How To Add a Canvas on Spotify

Mathew Ekundayo - BLOG

Canvas is an 8-second visual loop that shows in a vertical format to fill the screen. It appears in the Now Playing View instead of your album artwork.

You can add a Canvas to any track, including upcoming releases.

You need to be either:

  • The first main artist listed on the track
  • A main artist listed on both the track and release

For: Admins and Editors

  1. Log in to Spotify for Artists.
  2. Go to Music.
  3. Select a track.
  4. Click ADD CANVAS (web) / CREATE CANVAS (mobile app).

Check out Canvas examples at

Can’t see your Canvas?

  • You can add a Canvas on song versions you own the rights to
    Tip: There may be multiple versions on Spotify (e.g. different versions across different regions, or explicit and clean versions)
  • Canvas only shows on the Spotify mobile app
  • Canvas works on these phones:
    • iPhone: iOS 12 or above
    • Android: Version 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0 or above
  • Canvas doesn’t play if Data Saver is switched on in the Spotify app settings
  • Check Canvas is switched on in Playback section of the Spotify app settingsCanvas is only available to listeners in these locations:
Africa South Africa
Asia Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Europe Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
North America Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, United States
South America Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Oceania Australia, New Zealand

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