bottom of your screen, this will maximize the playback control bar and the album art
  4. Select the repeat button. 
  5. Select the repeat button again directly after the fourth step. 
  6. Once It has turned green and a dot appears underneath the arrows and a tiny ‘one’ appears above them, it will successfully loop the song currently playing.    

If selected once, the entire playlist or album will play on repeat instead of one specific song. In order to turn off the repeat function, tap the repeat button a third time. If the arrows return to white, then the song is no longer on repeat.          


You now have the ability to repeat a song on Spotify or loop songs and even playlists are at your disposal. So feel free to listen to your favorite song until it makes you sick or you cannot listen to it anymore the experience is even better if you have some good headphones. On Spotify, the ability to repeat songs without needing a manual intervention has been made easy.  This is essential in creating a great listening experience so next time you find a song you love, listen to it to your heart’s content. 


Why can’t I put a song on repeat on Spotify?

It is possible that you cannot find the repeat button on a mobile device, because on mobile devices the repeat button is only available for users who are subscribed to Spotify premium. However, you can repeat songs on any desktop Spotify app regardless of whether the account is on a Premium or Free subscription.    

Can you put one song on repeat Spotify?

Yes, you can put one song on repeat on Spotify. To do so, open the Spotify app and find the song you want to play on repeat. Once you have found the song, tap on the three lines in the top left corner of the song’s thumbnail. This will open up a menu with several options. One of these options will be “repeat.” If you tap on this option, the song will start playing over and over again until you tell it to stop.

Note: Its only available on mobile if you have a premium account

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I'm Panashe Hwata - a computer science student with an unabashed love for technology and captivating audio. As the owner of this blog, I'm thrilled to share my passion for exploring the world of premium sound and cutting-edge tech with all of you. Join me on this exhilarating journey as we dive into the captivating world of audio excellence