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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 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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Ubuntu 18.04: spotify hangs at startup due to OpenGL error

Output on my terminal:I'm using nvidia's proprietary driver and spotify snap version. It still works after updating the system. I think that spotify uses libGL of system instead of nvidia's and I noticed that the mesa packages has been updated.So ple...

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  • Output on my terminal: I'm using nvidia's proprietary driver and spotify snap version. It still works after updating the system. I think that spotify uses libGL of system instead of nvidia's and...
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Flatpak as cross-distribution solution

Can I ask why you don't distribute Spotify for GNU/Linux as flatpak or appimage package?

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  • Can I ask why you don't distribute Spotify for GNU/Linux as flatpak or appimage package?
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Ubuntu 16.04

Hello, I tried today to install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04, after installing i see the login mask. After entering my login data Spotify Crashs. What can I do here? Thanks in advance.

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  • Hello,    I tried today to install Spotify on Ubuntu 16.04, after installing i see the login mask.    After entering my login data Spotify Crashs. What can I do here?   ...
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Music won't start from the begining

Every time I click to play the music it won't start from the beginning of the song, it cuts a second from the beginning. It was already reported at least twice in this forum since 2014 with no official answers from spotify members: https://community....

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  • Every time I click to play the music it won't start from the beginning of the song, it cuts a second from the beginning.   It was already reported at least twice in this forum since 2014 ...
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Installation for CentOS 7

Hello guys, Is there any stable version for CentOS 7. I found this topic, but the related file is empty and the source is dead. The official download link for Linux has just Ubuntu installation. I need a repository that works with yum command. I' ve ...

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  • Hello guys,     Is there any stable version for CentOS 7. I found this topic, but the related file is empty and the source is dead. The official download link for Linux has just Ubun...
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Snap package won't launch in Opensuse 42.3 (canberra-gtk-module)

Hi there!I installed the snap package in my opensuse 42.3 system, but it won't launch, presenting the following errors: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped) Snapd version: snap 2.27.6-1.1 snapd ...

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  • Hi there! I installed the snap package in my opensuse 42.3 system, but it won't launch, presenting the following errors:   Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Trace/bre...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution The return of the libssl trouble on Linux

Running Debian testing/sid (stretch), spotify-client from Spotify's testing repository no longer works. spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Looks like a recurring t...

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  • Running Debian testing/sid (stretch), spotify-client from Spotify's testing repository no longer works.   spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared obj...
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Spotify snap hangs on startup in Ubuntu 18.04

On starting spotify, it hangs forever with the spinning dots. Looking at the consol, it shows this errors: $ /snap/bin/spotify --show-console Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gail" Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "atk-bridge" Gtk-Message: Faile...

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  • On starting spotify, it hangs forever with the spinning dots. Looking at the consol, it shows this errors:  $ /snap/bin/spotify --show-console Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "gail" Gtk-Mess...
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Pubkey Error

Hello I am getting pub key errors, pls help if you can.OS: Debian 9.4 Error:W: GPG error: http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EFDC8610341D941...

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  • ...erified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY EFDC8610341D9410 Although is should be fine: gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com --search-key 'Spotify Public Repository Signing K...
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Solved!! My top Recommendations are makes no sense at all!!!

My top Recommendations in spotify, recommends Thailand music for me. It makes no sense based on what i listen, i normally listen rock, raggae, hip hop, and some eletronic music. Please someone help me!!!

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  • My top Recommendations in spotify, recommends Thailand music for me. It makes no sense based on what i listen, i normally listen rock, raggae, hip hop, and some eletronic music. Please someone help m...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Local files don't play

Hello Yesterday I was a free user but I decided today to suscibre to premium because Spotify is the only music service with a linux client. Mys OS is Xubuntu 16.10 and the Spotify client has been installed yesterday, I dont find the way to find the v...

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  • Hello Yesterday I was a free user but I decided today to suscibre to premium because Spotify is the only music service with a linux client. Mys OS is Xubuntu 16.10 and the Spotify client has been ins...
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Can't store offline songs on removable media with snap

Hi everybody,I'm using Spotify version (installed with Snap) : 1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35 (6) on Fedora 27 KDE. I can't store offline songs on an external mounted partition. In spotify, the mount point (/mnt/my-drive) isn't displayed. It's a problem as ...

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  • Hi everybody, I'm using Spotify version (installed with Snap) : 1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73-35 (6) on Fedora 27 KDE.   I can't store offline songs on an external mounted partition. In spotify, the m...
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How to use Spotify on Raspberry Pi?

There is no linux version of Spotify on ARM. Then I use Spotify web player, but why it doesn't support on Firefox ESR? I can run it on Firefox in Ubuntu and Windows 10. The same browser, just different OS, but I can't run it in Raspberry Pi. OK, then...

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  • There is no linux version of Spotify on ARM. Then I use Spotify web player, but why it doesn't support on Firefox ESR? I can run it on Firefox in Ubuntu and Windows 10. The same browser, just differe...
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Offline problem, error N° 4

Hi, I'm using Manjaro OS, since last week, my Spotify client can't connect, for some reason it doesn't detect my Internet connection, but in my Windows pc I have no problems at all. What can I do? I tried, reintalling the client, trying with the Prox...

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  • Hi, I'm using Manjaro OS, since last week, my Spotify client can't connect, for some reason it doesn't detect my Internet connection, but in my Windows pc I have no problems at all. What can I do? I ...
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Solved!! Average response times.

Hi, could someone tell me what is the average response time for posted questions in the Help section, thanks.

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  • Hi, could someone tell me what is the average response time for posted questions in the Help section, thanks.
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Superuser Contribution Ubuntu 18.04LTS Issue Thread

The spotify-client install is built against libcurl3, and it's not available for 18.04LTS (and presumably never will be), so while we continue to upvote the please-rebuild-spotify-client-using-libcurl4 thread and wait, we have been relying on the sna...

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  • The spotify-client install is built against libcurl3, and it's not available for 18.04LTS (and presumably never will be), so while we continue to upvote the please-rebuild-spotify-client-using-libcur...
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How to download on Linux Mint?

Hi, just installed Linux Mint 17.3 and can not understand how to download Spotify on it? Pls help! Thx!

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  • Hi, just installed Linux Mint 17.3 and can not understand how to download Spotify on it?   Pls help!   Thx!
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Spotify app reboots Linux mint 18.2 every few minutes.

Hi all,I do have the Spotify 1.0.64.407 app on my Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce 64 bit environment.It is a great app. However it reboots my 10 year old Sony Vaio laptop every few minutes.I had exactly the same issue while using the Chrome browser. In Chrome I...

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  • Hi all, I do have the Spotify 1.0.64.407 app on my Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce 64 bit environment. It is a great app. However it reboots my 10 year old Sony Vaio laptop every few minutes. I had exactly t...
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Spotify Won't Launch - ERROR:sandbox_linux

I just installed Spotify via snap on Fedora 24 and am getting an error both as my user or as root. Any help would be appreciated. root@d2r0p00cg-fedora24:[~]: spotify --show-console --log-file=/home/r0p00cg/Desktop/ 06:20:46.356 I [core_handler.cpp:6...

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  • I just installed Spotify via snap on Fedora 24 and am getting an error both as my user or as root. Any help would be appreciated.    root@d2r0p00cg-fedora24:[~]: spotify --show-conso...
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