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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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Snap seems to be out of date.

PremiumCountryUSDeviceWorkstationOperating SystemUbuntu My Question or IssueIs there a reason the snap app is pretty far out of date, been loving this so far I use this every day.

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  •   Premium Country US Device Workstation Operating System Ubuntu    My Question or Issue Is there a reason the snap app is pretty far out of date, been loving this so far I ...
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[Feature Request] Option to start Spotify Linux as a Spotify Connect Service

Hello,First, thank's a lot for you Premium Linux APP.I have some requests to improve my using of the APP to listen high fidelity. 1) There are some good alternatives to create Spotify connect daemon on linux (spotifyd for exemple) but I would like to...

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  • Hello, First, thank's a lot for you Premium Linux APP. I have some requests to improve my using of the APP to listen high fidelity.   1) There are some good alternatives to create Spotify co...
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Multiple Instances of Spotify open every time I click on spotify in the top panel on elementary OS

Multiple instances of Spotify open when I click on the song from the volume tooltip from the top panel instead of opening the existing instance. It's very irritating. I'm on Spotify version 1.1.10.546.ge08ef575, Copyright (c) 2019, Spotify Ltd

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  • Multiple instances of Spotify open when I click on the song from the volume tooltip from the top panel instead of opening the existing instance. It's very irritating.    I'm on  Spo...
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Linux desktop client offline through VPN

PlanPremiumCountryFrance DeviceDesktopOperating SystemUbuntu 19.04 My Question or IssueThe linux desktop client appears completely offline through my VPN (ExpressVPN) It appears to be solely a linux client bugit works through the web client and the s...

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  •   Plan Premium Country France   Device Desktop Operating System Ubuntu 19.04   My Question or Issue The linux desktop client appears completely offline through my VPN (Expr...
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Ubuntu App too Slow to respond

I use Kubuntu 18.04, Dell Precisión, Corei 7, 10gb of Ram.The Ubuntu app of spotify works slow when press any control, Play, Next, Close.The app takes 10 o more seconds to respond.

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  • I use Kubuntu 18.04, Dell Precisión, Corei 7, 10gb of Ram. The Ubuntu app of spotify works slow when press any control, Play, Next, Close. The app takes 10 o more seconds to respond.
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Spotify Client shows no "Connect" devices

Long-time linux user here, but never really as my full-time desktop (Fedora 30). I've tried Spotify from Flatpak and found the "Connect Device" list to be extremely unreliable, now basically useless (only shows the help, no devices). I have 5 SONOS d...

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  • Long-time linux user here, but never really as my full-time desktop (Fedora 30).   I've tried Spotify from Flatpak and found the "Connect Device" list to be extremely unreliable, now basically...
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Solved!! Slackware64-current - missing libnettle.so.6

Slackware64-currentFree1.0.89Spotify doesn't start, and on the console give me the error /opt/spotify/usr/bin/spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libnettle.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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  • Slackware64-current Free 1.0.89 Spotify doesn't start, and on the console give me the error  /opt/spotify/usr/bin/spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libnettle.so.6: cannot open sh...
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Save button for album does nothin

Recently I updated spotify-client to version 1.1.5.153.gf614956d. I noticed that Save button for album stopped working - when clicked text on button changes to Saved but files are not downloading. It worked in previous version. I still can download s...

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  • Recently I updated spotify-client to version 1.1.5.153.gf614956d. I noticed that Save button for album stopped working - when clicked text on button changes to Saved but files are not downloading. It...
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Albums not showing in Library songs section

A possible recent upsate seems to have change how things work recently. I can't find a simple way of saving multiple albums in a playlist - so they play in order one after another. It used to be the case that I could click save on the album, and in m...

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  •     A possible recent upsate seems to have change how things work recently. I can't find a simple way of saving multiple albums in a playlist - so they play in order one after another. &...
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Spotify flatpak is slow to start

PlanPremiumCountryFinlandDeviceHP Elite desktop system, oldOperating SystemFedora 30 My Question or IssueThe flatpak Spotify takes more than a minute, sometimes more than two, to load. Also, the "Preferences" button does nothing so I can't change any...

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  • Plan Premium Country Finland Device HP Elite desktop system, old Operating System Fedora 30   My Question or Issue The flatpak Spotify takes more than a minute, sometimes more than two...
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search for movie sound track

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating System(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) My Question or Issuehow to find soundtrack to a movie?

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System (iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)   My Question or Issue how to ...
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Only half of the songs will play, And the ones that do work cut out halfway.

PlanPremiumCountryNetherlandsDeviceSelf built X99 DesktopOperating SystemArch LinuxMy Question or IssueHello, I have been using Spotify for years, And it never gave me issues. Since today my music just quits out a lot, Half the songs won't play. It g...

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  • Plan Premium Country Netherlands Device Self built X99 Desktop Operating System Arch Linux My Question or Issue Hello, I have been using Spotify for years, And it never gave me issues. &nbs...
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Spotify Debian Repo Secrue Connection (SSL)

PlanFree/PremiumCountry Device(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)Operating SystemLinux Mint/Ubuntu My Question or IssueIs it possible to use the Spotify Debian Repo with SSL?

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  • Plan Free/Premium Country   Device (iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016) Operating System Linux Mint/Ubuntu   My Question or Issue Is it possible to use the Spotify ...
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Solved!! [SOLVED] Spotify connect to linux desktop stopped working

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemDebian 9 with Mate desktop with Spotify client 1:1.1.5.153 My Question or IssueI have spotify running on my desktop PC under Linux Debian 9, and since Thursday 4/7, I can't connect anymore to...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device Desktop PC Operating System Debian 9 with Mate desktop with Spotify client 1:1.1.5.153   My Question or Issue I have spotify running on my de...
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Possible clue/solution to audio quality issues (Linux Desktop)

Plan: PremiumCountry: NZDevice: PC; USB-connected Edirol UA-4FXOperating System: XUbuntu 18.04 My Question or Issue Long story short: I think I have (accidentally) found a work-around for very scratchy audio quality from the Spotify desktop app. Basi...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: NZ Device: PC; USB-connected Edirol UA-4FX Operating System: XUbuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue   Long story short: I think I have (accidentally) found a...
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Another thread about greyed out songs

Plan: PremiumCountry USA Device(Macbook Pro late 2013)Operating System macOS 10.14.5 My Question or Issue When using Spotify on my Mac, playlists have roughly 50 percent of the songs greyed out. When using Spotify on Andoid or iOS, the same playlists...

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  • Plan: Premium Country USA   Device (Macbook Pro late 2013) Operating System macOS 10.14.5   My Question or Issue   When using Spotify on my Mac, playlists have roughly 50...
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Spotify continuously skips songs on linux

PlanPremiumCountry: US DeviceGeneric PCOperating SystemLinux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) My Question or IssueWhenever I go to my linux workstation to fix a problem, sit down for coding or what else I may do I end up having this problem. This problem is persis...

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  •   Plan Premium Country: US   Device Generic PC Operating System Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)   My Question or Issue Whenever I go to my linux workstation to fix a problem, sit d...
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Solved!! Run Spotify in the background

PlanPremiumCountryArgentinaDeviceNotebook HPOperating SystemLinux - Kubuntu My Question or IssueHi. I downloaded Spotify in Ubuntu and it goes well, but I would like to be able to run it in the background, as it can be done in Windows. Is this possib...

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  • Plan Premium Country Argentina Device Notebook HP Operating System Linux - Kubuntu   My Question or Issue Hi. I downloaded Spotify in Ubuntu and it goes well, but I would like to be a...
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history disappeared?

since last update i cant find the song history anymore. has it bern removedPlan/PremiumCountrygermany/englishDevice(pcOperating System(linux mint My Question or Issue

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  • since last update i cant find the song history anymore. has it bern removed Plan /Premium Country germany/english Device (pc Operating System (linux mint   My Question or Issue  
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Since latest update, Account/Settings button is dead

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyOperating SystemUbuntu 18.04 My Question or Issue Since the latest Spotify update I can't click on the Settings, Private Session, Account, Log Out buttons of the drop down menu of the application. This was not the case before...

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Operating System Ubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue   Since the latest Spotify update I can't click on the Settings, Private Session, Account, Log Out...
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