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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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Desktop Spotify for Debian Windows Issues

PlanPremiumCountryUSOperating SystemDebian 12 (Bookworm) My Question or IssueI have downloaded the latest Spotify client on Debian, and it is running using the X11 display manager. I have recently upgraded my system from Debian 11 (Bullseye) to Debia...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Operating System Debian 12 (Bookworm)   My Question or Issue I have downloaded the latest Spotify client on Debian, and it is running using the X11 display manage...
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NO EQ AND CANT JOIN JAM SESSIONS ON SPOTIFY WEB

None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help.PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDevice(chromebook acer)Operating System Version 114.0.5735.239 (Official Build) (64-bit)(astronaut, v...

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  • None of the below information is required. However, the more you provide the easier it will be for us to try and help. Plan Premium Country United States Device (chromebook acer) Operating Sys...
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Friends Activity hide

PlanPremiumCountryFRDevicePCOperating SystemLinux Mint 20Spotify-client: 1:1.2.18.999.g9b38fc27 My Question or IssueSince a year, I cannot see my friends activity. (see file attached).It happens one day, the previous day I'll seen them all. To solve ...

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  • Plan Premium Country FR Device PC Operating System Linux Mint 20 Spotify-client: 1:1.2.18.999.g9b38fc27   My Question or Issue Since a year, I cannot see my friends activity. (see f...
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Spotify Playlist Enhance feature missing on Linux Desktop

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemLinux Mint 21.2 x86_64Kernel: 6.2.0-34-genericSpotify Version:Spotify version 1.2.22.982.g794acc0a, Copyright (c) 2023, Spotify Ltd My Question or IssueOn Android Mobile or Windows 10 Application t...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Desktop PC Operating System Linux Mint 21.2 x86_64 Kernel: 6.2.0-34-generic Spotify Version: Spotify version 1.2.22.982.g794acc0a, Copyright (c) 2023, Spotif...
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Superuser Contribution Low volume increment when controlling one device from another

PlanFree Device & Operating SystemThe issue concerns 2 devices* Alcatel Tab 1T 7 running Android 8.1.0 - Spotify version 8.8.68.565* Firefox (web player) running on Linux My Question or IssueI use 2 devices, an Android tablet and a PC running Firefox...

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  • Plan Free   Device & Operating System The issue concerns 2 devices * Alcatel Tab 1T 7 running Android 8.1.0 - Spotify version 8.8.68.565 * Firefox (web player) running on Linux &nbs...
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Solved!! Can't log in on linux client

I can't log in through linux client. I works normally through the Android app and the web player. But, on the linux client I get the message "A firewall may be blocking Spotify. Please update your firewall to allow Spotify. Additionally you could try...

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  • I can't log in through linux client. I works normally through the Android app and the web player. But, on the linux client I get the message "A firewall may be blocking Spotify. Please update your fi...
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Can't open Spotify on Arch Linux

PlanPremiumCountryPortugalDeviceAsus X571GT Operating SystemArch Linux My Question or IssueI haven't been able to open Spotify (the AUR version) for the last few hours from an app launcher. When I try to open it through the terminal, it prints the fo...

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  • Plan Premium Country Portugal Device Asus X571GT  Operating System Arch Linux   My Question or Issue I haven't been able to open Spotify (the AUR version) for the last few hours f...
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podcasts not play

On spotify desktop app, podcasts do not play.PlanPremiumDevicePCOperating SystemUbuntu 22.04 My Question or IssueI have no problem with songs or some of the podcasts, but most of the podcasts not playing. I tried clearing the cache and clean install.

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  • On spotify desktop app, podcasts do not play. Plan Premium Device PC Operating System Ubuntu 22.04   My Question or Issue I have no problem with songs or some of the podcasts, but most ...
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Massive memory leak on linux client

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States of AmericaDeviceLinux DesktopSpotify Version: 1.1.72.439-1Operating SystemLinux 5.14.7-arch1-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux My Question or IssueI was previously running a version of spotify prior to the UI refresh trying to avoid ...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States of America Device Linux Desktop Spotify Version: 1.1.72.439-1 Operating System Linux 5.14.7-arch1-1 x86_64 GNU/Linux   My Question or Issue I was pr...
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Spotify Web Player is blank, nothing I do works

Plan : FreeCountryUSDeviceChromebookMy Question or IssueSpotify Web randomly stopped working for me and everything I’ve done won’t fix it. This morning it was working fine, until randomly my Spotify player stopped and when I reloaded all I saw was a ...

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  • Plan : Free Country US Device Chromebook My Question or Issue Spotify Web randomly stopped working for me and everything I’ve done won’t fix it.   This morning it was working fine, until...
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Shortcuts issue: suggested playlists/artists at top of home page have not changed for over a month

PlanPremiumCountryUnited Kingdom, Czech RepublicDeviceThinkpad T450Operating SystemUbuntu 23.04, Linux 6.2.0-32-generic My Question or IssueMy issue is similar to this one, but I think it has a more specific cause. I was staying at a place with a sma...

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  • Plan Premium Country United Kingdom, Czech Republic Device Thinkpad T450 Operating System Ubuntu 23.04, Linux 6.2.0-32-generic   My Question or Issue My issue is similar to this one, b...
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Superuser Contribution Prevent automatic song addition to queue on start up

Hi all, every time I start Spotify two songs are automatically added to the queue. If I clear the queue and restart the programme these songs are added back again. How can I prevent this from happening? Ideally the programme would start with an empty...

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  • Hi all,   every time I start Spotify two songs are automatically added to the queue. If I clear the queue and restart the programme these songs are added back again. How can I prevent this fro...
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Solved!! spotify not starting

PlanPremiumCountryFinlandDeviceAsus X52JOperating SystemUbuntu 22.04.2 LTSMy Question or IssueSpotify app is not starting. I only see black screen. no errors

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  •   Plan Premium Country Finland Device Asus X52J Operating System Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS My Question or Issue Spotify app is not starting. I only see black screen. no errors
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Point users to flatpak package for download

We all know installing software on Linux is a Mess Yes people can look into their linux appstore but one solution finally emerge with flatpak , You can point people to flathub https://flathub.org/fr/apps/com.spotify.Client And it will open in their a...

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  • We all know installing software on Linux is a Mess   Yes people can look into their linux appstore but one solution finally emerge with flatpak , You can point people to flathub   https...
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Spotify mutes itself when system sounds play - SOLUTION

PlanPremiumCountryUnited States DeviceDesktop PCOperating SystemUbuntu Linux 18.04.1 LTS My Question or Issue The desktop audio player, along with several other audio players, randomly mute, but not so randomly, it happens whenever a system alert sou...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States  Device Desktop PC Operating System Ubuntu Linux 18.04.1 LTS   My Question or Issue  The desktop audio player, along with several other aud...
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Solved!! Segmentation fault (core dumped) is back

PlanPremiumCountryUS Operating SystemUbuntu 19.04 My Question or Issue Today I received a new update to the spotify linux client spotify-client:amd64 (1:1.1.0.237.g378f6f25-11, 1:1.1.5.153.gf614956d-16) After which, spotify would crash immediately af...

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  • Plan Premium Country US   Operating System Ubuntu 19.04   My Question or Issue   Today I received a new update to the spotify linux client   spotify-client:amd64 (1:1....
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[Bug] Discover Weekly playlist not refreshed with remote play

PlanPremiumCountrythe NetherlandsDevicedesktop PC and laptopOperating SystemopenSUSE Linux & Ubuntu Linux(I don't think this problem is Linux-specific, but Linux is what I'm using) My Question or IssueThe following happens every Monday, when a new Di...

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  • Plan Premium Country the Netherlands Device desktop PC and laptop Operating System openSUSE Linux & Ubuntu Linux (I don't think this problem is Linux-specific, but Linux is what I'm using...
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The window never opens in latest version

PlanPremium CountrySweden Operating SystemLinux (My own distro, based on Linux From Scratch) My Question or IssueI can't update after version 1.2.9.743. I have tried at least 2 different versions after that. The window never opens. No error message. ...

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  • Plan Premium   Country Sweden   Operating System Linux (My own distro, based on Linux From Scratch)   My Question or Issue I can't update after version 1.2.9.743. I have trie...
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DJ Announcer not audible on Linux/Steam Deck

PlanPremiumCountryUSADeviceSteam DeckOperating SystemSteamOS 3.5 My Question or IssueI love the new DJ feature but on the Deck, the announcements between songs never produce audio, only visibly show up in the player for a split second, then just play...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device Steam Deck Operating System SteamOS 3.5   My Question or Issue I love the new DJ feature but on the Deck, the announcements between songs never produce ...
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UI Bug - Currently playing song's name overlaps with Album name

PlanFreeCountrySlovakiaDeviceDell LaptopOperating SystemUbuntu 22.04.2 LTS My Question or IssueThe bottom-left corner of the Client shows the currently playing song. First is the song's name and below that the Album. However there's a visual bug, whe...

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  • Plan Free Country Slovakia Device Dell Laptop Operating System Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS   My Question or Issue The bottom-left corner of the Client shows the currently playing so...
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