How To Get Canvas On Spotify

Spotify has always been a platform that’s about more than just audio. With features like lyrics and storylines, Spotify gives listeners a multi-sensory experience. One of its unique features is Canvas, a short looping visual that appears when certain songs are played. This blog post aims to guide you on how to get Canvas on Spotify.

What is Spotify Canvas?

Spotify Canvas is a feature where artists can add a 3-8 second looping video to their tracks. It replaces the album artwork in the “Now Playing” view and makes the listening experience more immersive. It’s available to all artists and adds an extra layer of personality to their music.

Setting Up Spotify Canvas

Getting Canvas on Spotify is a straightforward process. Note, however, that this feature is currently only available on Spotify mobile app.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. First, make sure you have the latest version of the Spotify app.
  2. In the app, go to settings by tapping on the gear icon.
  3. Scroll down until you find the option for “Canvas.”
  4. Tap on it and switch it on.

And voila! You’ve successfully enabled Spotify Canvas. Now, whenever you listen to a track with a Canvas, you would see the looping video instead of the album cover.

Creating Your Own Canvas

If you’re an artist and you want to make your own Canvas, you will need to use Spotify for Artists. The platform provides a tool, which allows you to easily create and upload your own Canvas. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to Spotify for Artists.
  2. Go to the ‘Catalog’ tab.
  3. Find the song you want to add a Canvas to and click on it.
  4. Click on ‘Add Canvas’ on the next page.
  5. Upload your 3-8 second looping video.

Note: Your video has to be vertical (9:16 ratio), and the file size should not exceed 10MB.


Spotify Canvas is a unique feature that allows artists to create a richer, more engaging experience for their listeners. If you’re a listener, this guide has shown you how to enable this feature and if you’re an artist, how to create your own Canvas. Enjoy the enhanced listening experience!