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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 Only some Sonos show in Spotify Linux

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDell XPS13Operating SystemUbuntu 16.04 and 18.04My Question or Issue I have 2 Sonos Play 3s and a Sonos Playbar. Both Android controllers show all 3, but my Linux app only shows the 2 Sonos 3s. I recently wiped the computer...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Dell XPS13 Operating System Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 My Question or Issue  I have 2 Sonos Play 3s and a Sonos Playbar. Both Android controllers show all 3,...
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Cannot minimize to tray on Linux

Hello, I'm a Linux user and a big fan of Spotify, but one thing has been bothering me a lot. The option to minimize Spotify to the system tray is missing from the app settings, under "Startup and Window Behaviour". I've browsed old posts back from 20...

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  • Hello,   I'm a Linux user and a big fan of Spotify, but one thing has been bothering me a lot. The option to minimize Spotify to the system tray is missing from the app settings, under "S...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Connect to Bose Soundtouch 30 not working

PlanPremiumCountryIreland DeviceSamsung Galaxy 6, Asus ROGOperating SystemAndroid Oreo, Ubuntu 18.04 My Question or IssueSince a couple of days Spotify Connect on wifi can't play on my Bose Soundtouch 30. I can see the speakers on the list of availab...

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  • Plan Premium Country Ireland   Device Samsung Galaxy 6, Asus ROG Operating System Android Oreo, Ubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue Since a couple of days Spotify Connect on...
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Superuser Contribution Offline error code 4

I am Premium user, currently in Israel using Spotify desktop on Ubuntu 18.04. I was reading similar issues.First of all I tried to do the Advanced Settings proxy tweak between auto detect and http. Did not work.Then I tried to delete the cache direct...

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  • I am Premium user, currently in Israel using Spotify desktop on Ubuntu 18.04. I was reading similar issues. First of all I tried to do the Advanced Settings proxy tweak between auto detect and http....
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Superuser Contribution Volumio 2 - My Playlist

Dear Spotify! I installed a Volumio 2 Music Player on my Raspberry Pi3. This Program have an integrated Spotify. After I logged in my Spotify Premium, my Playlists are not available. I would like listen my Playlist on My music System with Spotify. Pl...

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  • Dear Spotify!   I installed a Volumio 2 Music Player on my Raspberry Pi3. This Program have an integrated Spotify. After I logged in my Spotify Premium, my Playlists are not available.  ...
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Superuser Contribution KEYEXPIRED on apt update

PlanPremiumCountry FranceDevicePCOperating SystemUbuntu My Question or Issue Since today, apt update throw an error due to spotify: W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files wil...

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  • Plan Premium Country  France Device PC Operating System Ubuntu   My Question or Issue  Since today, apt update throw an error due to spotify:   W: An error occurred du...
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Your Daily Mix Not Available Offline

I've been using Spotify for over 1 month now and I'm still unable to listen to my daily mix.I search for "daily mix" in the search bar at the top right of Spotify Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 which brings up the option "Your Daily Mix", however clicking o...

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  • I've been using Spotify for over 1 month now and I'm still unable to listen to my daily mix. I search for "daily mix" in the search bar at the top right of Spotify Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 which br...
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Correct the highlighted errors and try again

I'm getting this all the times, it prevented me from sending my original message and just deleted it instead of letting me edit it. I just cannot think about saving my posts in an external editor before sending them, and it is too time consuming beca...

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  • I'm getting this all the times, it prevented me from sending my original message and just deleted it instead of letting me edit it. I just cannot think about saving my posts in an external editor bef...
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Thank you Linux Dev's

Just wanted to say thanks to my fellow Linux Dev's for the great job. Been using the Linux platform for the last few years and I NEVER have issues. It honestly seems more stable than my Windows setup but maybe that's just potato OS. I've had the app ...

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  • Just wanted to say thanks to my fellow Linux Dev's for the great job. Been using the Linux platform for the last few years and I NEVER have issues. It honestly seems  more stable than my Wi...
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[Request] Spotify for ARM64

As ARM64 becomes more popular, supporting Spotify for ARM64 on Linux seems like a great move. Most Chromebooks are now getting Linux apps and several of them run ARM processors. Apple plans to release an ARM Macbook soon and Windows now supports ARM,...

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  • As ARM64 becomes more popular, supporting Spotify for ARM64 on Linux seems like a great move. Most Chromebooks are now getting Linux apps and several of them run ARM processors. Apple plans to releas...
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Superuser Contribution The joys of "Unofficial Support"

I felt compelled to make a post for posterity for the events over the past few days. In a nutshell, Spotify's key signature expired so no one could update or install Spotify for a couple days (How long exactly I'm not sure). No word from Spotify when...

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  • I felt compelled to make a post for posterity for the events over the past few days. In a nutshell, Spotify's key signature expired so no one could update or install Spotify for a couple days (How lo...
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Superuser Contribution Rendering issues with Ryzen 2500U

I recently got a laptop with a 4K display, powered by a Ryzen 2500U. There's been some rendering bugs: Is there an option to use software rendering?--disable-gpudidn't do anything. (Fortunately, --force-device-scale-factor=1.5 works just fine.) This ...

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  • I recently got a laptop with a 4K display, powered by a Ryzen 2500U. There's been some rendering bugs:     Is there an option to use software rendering? --disable-gpu didn't do any...
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Solved!! Blank window after installing

Just installed on Kubuntu 18.04 LTS and it's not loading one bit, just sits there as a blank window. Terminal outputs this when trying to run Spotify:mkdir: cannot create directory '/run/user/0': Permission denied ln: failed to create symbolic link '...

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  • Just installed on Kubuntu 18.04 LTS and it's not loading one bit, just sits there as a blank window.   Terminal outputs this when trying to run Spotify: mkdir: cannot create directory '/run/u...
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Solved!! No more Linux support? Debian Linux installation key expired.

PlanPremiumCountryNL DevicePCOperating SystemKDE Neon 5.12 (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) My Question or IssueDebian package installation description on page https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/ is out of date.The key for repository.spotify.com expired. Th...

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  • Plan Premium Country NL  Device PC Operating System KDE Neon 5.12 (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS)   My Question or Issue Debian package installation description on page https://www.spotif...
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[Bug] Spotify shows the wrong time of freinds activities

PlanPremiumLinux Spotify client in the latest version (1.0.80.474.gef6b503e). The same problem occurs with the Windows client (link).

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  • Plan Premium Linux Spotify client in the latest version (1.0.80.474.gef6b503e).   The same problem occurs with the Windows client (link).
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Snap package missing

PlanPremium FamilyCountry North AmericaDeviceAcer Aspire A515-51-55FDOperating SystemXubuntu 18.04 My Question or Issue integral@ricestation:~$ sudo snap install Spotify [sudo] password for integral: error: snap "Spotify" not found integral@ricestati...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country  North America Device Acer Aspire A515-51-55FD Operating System Xubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue   integral@ricestation:~$ sudo snap install ...
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Shuffle and Repeat buttons are replaced by Thumbs up and down and Spotify Desktop Linux

The Shuffle and Repeat buttons are replaced by thumbs up and down buttons on Spotify Desktop Ubuntu and I'm really annoyed.I want my control buttons back and I don't see the harm in having them both with the thumbs buttons together.I've found this si...

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  • The Shuffle and Repeat buttons are replaced by thumbs up and down buttons on Spotify Desktop Ubuntu and I'm really annoyed. I want my control buttons back and I don't see the harm in havin...
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Music playback pausing when screen turns off (Ubuntu)

PlanPremiumCountry CanadaDeviceComputerOperating SystemUbuntu 18.04 My Question or Issue I recently discovered that a Spotify client is available for Linux and I tried it. It works great, very nice for my Linux-based HTPC, but after approximately hal...

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  • Plan Premium Country  Canada Device Computer Operating System Ubuntu 18.04   My Question or Issue   I recently discovered that a Spotify client is available for Linux an...
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Spotify D-Bus issue - cannot send CLI commands

Please find below my detailed information regarding my problem, my desired result, and how to reproduce. PlanPremium CountryThe Netherlands Device ➜ ~ neofetch --stdout larry@gentoo --------------- OS: Gentoo/Linux x86_64 Kernel: 4.17.5-zen Uptime: 1...

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  • Please find below my detailed information regarding my problem, my desired result, and how to reproduce.   Plan Premium   Country The Netherlands   Device   ➜ ~ neofetc...
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Solved!! Large Cache 256GB to save downloads, is it bad?

I have manually set my cache size to 256Gb are there any negative effects from this apart from what I have noticed. Slow initial start times and using more hard drive space PlanPremiumCountry AustraliaDeviceSamsung Galaxy s7 & Desktop customer build ...

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  • I have manually set my cache size to 256Gb are there any negative effects from this apart from what I have noticed. Slow initial start times and using more hard drive space   Plan Premium Co...
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