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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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  • ckier
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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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  • sleeksorrow
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Client broken on Debian Stretch

Tried suggestions mentioned in https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux/Troubleshooting-Linux-Spotify/td-p/1192307 === START OF TEMPLATE ===Your device and operating system: Distributor ID: DebianDescription: Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch)Relea...

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  • Tried suggestions mentioned in https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux/Troubleshooting-Linux-Spotify/td-p/1192307   === START OF TEMPLATE === Your device and operating system: Distri...
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Wrong account in Spotify Family (holder)

Hi,I'm the holder of a spotify family but i have wrong account, how i can change account with the my "storic" account?Thank you

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  • Hi, I'm the holder of a spotify family but i have wrong account, how i can change account with the my "storic" account? Thank you
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spotifyy

quiero descargar spotify gracias

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Spotify is playing a different version of some songs

So I found something weird today. I was listening to one of my playlists and a song didn't quite sound right. I went back and listened again and surely enough it's a different version. A subtly different, but definitely different version (some lyrics...

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  • So I found something weird today. I was listening to one of my playlists and a song didn't quite sound right. I went back and listened again and surely enough it's a different version. A subtly diffe...
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Copy local files to iPhone

Hi, is there any way to download local files from the Linux client to my iPhone. I am on Spotify Premium and I'd like to copy some of my local music to my phone.I can see the iPhone in Spotify Connect on my computer but I cannot see a way to make son...

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  • Hi,   is there any way to download local files from the Linux client to my iPhone. I am on Spotify Premium and I'd like to copy some of my local music to my phone. I can see the iPhone in Spo...
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High CPU on Puppy Linux when idle

I'm running Spotify on Puppy Linux 7 on an Asus EEE PC900. This netbook is dedicated for Spotify and not running any other applications. When playing music, the netbook runs smooth and quiet, but quickly after SPotify stops playing, CPU usage goes th...

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  • I'm running Spotify on Puppy Linux 7 on an Asus EEE PC900. This netbook is dedicated for Spotify and not running any other applications.   When playing music, the netbook runs smooth and quiet...
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Can not logout on linux distributions

I was able to install spotify on Lubuntu following the website instructions and to log in but I can’t use the menu in right corner, e.g. I can’t log out or change the settings

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  • I was able to install spotify on Lubuntu following the website instructions and to log in but I can’t use the menu in right corner, e.g. I can’t log out or change the settings
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTE no tray icon.

I just installed new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and then Spotify from Ubuntu Software panel and there is no Spotify icon in system tray (on the top of the screen).

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  • I just installed new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and then Spotify from Ubuntu Software panel and there is no Spotify icon in system tray (on the top of the screen).
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Hear not sound in spotify-client

Your device and operating system:Linux 4.13.0-39-generic #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 5 16:43:10 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Type of Spotify account you have (Free/ Premium):FreeThe app version of Spotify you’re using:Spotify version 1....

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  • Your device and operating system: Linux 4.13.0-39-generic #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 5 16:43:10 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux   Type of Spotify account you have (Free/ Pr...
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Ubuntu Snap: Prevents connection of display through usb-c.

Hi guys,I've discovered that spotify prevents me from connecting a display through usb-c.If I close spotify it works fine.Ubuntu snap 1.0.77.338.g758ebd78-41 (13)Connection is usb-c -> apple usb-c to hdmi-adapter -> monitor. Relevant syslog:Apr 26 12...

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  •   Hi guys, I've discovered that spotify prevents me from connecting a display through usb-c. If I close spotify it works fine. Ubuntu snap 1.0.77.338.g758ebd78-41 (13) Connection is us...
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Superuser Contribution 1.0.77 core dumps

Sections from running --show-console 00:48:26.394 D [gaia_manager.cpp:1121 ] GAIA: TIMING(144864044) GaiaManager::onSubscriptionSuccess 00:48:26.395 D [gaia_manager.cpp:1266 ] GAIA: TIMING(144864045) GaiaManager::sendHelloHelper 00:48:28.733 E [cdn_c...

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  • Sections from running --show-console   00:48:26.394 D [gaia_manager.cpp:1121 ] GAIA: TIMING(144864044) GaiaManager::onSubscriptionSuccess 00:48:26.395 D [gaia_manager.cpp:1266 ...
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Solved!! Spotify snap doesn't launch

Hey guys, I've just got a press release about spotfiy being available as a snap now so I've decided to try it (to write an article about it). tl:dr it doesn't even launch on Solus. marius@Dampfmaschine ~ $ snap run spotify Gtk-Message: Failed to load...

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  • Hey guys,   I've just got a press release about spotfiy being available as a snap now so I've decided to try it (to write an article about it).   tl:dr it doesn't even launch on So...
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Superuser Contribution [Linux] Spotify's next track feature logs me out

I have just installed ElementaryOS which is basic on Ubuntu Desktop and then installed Spotify on it and now every time I use the next track feature all my apps get shut down and I get completely logged out. Is there a way I could fix this?

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  • I have just installed ElementaryOS which is basic on Ubuntu Desktop and then installed Spotify on it and now every time I use the next track feature all my apps get shut down and I get completely log...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify apt hangs on startup in Ubuntu 18.04

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.listsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get insta...

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  • sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410 echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.lis...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Linux: Spotify crashes after login

Could you please fix this.https://forum.manjaro.org/t/spotify-crashes-after-login/14246> it crashes when I try to log me.Just experienced exactly that same issue, running openSUSE Linux 42.2 andspotify-client_1.0.45.186.g3b5036d6-95_amd64.debThis wor...

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  • Could you please fix this. https://forum.manjaro.org/t/spotify-crashes-after-login/14246 > it crashes when I try to log me. Just experienced exactly that same issue, running openSUSE Linu...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Linux client barely usable on HiDPI displays

I have a 4k display, and the Linux (at least?) client is practically unusable.Is HiDPI support on the roadmap?

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  • I have a 4k display, and the Linux (at least?) client is practically unusable. Is HiDPI support on the roadmap?
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Superuser Contribution Ubuntu How to change Offline songs storage folder to another directory on a mounted device.

I'm Trying to change the offline songs storage folder to one on a mounted device. But when I'm trying to do it it says:cannot read the contents of mediaerror opening directory '/media': Permission deniedI also tried to use a symbolic link, but that a...

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  • I'm Trying to change the offline songs storage folder to one on a mounted device. But when I'm trying to do it it says: cannot read the contents of media error opening directory '/media': Permissio...
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Why exist a button "Change Location" if we are stuck into /snap filesystem ?

Hello there, I'm trying change my cache location in a 17.10 Ubuntu box, with no luck at all. Using the GUI of spotify, we can click in "Change Location" button, and choose any location... INSIDE OF THE F*****K /snap filesystem, OR inside your $HOME. ...

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  • Hello there,   I'm trying change my cache location in a 17.10 Ubuntu box, with no luck at all.   Using the GUI of spotify, we can click in "Change Location" button, and choose any locat...
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Offline

Every time I try to go on Spotify on LTE is says offline and you need to connect to internet. I’ve deleted and reinstalled so many times. I also have Spotify on the computer. I have tried vpn and it doesn’t work. I have regular subscription no premiu...

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  • Every time I try to go on Spotify on LTE is says offline and you need to connect to internet. I’ve deleted and reinstalled so many times. I also have Spotify on the computer. I have tried vpn and it ...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify crashes and/or hang the computer

Hello! I'm using the Linux client on a Debian 8.10 installation running on an HP Elitebook 840G1. The client has been working flawlessly for me up until today. I was trying to listen to the podcast "Vetenskapsradion", today's episode and it won't wor...

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  • Hello!   I'm using the Linux client on a Debian 8.10 installation running on an HP Elitebook 840G1. The client has been working flawlessly for me up until today. I was trying to listen to the ...
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