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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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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

I tried to install Spotify and I now have this error message. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. Please help me get rid of it. E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.listE: The list of sources could not be read.

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  • I tried to install Spotify and I now have this error message. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. Please help me get rid of it.   E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.l...
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Solved!! [Linux] Local files do not play on Ubuntu 16.04 [SOLVED]

Hi, I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, ffmpeg, libavcodec, livavutil, libavformat, zenity but doesn't work. Your device and operating system: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz × 4, 4GB, 64bit, Ubuntu 16.04 LTSType of Spotify account you hav...

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  • Hi, I have installed ubuntu-restricted-extras, ffmpeg, libavcodec, livavutil, libavformat, zenity but doesn't work.   😕   Your device and operating system: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @...
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Thanks for the Linux Version!

Linux is rarely a priority (not that it is at Spotify) but a serious thanks for including a version of the desktop application for Linux users. Using kubuntu 16.04 I had no issues installing, and everything seems to be working, including the setting ...

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  • Linux is rarely a priority (not that it is at Spotify) but a serious thanks for including a version of the desktop application for Linux users. Using kubuntu 16.04 I had no issues installing, and eve...
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Context Menu Bug - Scrollbar steals focus

As seen in attached photo, when trying to add a song to a playlist inside a folder, the 2 context menus are seperated by a scrollbar (when you have a decent number of playlists), and trying to navigate across the scrollbar results in the context menu...

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  •  As seen in attached photo, when trying to add a song to a playlist inside a folder, the 2 context menus are seperated by a scrollbar (when you have a decent number of playlists), and trying to ...
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Shared Playlist display User UUID

In Linux player, the User column display the UUID of the owner instead of Nickname/Name. Steps:1) Add a song to a shared playlist.2) Open playlist, observe the User column.3) After refresh (switch between playlists), users are displayed as expected. ...

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  • In Linux player, the User column display the UUID of the owner instead of Nickname/Name.   Steps: 1) Add a song to a shared playlist. 2) Open playlist, observe the User column. 3) After ref...
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Linux: menu to the right of my name doesn't work

First of all, thanks to the Spotify team for releasing a credible client for Linux. A small bug report: to the right of my name is a downward arrow. I click it and a menu appears: Private session; account; settings; log out. However, if I click any o...

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  • First of all, thanks to the Spotify team for releasing a credible client for Linux.   A small bug report: to the right of my name is a downward arrow. I click it and a menu appears: Private se...
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Edit my preferences on linux mint 17

I want to delete all my off my music library but cant access my prefences while using with linux mint 17. CTRL + P just brings up the settings which doesnt help.

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  • I want to delete all my off my music library but cant access my prefences while using with linux mint 17. CTRL + P just brings up the settings which doesnt help.
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Spotify Linux on aarch64

Hello I am (desperately) trying to install spotify-client on an aarch64 architectureHowever, only packages for amd64 and i386 are available! Can anyone provide sources that I can compile that myself? I would even sign an NDA for that...Thanks..

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  • Hello   I am (desperately) trying to install spotify-client on an aarch64 architecture However, only packages for amd64 and i386 are available! 😞   Can anyone provide sources that I c...
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Reset Discover Weekly?

I got a premium account for 3 years now. I enjoyed listening to the Discover Weekly playlist until latly. Since lately, i get realy bad suggestions (like german folk / schlager). A while ago i created a "bad taste party"-playlist with songs like "Cot...

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  • I got a premium account for 3 years now. I enjoyed listening to the Discover Weekly playlist until latly. Since lately, i get realy bad suggestions (like german folk / schlager). A while ago i create...
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An option to choose displaying content (eg song & artist name) in its original language?

It might be a very minor request so I'm just trying my luck. I would like to have an option which allow me to always show the music content (eg song, album & artist name) in its orginal language. I appreciate Spotify doing much efforts to support so ...

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  • It might be a very minor request so I'm just trying my luck. I would like to have an option which allow me to always show the music content (eg song, album & artist name) in its orginal language....
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Spotify for Linux (RPM)

I am a huge fan of Linux and am now using Fedora 22 at the moment. To be honest, installing Spotify on rpm based Linux machines is (when doing it all yourself without scripts or repo's) a hell. You got to convert it and change lots of stuff. That's w...

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  • I am a huge fan of Linux and am now using Fedora 22 at the moment.   To be honest, installing Spotify on rpm based Linux machines is (when doing it all yourself without scripts or repo's) a he...
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Solved!! Can't install public key

When I try to install the public key through terminal I get this error:root@pc00229:/home/jdrury# apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyrin...

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  • When I try to install the public key through terminal I get this error: root@pc00229:/home/jdrury# apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 94558F59 Executing: gpg --ignore-time-c...
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[Ubuntu - arduino] How to read current playing track information

Hello,I want ask... I developing HW automation based on Arduino.How I can read data from spotify -> Artist, song name, song lenght, current played time, play status (playing, paused, stopped) + other informations as playlist name, username etc... Sec...

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  • Hello, I want ask... I developing HW automation based on Arduino. How I can read data from spotify -> Artist, song name, song lenght, current played time, play status (playing, paused, stopped) ...
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Linux. problem to install spotify on debian 9

I have problem when install spotify on debian 9. root@debian:/home/tong# apt-get install spotify-clientReading package lists... DoneBuilding dependency treeReading state information... DoneSome packages could not be installed. This may mean that you ...

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  • I have problem when install spotify on debian 9.     root@debian:/home/tong# apt-get install spotify-client Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state in...
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Can Spotify stream from Raspberry Pi without gui?

Hi, I would like to use my raspberry pi to stream music - as many others do. I've read that libspotify should be the way to do it. Is it possible to connect my RPi using libspotify, with spotify-connect from a mobile device without installing a gui o...

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  • Hi,   I would like to use my raspberry pi to stream music - as many others do. I've read that libspotify should be the way to do it.   Is it possible to connect my RPi using libspot...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Ubuntu: This song is not available [Blue Bar]

I know there's been issues i/r/t "This song is not available." on windows. Problem is: I'm on Ubuntu. What I've done: Cleared storage cache, reinstalled, made sure I had the latest updated client, and still nothing. Song works just fine on web client...

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  • I know there's been issues i/r/t "This song is not available." on windows. Problem is: I'm on Ubuntu.   What I've done: Cleared storage cache, reinstalled, made sure I had the latest updated c...
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Superuser Contribution "Can't play the current song" notification won't go away

Spotify version 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853, Copyright (c) 2017, Spotify Ltd on linux I suspect the notification pops up when my laptop is suspended or something similar,which isn't a problem. The problem is it won't go away and stays there until I hit X wh...

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  • Spotify version 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853, Copyright (c) 2017, Spotify Ltd on linux   I suspect the notification pops up when my laptop is suspended or something similar,which isn't a problem. The ...
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[SUGGESTION] Change invalid username/password error message

One thing that had me really confused for a couple days is the error message you get if you put in a bad username and/or password. Instead of getting a message saying that's the issue, you get a message saying "Service is temporarily unavailable plea...

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  • One thing that had me really confused for a couple days is the error message you get if you put in a bad username and/or password. Instead of getting a message saying that's the issue, you get a mess...
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adding an album to the queue adds it to the front of the queue

The queue does not work as it should be. Scenario:When playing an album, you search for an artist and click the play symbol on one of the albums, it starts to play. I decide to add an other album to the queue. When I click the three dots and select a...

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  • The queue does not work as it should be.   Scenario: When playing an album, you search for an artist and click the play symbol on one of the albums, it starts to play. I decide to add an ...
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Linux: Spotify + Memory Issues??

I'm using Spotify on Linux (Ubuntu) and after a while of playing, my system slows down to an almost unresponsive point. I've been googling and read about htop, which I've run and I now see that over ~two hours of music playing, my swap memory amount ...

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  • I'm using Spotify on Linux (Ubuntu) and after a while of playing, my system slows down to an almost unresponsive point. I've been googling and read about htop, which I've run and I now see that over ...
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