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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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Superuser Contribution GPG Key should be stored in extra keyring

Operating SystemUbuntu 22.xx My Question or IssueHi, the instructions to install the spotify client via APT are outdated.Nowadays the GPG Key should be stored in a extra keyring. curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_6224F9941A8AA6D1.gp...

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  • Operating System Ubuntu 22.xx   My Question or Issue Hi, the instructions to install the spotify client via APT are outdated. Nowadays the GPG Key should be stored in a extra keyring. &nbs...
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Unable to play/view downloaded songs (mostly)

PlanPremium (Family)CountryGermanyDeviceCustom-Built PC (AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1600 6GB, 250GB SSD)Operating SystemDebian 12 "bookworm" My Question or IssueI am able to download songs and playlists just fine, but going offline and play...

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  • Plan Premium (Family) Country Germany Device Custom-Built PC (AMD Ryzen 5 1600, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1600 6GB, 250GB SSD) Operating System Debian 12 "bookworm"   My Question or Issue I a...
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snap install spotify

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spotify can't play this right now

When I press any song on Spotify, it will always show the words “Spotify can’t play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." and switch to a series of other songs to a song, but only hear the first 10 seconds and lose...

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  • When I press any song on Spotify, it will always show the words “Spotify can’t play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." and switch to a series of other songs to ...
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drowland spotify for linux

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App Login

PlanPremiumCountryEUDeviceAMD Framework 13Operating SystemDebian 12 My Question or IssueWhen i try to log into the app it should open in a browser but does not. so it is impossible for me to log in.

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  • Plan Premium Country EU Device AMD Framework 13 Operating System Debian 12   My Question or Issue When i try to log into the app it should open in a browser but does not. so it is impo...
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Official support flatpak and the distribution on flathub

DevicePC Operating SystemLinux General My Question or IssueCurrently Spotifys distribution options are: Snap and general Debian apt-repository.If you do not run Ubuntu or Debian you have to do a lot of, sometimes strange, actions to make spotify work...

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  • Device PC   Operating System Linux General   My Question or Issue Currently Spotifys distribution options are: Snap and general Debian apt-repository. If you do not run Ubuntu or De...
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[issue][SOLVED] Spotify uses fallback icon in MPRIS notification

Operating SystemArch Linux, Gnome 46 Solutionspotify will display an appropriate icon if its `.desktop` file, as well as the `name=`, `icon=` fields of said file, all have the exact same name (e.g. `spotify`). Some distro's ship a `.desktop` file wer...

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Spotify wont open tab in browser (flatpak)

Operating SystemArch Linux on the latest kernal (6.6.1) My Question or IssueHi,I’ve started to switch starting with Spotify but I can’t seem to login due to fact it wont open a tab on my browser. flatpak run --command=xdg-open com.spotify.Client http...

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  • Operating System Arch Linux on the latest kernal (6.6.1)   My Question or Issue Hi, I’ve started to switch starting with Spotify but I can’t seem to login due to fact it wont open a tab on ...
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Can't login to spotify using desktop application

PlanPremiumCountryTunisiaDevicePCOperating SystemLinux Ubuntu 22.04.4 JammyVersion Of Spotify ubuntu App1.2.31.1205Hello,I contacted spotify via chat conversation, and they confirmed that version 1.2.33.1042 contains the fix for this issue but lastes...

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  • Plan Premium Country Tunisia Device PC Operating System Linux Ubuntu 22.04.4 Jammy Version Of Spotify ubuntu App 1.2.31.1205 Hello, I contacted spotify via chat conversation, and they co...
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Spotify creates directory "Downloads" on start

Plan: PremiumCountry: NorwayDevice: Laptop PCOperating System: LinuxMy Question or Issue Whenever I start Spotify, it creates a directory /home/USER/Downloads (if it does not exist). There is no apparent way to disable this.The issue is confirmed wit...

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  • Plan: Premium Country: Norway Device: Laptop PC Operating System: Linux My Question or Issue Whenever I start Spotify, it creates a directory /home/USER/Downloads (if it does not exist). There is...
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Supporting WQHD screens

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDeviceLenovo Thinkpad 480sOperating SystemLinux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS My Question or Issue The Spotify Desktop app does not adapt to my screen and the text is very hard to read.

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device Lenovo Thinkpad 480s Operating System Linux Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS   My Question or Issue  The Spotify Desktop app does not adapt to my screen and ...
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Miniplayer

PlanPremiumCountryPortugalDevicePCOperating SystemUbuntu My Question or IssueWhen miniplayer will be available for linux users?

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  • Plan Premium Country Portugal Device PC Operating System Ubuntu   My Question or Issue When miniplayer will be available for linux users?
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"Spotify" does not conform to the MPRIS2 standard

I found some error in my logs:```Mar 19 22:34:14 * kded6[1724]: kde.dataengine.mpris: mpris:trackid from "Spotify" does not conform to the MPRIS2 standard. Please report the issue to the developer.Mar 19 22:34:14 * plasmashell[1761]: kde.dataengine.m...

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  • I found some error in my logs: ``` Mar 19 22:34:14 * kded6[1724]: kde.dataengine.mpris: mpris:trackid from "Spotify" does not conform to the MPRIS2 standard. Please report the issue to the develope...
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very high CPU usage

Idle linux spotify-client version 1.2.31.1205.g4d59ad7c is _again_ using a lot of CPU (ofter >100%) (ubuntu 22.04)Clearing the cache did not help.strace fills the screen with futex, epoll_wait and getrandom but gives no clue.It makes my machine unusa...

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  • Idle linux spotify-client version 1.2.31.1205.g4d59ad7c is _again_ using a lot of CPU (ofter >100%) (ubuntu 22.04) Clearing the cache did not help. strace fills the screen with futex,&...
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Superuser Contribution Once every few days, all songs keep skipping for a few hours. CORS errors.

Once every few days, the spotify web player will skip all songs i'm trying to play saying "spotify can't play this right now". Nothing on my pc or browser has changed between times when it does and does not work. Restarting the browser does not help....

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  • Once every few days, the spotify web player will skip all songs i'm trying to play saying "spotify can't play this right now". Nothing on my pc or browser has changed between times when it does and d...
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'Spotify can't play this right now' Bug on Ubuntu

PlanFreeCountryIndia DeviceDell InspironOperating SystemUbuntu 18.04.2 LTS My Question or Issue I'm getting this error when I play some songs on my Spotify desktop app on Ubuntu. The same songs play without any errors on my phone. I have tried deleti...

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  •   Plan Free Country India   Device Dell Inspiron Operating System Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS   My Question or Issue   I'm getting this error when I play some songs on my Spot...
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No indicator of liked songs

PlanFreeCountryPolandDeviceLinux DesktopOperating SystemUbuntu 22.04 My Question or IssueAny indicators for liked songs are gone for some time. When I play a song I don't see whether it is already liked or not on the current playing bottom bar. There...

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  • Plan Free Country Poland Device Linux Desktop Operating System Ubuntu 22.04   My Question or Issue Any indicators for liked songs are gone for some time. When I play a song I don't see...
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API Get Playlist returns incorrect public state

Problem 1:API Get Playlist contains a field 'public' which is always set to False.Test case:Endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlist_id}HTTP Method: GETfields = "id,name,collaborative,public,description,owner.display_name,tracks.total"...

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  • Problem 1: API Get Playlist contains a field 'public' which is always set to False. Test case: Endpoint https://api.spotify.com/v1/playlists/{playlist_id} HTTP Method: GET fields = "id,name,c...
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Lyrics Synchronization Problem with Crossfade in Spotify

PlanPremiumDeviceAny Browser/Spotify ClientOperating SystemArch Linux I've been experiencing an issue with Spotify's lyrics synchronization on the desktop apps. It appears that the lyrics go out of sync when crossfade or smooth transitions between so...

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  •   Plan Premium Device Any Browser/Spotify Client Operating System Arch Linux   I've been experiencing an issue with Spotify's lyrics synchronization on the desktop apps. It appears ...
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