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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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  • MattSuda
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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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  • MattSuda
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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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Syncing local files with smartphone

Hey there, I have the Spotify Desktop Client in version 0.9.17.1.g9b85d436 running on Linux Mint 64 Bit, and the spotify app on android in version 4.4.0.1008 When I add local mp3 files to my playlist in the desktop client, I can play them. When I ope...

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  • Hey there,   I have the Spotify Desktop Client in version 0.9.17.1.g9b85d436 running on Linux Mint 64 Bit, and the spotify app on android in version 4.4.0.1008     When I add ...
  • jonasherdegen
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Solved!! Can't log in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello, I have problem to loggin into Spotify desktop player. If I try to connect with mail and password, I'll get these errors in log 09:15:46.211 I [offline_authorizer.cpp:278 ] Unable to login offline: no such user 09:15:46.293 I [ap_connection_imp...

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  • Casual Listener
  • Hello,    I have problem to loggin into Spotify desktop player. If I try to connect with mail and password, I'll get these errors in log     09:15:46.211 I [offline_authorize...
  • arxeiss
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Solved!! Can I rename a radio station?

I started a station on a composer, then spent time "improving" it with thumbs up and thumbs down. But it still is named by the composer (with his picture) and no way to tell that is is customized. I have found no way of naming the station. Like, say ...

  • Newbie
  • I started a station on a composer, then spent time "improving" it with thumbs up and thumbs down.  But it still is named by the composer (with his picture) and no way to tell that is is customiz...
  • scouter1106
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browser client doesn't work when network has ipv6 as well as ipv4

Whenever I go to a network with both ipv4 and ipv6, and try to access Spotify from Firefox on Ubuntu Linux (play.spotify.com), I get this message after a short while (1-3 mintes): "Can't connect to Spotify. Trying again now..." If I go to a network t...

  • Newbie
  • Whenever I go to a network with both ipv4 and ipv6, and try to access Spotify from Firefox on Ubuntu Linux (play.spotify.com), I get this message after a short while (1-3 mintes):   "Can't con...
  • Dreadlord
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"Can not connect to spotify. Trying again now."

Hey dear all, Since I have updated Mozilla Firefox (a week ago), there are problems with the Webplayer. Everytime I log in, I can start only one song (if I hurry up) and then it says "Can not connect to Spotify. Trying again now." and shows a never s...

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  • Hey dear all,   Since I have updated Mozilla Firefox (a week ago), there are problems with the Webplayer. Everytime I log in, I can start only one song (if I hurry up) and then it says "Can no...
  • mrgtreeskier
  • Casual Listener
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Web Player (And PS4 App) keeps cutting out/stuttering/skipping songs

Both the web player and my PS4 app keeps cutting out or stuttering every couple of minutes. Sometimes it gives up after 20sec or so and skips to the next song. My iPhone app works without any issues. I've had this issue occur consistently on three di...

  • Visitor
  • Both the web player and my PS4 app keeps cutting out or stuttering every couple of minutes. Sometimes it gives up after 20sec or so and skips to the next song.   My iPhone app works without an...
  • cpatulea
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Spotify doesnt login

I have my account spotify if i login togin to the website it works fine but if i go to the spotify player program doesn't login, I use ubuntu Help me please

  • Casual Listener
  • I have my account spotify if i login togin to the website it works fine but if i go to the spotify player program doesn't login, 😞 I use ubuntu Help me please   <snip-user details>
  • jflaatsch
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spotify connect for linux client to linux client does not work

Hi, Does anyone know if it is possible or not to remote control via spotify connect the linux client to a linux client?I can remote control via android and ipad the linux client to play songs.But I can not find any options in the linux client to remo...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hi,   Does anyone know if it is possible or not to remote control via spotify connect the linux client to a linux client? I can remote control via android and ipad the linux client to play so...
  • larsahl
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I mistakenly removed the artists and albums apps from my sidebar, how can I add them back?

The client I'm referring to is the Linux one. I've been using it for more than a year, this accident having happened roughly around the beginnings when - for some try-it-out or clean up reason, I guess - I deleted some of the left sidebar entries. As...

  • Casual Listener
  • The client I'm referring to is the Linux one. I've been using it for more than a year, this accident having happened roughly around the beginnings when - for some try-it-out or clean up reason, I gue...
  • hmcaun
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Linux Desktop notifications

After the latest update on Linux (version 0.9.10.17) every played song creates a desktop notification, which on KDE results into a distracting background popup on the systray and an entry in the notification list.I might be weird but that defeats the...

  • Casual Listener
  • After the latest update on Linux (version 0.9.10.17) every played song creates a desktop notification, which on KDE results into a distracting background popup on the systray and an entry in the noti...
  • Compgeek1996
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Solved!! Spotify Connect gone missing on Linux client

Spotify Connect used to be available in the linux client (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04) but seems to have been removed after a recent update. Is there any news on if it's coming back or how to reenable? Although it was flaky it did work most of the time ...

  • Casual Listener
  • Spotify Connect used to be available in the linux client (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04) but seems to have been removed after a recent update.   Is there any news on if it's coming back or how to r...
  • Dreadlord
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Spotify keeps following after clicking several times unfollow

I accidentaly followed someone and now there's no way to unfollow this user, even selecting "unfollow" option, it disappers, but after 5 minuts it appears againg. Quite annoying. Please help! Thanks

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  • I accidentaly followed someone and now there's no way to unfollow this user, even selecting "unfollow" option, it disappers, but after 5 minuts it appears againg. Quite annoying.   Please help...
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[ Linux/Ubuntu ] Spotify both freezes and logs me out of my system

I've had spotify for about 9 months or so now, and i keep experiencing some very annoying bugs/errors. My first problem is at random times for no reason spotify will completely freeze my gui. Ive got to my tty terminal and "sudo killall spotify" in o...

  • Casual Listener
  • I've had spotify for about 9 months or so now, and i keep experiencing some very annoying bugs/errors. My first problem is at random times for no reason spotify will completely freeze my gui. Ive got...
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Disregard

 Disregard, I solved the issue. 

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  •   Disregard, I solved the issue. 
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No devices showing Spotify Version 1:0.9.17.1. on Elementary Os Freya

So I'm having problem getting Spotify to connect to my other devices, like my Iphone and MBP. Not sure why, but it just says that I'm using Spotify elsewhere and that it's paused on my Linux PC. (Note, I'm playing spotify on my MBP atm!)Running lates...

  • Casual Listener
  • So I'm having problem getting Spotify to connect to my other devices, like my Iphone and MBP.  Not sure why, but it just says that I'm using Spotify elsewhere and that it's paused on my Linux P...
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Linux desktop app won't resize

I just did a clean install of the Linux desktop client on an Ubuntu 12.04LTS system and it's mostly working. I did have to deal with the "libudev.so.1" incorrect linkage, but I found some postings describing a "ln -s" hack to make that work. The prob...

  • Casual Listener
  • I just did a clean install of the Linux desktop client on an Ubuntu 12.04LTS system and it's mostly working.  I did have to deal with the "libudev.so.1" incorrect linkage, but I found some posti...
  • cnamejj
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Problem Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Can't connect to Spotify. Trying again now..."

Hi, I'm on ubuntu 14.04LTS i use spotify webplayer on mozilla firefox and i have troubleshooting with this message EVERYTIMECan't connect to Spotify. Trying again now..." I clear the cache i delete history but nothing to do always this message i can'...

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  • Hi,   I'm on ubuntu 14.04LTS i use spotify webplayer on mozilla firefox and i have troubleshooting with this message EVERYTIME Can't connect to Spotify. Trying again now..."   I clear ...
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Solved!! DBus MPRIS interface bug.

Hey ! I'm trying to write a small Python script that checks whether Spotify is running, playing, and if it is, returns some metadata about the track that is being played. For that, I'm using the MPRIS interface. I have no problem getting the metadata...

  • Regular
  • Hey !   I'm trying to write a small Python script that checks whether Spotify is running, playing, and if it is, returns some metadata about the track that is being played. For that, I'm ...
  • kryoox
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Solved!! Can't find lyrics button on player

I just signed on as a Premium user, and am using the stand alone player app. Call me an idiot (go ahead; you wouldn't be the first) but I can't seem to find out how to get lyrics while music is playing. I've attached a screenshot showing the empty ho...

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  • Casual Listener
  • I just signed on as a Premium user, and am using the stand alone player app.  Call me an idiot (go ahead; you wouldn't be the first) but I can't seem to find out how to get lyrics while music is...
  • rdiofreehobbes
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No Menu within Sound Tray Icon (testing version)

Hey there, I haven't ound this exact problem while searching the forum. I'm using ubuntu 15.10 and the testing version of ubuntu (since the stable doesn't seem to work for known issues). I am missing the ubuntu menu whithin the sound tray icon. Is th...

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  • Hey there,   I haven't ound this exact problem while searching the forum. I'm using ubuntu 15.10 and the testing version of ubuntu (since the stable doesn't seem to work for known issues). I a...
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