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New "Now Playing View" sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new "Now Playing View" sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player to go along with the recently released "Your Library" sidebar. The Now Playing View in the right sidebar shows the album art and info of the current song or pod...

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New Your Library sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new Your Library sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player. The new Your Library sidebar is rolling out to all desktop users now, so you will be seeing it soon if you haven't already. The new Your Library sidebar improves nav...

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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!! 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...
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[Desktop][Discover] Spotify local device discovery with Spotify on Linux

I have problems with Spotify in my local network. The problematic function is Other devices discovery in my local network. Spotify on Android does not reliably discover my Linux PC running Spotify client for Linux. They are both on the same WiFi.I ca...

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  • I have problems with Spotify in my local network. The problematic function is Other devices discovery in my local network.   Spotify on Android does not reliably discover my Linux PC running S...
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Playback keeps skipping

PlanPremiumCountryEurope DeviceGeneric PCOperating SystemUbuntu 20.04Spotify Version1.1.68.628.geb44bd66 My Question or IssueRegardless of whether I am using the snap or apt-get installed client, or even the wb client on chromium. The player continue...

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  • Plan Premium Country Europe   Device Generic PC Operating System Ubuntu 20.04 Spotify Version 1.1.68.628.geb44bd66   My Question or Issue Regardless of whether I am using the s...
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Spotify keeps muting itself

Plan:PremiumCountry:CanadaDevice(Desktop PC)Operating System(Arch Linux) My Question or IssueDon't know why but every time I have spotify open and I'm doing something else on my computer like watching youtube videos or something like that spotify mut...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: Canada Device (Desktop PC) Operating System (Arch Linux)   My Question or Issue Don't know why but every time I have spotify open and I'm doing something else on...
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Spotify UI crashes randomly but doesn't kill background processes

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktopMotherboard: ASUS PRIME Z390-PCPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9 9990kOperating SystemUbuntu 20.04.03 LTSMy Question or IssueSpotify UI crashes, regardless of if it's playing music or not. When the UI crashes it leaves behind...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Desktop Motherboard: ASUS PRIME Z390-P CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9 9990k Operating System Ubuntu 20.04.03 LTS My Question or Issue Spotify UI crashes, regard...
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[flatpak] can't update or install on Fedora 34

Hi there, I've tried to update to the newest version via flatpak, but I always get the error message that the script "apply_extra" failed and that the exit status is 256.The same thing happens when I try to install Spotify on a fresh install of Fedor...

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  • Hi there,   I've tried to update to the newest version via flatpak, but I always get the error message that the script "apply_extra" failed and that the exit status is 256. The same thing hap...
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get rid off facebook

linux ... ubuntu stable ...how can i get rid of the facebook**bleep** on the right side in the screenshot.i dont use fckn fcbk ... and there is no chance to click that away.thanks!

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  • linux ... ubuntu stable ... how can i get rid of the facebook**bleep** on the right side in the screenshot. i dont use fckn fcbk ... and there is no chance to click that away. thanks!  
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Solved!! Spotify crashes after first time start

PlanPremiumCountrynetherlandsDeviceHP Elitebook 2560POperating Systemubuntu 16.04LTS Recently Spotify was updated to version 1.1.42.622.gbd112320. Since then, it is crashing whenever I try to run it. This is the version installed from Snap (same thin...

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  • Plan Premium Country netherlands Device HP Elitebook 2560P Operating System ubuntu 16.04LTS   Recently Spotify was updated to version 1.1.42.622.gbd112320. Since then, it is crashi...
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Debian repository is out-of-date

PlanFree/PremiumCountryGermanyDeviceDesktopOperating SystemArch Linux My Question or IssueYour Debian repository under repository.spotify.com is out-of-date for some time now (1.1.42). The only way to get an up-to-date version of Spotify is through s...

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country Germany Device Desktop Operating System Arch Linux   My Question or Issue Your Debian repository under repository.spotify.com is out-of-date for some time now...
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Chinese input in Spotify for Linux

Hi, understand this is an ongoing issue. Will it be resolved any time soon? Thank you.

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  • Hi, understand this is an ongoing issue. Will it be resolved any time soon?   Thank you.
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Solved!! "Home" page not loading

PlanFreeCountryGermanyDevicePc, BrowserOperating SystemWindows, Arch LinuxMy Question or IssueI have Spotify desktop running on my arch Linux and win10 system. Since today the Home page started to throw the error "Oops, something went wrong!" on both...

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  • Plan Free Country Germany Device Pc, Browser Operating System Windows, Arch Linux My Question or Issue I have Spotify desktop running on my arch Linux and win10 system. Since today t...
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Superuser Contribution Command to change volume to specific value in Linux

Hi! I would like to create a shell script to set the Spotify internal volume setting to a specific value, how is it possible? I have seen it on Mac but not on linux... Thanks in advance

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  • Hi!  I would like to create a shell script to set the Spotify internal volume setting to a specific value, how is it possible? I have seen it on Mac but not on linux...   Thanks in advan...
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[Linux Desktop] Local Files - add source dialog is unreadable

Operating SystemManjaro Linux, KDE, x64 Spotify Versionv1.1.67.586 installed from snap My Question or IssueWhen I try to add a local file source, the folder choosing dialog content is unreadable.

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  • Operating System Manjaro Linux, KDE, x64   Spotify Version v1.1.67.586 installed from snap   My Question or Issue When I try to add a local file source, the folder choosing dialog co...
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On-screen keyboard in Ubuntu

Hi! Just posted a suggestion to support on-screen keyboard in the text fields for search and login on Linux Client. This does not currently work in Ubuntu.Link to post: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/Desktop-Search-On-screen-keyboa...

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  • Hi! Just posted a suggestion to support on-screen keyboard in the text fields for search and login on Linux Client. This does not currently work in Ubuntu. Link to post: https://community.spotify.co...
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Superuser Contribution MPRIS cover art url file not found

PlanFreeCountryUSADeviceDesktop ComputerOperating SystemUbuntu 20.04 My Question or IssueI know this is like yelling into an echo chamber as nothing ever comes of these bug reports. We Linux users are basically just talking to ourselves. But here goe...

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  • Plan Free Country USA Device Desktop Computer Operating System Ubuntu 20.04   My Question or Issue I know this is like yelling into an echo chamber as nothing ever comes of these bug r...
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Album art missing from notifications

PlanFreeCountryUnited Kingdom (England)DeviceDesktopOperating SystemDebian Sid (GNOME 3.36) My Question or IssueThe album art is missing from the notifications on the desktop. This issue started randomly while using GNOME 3.34 and has persisted into ...

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  • Plan Free Country United Kingdom (England) Device Desktop Operating System Debian Sid (GNOME 3.36)   My Question or Issue The album art is missing from the notifications on the desktop...
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Since today, 9 seconds of track playing and odd track skips.. Really really annoying.

Hi people, What is it with the odd behaviour of Spotify that songs will play only 9 seconds and doing some really annoying track skips? I read today about this issue since it occurs years ago and also I read several not working solutions.. I did not ...

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  • Hi people,   What is it with the odd behaviour of Spotify that songs will play only 9 seconds and doing some really annoying track skips?   I read today about this issue since it oc...
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Solved!! Song not available on Linux client

Your device and operating system: Antergos fully upgradedType of Spotify account you have (Free/ Premium): PremiumThe app version of Spotify you’re using: 1.0.66.478-1Brief description of the issue: Cannot listen to Radiohead - In Rainbows and - Hail...

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  • Your device and operating system: Antergos fully upgraded Type of Spotify account you have (Free/ Premium): Premium The app version of Spotify you’re using: 1.0.66.478-1 Brief description of ...
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