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Beatport Streaming FAQ

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

NOTE: Beatport Streaming was formerly known as Beatport Link.

To use Beatport Streaming with Serato DJ Pro & 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 Beatport Streaming subscription linked with Serato DJ Pro. Find out more in our Using Beatport Streaming with Serato DJ Pro article.

How can I start a 30 Day Trial with Beatport Streaming?

The 30 Day Free Trial can be started from Beatport's subscription page here

Can I stream tracks during offline use?

Tracks added and downloaded to the Beatport Streaming Locker can be played without an active internet connection, up to 100 tracks (depending on your Beatport Streaming 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 Beatport Streaming tracks in Serato DJ Pro?

Recording is not available in Serato DJ Pro using Beatport Streaming tracks.

What quality can I stream with when using Beatport in Serato DJ Pro and Lite?

Quality is dependant on your Beatport Streaming subscription tier.

  • Beatport Advanced users can stream in '128kbps' (AAC)
  • Beatport Professional users can stream in '256kbps' (AAC)

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

Serato DJ Pro and Lite will display the BPM & Key information provided from the Beatport 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 Beatport tracks in Serato DJ Pro and Lite?

Simply click the 'Analyze Files' button to bulk analyze all Beatport 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 analyse 'on-the-fly' but your Cue points, loops, and other Serato data will be retained.

Are all tracks on Beatport available for streaming in Serato DJ software?

Streaming is only available for content from labels that have opted into the Beatport Streaming subscription model.

Why do the featured playlists keep changing?

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

I've just added tracks to a playlist via the Beatport 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 Beatport playlists in Serato DJ Pro or Lite.