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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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Spotify crashes when I try to add a source to show local files

PlanPremium FamilyCountryIndiaDeviceHP Omen LaptopOperating SystemPop!_OS 20.04Spotify Clientboth snap package and apt package for UbuntuMy Question or IssueSpotify application instantly crashes when I click on "ADD A SOURCE" button to show local son...

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Spotify for Linux uses GTK2 which is End of life EOL now

GTK2 has reached its end of life. Correct me if I am wrong, but spotify still uses GTK2. That should be fixed now, almost every other application is GTK3 ready now. I am also maintaining the spotify package for the archlinux user repository and I am ...

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  • GTK2 has reached its end of life. Correct me if I am wrong, but spotify still uses GTK2. That should be fixed now, almost every other application is GTK3 ready now.   I am also maintaining the...
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Google Login

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDeviceLaptopOperating SystemFedora 33 My Question or IssueWill google login support ever be added to the Linux version? I know the Windows 10 desktop version has it, and I don't want to open my browser every time I listen to m...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device Laptop Operating System Fedora 33   My Question or Issue Will google login support ever be added to the Linux version? I know the Windows 10 desktop ...
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[request] arm64 Build for Snap Package

PlanPremium FamilyCountryNL DevicePinePhone, Librem5, RaspberryPi, numerous othersOperating SystemLinux My Question or Issue Please release a snap package for arm64 because otherwise many users are unable to use Spotify for on their devices. It would...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country NL   Device PinePhone, Librem5, RaspberryPi, numerous others Operating System Linux   My Question or Issue   Please release a snap package for a...
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trying to change "Offline song storage" causes a Segmentation fault

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceAMD Ryzen 7 3700XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 108032117MiB RAM Operating SystemArch linux 5.11.2-zen1-1-zen x86_64 KDE My Question or IssueGoing to settings->Show advanced settings->Offline song storage->Change location causes a Segme...

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Solved!! Unable to add songs to my liked songs on Linux only

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaOperating SystemUbuntu (Linux) My Question or IssueThis only happens on Linux, but I keep getting the error that my library is filled up when I try to add a song to my liked songs. It works fine on my Android phone, Windows co...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Operating System Ubuntu (Linux)   My Question or Issue This only happens on Linux, but I keep getting the error that my library is filled up when I try to add...
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[Linux] Local Files - Add A Source still causing a crash

PlanPremiumDevicePCOperating SystemArch Linux My Question or IssueAdding local file sources causes spotify to crash. It looks like spotify is trying to open its own file browser but fails to do so. This issue is known since October 2020. Still nothin...

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  • Plan Premium Device PC Operating System Arch Linux   My Question or Issue Adding local file sources causes spotify to crash. It looks like spotify is trying to open its own file browser ...
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Found a bug with shuffle engine

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceAsus Laptop, configuration in attachmentsOperating SystemManjaro linux My Question or IssueToday, listening to collaborative playlist, I skipped a song, heard it again(on shuffle), ok happens, then once more, so around 5-6 ti...

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  •   Plan Premium Country   Device Asus Laptop, configuration in attachments Operating System Manjaro linux   My Question or Issue Today, listening to collaborative playlist, I...
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Spotify crashes when I try uploading profile picture (Linux)

PlanPremiumOperating SystemLinux Mint My Question or IssueWhen I try to change my profile picture, Spotify crashes. It brings up a "open file" window for like 2 seconds before the entire program crashes.Any ideas on how to fix this? I no longer use W...

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  • Plan Premium Operating System Linux Mint  My Question or Issue When I try to change my profile picture, Spotify crashes. It brings up a "open file" window for like 2 seconds before the enti...
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Deb file host unreliable

CountryUnited States ProblemThe .deb file host (http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/) seems to be unreliable and go down for a few days every once and a while. The files will start to download, but then the host will close th...

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  • Country United States   Problem The .deb file host (http://repository.spotify.com/pool/non-free/s/spotify-client/) seems to be unreliable and go down for a few days every once and a while. T...
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Large now playing screen does not update when using spotify connect.

PlanPremium FamilyCountryukDeviceLaptopOperating SystemLinux My Question or IssueI have a linux PC in my kitchen with spotify installed. I also have it installed on my linux laptop. Both run the linux desktop client. I connect to the kitchen machine ...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country uk Device Laptop Operating System Linux   My Question or Issue I have a linux PC in my kitchen with spotify installed. I also have it installed on my linux ...
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Spotify can't reconnect to network after system suspend

PlanPremiumCountryScotland Devicex86 DesktopOperating SystemDebian 10 GNU/Linux My Question or IssueI'm on Debian, and find that when I suspend my machine to save power, on resume Spotify doesn't reconnect to the network.I believe my desktop environm...

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  • Plan Premium Country Scotland   Device x86 Desktop Operating System Debian 10 GNU/Linux   My Question or Issue I'm on Debian, and find that when I suspend my machine to save powe...
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Desktop Spotify will not save favorites

PlanPremiumCountryUKDevicePCOperating SystemUbuntu 20 My Question or Issue I have just re-installed Spotify (everything was working fine last week) only to find it will not save anything between sessions (favorites etc.) I have to use the browser app...

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  • Plan Premium Country UK Device PC Operating System Ubuntu 20   My Question or Issue   I have just re-installed Spotify (everything was working fine last week) only to find it wil...
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Ubuntu glitches and gets stuck with overlayed renders

PlanPremiumCountryUK DeviceDell XPS 9750 Operating SystemUbuntu 20.04.1 LTS My Question or IssueAs you can see in the attachment the playlist gets 'stuck' and renders overtop of the the current rendered list.

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  •   Plan Premium Country UK   Device Dell XPS 9750   Operating System Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS   My Question or Issue As you can see in the attachment the playlist gets '...
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Error Report: Spotify-Client says I'm offline

Hey!My first post on the Spotify Forum.I run Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop and have following issue(s): ! Error Report !Device: Normal Desktop ComputerOS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 DesktopSpotify-Account: Premium DuoApp-Version: Spotify version 1.1.42.622.gbd112320, C...

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  • Hey! My first post on the Spotify Forum. I run Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop and have following issue(s):   ! Error Report ! Device: Normal Desktop Computer OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 Desktop Spotif...
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segfault on playlist cover update

Operating SystemUbuntu 20.04 / Pop!-Os 19.10 My Question or IssueIf I try to change the picture one of my playlists but spotify-client crushes with segfault. (Spotify version 1.1.42.622.gbd112320) With some older client version (Spotify version 1.0.9...

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  • Operating System Ubuntu 20.04 / Pop!-Os 19.10   My Question or Issue If I try to change the picture one of my playlists but spotify-client crushes with segfault. (Spotify version 1.1.42.622....
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Spotify crashes when I try opening a local file

PlanFreeDeviceDell Inspiron 7560Operating SystemUbuntu 20.04 LTS Spotify client installed via APT My Question or Issue Straightforward: When I try adding a source for a local file in the Spotify client it opens up a pop-up window, and then freezes fo...

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  • Plan Free Device Dell Inspiron 7560 Operating System Ubuntu 20.04 LTS   Spotify client installed via APT   My Question or Issue   Straightforward: When I try adding a source...
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Superuser Contribution Modo aleatorio en cuenta premium

Hola, tengo una cuenta premium, y algunas listas con 300 canciones o más, y cuando que pongo alguna de estas listas en modo aleatorio se escuchan siempre las mismas canciones, da igual como las ordene, hay canciones que nunca he oído, me parece que e...

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  • Hola, tengo una cuenta premium, y algunas listas con 300 canciones o más, y cuando que pongo alguna de estas listas en modo aleatorio se escuchan siempre las mismas canciones, da igual como las orden...
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Too small UI elements on my 13in 4k display

PlanPremiumCountryNorwayDeviceDell XPS 13Operating SystemUbuntu 18.04Client versionsnap / 1.1.46.916.g416cacf1My Question or IssueThe elements in the user interface are too small on my 4k display. I would really appreciate an option to resize all UI ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Norway Device Dell XPS 13 Operating System Ubuntu 18.04 Client version snap / 1.1.46.916.g416cacf1 My Question or Issue The elements in the user interface are too sm...
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Spotify segfaults and freezes graphical session

DeviceXPS 15 2018Operating SystemLinux ludonope 5.5.9-arch1-2 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu, 12 Mar 2020 23:01:33 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux My Question or IssueSpotify randomly segfaults and forces me to switch to tty to restart my graphical session (xorg). The so...

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  • Device XPS 15 2018 Operating System Linux ludonope 5.5.9-arch1-2 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu, 12 Mar 2020 23:01:33 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux   My Question or Issue Spotify randomly segfaults and force...
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