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Using Beatsource Link with Serato DJ Lite

Beatsource Link can be used as a music streaming provider for use with Serato DJ Lite.

Got any further questions after completing the steps in this guide? See our  Serato DJ Lite & Beatsource Link - Frequently Asked Questions

Log-in to Beatsource via Serato DJ Lite

If you do not already have a Beatsource account, we suggest you create one first by clicking here.

To use Beatsource LINK with Serato DJ Lite, you must have an active subscription or current trial of Beatsource, and you must have installed Serato DJ Lite 2.4 or above.

Log-in to Beatsource via Serato DJ Lite with the following steps:

  1. Open Serato DJ Lite
  2. Navigate to Setup --> Library + Display --> Music Streaming
  3. Enable Show Streaming Services, then select Beatsource from the services:Screen_Shot_2020-09-22_at_11.08.29_AM.png
  4. Finally click Sign up / Login to Beatsouce to redirect to your browser and log-in, sign-up, or 'continue' using your Beatsource account (if you're already signed in)
  5. After confirming you should be presented with a browser pop-up, asking to redirect you back to Serato DJ Lite - click 'Allow':allow_soundcloud_via_SDJ_Pro.pngNOTE: The pop-up may be worded a little differently depending on your operating system or internet browser of choice, or logged-in status.
  6. Once back in Serato DJ Lite, you'll now notice the music streaming section indicates a logged-in account (you can also change your streaming quality option here):Singed_In_Account_.pngNOTE: You may need to click Sign up / Login to Beatsouce again if your account is not shown as in the screenshot above.

Using Beatsource playlists in Serato DJ Lite

Playlists can be created and edited via the Beatsource website. Check out Beatsource's Help Center here, or find out how to create a playlist with Beatsource's How do I create playlists? article.

You can also create Beatsource Link playlists from within Serato DJ Lite, which will also be reflected in your account on the Beatsource Link website.

Click the New Streaming Playlist button to create a new Beatsource Link playlist. You can add files to the playlist by dropping and dragging them onto the playlist, as you would do with regular Serato DJ Lite crates.

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Once you've created a playlist, expand the Beatsource tab, and then My Playlists option in the crates/playlists pane of Serato DJ Pro, to reveal your playlists:

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NOTE: It's not currently possible to add Beatsource tracks to Serato crates or smart crates.

Beatsource Featured Playlists

Beatsource has a range of curated playlists that are updated monthly. These consist of 'Top Tracks' and 'Curated' playlists. 

Featured Playlists can be disabled from the Streaming area under 'Library + Display' tab in the Setup Menu

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Searching for Beatsource tracks in Serato DJ Lite

Click on the Streaming Search button next to the search box in Serato DJ Lite, once you've enabled Beatsource as a streaming service.

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Once clicked on, search focus will change to the 'ALL' crate, with streaming (and non-streaming) tracks now available for searching. Clicking the button again will revert focus back to the track and crate you had previously selected.

If your internet connection or connection to the server fails, the Streaming Search button will be greyed out.

Using Beatsource Locker to save tracks for offline usage

Click and drag tracks into your Beatsource Locker while online, to save them for offline usage:

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Tracks in your locker, but not yet downloaded to your computer, will show the following status column symbol:

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Tracks in your locker, that have been downloaded to your computer and are ready for offline playback, will show the following status column symbol:

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Beatsource Locker tracks can be added to any of your existing Beatsource playlists in Serato DJ Lite.

NOTE: The Locker feature is only available on Beatsource LINK Pro (50 tracks) or LINK Pro+ plans (100 tracks).