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Recent Linux client update changes

Hey! There has been an update to the Spotify Linux client signatures.Users may see errors linked to missing keys and failed signature verifications for Spotify when updating the system. If this happens to you, this can be fixed by manually adding the...

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Solved!! [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

Having trouble with Spotify on your Desktop app? Here’s what to try first. Search the Community Someone might have asked your question on the Community before.So type your issue into the search box and have a look. Basic troubleshooting Go through th...

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Solved!! Webplayer error on Firefox 78 ESR and Firefox lastest version

Hello, I have a problem with the webplayer, I select a song and then it does not play it, it selects the next song, fails to play it and repeats this procces five times until it lands on a song I didn't want to play and it plays it. I tried Firefox E...

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  • Hello, I have a problem with the webplayer, I select a song and then it does not play it, it selects the next song, fails to play it and repeats this procces five times until it lands on a song I did...
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Something went wrong - Try reloading page

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceDell XPS13Operating SystemLinux Mint 20.2 My Question or IssueSpotify won't start up - I just get a message Something went wrong - Try reloading page. I can use Spotify fine on my Android phone.I seem to get the following err...

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  • Plan Premium Country   Device Dell XPS13 Operating System Linux Mint 20.2   My Question or Issue Spotify won't start up - I just get a message Something went wrong - Try reloading...
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Getting raspotify to work with UFW

PlanPremium DeviceRaspberry Pi 4Operating SystemRasbian Buster My Question or IssueHey guys, I'm trying to get Spotify to detect my raspberry pi which is using raspotify (https://github.com/dtcooper/raspotify). If I were to disable UFW, I'm able to c...

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  • Plan Premium   Device Raspberry Pi 4 Operating System Rasbian Buster   My Question or Issue Hey guys, I'm trying to get Spotify to detect my raspberry pi which is using raspotify&n...
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Solved!! 'this content is not available' when connected to VPN

PlanPremiumCountryCroatia (any VPN country)DeviceAcer Aspire 7750g (laptop, cable connection)Operating SystemLinux Mint 20.1 cinnamon$ uname -aLinux *** 5.4.0-74-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Sat May 8 02:35:39 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My Que...

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  • Plan Premium Country Croatia (any VPN country) Device Acer Aspire 7750g (laptop, cable connection) Operating System Linux Mint 20.1 cinnamon $ uname -a Linux *** 5.4.0-74-generic #83-Ubuntu ...
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Green marking of current song missing when using Spotify Connect speakers

Hi,I am running the linux client (1:1.1.72.439.gc253025e) from the repo on Debian 11 (gnome on X). When I play songs over Spotify Connect it stops marking wich song is playing in green in the current playlist. If I stop streaming and listen locally i...

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  • Hi, I am running the linux client (1:1.1.72.439.gc253025e) from the repo on Debian 11 (gnome on X).   When I play songs over Spotify Connect it stops marking wich song is playing in green in ...
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Stops syncing playlist when adding local files

PlanPremiumCountrySweden DevicePCOperating SystemOpenSUSE TumbleweedFlatpak My Question or IssueIf I add a local file to a playlist in the desktop app, it stops syncing that playlist. So the file I added, and any tracks I add to the playlist afterwar...

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  • Plan Premium Country Sweden   Device PC Operating System OpenSUSE Tumbleweed Flatpak   My Question or Issue If I add a local file to a playlist in the desktop app, it stops sync...
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Massive memory leak on linux client

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States of AmericaDeviceLinux DesktopSpotify Version: 1.1.72.439-1Operating SystemLinux 5.14.7-arch1-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux My Question or IssueI was previously running a version of spotify prior to the UI refresh trying to avoid ...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States of America Device Linux Desktop Spotify Version: 1.1.72.439-1 Operating System Linux 5.14.7-arch1-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux   My Question or Issue I was pr...
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[Desktop] Linux Client Boots Slowly

Linux client boots very slowly with graphical errors until launch is complete. I've found that running the commands below fixes the issue but I generally have to run this every login.cd ~/snap/spotify/common/.cache/spotifysqlite3 mercury.dbVACUUM;I'm...

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  • Linux client boots very slowly with graphical errors until launch is complete. I've found that running the commands below fixes the issue but I generally have to run this every login. cd ~/snap/spot...
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App is slow to close

PlanPremiumCountryGB DeviceDesktopOperating SystemUbuntu 18.04.6 LTS After recent updates, when I now click the close window button on the Spotify client, the app hangs before actually closing. If the app has only just been opened, then it closes qui...

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  • Plan Premium Country GB   Device Desktop Operating System Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS   After recent updates, when I now click the close window button on the Spotify client, the app hangs ...
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Solved!! Why does the Spotify Client use a worse bitrate than the web player?

PlanPremiumCountryCzech RepublicDevicePCOperating SystemDebian Sid/Experimental, amd64, PulseAudio, 192kHz/24b My Question or Issue Good day,since the Spotify client for Linux (hereafter SCL) is buggy since the last update, I now listen to Spotify vi...

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  • Plan Premium Country Czech Republic Device PC Operating System Debian Sid/Experimental, amd64, PulseAudio, 192kHz/24b   My Question or Issue   Good day, since the Spotify c...
  • Sebasty
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Spotify Notifications steals current windows focus on song changes

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemUbuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa My Question or Issue Spotify Notifications steals current windows focus on initial song plays. The ability to turn off notifications from the Ubuntu desktop's notifications setting...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa   My Question or Issue   Spotify Notifications steals current windows focus on initial song plays.&nb...
  • von-morgen
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repository.spotify.com dns ssl cert is for cloudfront.net... fail!

All use of the linux client for debian/ubuntu using the posted instructions fail as recent updates on the server failed to include the correct ssl certificate for repository.spotify.com. Instead, the provided certificate is from Amazon, cloudfront.ne...

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  • All use of the linux client for debian/ubuntu using the posted instructions fail as recent updates on the server failed to include the correct ssl certificate for repository.spotify.com.   ...
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Solved!! linux error: Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can.

Hi everyone, i have the issue of: "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."I know that there is other forum for the same topic, but i didn't find nothing for the linux user.I use desktop linux versi...

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  • Hi everyone, i have the issue of: "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." I know that there is other forum for the same topic, but i didn't find...
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Solved!! Streaming quality does nothing

PlanPremiumCountryUSAOperating SystemManjaro Linux I check audio quality with:➜ ~ rm spotify.log; spotify --log-file=spotify.logNo matter what I do it always streams at "bitrate: 160000 bits/s". Things I've done:- Double checked my account is premium...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Operating System Manjaro Linux   I check audio quality with: ➜ ~ rm spotify.log; spotify --log-file=spotify.log No matter what I do it always streams at "bitrat...
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Why can not I use offline mode?

PlanPremiumCountry EC +593 DevicePCOperating SystemLinux-Ubuntu My Question or IssueI can not find the spotify option "offline" , is it available in spotify for linux OS?. Please, Thanks and I apologize for my english.

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  • Plan Premium Country EC +593   Device PC Operating System Linux-Ubuntu   My Question or Issue I can not find the spotify option "offline" , is it available in spotify for linux OS...
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running windows version in Linux via Wine?

has anybody managed to make it work?it installs here, but running it renders only a black screen.(why do I need it? linux port has an practical unfixable issue in my system)

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  • has anybody managed to make it work? it installs here, but running it renders only a black screen. (why do I need it? linux port has an practical unfixable issue in my system)  
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most settings have no effect

PlanPremiumCountrybrazil Operating Systemlinux My Question or Issue for quite some time now I have observed that the loudness normalization went to "loud" (or is it off?) and I can't change it back to normal no matter what. the change in settings wil...

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  •   Plan Premium Country brazil   Operating System linux   My Question or Issue   for quite some time now I have observed that the loudness normalization went to "loud" (...
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Trying to change playlist image causes instant crash

PlanPremiumOperating SystemDebian 9.13 My Question or IssueWhen I click on "Replace image" in the "Edit Playlist Details" view, Spotify crashes, its window closes instantly.(I can't do that in web browser version either because of another bug I poste...

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  • Plan Premium Operating System Debian 9.13   My Question or Issue When I click on "Replace image" in the "Edit Playlist Details" view, Spotify crashes, its window closes instantly. (I can'...
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Solved!! Can you make a radio channel with multiple artists?

I switched over from Pandora because of variety and extra features exclusive to Spotify, but one thing I miss is that the channels can have several artists lumped into one, as well as looking for similar artists. Is there a similar thing in Spotify?

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  • I switched over from Pandora because of variety and extra features exclusive to Spotify, but one thing I miss is that the channels can have several artists lumped into one, as well as looking for sim...
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Spotify wont play any song on chromebook

I have been trying for a few days to fix this issue and it just won't work at all. I'm using the web browser and NO songs will play. It plays about 1 second and then skips to the next song. and the only thing that plays all the way to the end is ads....

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  • I have been trying for a few days to fix this issue and it just won't work at all. I'm using the web browser and NO songs will play. It plays about 1 second and then skips to the next song. and the o...
  • RichandKaren
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