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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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Solved!! Pourquoi je n'arrive plus à rajouter des albums dans ma bibliothèque

Je n'arrive plus à rajouter d'albums dans ma séléction, je peux m'abonner aux artistes mais pas rajouter d'album

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  • Je n'arrive plus à rajouter d'albums dans ma séléction, je peux m'abonner aux artistes mais pas rajouter d'album
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how disable automatic start in linux ubuntu

Hello, couldn't manage to disable automatic start of spotify when i log in. Nothing in the "autostart" folders, nor in the "parameters" in spotify. Please help ! Thank Yoou

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  • Hello, couldn't manage to disable automatic start of spotify when i log in. Nothing in the "autostart" folders, nor in the "parameters" in spotify. Please help ! Thank Yoou
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Change the default startup location

Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to change the startup screen from 'Browse' to something else? Particularly as I pay for spotify premium, I expect not to be bombarded by adverts every time I use my paid service. I would much rather even the 'Di...

  • Visitor
  • Hi, I was wondering if there was a way to change the startup screen from 'Browse' to something else?   Particularly as I pay for spotify premium, I expect not to be bombarded by adverts ever...
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Wrong song played in searches (web player)

Sometimes, when I search a song i want to hear or add to playlist, the right song appears in the album or search results but when i click to play, spotify plays a completelly different song. Also, if i had that song to a playlist it instead adds the ...

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  • Sometimes, when I search a song i want to hear or add to playlist, the right song appears in the album or search results but when i click to play, spotify plays a completelly different song. Also, if...
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Bug Report: Spotify client crashes with Segmentation fault while trying to play specific song

Hi, I have a strange bahaviour with the latest Spotify client under Debian stretch /kernel 4.5.0-2. Whenever I try to play a specific song - "1,2,3,4 from the Plain White T's" the client crashes instantly with Segmentation fault. It happens every tim...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi, I have a strange bahaviour with the latest Spotify client under Debian stretch /kernel 4.5.0-2.  Whenever I try to play a specific song - "1,2,3,4 from the Plain White T's" the client crash...
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Spotify Ubuntu wont go in background

Heyi just installed Spotify on my Ubuntu VM exactly how it is explained here.But the problem now is that if i try to minimize Spotify it looks like this. And i cant use anything else, because it always is in the forground. So i always have to close i...

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  • Hey i just installed Spotify on my Ubuntu VM exactly how it is explained here. But the problem now is that if i try to minimize Spotify it looks like this. And i cant use anything else, because it ...
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Messaging via Spotify

I had an Idea when I saw my friends currently listening to music at the same time I was. My idea is to be able to message your friends through spotify. It would be done by clicking on their profile, and right next to the 3 dots, there would be a smal...

  • Casual Listener
  • I had an Idea when I saw my friends currently listening to music at the same time I was. My idea is to be able to message your friends through spotify. It would be done by clicking on their profile, ...
  • Hubo
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Different song on PC and mobile (Android and WP)

I've found out that this song (https://open.spotify.com/track/4pJK3wv0sGPRXJlUmNLdhL) is different on PC and any mobile system. I founded this song on YouTube and I was pretty upset, because on Spotify there was a different version. But now they have...

  • Casual Listener
  • I've found out that this song (https://open.spotify.com/track/4pJK3wv0sGPRXJlUmNLdhL) is different on PC and any mobile system. I founded this song on YouTube and I was pretty upset, because on Spoti...
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Spotify blocks all internet connections on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Hi there, When I play random song through Spotify all other programs which require internet connection stop working (e.g. internet Browser, Steam client, etc.). As soon as I close Spotify internet connection is restored on other apps. What could be t...

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  • Hi there,   When I play random song through Spotify all other programs which require internet connection stop working (e.g. internet Browser, Steam client, etc.). As soon as I close Spotify in...
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Scrolling in Playlist on Touchscreen behaves weird

Hi, now while the Desktop client works really well - a lot better than the Android version at least - there's a little something disturbing the experience: When on a touchscreen and giving a Playlist a nice flick to scroll down or up fast and far, it...

  • Gig Goer
  • Hi,   now while the Desktop client works really well - a lot better than the Android version at least - there's a little something disturbing the experience:   When on a touchscreen and...
  • dinomight
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[Linux] Segfault in menu

Using version 1:1.0.32.96.g3c8a06e6-37 from the repo (http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free). The crash was triggered by clicking the back button at the top left. The current song was mid-song, so this is not the crash that happens when tryi...

  • Casual Listener
  • Using version 1:1.0.32.96.g3c8a06e6-37 from the repo (http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free).   The crash was triggered by clicking the back button at the top left. The current song w...
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Lost connection with my Onkyo receiver

Hello,I'm a premium member. It allows me to transfer my music from my PC (or my cell phone) to my receiver Onkyo TX-NR535. However, I always lose the connection after only 3-4 minutes of listening. So, I need to reset my receiver every time. What is ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello, I'm a premium member. It allows me to transfer my music from my PC (or my cell phone) to my receiver Onkyo TX-NR535. However, I always lose the connection after only 3-4 minutes of liste...
  • lhamel2011
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Superuser Contribution DBus OpenUri issue...

For some reason I'm having a hard time with the DBus OpenUri command. It was working great and then I updated Spotify (I hadn't in a while) and it seems to play the appropriate song at first, and then when I issue the command to play a different song...

  • Casual Listener
  • For some reason I'm having a hard time with the DBus OpenUri command. It was working great and then I updated Spotify (I hadn't in a while) and it seems to play the appropriate song at first, and the...
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Solved!! Spotify down ?

I was listening music on my linux desktop, suddenly, Spotify is saying I am offline and the music stopped.The problem is that my internet is working fine.I tried to restart spotify and quit session and log-in again, but still not working Any idea ?

  • Casual Listener
  • I was listening music on my linux desktop, suddenly, Spotify is saying I am offline and the music stopped. The problem is that my internet is working fine. I tried to restart spotify and quit sessi...
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Solved!! Chromecast 2 support on Linux?

Is there any chromecast 2 support for the Linux client?Thanks!

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  • Is there any chromecast 2 support for the Linux client? Thanks!
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Superuser Contribution Rubberbanding Bug with Video Explanation

jean3601 recommended I post this over here in the Linux section. I'm not going to beret you guys about Linux support because I realize we're a smaller group of users (probably still profitable), but let me just say that by having a GNU/Linux client, ...

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  • jean3601 recommended I post this over here in the Linux section.  I'm not going to beret you guys about Linux support because I realize we're a smaller group of users (probably still profitable)...
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how to play spotify in my smart tv LG, which has not the app

Hi everyone, I really need Spotify in my smart tv and I can´t find the way to connect both of them. My LG is LF585 and I also have an Iphone 5. Maybe you have some ideas of how to connect those devices.Thank you so much for your help. Josefina from A...

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  • Hi everyone, I really need Spotify in my smart tv and I can´t find the way to connect both of them. My LG is LF585 and I also have an Iphone 5. Maybe you have some ideas of how to connect those devic...
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Superuser Contribution Client randomly resets on certain searches

When searching for songs in Spotify for Linux (version 1.0.31.56, running on Arch Linux) sometimes the entire screen fades out and resets to the "browse" screen, emptying the search bar. This is without submitting the search bar by pressing return or...

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  • When searching for songs in Spotify for Linux (version 1.0.31.56, running on Arch Linux) sometimes the entire screen fades out and resets to the "browse" screen, emptying the search bar. This is...
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Superuser Contribution Crash/refresh with specific search terms

Spotify on Linux. The client crashes (or at least the embedded web content refreshes and re-initialises) when searching for specific three-letter terms. Have encountered the issue with "spo" and "cat" so far. Here's a video: https://vid.me/2AC3

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  • Spotify on Linux. The client crashes (or at least the embedded web content refreshes and re-initialises) when searching for specific three-letter terms. Have encountered the issue with "spo" and "cat...
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Spotify-client does not start on ubuntu 14.04 lts

When I run the command at the terminal I got the following error message; [0614/124911:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(203)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/LinuxSUIDSandboxDevelopment for more information on ...

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  • When I run the command at the terminal I got the following error message;   [0614/124911:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(203)] Running without the SUID sandbox! See https://code.google.com/p/chromi...
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