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Beatsource Streaming FAQ

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions you may have about Serato DJ Pro and Lite when used with Beatsource as a music streaming service.

NOTE: Beatsource Streaming was formerly known as Beatsource Link.

To use Beatsource with Serato DJ Pro or Lite as a streaming service you must have Serato DJ Pro 2.4.0/Serato DJ Lite 1.4.0 or above installed, and you must have an active Beatsource Streaming subscription linked with Serato DJ Pro.
Find out more in our Using Beatsource Streaming with Serato DJ Pro article

How do I start a 30-day trial with Beatsource?

The 30-day free trial can be started from Beatsource's subscription page here.

Can I stream tracks during offline use?

Tracks added and downloaded to the Beatsource Streaming Locker, can be played without an active internet connection, up to 1000 tracks (when using the Pro + plan). It’s important to let tracks in the Locker fully cache before disabling your network connection.
NOTE: This feature is only available in Serato DJ Pro 2.5.0 & Serato DJ Lite 1.5.0 and higher.

Can I record using Beatsource Streaming tracks in Serato DJ Pro?

Recording is not available in Serato DJ Pro using Beatsource tracks.

What quality can I stream with when using Beatsource Streaming music in Serato DJ Pro & Lite?

Quality is dependant on your Beatsource Streaming subscription tier.

  • Beatsource users can stream in '128kbps' (AAC)
  • Beatsource Pro+ users can stream in '256kbps' (AAC)

Why I am seeing BPM & Key information on tracks that I have not yet analysed or played?

Serato DJ Pro and Lite will display the BPM & Key information provided from the Beatsource catalogue. Upon analysis, there is a chance the Key information will change due to the two analysis process' being slightly different.

How do I analyze Beatsource tracks in Serato DJ Pro and Lite?

Simply click the Analyze Files button to bulk analyze all Beatsource tracks in your library.

You can analyze a selection of files by first selecting them, then dragging and dropping them directly onto the Analyze Files button.

Once Analyzed the Key & BPM and the full waveform will show. You may also add Cue points, loops, and other Serato data to the track.

Once the track is ejected and re-loaded to deck, it will analyze 'on-the-fly' but your Cue points, loops, and other Serato data will be retained.

Are all tracks on Beatsource available for streaming?

Streaming is only available for content from labels that have opted into the Beatsource Streaming subscription model. Beatsource is in the process of onboarding label partners and expects to have more content available soon.

Why do the featured playlists keep changing?

These playlists are updated monthly by Beatsource themselves. These changes will also be reflected monthly in Serato DJ Pro and Lite.

I've just added tracks to a playlist via the Beatsource website, why are they yet not showing in Serato DJ software?

Navigate to Setup > Library + Display > Music Streaming and toggle the Show Streaming Services option off, and on again to force a refresh of your Beatsource playlists in Serato DJ Pro or Lite.