Announcements

Help Wizard

Step 1

NEXT STEP

FAQs

Please see below the most popular frequently asked questions.

Loading article...

Loading faqs...

VIEW ALL

Ongoing Issues

Please see below the current ongoing issues which are under investigation.

Loading issue...

Loading ongoing issues...

VIEW ALL

Desktop (Linux)

Discuss Spotify for Linux

Start a topic

Forum Posts

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...

  • Spotify Star
  • Spotify Star
  • giparra
  • Casual Listener
  • 43251 Views
  • 21 replies
  • 34 likes
  • 43251 Views
  • 21 replies
  • 34 likes

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...

  • Community Legend
  • sleeksorrow
  • Roadie
  • 215674 Views
  • 151 replies
  • 32 likes
  • Linux
  • 215674 Views
  • 151 replies
  • 32 likes

Adding friends/finding

I have an apple 7plus. My Facebook is linked to my account. Everytime I search anyone nothing comes up. No search results. Nothing no Facebook friends found. People can find me but I can’t search anything. I have gone they chat and they have done eve...

  • Newbie
  • I have an apple 7plus. My Facebook is linked to my account. Everytime I search anyone nothing comes up. No search results. Nothing no Facebook friends found. People can find me but I can’t search any...
  • Jᴀᴄᴋ
  • Roadie
  • 485 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 485 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

keyboard shortcut failure Logitech K360

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceHP ENVY Laptop - 13tOperating SystemUbuntu 14.04 LTS My Question or Issue The play/pause, previous track, and next trackThe buttons don't work after a recent update. They work on my Windows 10, but not my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. ...

P_20181216_013108_vHDR_Auto.jpg
  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device HP ENVY Laptop - 13t Operating System Ubuntu 14.04 LTS   My Question or Issue   The play/pause, previous track, and next track The buttons ...
  • ArtGravity
  • Composer
  • 572 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 572 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Solved!! No "made for you" section on linux

PlanPremiumCountryEgypt DeviceDell inspiron 15 3521Operating SystemDeepinOS 15.8 (based on Debian) My Question or Issue I have no "made for you" section at all on linux while it's visible on Windows 10 & Android, any ideas how to get it?

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Egypt  Device Dell inspiron 15 3521 Operating System DeepinOS 15.8 (based on Debian)   My Question or Issue  I have no "made for you" section at all on...
  • basselAhmed
  • Casual Listener
  • 949 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 949 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 0 likes

Next playlist song doesn't start at the beginning

Hi,I've noticed some really strange behaviour during listening to playlists. When the current song comes to an end, the next starts playing at 0:30sec and later. You can see some example in the attached webm. Has anybody seen this issue and knows you...

  • Regular
  •   Hi, I've noticed some really strange behaviour during listening to playlists. When the current song comes to an end, the next starts playing at 0:30sec and later. You can see some examp...
  • keibak
  • Regular
  • 512 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 512 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Bash script to show the current mm:ss in a playing track

Hello all, So I have been trying to write a bash script with my shallow knowledge to control spotify and see what is currently playing on my sidebar. I successfully binded some keys for play/pause-next-previous. And also wrote a python script using d...

  • Newbie
  • Hello all,  So I have been trying to write a bash script with my shallow knowledge to control spotify and see what is currently playing on my sidebar. I successfully binded some keys for play/p...
  • 823 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes
  • 823 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes

Startup and Windows behavior

The previous version (0.9) of Spotify seems to have Startup and Windows behavior switch to minimize in the Notification bar whenever you click the Minimize or Close button of the app. I'm using Linux Mint 19 by the way. When will you put the feature ...

  • Newbie
  • The previous version (0.9) of Spotify seems to have Startup and Windows behavior switch to minimize in the Notification bar whenever you click the Minimize or Close button of the app. I'm using Linux...
  • 576 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes
  • 576 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes

Spotify Crashed(?) and Keeps Playing...?

PlanPremium - Family PlanCountryUnited States DeviceCustom DesktopOperating SystemUbuntu 18.04 My Question or Issue I think my Spotify crashed and kept playing, but when I opened it, it showed me playing the music on another device, but it was the de...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium - Family Plan Country United States  Device Custom Desktop Operating System Ubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue  I think my Spotify crashed and kept pl...
  • jaiwareham
  • Composer
  • 3571 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 3571 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

Played artists show up on youtube

I have a premium subscription and a lot of times after I play something on Spotify I see these artists show up on my suggested list on YouTube. Is data being shared? I'm very unhappy with this as this is a severe privacy violation

  • Regular
  • I have a premium subscription and a lot of times after I play something on Spotify I see these artists show up on my suggested list on YouTube.  Is data being shared? I'm very unhappy with this...
  • jaiwareham
  • Composer
  • 534 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 534 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

[LINUX] Can we please have a key binding for closing application? :)

First of all thank you for working on a Linux version of spotify. I, and I assume many other Linux users, would love if you guys could add a key binding to close the applicaiton [ctrl + q]. I hope this simple request could make it to one of the upcom...

  • Casual Listener
  • First of all thank you for working on a Linux version of spotify.   I, and I assume many other Linux users, would love if you guys could add a key binding to close the applicaiton [ctrl + q]. ...
  • lucasrizzini
  • Regular
  • 947 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 1 likes
  • 947 Views
  • 4 replies
  • 1 likes

Successful Linux Mint 17.3 install of Spotify from Software Manager

PlanPremiumCountry AustraliaDevicei7 3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 88G RamAsus MBOperating SystemRelease Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64-bit My Question or Issue Hi, Just wanted to post that I have successfully installed the Spotify app (spotify-client-0.9.17) from t...

  • Newbie
  •   Plan Premium Country  Australia Device i7 3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz × 8 8G Ram Asus MB Operating System Release Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa 64-bit  My Question or Issue  Hi, &nbs...
  • 714 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 714 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

Massive memory leak under Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

PlanPremiumCountryUSA DeviceIntel E5-1650v4 Xeon custom built home workstationOperating SystemUbuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit My Question or Issue After updating my system over the weekend (on 06/09/2018), I found by Wednesday (06/13/2018) Spotify was eating...

  • Regular
  • Plan Premium Country USA  Device Intel E5-1650v4 Xeon custom built home workstation Operating System Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit   My Question or Issue  After updating my system ...
  • jmcsnyder
  • Regular
  • 7532 Views
  • 7 replies
  • 16 likes
  • 7532 Views
  • 7 replies
  • 16 likes

Autoplay don't work on Linux

PlanPremiumCountry DeviceLaptopOperating SystemLinux Mint 18.3, Ubuntu 16.04 My Question or IssueThe autoplay option in Linux App has disappeared. I know that it returned in the desktop app in Windows, but in Linux don't. Do you know something about ...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country   Device Laptop Operating System Linux Mint 18.3, Ubuntu 16.04   My Question or Issue The autoplay option in Linux App has disappeared. I know that it retur...
  • 593 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • autoplay
  • 593 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes

[Linux] Spotify desktop app freezes on startup

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceMultiple desktop devicesOperating SystemNixOS 18.09Spotify version 1.0.83.316.ge96b6e67 My Question or IssueAbout 30 minutes ago my Spotify desktop app stopped working. I clicked on a track to change the song and the audio ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Multiple desktop devices Operating System NixOS 18.09 Spotify version 1.0.83.316.ge96b6e67   My Question or Issue About 30 minutes ago my Spotify deskt...
  • ooesili
  • Casual Listener
  • 605 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 2 likes
  • 605 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 2 likes

[Podcast] Mark Podcasts episodes as Played

PlanPremiumCountryPoland DeviceXiaomi Mi5, Dell Laptop Operating SystemAndroid 8, Windows 10, Linux Kubuntu 18.04 My Question or IssueI try to migrate with my podcasts from other software to Spotify, but i can't find way to set old episodes as "playe...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Premium Country Poland  Device Xiaomi Mi5, Dell Laptop 🙂 Operating System Android 8, Windows 10, Linux Kubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue I try to migrate with my podcas...
  • Rumik
  • Casual Listener
  • 4968 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 19 likes
  • 4968 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 19 likes

External hard disk not selectable

PlanPremiumCountryBelgium DeviceLaptopOperating SystemLinux Mint 19 My Question or Issue Hi, I am trying to add my external hard disk as a source for local files.Unfortunately my mounted drive never gets shown. Tried to close and start Spotify, reboo...

Spotify not detecting external HDD.png
  • Casual Listener
  • Plan Premium Country Belgium  Device Laptop Operating System Linux Mint 19   My Question or Issue  Hi,   I am trying to add my external hard disk as a source for local...
  • Dundrum
  • Newbie
  • 835 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes
  • external hard drive
    Linux
    local files
  • 835 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 likes

spotify connect not working properly on linux

i have spotify on three devices:- my android phone- my manjaro linux laptop- my manjaro linux desktop spotify on both my laptop and desktop sees my phone. my phone sees both my laptop and desktop, but not at the same time. it only sees the one that o...

  • Regular
  • i have spotify on three devices: - my android phone - my manjaro linux laptop - my manjaro linux desktop   spotify on both my laptop and desktop sees my phone.  my phone sees both my l...
  • VonSieger
  • Newbie
  • 8291 Views
  • 8 replies
  • 4 likes
  • 8291 Views
  • 8 replies
  • 4 likes

Problem Installing Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04

PremiumCountry: SwedenDevice: ComputerOperating System: Ubuntu 18.04 My Question or Issue: I cant install Spotify.This is what i have tested so far and the results:Searched for it on Ubuntu Software (app).Can't find it.Went to this page "https://www....

  • Newbie
  • Premium Country: Sweden Device: Computer Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue:  I cant install Spotify. This is what i have tested so far and the resul...
  • Hemmertime
  • Newbie
  • 15481 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 3 likes
  • 15481 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 3 likes

My songs - library my music missing

PlanFreeCountry PolandDeviceDesktopOperating SystemKDE Neon My Question or IssueFor some time, the "My songs" tab has disappeared. There is also no "+" appearing when you hover next to the song to add it to "My Songs" that I can not see now.I attach ...

  • Newbie
  • Plan Free Country  Poland Device Desktop Operating System KDE Neon   My Question or Issue For some time, the "My songs" tab has disappeared. There is also no "+" appearing when y...
  • 467 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes
  • 467 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 1 likes

queue behavior inconsistent

Hi there!I am using Android, Android Auto and the Ubuntu Linux standard supplied Spotify client. For me it is rediculously complicated to find any support, as you never know where to put what question. And as the chat support looks to be vanished, I ...

  • Regular
  • Hi there! I am using Android, Android Auto and the Ubuntu Linux standard supplied Spotify client. For me it is rediculously complicated to find any support, as you never know where to put what quest...
  • 576 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes
  • 576 Views
  • 0 replies
  • 0 likes