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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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Linux: Spotify UI has no proper window title

The UI of Spotify on Linux has no proper window title. This makes that the window list of XFCE4 groups it with other apps that have the same issue namely the Android Emulator. Thus if I run both, then I only see a grouped item and cannot activate Spo...

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  • The UI of Spotify on Linux has no proper window title. This makes that the window list of XFCE4 groups it with other apps that have the same issue namely the Android Emulator. Thus if I run both, the...
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Ubuntu 20.04 without **bleep** called SNAP & SPOTiFY

How to install SPOTIFY on UBUNTU 20.04 without this **bleep** called SNAP ?! Is there a deb package or ppa repository somewhere?My patience with Ubuntu, and the Canonical junk is running out...

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  • How to install SPOTIFY on UBUNTU 20.04 without this **bleep** called SNAP ?! Is there a deb package or ppa repository somewhere? My patience with Ubuntu, and the Canonical junk is running out...
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Music playback stops halfway through a song

PlanPremiumCountryAustraliaDeviceHP x360 Chromebook 12b ca0001TUOperating SystemChrome OS with Linux container enabled My Question or IssueI downloaded the Spotify client, and whenever I listen to a song, it gets to about 10 to 50 seconds in then it ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Australia Device HP x360 Chromebook 12b ca0001TU Operating System Chrome OS with Linux container enabled   My Question or Issue I downloaded the Spotify client, an...
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Error messages when running Spotify snap

PlanPremiumCountryHungary DevicePCOperating SystemLinux My Question or Issue⋊> ~ snap info spotify | grep -e installed -e publisher 15:36:31publisher: Spotify*installed: 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15 (41) 171MB -⋊> ~ spotify 15:36:35ln: failed to create sy...

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  • Plan Premium Country Hungary   Device PC Operating System Linux   My Question or Issue ⋊> ~ snap info spotify | grep -e installed -e publisher 15:36:31 publisher: Spotify* i...
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snap & apparmor (Ubuntu 19.10)

PlanPremiumCountryFrance DevicePCOperating SystemLinux Ubuntu 19.10 My Question or IssueI have this message in my logapparmor="DENIED"operation="dbus_method_call"bus="session"path="/org/freedesktop/Notifications"interface="org.freedesktop.Notificatio...

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  • Plan Premium Country France   Device PC Operating System Linux Ubuntu 19.10   My Question or Issue I have this message in my log apparmor="DENIED" operation="dbus_method_call" ...
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Solved!! Why is the "Repeat ONE Song" Feature gone?

I just wonder, why the feature "Repeat ONE song" is gone after the lastest update?This is really annoying...

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  • I just wonder, why the feature "Repeat ONE song" is gone after the lastest update? This is really annoying...
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I need help with getting the old version of spotify

Hi, I am running Ubuntu and I would like to open and play albums and playlist with a script using commands. I read that spotify version after 1.0 do not support this and I was wondering if and how it is possible to downgrade to an older version of sp...

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  • Hi, I am running Ubuntu and I would like to open and play albums and playlist with a script using commands. I read that spotify version after 1.0 do not support this and I was wondering if and how it...
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Ubuntu 19.10 - "Unknown Title" Shown in Gnome Menu Bar

PlanPremiumCountryUSDeviceIntel® Core™ i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4Operating SystemUbuntu 19.10 (5.3.0-42-generic) My Question or IssueThe Gnome menu bar only displays "Unknown Title" while Spotify 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b is playing. The controls work, but...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device Intel® Core™ i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 4 Operating System Ubuntu 19.10 (5.3.0-42-generic)   My Question or Issue The Gnome menu bar only displays "Unknown ...
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Works flawlessly on Kubuntu 20.04

PlanPremiumCountryDenmarkDeviceHP EnvyOperating SystemKubuntu 20.04 My Question or IssueNo issue! I took some time in the weekend to switch from Windows 10 to Kubuntu 20.04 on my laptop, and was happy to see that the Spotify client seems to work flaw...

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  • Plan Premium Country Denmark Device HP Envy Operating System Kubuntu 20.04   My Question or Issue No issue! I took some time in the weekend to switch from Windows 10 to Kubuntu 20.04 o...
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Radio stations on Linux desktop

PlanPremium (trial started today)CountryUSADeviceLenovo P50Operating SystemArch Linux My Question or IssueHello, total Spotify noob here. I'm looking for radio-like functionality. It looks like Spotify has been steering users away from the radio stat...

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  • Plan Premium (trial started today) Country USA Device Lenovo P50 Operating System Arch Linux   My Question or Issue Hello, total Spotify noob here.  I'm looking for radio-like fun...
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Random pauses on Linux

PlanFreeCountryEstoniaDeviceDesktop computerOperating SystemUbuntu 20.04Spotify versionSnaps are auto-updated always to the latestMy Question or IssueMusic randomly pauses, nothing is logged into the console. It is really infuriating.

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  • Plan Free Country Estonia Device Desktop computer Operating System Ubuntu 20.04 Spotify version Snaps are auto-updated always to the latest My Question or Issue Music randomly pauses, noth...
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Superuser Contribution Cannot sort artists by "date added" since UI update

Hi,since the latest UI update I cannot sort artists by "date added" anymore. The "Sort by" dropdown has only one option and that is "Name". It was very handy to always see the artists you added last. Now they just disapear in the bottomless pit that ...

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  • Hi, since the latest UI update I cannot sort artists by "date added" anymore. The "Sort by" dropdown has only one option and that is "Name". It was very handy to always see the artists you added las...
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Superuser Contribution Architecture Support

Hi all. As far as I can tell, only x86 architecture is currently supported on linux. Are there any plans to support other architectures in the future? I'm sure ARM would be popular but I would also love to see support for powerpc.

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  • Hi all.  As far as I can tell, only x86 architecture is currently supported on linux. Are there any plans to support other architectures in the future? I'm sure ARM would be popular but I would...
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Unusable on HiDPI screens

DeviceDell XPS 13 (9380) Operating SystemUbuntu 19.10 My Question or IssueOn a HiDPI screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 scaled 200% to 1920 x 1080 the Spotify app doesn't scale with the rest of the operating system. The work around is to edit th...

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  • Device Dell XPS 13 (9380)   Operating System Ubuntu 19.10   My Question or Issue On a HiDPI screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 scaled 200% to 1920 x 1080 the Spotify app doesn't...
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Spotify on Raspberrypi without Premium

PlanFreeCountryItalyOperating System(Raspberrypi)My Question or IssueIs there a way to use Spotify on Raspberrypi3 without having a premium account? I am using raspotify on my local network but without Premium it does not work. The same for every oth...

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  • Plan Free Country Italy Operating System (Raspberrypi) My Question or Issue Is there a way to use Spotify on Raspberrypi3 without having a premium account? I am using raspotify on my local net...
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Spotify lagging and freezing

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.4Spotify sometimes (about a third of the cases) takes minutes to start, loading playlist takes usually about 30 or 40 s and quite often results in the application becoming irresponsive. Favourite artists list almost always fails to l...

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  • OS: Ubuntu 18.04.4 Spotify sometimes (about a third of the cases) takes minutes to start, loading playlist takes usually about 30 or 40 s and quite often results in the application becoming irrespon...
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Spotify extremely buggy on Kubuntu 19.04 (Ubuntu KDE) but runs great on Ubuntu 19.04 (Ubunutu Gnome)

I have been using Spotify on Ubuntu for a while and it has always been great. I switched to from Gnome to KDE yesterday and have had nothing but problems with Spotify. All the problems I will detail do not occur if I open Ubuntu in the Gnome shell. A...

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  • I have been using Spotify on Ubuntu for a while and it has always been great. I switched to from Gnome to KDE yesterday and have had nothing but problems with Spotify. All the problems I will detail ...
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Spotify Premium playback on Ubuntu - Android app as remote will start playing on cellphone after **bleep**

PlanPremiumCountry Austria Operating System(Android Oreo, Ubuntu) My Question or IssueAs I am having quite a big audio system, hooked over USB audio interface to my ubuntu computer, I like to use the android cellphone app as remote control.I can chan...

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  •   Plan Premium Country   Austria       Operating System (Android Oreo, Ubuntu)   My Question or Issue As I am having quite a big audio system, hooked o...
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Solved!! Settings won't open

Hi everyone. I'm on Lubuntu 16.04 LTS. I use snap version of spotify 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15When I click on settings nothing happens. Should I use a different version?

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  • Hi everyone. I'm on Lubuntu 16.04 LTS. I use snap version of spotify 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15 When I click on settings nothing happens. Should I use a different version?
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Superuser Contribution Trouble reconnecting Shazam to Spotify

I've had Shazam connected to my spotify for years but it stopped working a while back and nothing new is in the Spotify playlist since September. I reconnected it but no new songs were going in. So I disconnected it, renamed the playlist - connected ...

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  • I've had Shazam connected to my spotify for years but it stopped working a while back and nothing new is in the Spotify playlist since September. I reconnected it but no new songs were going in. So I...
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